Landscape Architect & Specifier News

NOV 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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patios with outdoor firepits, a sunny pool deck with stylish lounge furniture, a 10,000 square-foot recreation facility, high-speed Wi-Fi, a 2,200 square-foot fitness facility and a full state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen, among many other amenities. To create the destinations within destinations, Lifescapes enveloped specific amenities with materials that resulted in focused micro areas. For example, in the firepit area, the firm utilized birds of paradise, sago palms, Kentia palms, tree aloes and bougainvillea; and then in the cabana area, they planted Carolina laurel cherry for privacy, and Majestic Beauty Indian Hawthorn and African Tulip tee for visual points of interest. Near the recreation facility, they selected King palms, date palms, coral trees, Texas privet and bromeliads, and by the demonstration kitchen, they created an entrance using citrus, crape myrtle and strawberry trees, lavender plants, rosemary, Mondo grass, stonecrop and daylilies. Marco Sessa, senior vice president of Sudberry Properties had this to say, "We were excited to collaborate with Lifescapes International on the landscape design of Circa 37. Their approach really raised the bar on landscape design in San Diego. They created an outdoor environment that transports residents to a lush, vacation destination that they can enjoy every day. There's no doubt the landscaping has contributed to our high tenant retention rates." November 2018 55 Top, Right: Turf meets a courtyard area where the outdoor kitchen leads to the main social and recreation area. The pergola designates the courtyard as an area for food prep and consumption, marking one of the "destinations within a destination" that Landscape International strove to create in the landscape. PHOTO: ANTHONY GOMEZ PHOTOGRAPHY Bottom, Right: Landscape International's designs were not limited to the shared recreation and social areas of the property. Plant and hardscape selections allowed apartments themselves to appear polished and high-end, representing the young professionals who live in the complex. PHOTO: HARRISON PHOTOGRAPHIC

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