Beaumont Quarter is a unique site. Located at the foot of an escarpment overlooking the Waitemata Harbor and Rangitoto Island beyond, it sits across from a Victorian-styled park and was originally a gas works. However, the architecture of the residential units in Beaumont Quarter suggests a modernist reinterpretation of the traditional New Zealand Terrace House. In order to bind these elements, the landscape design demands the clean lines and forms of a modernist palette. I envision a lush yet spare counterpoint to the Victorian plantings opposite. Rather than an indigenous bush garden or a traditional English garden, the landscape design of Beaumont Quarter should recall an altogether original design language.The drawings I have seen for Beaumont Quarter remind me of Le Corbusier’s Urban Residential proposals in Barcelona in the mid-thirties, which showed how the fundamentals of modernism could be extended into landscape line, form, transparency, and material. In the case of Beaumont Quarter, it seems an appropriate model to refer to, not only because of the building designs, but also because the Barcelona project exhibited the principle of one house front, one tree. Architecture and landscape were given equal weight as design components.