Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JAN 2016

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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Find it First in LASN! There are 75 advertisements or product releases in this issue where the picture or ad has never before been published, what LASN calls "World Premieres." Look for the World Premiere icon in the Product Focus section (pages 24-29) and in red text the Ad Index (pages 129-130, 133-134). Contact LASN for more information on how your new product can be in the World Premiere spotlight! (714) 979-LASN (5276) World Premiere 8 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Volume 32 Number 01 f e a t u re s 30 Lakeside Living At this waterfront residence in Rocky River, Ohio, about 15 miles outside of Cleveland, the homeowners requested a swimming pool and large deck that could host a sit-down meal for 100 guests. The deck needed to be placed so as not to interfere with the lake view from the living room. —Landscape Architecture by HWH Architects Engineers Planners Inc. 34 Modern Pool House & Garden, Park Cities, Texas The Park Cities, Texas client requested a stylish outdoor entertainment space. A pool and cabana were top candidates for the new lot. The open- air cabana's distinct architectural incorporates materials from the house. A pitched roof slopes toward the front entrance, reducing the façade to maintain the prominence of the main house. —Harold Leidner Landscape Architects, Carrollton, Texas 40 Olmsted Brothers' Legacy Lives on in Indiana The landscape architect was hired to upgrade five acres of a 140-acre farm that the Olmsted brothers had a hand in planning nearly 80 years ago. Archival documents from the National Park Service and Fredrick Law Olmsted National Historic Site were painstakingly researched. —Landscape Architecture by William Esarey, ASLA, wee Landscape Architecture, Winchester, Ky., Michael Miyamoto, LASN Assistant Editor 48 Custom Residence, Northville Township, Michigan The residence is a custom residential property with low-pitched rooflines, extended eaves and makes use of natural stone. The hardscape and landscape design complement the Prairie-style architecture of the home and extend that architectural aesthetic into the landscape. —Landscape Architecture by Grissim Metz Andriese Associates, Northville, Michigan 52 A Backyard to Entertain Friends, Brazilian Style This residential project shows how it is possible to create in a relatively small area a beautiful garden with all the necessary elements to perfectly use the best that nature has to offer. The home is in Campinas, Brazil, a municipality in the southeast region of the state of São Paulo. —Landscape Architecture by marcelonovaes, Parque da Hípica, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, LASN Editor Steve Kelly 60 Little Rock, Arkansas Estate Garden The inspirations for this project were the Art's and Crafts gardens of Great Britain, and the natural Ozarks settings. The garden begins near the house in a formal manner and progresses to an informal, naturalistic environment as you move away from the home. The gardens are a series of seven small to large walled garden rooms with four different water features that provide focal points throughout the garden. —Mark Robertson, Mesa Landscape Architects, Little Rock, Ark. 64 'Whimsical' Backyard Landscape The charm of the backyard redesign of this home in Hunting Valley, Ohio, includes a large manmade tree with huge, sweeping branches and a large swing suspended from one of its limbs. —Landscape Architecture by Patrick Cloonan Design Services Inc., Michael Miyamoto, LASN Assistant Editor 72 FineLine Landscape Sustainable design and contemporary architecture are perfectly fused together in this stunning hillside house and landscape in Oregon. The project achieved the U.S. Green Building Council's highest ranking, LEED for Homes Platinum certification. The home was designed to be 60 percent more energy efficient than a typical home of comparable size, and displays a modern atmosphere. — Landscape Architecture by LandCurrent 78 Patio Extension Becomes Terraced Landscape to Lake The expanse of sloping lawn between the large house and the small dock on the lake was quite a design challenge. The sidewalk that led to the lake seemed more of a lonely trail than a connection to the water. —Landscape Architecture by Michael Shawn Kelly, ASLA, Mirror Lake Designs, Spring, Texas 80 Riverton, Utah Legacy Home The client purchased this property with the idea to save a historic building on the property, Riverton's oldest schoolhouse, circa 1880s. When portions of the old adobe collapsed in 2007, the owner decided to restore the schoolhouse and along side it construct a new home for the family. —Landscape Architecture by Northland Design Group, Inc., Provo, Utah

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