The job assignment for Tate Studio Architects was to create a trailhead facility for a large private trail system in the desert landscape of Scottsdale, Arizona. The team used the setting as design inspiration.
This backroom was transformed into a play space for a young boy with light gray paint that contrasts with the new wood floors and corrugated metal awnings over the windows that bring a masculine element to this cottage-style room.
Straight ahead, a raised bluestone patio with plenty of chairs gives the owners room to entertain or lounge. Windmill palms flank the patio on either side, while two very mature Crape Myrtles provide a touch of symmetry.
Wisps of hanging foliage spill over a rooftop oasis in the heart of Bangalore, India. Designer Joly John of Shibanee & Kamal Architects created the rooftop garden with a repeated pattern of foliage inspired by the circular nature of the building's architecture and the idea of windmills.
A hanging garden creates a wall of green along a walkway, hiding the community clubhouse behind it and giving pedestrians an escape from the bustle of Bangalore, India. The "Windmills of Your Mind" project by Joly John of Shibanee & Kamal Architects was an Association of Professional Landscape Designers 2015 winner.
Lush landscaping surrounds a pristine pool outside of a community clubhouse, creating a perfect gathering spot. Long green plantings drape over the clubhouse roof, giving the building a strong connection to its outdoor environment. The "Windmills of Your Mind" project by Joly John of Shibanee & Kamal Architects in Bangalore, India won a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.