Landscape Architect & Specifier News

NOV 2017

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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unifying aesthetic feature within the landscape. The intent was to enhance awareness of the landscape within a beautiful and comfortable design. A creative system of lamellae (gill-shaped) structures was designed as a contemporary framework for the landscape. Lamellae are reflected in the wall, trellis, screen and arbor, creaking a substructure for an upstairs master-bedroom deck that capitalizes on the hillside views. The lamellae provided a unique way for sun and wind to be gently filtered into the back of the property, with the stonewalls deflecting the downhill winds from the neighboring properties. The wood lamellae made daytime use of the spaces livable, comfortable and enjoyable. The Alaskan cedar lets the breezes flow through on hot days, yet deflects stronger winds around the dining area. As night falls the LEDs and fire elements in the back and side yards create a warm glow. Alluring seating near the fireplace and dining tables are framed by lamellae. A nearby garden provides fresh herbs and vegetables for cooking. As night falls the recessed LEDs, can lighting (inset left) and fire elements create an inviting glow for the outdoor cooking, dining and bar areas. The seating near the Ledgestone fireplace and dining tables are also framed by lamellae. A nearby garden provides fresh herbs and vegetables for cooking. 36 Landscape Architect and Specifier News The new design was surprisingly stylish, yet structured.

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