Jobe Corral Architects
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Courtyard contemporary-landscape


This house was designed around a small courtyard.

Photos by Casey Woods

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April 8, 2013
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It is possible it was paved with pebble tile. Not sure as the floor is a little burry so it could be loose tile. It would be really easy to get this look with pebble tile though. I would use our 'polished tiger' to get this look:
1 Like    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 2:59PM
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Fleurdelis Landscape Design
I believe the material for the water feature may be a thin sheet metal - Corten Steel which is weathered steel and comes in many sizes and thicknesses.... I am constructing one for one of my clients
    Bookmark   November 4, 2014 at 10:56AM
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December 17, 2012
Chris Corbett Design wrote:
Beautiful! Did you coat the inside of the steel with any sealer or paint? Does the rusted steel leach any colo
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I would also like to know if it leaches any of the colour into the water. Thanks!
1 Like    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 6:37PM
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I would like to know about coating the inside. I've called around for a clear sealer, but no one has anything suitable for water immersion.
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September 20, 2012
suiteness wrote:
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Thanks for the reply. Yes its great, it adds height interest without being bulky or imposing.
    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 10:13AM
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Billy Goodnick
Acacia stenophylla? I like to be certain, using botanical names.
    Bookmark   May 23, 2013 at 4:25PM
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July 6, 2012
iwaymark wrote:
How are the patio stones fixed? Are they "floating" on the pea gravel?
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How are those stones called? and where can I get them?
    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 9:50PM
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Jobe Corral Architects
It is called Lueders limestone. It is a quarried in Texas and that is one of the reasons we used it...keeping it local. You can google lueders and find various suppliers. I cannot remember where we purchase this batch.
    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 7:37AM
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May 23, 2012
jcoleman67 wrote:
Can you tell me what materials were used to construct the water feature?
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Jobe Corral Architects
Hi there!

The water feature is plate steel.
4 Likes    Bookmark   June 4, 2012 at 7:55AM
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can you send me any photos or designs you did to make the water feature i would love to do this for my wife as a anniversary present.
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 9, 2012 at 5:20PM
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August 31, 2013
Melissa Lake wrote:
What's a good color throw rug to put over Brazilian koa dream home lam - Colors in our house include rusts, mustard yellow, dark red, dark brown etc. rustic colors
August 22, 2013
pettyhouse wrote:
is the siding cedar? what stain color is it?
March 9, 2013
elliebelle24 wrote:
How do u look at ur idea book? - Idk
March 31, 2012
joeylola wrote:

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Frank Organ added this to Give Your Small Garden Some Room
Creating the bones of the garden. The designers of yesteryear used paving, walls, pergolas and rills to create these bones. Today we are more likely to use decking, gravel and raised beds. In this yard the strong blocks of gravel and the formal water feature hold the design together.
A courtyard garden is another classic Japanese garden. This one has the standard design elements — gravel, water, accent tree — but with a contemporary twist. Rather than a natural-looking pond and a soft-edge gravel patio, usually the hallmarks of a Japanese garden, straight edges border the tiered water feature and patio.The accent tree is thin but tall, rather than kept low. Even the furniture has a modern look, with the extended benches and not-quite-nature-inspired green. But the end result is just as peaceful as a traditional Japanese garden.
When there isn’t a lot of outdoor space to work with, but the desire for living space is a high priority, utility has to come first. Consider the activities you desire and the furnishings needed to support those activities. Be sure to include enough space surrounding the area for unimpeded circulation. As the young tree here grows, it will form a light canopy over the room, changing the proportions of mass and space, as will the leafy shrubs in the corner. If this arrangement of plants and open space feels too sparse for your liking, you could trade the gently cascading water feature for additional planting beds. In terms of how the space is arranged, all the forms are parallel and perpendicular to the building, creating a somewhat formal feeling. Consider how the distribution of space and stuff might look on a pie chart. I’d call this about 80 percent space and 20 percent stuff, at least until the tree puts on more growth.

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modern. layers.
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