Archives For Landscape Architecture

A New York City architect got a special request from a client when he was asked to construct a custom modern chicken coop for their home in the Hamptons. It was a unique challenge, but he was up for it, and started pouring over DIY manuals on building, as he called them in The New York Times, “hippie how-to chicken coops.”

His goal was to translate high-design ideas in a way that they wouldn’t look out of place in the context of a farm, and we think he struck the perfect balance of rustic and glamorous, or “chicken chic.”

Source: The New York Times

We are once again at the end of one year and on the cusp of a new one. While this is a time for friends, family, and fun, we also find ourselves seeking peace, reflection, and renewal. And we can’t think of a place we’d rather pass that introspective time than in this exquisite sauna overlooking Canada’s Georgian Bay. The 800 square foot Grotto Sauna is a marvel of both natural beauty and interior design, and blends in perfectly with the rocky cliffs that surround it. It was thoughtfully designed by PARTISANS as a commission for an Ontario private residence.

While we certainly can’t all be so fortunate to have a place like this of our own, we hope that at some point during this hectic time of year you are able to find a peaceful place, and take a moment for yourself.

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Source: Freshome

 

Sometimes it’s hard to incorporate greenery into a space. That’s why we’re always impressed to find unusual gardens.

Vogue Living put together this group of nine vertical gardens that take green thumbs to new heights.

Images: Vogue Living

Chalk it up to spring fever, but nothing is more inspiring to us right now than a gorgeously green landscape.

Dwell dug up four unique outdoor spaces, each perfectly suited to its location and thoughtfully designed with xeriscaping in mind.