Browsing articles in "Landscape Architecture"

Take a Bow…

…baby boomers galore ponder a myriad of ways they would like to gracefully take their last bow on stage left and create a new vision for life on stage right.  A couple in their 60′s chose to trade busy city life for a restful life surrounded by nature in New Zealand.  They asked Hamish Monk Architecture to create their nirvana.  Waiatarua House is complete with exquisite modern furnishings, creative sculptural components, and a unique sensitivity for the bush area surrounding the property.


Aug 21, 2014

A Day in the Garden…

a meandering ramp through aromatic groundcover and the limbs of three Japanese maplesHilgard Garden is a landscaping project by Mary Barensfeld Architecture.  It is part of a private residence located in Berkeley, California…



Aug 10, 2014

Sink In…

…and settle in.  Is there any space cozier than a sunken interior or sunken exterior room?  Right?



Jul 30, 2014

Over the Top…

…literally…spectacular cantilevered swimming pool…House in Monterrey, Mexico, by the incomparable Tadao Ando

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Jul 28, 2014

From the Outside, In…

Ocean Park House, Vancouver, Canada, by Campos Leckie Studio…let’s take a peek…from the outside, in…


Jul 28, 2014

Let’s Go Into Town…

…I’ll be happy to say it…in my opinion, Pitsou Kedem Architect always gets it right.  Tel Aviv Townhouse 4 consists of mainly earthy and neutral tones that are expressed through both the structure and the furniture…with a pleasant dash of color.  I find this minimalist residence to be hypnotic…I want to experience every clean line…and the landscaping is simple yet magical.  This residence is situated behind a gated entrance, and is tucked between two unassuming apartment complexes…


Jul 22, 2014

Black: The New Color on the Beach…

…move over sunny colors…there is a new color on the beach…meet the fresh choice of many architects and designers: black.

shingle house/nord

curl curl beach house/cplusc architects

three timber boxes/hma architects

under pohutukawa beach house/herbst architects

storm cottage residence/fearon hay architects

holiday home on omaha beach/leuschke group ltd.

american dream builders beach house/lukas machnik


Jul 17, 2014

The Perfect Red…

…for the weekend…

halls ridge knoll guest house, california/bohlin cywinski jackson


Jul 11, 2014

All Paths…

…lead home…

Forest Bath/Kyoko Ikuta and Katsuyuki Ozeki

55 Blair Road/ONG

House extension in Base

House in Yagi/Suppose Design Office

Venturini House/Adamo-Faiden

AA House/MVN Architects

Meteorite Unit - Leonidou/Aristide Antonas

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Jul 7, 2014

Lost in Time at Casa No Tempo…

…I’m lost in time at Casa No Tempo…and I may never return…an hour south of Lisbon, I find pristine landscapes filled with oak and olive trees.  Casa No Tempo is a family farm which has been in the same family for generations…the home has undergone a recent renovation by the architect Manuel Aires Matus.

Horesback riding…

swimming in a pool that is spread with a sand colored plaster right up to the edge…

visiting in comfort and luxury…

breaking bread with friends and family…

reading by the fire in a cozy nook…

views from rooms with massive windows of cork trees, pastures, wild fields, dams, ponds, and streams…I’m spending the night…

…and beginning all over again.  It’s ok, no need to look for me…



Jun 24, 2014

Good Day…

…inviting spaces that say, “hello, gorgeous…have a good day”…

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Jun 11, 2014

This is Mine, Ok I’ll Share…

…wow…Oak Pass Guest house doubles as a concert hall.  The living room boasts comfortable seating for 80 guests…an artful wine bar built into the stairs…and stunning views in a Los Angeles canyon.  A stunner by Walker Workshop Design Build

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Jun 4, 2014

Just a Peek…

…does this wet your appetite?…

AL House, Rio de Janeiro/Studio Arthur Casas


May 29, 2014