Posts Tagged ‘landscape design’
Without charming green garden this private house called SF Residence in San Francisco would remain an ordinary house. The landscaping project was realized by design studio Lutsko Associates, and everything has changed. As we can see on the plan, the garden divided into three interconnected green “rooms” with very high walls and no roof. Because of this, the plants are getting enough sunlight. Talented designers were able to turn this place into an oasis among the shady but bright corridors where its pleasant just to walk and forget about the city. Partitions of frosted glass, ornamented tile and small decorative pond add luxury.
This outstanding house was built in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts for famous art. The authors of the project were specialists from Burr and McCallum Architects, the project received the name Berkshires XIII House. The house is situated on the sloping slope and has very unusual shape. Due to triple-glazed windows the house has an increased system heat and sound insulation. In addition, the house uses for its own purposes geothermal sources, which makes it very environmentally friendly and energy efficient. The residence even received the Energy Star programs highest rating. A special attention was paid to landscape design – there are plenty of lawns, plants and several ponds outside.
Swimming pools are the object of a pride for many people. The pool symbolizes the luxury of the house. It gives the feeling of relaxation. But if the swimming pool is overlooking the exotic nature is the source of an endless joy and pleasure giving to your senses. It also requires the great concept from the designer. The pools must be in harmony with the surrounding nature. The atmosphere is usually created by the landscape around either it is the sea or the beautiful mountains. Or maybe the incredible city view? This will keep the natural beauty of your home and add exotic. Look at the photos below. The fantasy is endless!
The first thought you may have when seeing this pictures is how well this house’s design integrates into the surrounding coastal foredunes. But this is rather an excellent example of landscape design, where the surrounding atmosphere of wild coast was created after the house was built. This isn’t one of the common cases of contemporary landscape design when short-cut grass on the neat hills struggle to create geometric perfection. All the plantings were carefully selected to emphasize the Californian oceanic view toward Point Lobos and yet brighten it up. The result is beautiful on the verge of reality – unusual flora lit by the sunset light sometimes makes you feel like you are dreaming.