Projects and case studies featuring outdoor art on EXTERNAL WORKS. Inspiration and ideas to help you find the best solution for your project.
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  • Ian Marlow ARBS: Otter sculpture in stainless steel
    Otter sculpture in stainless steel
    Ian Marlow ARBS
    This Otter sculpture was created for a development by Knightstone Housing at Kings College in Taunton. There was very little in the way of a brief for this project which simply required a focal scultpture feature for the...
  • Ian Marlow ARBS: Stainless steel logo sculpture for corporate entrance
    Stainless steel logo sculpture for corporate entrance
    Ian Marlow ARBS
    This stainless steel sculpture is one of a pair of corporate sculptures which was commissioned by Highfield House in London. The design is based on their logo of the ancient hill horse and the sculptures were required above...
  • Ian Marlow ARBS: Cranes sculpture in stainless steel and fused glass
    Cranes sculpture in stainless steel and fused glass
    Ian Marlow ARBS
    All Hallows School, in Cranmore, Somerset, commissioned this work for the school. The theme of the project was cranes, taken from the place name and school logo. "As well as working with the students on art and writing...
  • Cobblestone Designs: Dynamic sun paving feature - sheltered housing, Derby
    Dynamic sun paving feature - sheltered housing, Derby
    Cobblestone Designs
    A sheltered housing and retirement complex, Appleby & Bradbourne Court in Derby, was undergoing refurbishment of external landscaped areas, which included a planted area, repaving and steps. The landscape architect had...
  • Barrell Sculpture: Dubai Wings sculpture welcomes visitors to hotel
    Dubai Wings sculpture welcomes visitors to hotel
    Barrell Sculpture
    Dubai Wings was commissioned by EMAAR Hospitality Group, who wanted a striking 'welcome' sculpture to stand outside Address Boulevard, a 5* hotel in Downtown Dubai. The work was commissioned following a competitive pitch.
  • Ian Marlow ARBS: Steel water lily water feature
    Steel water lily water feature
    Ian Marlow ARBS
    This lily sculpture is crafted from stainless steel and becomes a shimmering water feature for a private garden as it reflects light patterns on the water. Its subtle textures also respond to the changing lights of each day...
  • Cobblestone Designs: Fire, Earth, Air and Water mosaic, Bonnington House
    Fire, Earth, Air and Water mosaic, Bonnington House
    Cobblestone Designs
    Bonnington House is a large Jacobean manor house near Edinburgh, with a 100-acre estate. The grounds include formal gardens, fields and woodlands, as well as Jupiter Artland, a sculpture park that is home to works by artists...
  • Ian Marlow ARBS: Stainless steel screen and seat sculpture
    Stainless steel screen and seat sculpture
    Ian Marlow ARBS
    This stainless steel sculpture functions as a screen and a seat. The sculpture was created for the new hospital at Bridgwater. The brief was for it to act as a screen for the rooms behind it and provide a seat on the balcony...
  • Ian Marlow ARBS: Stainless steel movable fallen leaf sculpture
    Stainless steel movable fallen leaf sculpture
    Ian Marlow ARBS
    This was a private commission where the client wanted the sculpture to be movable. The piec was made with no base to the sculpture; it can be picked up and moved around with ease, allowing the client to position it anywhere...
  • Ian Marlow ARBS: Silver leaves stainless steel sculpture
    Silver leaves stainless steel sculpture
    Ian Marlow ARBS
    This was a private commission for a pair of traditional stone garden urns. The brief was to have a steel plant which would not suffer for neglect of watering. It was interesting to combine contemporary stainless steel with a...
  • Ian Marlow ARBS: Three Swans in Flight
    Three Swans in Flight
    Ian Marlow ARBS
    Stainless steel sculpture featuring three swans. This was a private commission for a lake-side setting. The brief was to design a sculpture of three swans in flight. This was achieved by supporting the swans on steel rods...
  • Ian Marlow ARBS: Aspire stainless steel sculpture
    Aspire stainless steel sculpture
    Ian Marlow ARBS
    Aspire is a 4m tall stainless steel sculpture produced for St Catherine's School, Guildford. The brief was for the sculpture to express the students' growth and development. The three seed heads show progressive stages of...
  • Ian Marlow ARBS: Stainless steel swan sculpture for private house
    Stainless steel swan sculpture for private house
    Ian Marlow ARBS
    This was is a stainless steel sculpture featuring a swan in flight above a cluster of bullrushes. It was a private commission for a new renovation. The stairs, in oak, stainless steel and glass, had a central rise going to...
  • Cobblestone Designs: Mosaic paving, Almondvale Shopping Centre, Livingston
    Mosaic paving, Almondvale Shopping Centre, Livingston
    Cobblestone Designs
    Cobblestone Designs were approached by Camille Archer, West Lothian Council Arts Development Officer who was in the process of commissioning a piece of art for Livingston's busy Almondvale shopping centre. Land Securities...
  • Broadbent Studio: Reconciliation marked by bronze figurative sculptures
    Reconciliation marked by bronze figurative sculptures
    Broadbent Studio
    The Reconciliation Triangle project was to create artwork that would represent the new relationships between Benin, Richmond and Liverpool, UK – each of which had profited hugely from the traffic in human flesh. Huge bronze...