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Overall Vision

This garden is a transformative study of form and volume. It begins solidly in and of the earth, with strong rectangular forms arising and containing water, plantings and passage. The resulting garden feels powerful, monumental and visually compelling.

Garden and house are linked at two elevations. Space is created and maximized by the stacking of program functions. Long views are made accessible from the deck above, while visual focus is created in the main garden.

Michele Lee Willson Photography

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April 13, 2014
ducks43 wrote:
What kind of ferns are they? - Ferns?
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In this picture they look more like cyathea (rough) tree ferns. I didn't realise they would grow in San Francisco, but I guess it's not too different a climate to south east Australia, where I live. Thank you
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I meant to also say it's looks like a beautiful small, easy maintenance garden and has given me several ideas. Would you mind advising they bush/tree along the fence line, please?
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April 8, 2012
imagethread wrote:
cost of deck - absolutely love the design of the deck. how much would a deck like this deck cost? what type of material type of this deck?
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what kind of material is used on top of the deck? It seems it provided under decking as well. Is this alu grating? Who manufactures it, or is it custom?
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Eric Reinholdt, Architect added this to Design Workshop: 9 Ways to Open a House to the Outdoors
Here the overhead plane doubles as a deck area above to offer varying levels of privacy on a tight lot. Much like the earlier wall example, level changes were manipulated here to enhance privacy and visual separation by changing the horizon line and field of view.

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what kind of decking is used?
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Heatlamps hanging
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Retaining wall
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Love the mottled concrete---acid etching? Like the color tint too.
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outdoor heat lamps. Railing. Walkway material.
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aluminum deck
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Check out the raised deck construction.
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Walk and steps
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railing on the deck
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steps with water
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Two outdoor areas from one deck
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Yes and no, like if it were an apt or condo in a big city most likely
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steel columns, fountain
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Ceilings Here the overhead plane doubles as a deck area above to offer varying levels of privacy on a tight lot. Much like the earlier wall example, level changes were manipulated here to enhance privacy and visual separation by changing the horizon line and field of view.
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water other side of the fence
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deck -Rain cover
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cool water fixture...
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are those huge ferns?
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2nd floor deck
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Here the overhead plane doubles as a deck area above to offer varying levels of privacy on a tight lot. Much like the earlier wall example, level changes were manipulated here to enhance privacy and visual separation by changing the horizon line and field of view.
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heated outdoor seating area
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Another means of marking a sheltered transition zone is seen here; it uses a large cantilevered roof plane. It provides protection from the sun or rain when necessary and a frame of reference for the building scale, but also appears weightless and simple, like the brim of a hat. The guardrail wall helps to subtly suggest enclosure and protection too. Contemporary Landscape by Arterra LLP Landscape Architects Arterra LLP Landscape ArchitectsSave to IdeabookEmail Photo Here the overhead plane doubles as a deck area above to offer varying levels of privacy on a tight lot. Much like the earlier wall example, level changes were manipulated here to enhance privacy and visual separation by changing the horizon line and field of view.
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water feature with fountain
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Here the overhead plane doubles as a deck area above to offer varying levels of privacy on a tight lot. Much like the earlier wall example, level changes were manipulated here to enhance privacy and visual separation by changing the horizon line and field of view.
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metal supports and rails all incorporated together
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overhanging roof
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outside warmers to extend time on upper roof
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balcony over sitting the railing
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