Contemporary Arched Window, Old Aberdeen

We have been working on a series of five panels inspired by Australian Aboriginal Art for a historic property in Old Aberdeen, and this week saw the installation of the largest window.

Forming a large light above a set of French doors into a garden room, the window curves to fit the roof of a “pend”, or tunnel formerly used to bring horses through from the street to a courtyard at the rear of the building. 

The basis of the design is an abstract map of the River Don. The client’s home is marked by a small pictogram showing a family group around a campfire, at a sharp bend near the mouth of the river. Rather than adopt actual native Australian patterns, we used simple geometric shapes in contrasting styles to get an Australian feel, with a healthy dose of Pop Art.