Laidlaw Schultz architects
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lizpalacios wrote:
what is the fire pit made of? and where can I buy it?
   Comment   September 24, 2012
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Laidlaw Schultz architects
It is made of concrete - we designed the bowl specifically for the location. Concrete Creations did the custom work - you can view their standard product line at
September 24, 2012 at 11:03am     
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nolanoble wrote:
Are those custom concrete pavers? What kind of cement are they made of?
     Comment   January 22, 2012
Jorgie wrote:
LOVE the firepit...who is it by? ALso what kind of wood is on the house exterior?
   Comment   August 7, 2011

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Mel Sierra added this to Zen Gardens: Serene Outdoor Spaces
This version of the traditional Zen garden design, created by Laidlaw Schultz Architects, incorporates other elements such as chairs and a fire pit to make a Zen garden more livable.
The inspiration for the entry courtyard, the primary entrance to the home, stemmed from Blythe’s practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu, with the intention that she would use the space for her sessions. A gravel field offers an abstract allusion to water, inspiring contemplation.
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8. Echo your home’s architecture. When planning your outdoor rooms, think about mirroring the shape of your home in materials as well as in how your outdoor spaces flow together. For instance, in the space shown here, long, rectangular pavers mirror the rectangular shapes in the siding, and the layout of the paths and yard closely follows the shape of the house itself, creating a seamless design.

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Walkway - Echo your home’s architecture. When planning your outdoor rooms, think about mirroring the shape of your home in materials as well as in how your outdoor spaces flow together. For instance, in the space shown here, long, rectangular pavers mirror the rectangular shapes in the siding, and the layout of the paths and yard closely follows the shape of the house itself, creating a seamless design.
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