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Loose ideas for the Fishman residence--not meant to indicate any decisions of material, arrangement or style. These images are meant to show a few ideas and directions we could go.
Almost completely open and undirected; very subtle arrangement
Mostly open, but with some direction. Also shows how raised planters can be used as spatially organizing elements
Open but with scattered arrangement; this shows how an open space can still be organized. Also the low wall provides subte separation
Shows variety of spaces without explicit changes of grade.
Ground plane indicates spaces, provides connection and separation simultaneously
Courtyard organized around central element
Ground plane differentiated by texture/material
Spaces connected yet differentiated by surface treatments. Also edges softened with planting and raised beds
Courtyard organized around central open space, most of circulation occurs on the edges
Softening edges with planting, deck, and seating.
Shows how a deck can turn a corner and create an internal space. Also how art can enliven a space.
Very open, but with small portion of space differentiated with paving choice
Neighbor's house screened with bamboo
Neighbor's house and exterior fencing softened and screened with bamboo. Also separate uses indicated by ground plane treatment, which also gives directionality
Beautiful glass art wall --shows how art can be used in the landscape as a visual destination and also as a screen
Raised planters along fence raise planting up and help with screening and softening edges
Low decks don't need guardrails, but can have low benches that provide fall protection
Low decks offer subtle space division without chopping up entire courtyard--the bamboo provides a unifying edge
Low decks provide spatial boundaries but with open circulation
Walls and fences in the landscape are great places for children's play features such as this chalkboard
Shows how plants can soften the edges of the house, and a small planting in the center of a space provides direction and organization without over-powering space