Landscape Architect & Specifier News

MAR 2018

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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Continued on page 16 14 Landscape Architect and Specifier News h a rd s c a p e s In the Feb. LASN, we featured some of the winning hardscapes from the 2017 Hardscape North America (HNA) Awards, which were presented Oct. 19, 2017 on the trade show floor of the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The HNA tradeshow is co-located with the Green Industry and Equipment Expo. The awards are the industry's top honors for designing and installing projects using concrete pavers, segmental retaining walls, clay brick, porcelain and combinations of hardscape products. "Winner" and "Honorable Mention" awards were presented for residential and commercial walkways, patios, driveways, commercial plazas, streets and other project applications. There were a record number entries (149) submitted in 16 categories. More Hardscape North America (HNA) Award Winners 1 2 3 Winner: Concrete Paver – Residential (> 3,000 sq. ft.) Pasqualoni Pool Project, South Windsor, Conn. Contractor: Bahler Brothers (South Windsor, Conn.) Product Manufacturer: Techo-Bloc Designer: Ryan King, Bahler Brothers The project's focal point is the pool with a large patio. Some of the design features include a large outdoor kitchen (15' food prep counter and 15' bar), a seating area, an over-sized sunken fire pit area with built-in bench and a bocce ball court. Honorable Mention: Combination of Hardscape Products – Residential, (> 4,000 sq. ft.) Backyard Oasis, Canton, Ga. Miller Landscape, Inc., Woodstock, Ga. Manufacturer: Pavestone, FireMagic Designer: John Whittingslow, Bruce Miller The yard was a sloped, barren patch of grass with a large drop off in the back. The project includes a gunite pool and spa with a tanning shelf and shade umbrella where the children can play in the water, a gas fire pit with hand chipped, stacked stone seat walls and a top of the line kitchen with multiple amenities. There's also a putting green, covered deck with under decking and lighting, large paver patio on several levels and extensive plantings. A fence was added for safety/permitting. Winner: Permeable Concrete Pavers – Residential Setting Emile Court Residence, Gillett, Wis. Contractor: Shawano Lawn and Stone, Shawano, Wis. Manufacturer: County Materials Corp. Designer: Shawano Lawn and Stone The new owners of this lakeside cottage inherited a deteriorating wood deck and opted for concrete pavers. However, local county zoning contravened impermeable surfaces within 100' of the shoreline. Holland permeable pavers in a herringbone pattern with solid gray pavers for a border offered the solution and the clean look the clients sought. The circular patio and curved pathways were challenging to install. Special design consideration was given to the selection and installation of base materials to ensure the properly capture and filtration of storm water. 1 2 3

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