Designed by Sir Roger Penrose, Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics, and expanding on his discovery of almost thirty years ago, the Penrose paving concept is constructed from just two different diamond-shaped granite tiles, each adorned identically with stainless steel circular arcs. There are various ways of covering the infinite planes with them, matching the arcs but every such pattern is non-repetitive built from two shapes that tesselate in a never-repeating pattern.
Stone and Steel
Installed by Vetter UK, a subsidiary of Laing O’ Rourke, Hardscape supplied Royal White and Kobra grey Artscape granite paving with polished 30mm s/steel inserts. Other paved areas, designed by Townshend landscape architects; European Amarelo Reale and Roriz granite setts, kerbs and edgings with West Pennine sandstone paving, cladding and copings and Neland Siena and Nero WF clay pavers to this prestigious and ingenious scheme – one of several that Hardscape had the honour of working on within the Oxford University grounds.