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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62 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Booth and his design firm worked closely with the client and established a designated plot in the front of the house that would receive the massive boulder. The client sent several pictures of different possible rocks and once the final decision was made, the boulder was loaded onto a truck and transported from Colorado to Florida. Once the rock arrived in Florida, a large skid steer was employed to inch it carefully into place. The ground and the nearby retaining wall had to be methodically stabilized in order to ensure that there was proper support for the gargantuan rock. Lighting, Privacy and Irrigation "Whenever we light a project, it is our goal to see the lighting effect and not the lighting fixture," relates Booth. "So we used the landscape of the palms along the front to augment the house lighting. In the back we used the existing oak tree, and we went up into the canopy about thirty feet. There we hid lights behind branches to light down on the pool area." One of the main ideologies that Booth employed during this phase of the project was a clear intent on limiting glare produced by the lights. He states that his firm attempts to light certain features, like stairs, from the sides rather than straight on. "The idea behind lighting for safety is to have different intensities of light, focused where you want them and not directly in the user's face." Above & Inset: The pool concept produces a resort-pool feel, and has an infinity edge and a separate lap lane. Tile seats were formed in the pool shell. The infinity edge disappears near a sitting area made from recycled wood with a built in fire pit. The decking and coping consist of 6"x 12" Travertine pavers in a Leonardo coloration by Stone-Mart. Pavers found on the deck were laid in a diagonal pattern, while the coping pavers were filed, honed and set in a soldier course pattern. Continued on page 64 Colorado in Florida Continued from page 60

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