Meshing gracefully with its surroundings, this modern cabin seems to rise up out of the ground. The cantilevered floors follow the line and scope of the surrounding landscape. Architecture by Jasmit Rangr.
A modern waterfall adds to the city sights on a rooftop garden in New York's Tribeca neighborhood. The project, by Aaron Andrew McIntire and the Gunn Landscape Architecture team, won a gold award in the 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers' International Landscape Design Awards.
Contemporary art inspired the design for a private garden in suburban Detroit, Mich. For the modernist space, Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture created an outdoor gallery softened by plantings and dappled shade peeking through honey locust trees.
Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture used corten, stone and plantings for this stunning multi-layered outdoor space and garden in San Francisco. Cochran created an entry stairway with corten steel walls, planes of glass and soft plantings.
The back of this home is just as lovely as the front, thanks to a large pool, lush green lawn and thoughtful landscaping by Surrounds Landscape Architecture + Construction. Back here, the owners can swim a few laps or recline in chairs right by the water.
Since the architect wanted to create a modern Palladian design with the home, MESA set out to create landscaping that would complement the timeless look. Drawing from both modern and traditional landscaping architecture, they design an outdoor space that showcases crisp geometric lines with textured native plantings.
A contemporary California pool terrace features a custom fire pit, sofas and armchairs. The space is shaded by arbors topped with panels of woven willow. The home is on a 17-acre site in the Sonoma Valley. The project by Roche and Roche Landscape Architecture was an 2017 ASLA award winner.
With its own spa, a custom waterfall and an infinity-edge pool, this backyard from Surrounds Landscape Architecture + Construction is a stunning oasis tucked into a Virginia neighborhood. Boulders and plants along the edge of the lot further the sense of privacy and seclusion.
A contemporary patio of a coastal California home uses concrete pads surrounded by colored gravel and massed succulents, which can be a low maintenance microgarden option. Grounded Modern Landscape Architecture designed the award-winning space.
Designed by Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture, a wood-burning fireplace was cast in place of concrete with a board-form finish. Its covered position protects it from the summer winds in its Vermont setting.
This modern Palladian villa in Dallas, Tex., features beautiful landscape architecture that blends natural and modern. Spouts pour water into a reflective pool, creating a relaxing entrance into the home. Large zinc planters are full of native plantings.
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.
Pavers fit into a Southern California home's odd-shaped outdoor area, which also needed privacy from nearby restaurants. This coastal home had an available landscape area of about 1,100 square feet. The award-winning design by Grounded Modern Landscape Architecture captured as much useable outdoor living space as possible.
On a roof garden in New York's Tribeca neighborhood, natural materials, such as stone pavers surrounded by moss, fit with the homeowner's love of nature. This project by Aaron Andrews McIntire of Gunn Landscape Architecture in New York won a 2015 Association of Landscape Designers award.