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Urban garage, day and night contemporary patio

Urban garage, day and night

Photography Michelle Litvin

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swetz wrote:
What Garage Door Hardware was used for the door to be flush?
   Comment   July 23, 2013
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Dave Conrad
swetz, the doors probably face the alley. this is the back of the garage.
September 11, 2013 at 12:29am   
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Darius wrote:
Pavers - Hi, We're the pavers poured in place or prefab? What size are they? Thanks!
   Comment   July 28, 2013

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Tame the LightLighting doesn't have to be brilliant to create impact. Subtle lighting that peeks out from wall slats gives enough glow to make this backyard patio romantic and cozy.
Asked about using natural versus artificial light, Turrell has said, "There isn't any unnatural light." This statement opens up the artist to all types of lighting (remember how his Skyspaces use both the light from the sun and ambient light from fixtures), but it also gets at the various qualities of light that are emitted and reflected by different sources (sun, stars, moon, fluorescent bulbs, incandescent bulbs etc.). To think of light as a thing that has a tangible presence, even as its source is invisible, is to start to consider it in creative ways.This garage in Chicago is pretty interesting during the day, but the lighting in the scales makes it even better at night. The lighting and architecture are integral; the wall, rather than a freestanding lamp, illuminates the space.

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Urban Garage
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on Monday
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How the stone interlocks with grass
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April 12, 2014
cool lighting, looks easy to do
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It's just cool
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Up puñoñ
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lumière dans déclin et interblock au sol
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Great lighting
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garden lights
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entry lighting - at solid piece - backlit
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April 1, 2014
Nice modern design
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March 30, 2014
Wall, lighting
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March 27, 2014
backlighting of garage
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March 26, 2014
Good privacy wall for back yard
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March 25, 2014
Lighting within the wall
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End patio
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Garden lighting
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Wood privacy wall
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March 14, 2014
back fence with lighting
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March 12, 2014
Interesting lighting idea to light backyard area.
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The look
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Slanted wood back lit
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light wall
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good idea for lighting
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lighting back drop
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Led tape
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Layered wall with lighting
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light in wall
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Patio (rocks and lighting)
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Garage next to front door
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Background wall
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lighting and patio
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how simple. this wall could be on north side of fireplace. Just very small. And then the floor could be chat with a few stones laid in there.
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porta de garagem discreta
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It is a new way of thinking about cladding a building
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November 27, 2013
Layering like an ombre effect = unique
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love the light wall
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Lit panel behind door
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the lightings
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October 30, 2013
This is a very creative way to light up an outdoor space without having lights shooting right at your eyes.
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October 28, 2013
cement board angled
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October 16, 2013
could we do LED along waetherboards
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Lighting with horizontal slats .
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cool wall idea for bsmt or windowless dining space
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Terrace cladding
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Shed and garden
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The lighting creates a subtle calm mood, however it is hidden away. Similarly, we know about the character in the poem but we do not know who he is. Mystery
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Lighting adds mystery - what is that architectural piece? Emily Swerdloff
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Lighting adds mystery - what is that architectural piece? Emily Swerdloff
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Lighting on wall
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So beautiful and dramatic
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Light in screen
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stepping stone design
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Outdoor Lighting
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The lit panels. A real eye-grabber. Combine with water feature? The cantilever of the panels. Can work with the posts that need to be installed on the concrete wall.
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lighting idea
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perfect fence
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Patio and walk
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lights on garage
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Offset pavers
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Neat wall idea
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Garage door
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Love the lights
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Love the walkway in this one.
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Lights behind fence
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Love the lights hidden in the cantilevers.
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like the garage cover nice way to hide the garage
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Recessed lights into fence.
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Cool wall
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Pirties sonas ir masinos valymo irenginiu spintele
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Interesting -- but cool
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To lay on my Deck side path .....continuous pathway without having to step on grass in between stones yet keeps the same design on the sides to add visual interest.
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Cool wall
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roof top
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cement board fence
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solid wall as light, as art, as fleeting movement. like a lot.
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exterior lighting
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Interesting exterior
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Light facade
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Enlarged shed side wall?
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This would make a good idea with the Ikea outdoor bench with the high back
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concrete pattern
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back yard pw
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Lighting on shed...seating area privacy
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zigzag walkway
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lights on brick fence
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Subtle light.
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Nice lighting concept
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yes that's pretty awesome
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Fence Lighting is awesome!
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great exterior lighting idea
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Elegant modern small backyard. Slab & Gravel Gorgeous,fence..with lighting SCIP!!
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interesting outdoor lighting
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garage, pavers, lighting
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Piso de entrada
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At bottom of slope?
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Cool lighting for porch?
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garage cover up with lighting
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paving on right
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Just dope
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Lighting for patio exterior
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Lighting on walls
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illuminated wall
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Outdoor light
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Could this be vertical?
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Cool backyard lighting (on deck wall facing walkout door)
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interesting outdoor lighting
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backlight ed's wall
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Iluminação portão
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hidden light source
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Like the lighting idea
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cement square path
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Large paver sidewalk
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Subtel lighting is romantic
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lit wall
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“front door can also be effective without going over the top. A few spotlights give depth to a blank wall, while strip lighting emphasizes the linear architecture.” “interior doors. The guitars sound great. A single large opening faces south onto the rear garden and garage. The garage, clad with 24" high cement board siding that is angled to emit light like a lantern, provides the exterior lighting for the garden in the evening. The guitars sound great here too.” “garage door, especially if it's facing at the front of the house
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Idea for driveway retaining wall @ 512?
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Zigzag pattern
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like the lit up walls. could be used internal too
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Small backyard, lighted effect
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outdoor lighting
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Interesting lighting for outdoor space
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Another grand inspiration
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pathway with plants
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privacy wall with lights
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staggered walk way
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