Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 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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Guests discover different gardens and visuals as they walk along the lake past the lobby, Ravello restaurant, event lawn, adult pool, spa, fitness center and arrival to the amenity island. South of the reflecting pool, outdoor event areas and meeting rooms provide a social gathering space for groups along with a tennis club and connection to the resort's 18-hole Tom Fazio designed golf course. Meeting rooms were placed on the lake's edge, with a functional terrace on the lake. Framing the King's Meadow event lawn, allow for views to the north of the lake fountain and Explorer's Island with Italian cypress partitioning the promenade to create comfortable, stunning outdoor meeting spaces with fire pits. The adult pool sits on a peninsula on the lake. The lake serves as the pool's safety barrier, allowing for an infinity edge to visually connect the pool with the lake. Sections and careful grading studies were researched to ensure the infinity edge effect, as the pool code only allowed for a maximum height of 10" for what is considered a 'raised beam' coping profile. Pool equipment is stored underground to maximize views. The infinity edge adult pool can be seen with a framed view from the open lawn for informal events, an overlook on Above: Heading north on the property, guests pass through a sculptural tunnel of crape myrtles, Italian cypress and date palms. Opposite Page: The Oasis pool, the "adult" pool, sits on a peninsula that juts out into the lake. The west side of the pool has a 3-sided infinity edge with granite coping. Columns with fire urns were used to transition from infinity edges to the tension-edge pool coping profile. Careful grading studies were researched to ensure the pool's infinity edge visually connects with the lake. Code allowed a maximum height of 10" for the pool's raised beam coping. The pool equipment is stored underground. The decking is custom 8"x 24" cast stone plank pavers. Custom railings also add a touch of elegance. 42 Landscape Architect and Specifier News

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