Our Western Exposure project won a Bronze Award in the 2016 International Landscape Design Awards from the Association for Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) for the category “Residential Projects over $100,000”. The clients were doing a complete remodel for this modern home concurrent with developing an integrated landscape plan.
Design solutions needed to meet the client goals were developed with an integrated team of professionals consisting of an architect, builder, mechanical engineer, civil engineer and interior designer. The rapid pace added to the intensity and difficulty of the finished product, requiring design solutions to be created with short time frames and changes to be made on a weekly basis during the course of the home remodel.
To create a modern landscape design with interconnected purposeful outdoor spaces that enhanced and honored the flow patterns and site line of the homes modern architecture, the following landscape design solutions were needed:
- Modern, native and transitional low water plantings zones
- Interconnected purposeful outdoor spaces for dining, pool, lacrosse, fire, bocce, etc.
- Fixed elements to remain (pool, garage and main home foundation, mature trees)
- Retaining wall and hardscape design
- Integrated drive and entrance to the home
- Sustainable water management
- Seamless transitions were created with extension of materials from inside to outside and alignment of outdoor spaces with the home’s view corridors and flow patterns.
- Repeating patterns and materials were used throughout the site.
- Sustainable low water plant beds were installed where modern areas bordered native spaces (front entrance, the fire terrace, the western exposure).
- Existing refurbished pool was integrated into a pool terrace with lounge seating.
- Complete site water management plan was created for sustainable water management.
- Areas for dining, fire, adult conversation, large family gatherings, lacrosse, bocce and other activities were interwoven with flow patterns and sequence.