Extending from the sliding gate is a water feature that adds visual interest and reduces street noise. The project by DWY Landscape Architects in Sarasota, Fla., won an award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
The landscape and design of buildings holding office, exercise and guest spaces are focused on being minimal for a family retreat on a lake in New York. Architect Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Michael Vergason Landscape Architects won an American Society of Landscape Architects award for the project.
Stone paving from the screened porch extends the terrace of a Massachusetts home on five acres and links interior and exterior spaces. The American Society of Landscape Architects award-winning design, by Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects and landscape contractor R.P. Marzilli, enabled the family to explore and engage with the environment.
Concrete and gravel paths combine with concrete seat walls that edge the back of a main courtyard space in Sonoma County, Calif. The design by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects was an American Society of Landscape Architects award-winning project.
For this bold contemporary driveway in Sarasota, Fla., panels of permeable paving extend the architecture and horizontal grid of the home while allowing water to percolate instead of running off site. The landscaping project by DWY Landscape Architects was a 2014 Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
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.
Stone pavers lead to a re-circulating fountain in the garden of a contemporary Manhattan townhouse. To the left, locust slabs lead to a reading nook. The area is framed by ginkgo trees. The project by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects of Charlottesville, Va., was an American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
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.
To help this outdoor space look more cohesive, the landscape architects continued the stone pavers from the upper deck to the lower patio. Meanwhile, touches of greenery enhance the yard's natural beauty.
To make the backyard feel as cohesive as possible, the landscape architects echoed details from the retaining wall in the home's columns. Thus, this pillar along the deck also includes a modern fountain and stone accents.
Wanting to give their clients plenty of room for outdoor entertaining, the landscape architects also introduced a soft gray sectional by the pool. At night, guests can enjoy drinks and conversation around the sleek stone fire pit.