California is in a severe drought, so all of the irrigation is buried underground and nothing is exposed, so that the water seeps into the plant life from underneath, rather than evaporating. This minimizes the amount of water loss and water use in the landscaping of the mid-century modern home.
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.
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.
Modern, angular steel stairs by Word + Carr Design Group adds character to the arid Austin, Texas, landscape. The gravel walkway complements the rocky hillside where this home sits. The landscape design won the ASLA 2018 Award of Excellence in the Residential Design Category.
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.
This modern home exterior features expansive, layered concrete and brick walls with exposed steel and a three-car garage. The front yard retaining wall with simple landscaping maintains the clean lines of modern design.