The goal of this design was to turn a previously unused portion of the homeowners' acreage into a retreat that would reflect who they are with the use of industrial and raw materials that reflect the natural landscape.
An infinity edge gives this swimming pool the illusion of blending directly into the Russian sage and other natural landscaping of this 106-acre property in Santa Ynez Valley, Calif. The pool enjoys views of Happy Canyon, a popular location for vineyards in Southern California.
This Santa Barbara home is special, not only for its beautiful Mediterranean design, but for the view out the back that takes your breath away. Mark Scott and Associates were able to blend their landscaping design to create an ebb and flow with the adjacent surroundings.
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.