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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lakeisham wrote:
Water feature. - Hat kind of stone is used in the water feature ?
   Comment   June 25, 2013
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inspiregardens wrote:
What is the central rectangular area made from & how constructed?
   Comment   January 8, 2014
thegreen1 wrote:
Is the water stagnant or circulating? How does it stay so clear/clean? Love everything about this landscape!
   Comment   October 19, 2012

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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.

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April 8, 2014
I like the pond on a pond idea
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The house
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April 8, 2014
Instead of a fish pound
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The stone covered with water
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reflecting pond
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March 31, 2014
simple and cool
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March 31, 2014
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.
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March 31, 2014
modern,simple,apears safe for children
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March 26, 2014
Sleek lines.
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March 17, 2014
backyard shallow trough with water and river rocks beautiful
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Reflection Pond
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House exterior
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REALLY like this.
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outdoor rock garden
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clean and simple
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Rocks at bottom of pond
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LOVE the water feature
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Rock pool
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Pebble pond
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I dig the 2-level water feature
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Good photo fish 2
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Clean lines
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Alternative to pool
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Un pin devant un mur de pierre
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Shallow pond
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Fish pond
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Water feature
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Koi pond
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Flat river rock
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jack house rock for bottom of pool
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Cobble under water
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January 11, 2014
Simplicity of the water feature
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rock to go in pond
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January 4, 2014
Oreo ejemplo de construction moderna
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January 3, 2014
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Water feature
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December 30, 2013
Peaceful and simple modern lines
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December 28, 2013
Petoskey stones in cool water features
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bottom of feature showing cobbles
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Jardin mi casa
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Water feature
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Water box
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Cool water feature
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House architecture
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November 6, 2013
Like the stone on the house
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low pool
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litt tøft tak
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Round rocks in pool
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Water feature
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water basin
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October 18, 2013
Nice pond.
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Rocks in the water
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Pileta con piedras
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October 15, 2013
I like
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trough water feature
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gorg home
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Pebble pond
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Clear Still pond with smooth stones.
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September 28, 2013
Very pretty and tranquil
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Water feature idea
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visdam se klippe
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pond color
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water feature w/ river rocks
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Brick Patio and Pond
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Anita Property Eric and Kateri added this to craftsman elements
September 12, 2013
I know this has nothing to do with my style but I love it. Water + natural stone
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September 11, 2013
Moving water?
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Water feature
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Love the gazing pond with river rocks and boarder of water around it.
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September 2, 2013
Rocks in water pond
Mommyfriend added this to OutdoorsArchitecture/ H20
August 29, 2013
LOVE river rocks in rill. Rounded cobbles in base.
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August 23, 2013
rill without plants
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August 22, 2013
Rachel Marsh added this to Landscape redesign
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Low and shallow water feature, simple landscape design
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Water feature
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Ojo de agua entrada
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Cool water garden
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Water feature
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August 6, 2013
such tranquillity
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August 5, 2013
Possible dog pool
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August 4, 2013
Reflection pool
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July 28, 2013
Another simple water feature
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July 27, 2013
Nice reflecting pool
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July 27, 2013
Rocks in bottom
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July 26, 2013
like design
mlferrer007 added this to garden
July 26, 2013
water feature- imitate on smaller scale- maybe bamboo pipe over a boulder and then water falls into small pool filled with river rock..
zimba added this to zimba's Ideas
July 26, 2013
Lite basseng til pynt
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July 24, 2013
cobble 5
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July 22, 2013
ho nuoc
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the pond
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river rock
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Poner piedra bola en el fondo
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July 11, 2013
Hermosa idea de las piedras del fondo
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Pebbles & Water
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June 27, 2013
rock pond
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June 26, 2013
Front pond with gravel
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June 18, 2013
Like the reflection pond
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June 16, 2013
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June 15, 2013
Espejo agua fondo piedra rio
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June 13, 2013
the stone centerpiece
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June 13, 2013
The pond
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June 11, 2013
raised water pond fountain
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fuente piedra
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June 9, 2013
River rocks in pond
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June 8, 2013
Elevated clear bed / pond
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June 8, 2013
Editor: water?
daveva added this to daveva's Ideas
June 7, 2013
Kathleen Fernandez added this to Landscape Ideas
June 7, 2013
The flat pebbles gave me an idea to use for the bottom of my fish pond - thought I could use white
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June 6, 2013
Chimenea y fuente
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June 6, 2013
landscape feature
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June 3, 2013
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.
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June 2, 2013
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June 2, 2013
rill with stones
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May 31, 2013
Pebble pond
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May 31, 2013
Stones in pond
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May 28, 2013
Cori pond idea
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Espejo de agua y piedras
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Afuera nuestro cuarto
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May 18, 2013
use of river stones
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May 17, 2013
Around pavilion (with skimmer)
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May 16, 2013
like the shallow trough with river rocks in bottom
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May 14, 2013
víz modern2
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May 13, 2013
reflect pool
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May 11, 2013
River rock
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May 10, 2013
Water feature
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May 8, 2013
I like this too
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May 7, 2013
Love the pebbles under the water. Don't need fish.
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May 5, 2013
Build water feature with heart rocks
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Tamms gardens&derco
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Patio central Públicos Me gusta
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garden 1
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April 30, 2013
Set smaller rustic planters along dog path, but fill with rocks and water for birds???
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Caída de agua jacuzzi
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Water catchment
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April 17, 2013
I love th large rocks in water feature.
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Rock pool
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April 14, 2013
could be used as a fountain if designed to spill into lower section.
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April 14, 2013
rocks in water
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Rock pond
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April 14, 2013
fountain base with large pebbles
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the flat fountain
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April 12, 2013
the stones on the water, i can feel the spirit.
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