In this contemporary exterior lounge at condo residence in Brazil, the designer used an ecological fire pit by Construflama. The negative edge pool blends with the landscape, and plants such as bamboo and trees offer privacy and maximize the view. The project by designer Alex Hanazaki won a 2014 American Society of Landscape Architects award.
Square limestone pavers set on sand contrasts with the decomposed granite used for this garden behind a townhome in San Francisco. The project by St. John Landscapes, based in Berkeley, Calif., won a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designer award.
An outdoor sectional with plush throw pillows overlooks a manicured lawn. The furniture's neutral color palette doesn't compete with the surrounding landscaping. The fabrics chosen for the outdoor furniture were in theme with the beautiful landscape and scenery of the California home.
For this Arizona property, which won an award from the Arizona chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the design of a courtyard fence fits with the neighborhood's setting in a gritty industrial area. The owners are artists, craftsmen and Arizona natives. The project was by Steve Martino Landscape Architect.
This renovated Maine farmhouse uses native evergreens and plants in the landscape. Natural stone is used in the landscape to make the space look natural, as if you came up the home while hiking through the forest.
Desert masonry walls, made of native stone imbedded in cast concrete, and the entry gate enclose the new garden on a ranch in west Texas. The overall transformation of the ranch property, by Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, was a 2014 American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
Millennials say they want to hang out with friends outdoors and enjoy views. Universities are responding to those needs. The Cal State San Marcos Student Union, for example, features a roof garden and outdoor terrace. The design by landLAB Landscape Architecture received an award from the San Diego American Society of Landscape Architects.
Inspired by Marie Antoinette's Le Petit Trianon in Versailles, this East Hampton's home is surrounded by graceful trees and lush landscaping. A pair of glass-paned doors opens to the spacious limestone terrace that looks out over the fabulously landscaped grounds complete with elegantly designed heated pool.