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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underneath this area for aesthetic continuity. The lamellae boards extend past the deck and shade the home's south facing windows, protecting fabrics and cooling the interior rooms. The new design created a dramatically refashioned outdoor living environment that now hosts numerous family events. Candlelight dinners, family get-togethers, business meetings and teen friendly gatherings are now taking place in the once deserted backyard. Surprisingly stylish, yet structured, the innovative design clearly demonstrates that landscape can change life. Lafayette Residence Team Design Firm: Robert Mowat Associates, San Francisco, Napa Valley Designer: Robert Mowat Structural Engineer: Ahsan Kushkaki Contractor: Chuck McGinnis Photography: Treve Johnson Photography and Mitchell Shenker Above: Corten steel LED bollards with sculptural plant motifs accent the entrance to the teenage fire pit area. Both the spa and fire pit hardscape is 'Thunder Basin' flagstone; the concrete paving is saw-cut colored concrete ('Sierra' by Davis Colors). Middle: In the late afternoon, strong breezes swoop down from the neighboring barren hillside into the back yard. Placement of a Montana Ledgestone stonewall (real stone) was one effort to mitigate those winds. The wall is 10" wide and 6'-6" tall. 'Blue Chalksticks' succulents (Senecio mandraliscae) and Agave attenuata are the accent plantings. 38 Landscape Architect and Specifier News

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