Landscape Architect & Specifier News

APR 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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a maintenance point of view, using climate appropriate materials also will save money and resources for the clients over time. All of the major program elements respond to the creek in one way or another. Multiple outdoor rooms of varying size were needed for entertaining, all of which take advantage of the ambience of the river. The indoor/ outdoor kitchen/living room and spa area are in a prominent yet private perch above the river. The river influenced most of the landscape; accessibility to that river was key. The combination of Kentucky bluegrass, smooth river boulders and sand were used to open the entry for children to enjoy the water. Seventeen 'Nova Star' fixtures (MR16 20-watt halogens) were buried in the grass. Sixty-six 'Apollo Star' fixtures (PAR36 30-watt halogen) uplight the trees to extend enjoyment along the river. A more rustic and intimate interaction with the river can be felt down at the bank fire pit and patio. Across the river, over a dramatic suspended walking bridge made of wood and steel, a massive 18' wood burning stone fireplace anchors the central entertaining patio. Uplighting the bridge is three 'Atlantis 16' underwater fixtures (MR16 20-watt halogens). Against the cozy fireplace, two 'North Star' fixtures (MR11 20-watt halogens) light the As the fire crackles through the night, five 'Vanguard' fixtures (T3 20-watt halogens) underneath the benches highlight the Colorado buff flagstone. Above: Colorado sandstone was used for paving and river boulders were recycled on site to accentuate the topography of the site down to the creek. Right: A dramatic suspended walking bridge of wood and steel over the river connects to the central entertaining patio. The waters directly under the bridge are illuminated by 3 'Atlantis 16' MR16 20-watt underwater brass fixtures. These underwater lights can be used in depths of up to 3 feet, and have a swivel bracket that allows 180° rotation. 70 Landscape Architect and Specifier News

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