Rugo/ Raff Ltd. Architects
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Grand Rapids Exterior contemporary-landscape
 

Grand Rapids Exterior

Grand Rapids, Michigan

In collaboration with Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects and Leslie Jones & Associates.

Photos by Scott Shigley.
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January 8, 2014
inspiregardens wrote:
What is the central rectangular area made from & how constructed?
October 19, 2012
thegreen1 wrote:
Is the water stagnant or circulating? How does it stay so clear/clean? Love everything about this landscape!

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Debra Prinzing added this to Reflecting Pools as Liquid Assets
Two planted areas of the landscape are divided by a small, raised pool finished as an extension of the architecture. The sheet of water slides over the edge of the water feature into a recessed channel at its base, creating a small but important moment in this landscape.More:16 Amazing Home Pools35 Fabulous FountainsLandscape Trends: Spout and Trough Fountains
Frank Organ added this to Gardens Tap Into Rill Water Features
Rills without planting. As a contrast, here we see a raised wide rill without any plants at all. The rounded cobbles in the base create interest, while the clear, still water reflects the surrounding garden. The raising and separating of the rill by the use of a surround of cobbles makes a real feature of the rill.
Frank Organ added this to The Right Stone for Your Garden Design
Water features. The true depth of a stone’s color shines through when the stone is wet, making cobbles, pebbles and paddle stones beautiful choices in water features. Paddle stones are perfect for lining pools and streams, as their flat surfaces create natural mosaics of neutral colors.Gardens Tap Into Rill Water Features

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If I have to go simple, I like the river rocks in shallow water.
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February 20, 2015
la entrada, o afuera del comedor, la cosa es que se puedan haber tortugas
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I love this idea of rocks and water, it's a calming simplicity.
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A raised wide rill. The rounded cobbles in the base create interest, while the clear, still water reflects the surrounding garden.
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water feature
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this landscaping is perfect. i love almost everything about it. the rock choice and the way the water looks over the rocks looks amazing. the only thing that i would like to change is the grass, i would change it to zoysia grass it is on a few golf courses but it is not to thick and well cut just very nice
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Interesting use of stone and water; Moorish runnels
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the rain gardens, when it rains water will fill in the basin but when they are empty atleast the mosaics will still be a beautiful site to see
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Water features. The true depth of a stone’s color shines through when the stone is wet, making cobbles, pebbles and paddle stones beautiful choices in water features. Paddle stones are perfect for lining pools and streams, as their flat surfaces create natural mosaics of neutral colors.
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Water features. The true depth of a stone’s color shines through when the stone is wet, making cobbles, pebbles and paddle stones beautiful choices in water features. Paddle stones are perfect for lining pools and streams, as their flat surfaces create natural mosaics of neutral colors.
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Pond, courtyard
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The water features are called rills
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Pretty water feature
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pool into lower pool...could be two metal basins?
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Garden
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Stone water feature
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smaller version for us water feature
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Reflecting Pool
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metal water basin. I could have a custom one built with a fountain in the middle
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WATER FEATURE, water over river stones
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Rock pond
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Chimney detail
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rill without plants, rocks inside and out
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Pond.
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pool of stones~
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stones
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The true depth of a stone’s color shines through when the stone is wet, making cobbles, pebbles and paddle stones beautiful choices in water features. Paddle stones are perfect for lining pools and streams, as their flat surfaces create natural mosaics of neutral colors.
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water feature in a garden or entry
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Water feature with stones
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Pebbles in Water Body
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MM maybe under pergola stones with water
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Pond rocks
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Outdoor water idea
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pool of rocks
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pebbles and paddle stones in water feature shows their best color
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The true depth of a stone’s color shines through when the stone is wet, making cobbles, pebbles and paddle stones beautiful choices in water features. Paddle stones are perfect for lining pools and streams, as their flat surfaces create natural mosaics of neutral colors.
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water feature!!!!! love this! but would want something pouring into it for the water sound
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Awesome water feature
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pebbles under water
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Water feature
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ponds with rocks
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Like the cobbles in the water feature.
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paddle stones
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great water garden ideas
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for patio drainage?
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water feature and front of then house - love the design actually
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great idea stones underwater
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rocks and water
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at entry
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Is this IN GR? It reminds me of Gatehouse. I like it.
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yard
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Fachada
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Love the water feature
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Pond
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stones in base
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use rocks like these on bottom of pond
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pond
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Simple, modern
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Water feature
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Water features. The true depth of a stone’s color shines through when the stone is wet, making cobbles, pebbles and paddle stones beautiful choices in water features. Paddle stones are perfect for lining pools and streams, as their flat surfaces create natural mosaics of neutral colors
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retardador agua lluvia ?
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Stones in water feature that could be used inside or outside.
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rocks in waterfeature
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Water features. The true depth of a stone’s color shines through when the stone is wet, making cobbles, pebbles and paddle stones beautiful choices in water features. Paddle stones are perfect for lining pools and streams, as their flat surfaces create natural mosaics of neutral colors.
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Water features. The true depth of a stone’s color shines through when the stone is wet, making cobbles, pebbles and paddle stones beautiful choices in water features. Paddle stones are perfect for lining pools and streams, as their flat surfaces create natural mosaics of neutral colors.
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stone water
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water feature with stones
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Pond didasarin pake coral
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stones in water
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pond with cobbles!
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Stones in the bottom of water feature
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Water feature
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Fountain
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stones and rocks often look better shiny in water. Include in water features.
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stones in shallow pool
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Rock pond
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in back of entry
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מודרני
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pond
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Amazing!
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For front of house!
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