Urban Jobe Architecture
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Courtyard modern landscape
 

Courtyard

This house was designed around a small courtyard.

Photos by Casey Woods
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communistcaleb wrote:
Rocks - What kind of rock is used under the chair?
   Comment   April 8, 2013
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Pebble Tile Shop
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: http://www.pebbletileshop.com/products/Polished-Tiger-Pebble-Tile.html
April 15, 2013 at 2:59pm   
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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
   Comment   December 17, 2012
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georgebostock
I would also like to know if it leaches any of the colour into the water. Thanks!
April 14, 2013 at 6:37pm     
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audreypinkerton
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.
April 10, 2014 at 1:42pm   
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suiteness wrote:
The tree - Hello, firstly, breathtaking work, compliments. Secondly, could you please tell me the species of tree, it is beautiful, i would love to get one too. Many thanks
     Comment   September 20, 2012
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suiteness
Thanks for the reply. Yes its great, it adds height interest without being bulky or imposing.
October 3, 2012 at 10:13am   
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Billy Goodnick
Acacia stenophylla? I like to be certain, using botanical names.
May 23, 2013 at 4:25pm   
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iwaymark wrote:
How are the patio stones fixed? Are they "floating" on the pea gravel?
   Comment   July 6, 2012
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ataboada
How are those stones called? and where can I get them?
August 15, 2012 at 9:50pm   
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Urban Jobe Architecture
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.
August 16, 2012 at 7:37am   
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jcoleman67 wrote:
Can you tell me what materials were used to construct the water feature?
     Comment   May 23, 2012
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Urban Jobe Architecture
Hi there!

The water feature is plate steel.
June 4, 2012 at 7:55am     
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davidmalcohen
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. dmc582@gmail.com
December 9, 2012 at 5:20pm     
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sashinka1 wrote:
Refinishing hard wood floors oil vs water based - I am refinishing heart pine floors in my living room and kitchen and can't decide if I should go with oil or water base poly. I have three young children and am concerned about the toxic fumes. We can leave the house for about five days. Any advice? I like the durability and look of oil based finish but don't want to risk my children's health. How bad is oil based supposed to be for your health? Thanks for the advice!
   Comment   November 3, 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
   Comment   August 31, 2013
pettyhouse wrote:
is the siding cedar? what stain color is it?
   Comment   August 22, 2013
Dena wrote:
Love the water feature. - Love the water feature. Consider this yet another plea for you to Please share DIY instructions with those of us in awe of your talented work!
   Comment   June 2, 2013
elliebelle24 wrote:
How do u look at ur idea book? - Idk
   Comment   March 9, 2013
joeylola wrote:
Where are the products and materials available for purchase regarding this water feature?? - I would love to replicate this design idea on a slightly smaller scale for my patio. Information on availability for product and material would be much appreciated! Thank you
     Comment   March 31, 2012

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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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