Banyon Tree Design Studio
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'Spira Mirabilis' contemporary-landscape

'Spira Mirabilis'

Banyon Tree Design Studio

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fortsmall wrote:
how (sizes) and where can the steel be purchased?
   Comment   February 11, 2014
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Hi, this is a custom design and installation and not really something that you can buy off the shelf. I would suggest you work with a professional to design specifically for your needs, and then find a local steel fabricator in your area to construct the piece you are looking for.

good luck!
February 11, 2014 at 8:22am   
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Terrain Planning & Design LLC wrote:
How far below grade did you bury each of the steel stair treads?
   Comment   December 18, 2013
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Not far. they are welded to the side stringers which helps to keep them stable.
December 18, 2013 at 9:24am   
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Jim wrote:
Rust residue from wall? - If you touch or brush the wall, how much rust residue do you get on your hands or clothes? We are looking at using bare cold-rolled steel for railing spindles. Thanks!
   Comment   December 6, 2013
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The pool cover was provided by Krisco Pool in Woodinville WA. It breaks into two pieces, and is quite heavy to move (need two people to move it off the spa). Given the option and a higher budget, I would strongly recommend an automatic retractable cover for this size of a spa (12 x 8')
December 29, 2013 at 6:39pm   
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thank you!
December 30, 2013 at 5:59am   
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AFTER: Port suggested a spiral with steel walls and swirling concrete in one schematic design. The Reynoldses liked the idea so much that they took it one step further by suggesting the golden ratio, the divine proportions appearing in things like the natural spiral of a seashell; Le Corbusier even based his Modulor scale on it. Among other things, the ratio makes for very visually balanced and appealing designs.The idea especially interested Craig, an actuary, who was thrilled to hear that Port was already well versed in this special ratio. “We worked it into the design in a number of places, including, most significantly, in the ratio of the length of one side of the spa to the other side,” he says. The "poolette," their nickname for the inground hot tub, matches the ratio down to the quarter inch. The curved steel wall, a spiral in both plan and elevation, divides the upper and lower areas of the front yard. It is made from cold-rolled ¼-inch plate steel. Port used a concrete block wall beneath the ornamental steel wall to structurally secure the 5-foot grade change. A curved wood bench projects off the wall, matching the curve of the wall with vertical 2-by-3s. As the arc of a golden-ration spiral changes with every curve, fabricating the unit was quite technical and labor intensive — but well worth it.
AFTER: With the golden ratio as her guide, landscape designer Lisa Port meticulously transformed every detail of this landscape. From the dimensions of the hot tub to the curve of the plate steel wall, every opportunity was taken to incorporate this special ratio in the design. See more of this garden: Divine Proportions Make for a Dream Landscape

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