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Outdoor Sport Court Ideas

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Exterior Worlds Landscaping & DesignExterior Worlds Landscaping & Design
A local Houston art collector hired us to create a low maintenance, sophisticated, contemporary landscape design. She wanted her property to compliment her eclectic taste in architecture, outdoor sculpture, and modern art. Her house was built with a minimalist approach to decoration, emphasizing right angles and windows instead of architectural keynotes. The west wing of the house was only one story, while the east wing was two-story. The windows in both wings were larger than usual, so that visitors could see her art collection from the home’s exterior. Near one of the large rear windows, there was an abstract metal sculpture designed in the form of a spiral. When she initially contacted us, the surrounding property had only a few trees and indigenous grass as vegetation. This was actually a good beginning point with us, because it allowed us to develop a contemporary landscape design that featured a very linear, crisp look supportive of the home and its contents. We began by planting a garden around the large contemporary sculpture near the window. Landscape designers planted horsetail reed under windows, along the sides of the home, and around the corners. This vegetation is very resilient and hardy, and requires little trimming, weeding, or mulching. This helped unite the diverse elements of sculpture, contemporary architecture, and landscape design into a more fluid harmony that preserved the proportions of each unique element, but eliminated any tendency for the elements to clash with one another. We then added two stonework designs to the landscape surrounding the contemporary art collection and home. The first was a linear walkway we build from concrete pads purchased through a retail vendor as a cost-saving benefit to our client. We created this walkway to follow the perimeter of the home so that visitors could walk around the entire property and admire the outdoor sculptures and the collections of modern art visible through the windows. This was especially enjoyable at night, when the entire home was brightly lit from within. To add a touch of tranquility and quite repose to the stark right angles of the home and surrounding contemporary landscape, we designed a special seating area toward the northwest corner of the property. We wanted to create a sense of contemplation in this area, so we departed from the linear and angular designs of the surrounding landscape and established a theme of circular geometry. We laid down gravel as ground cover, then placed large, circular pads arranged like giant stepping stones that led up to a stone patio filled with chairs. The shape of the granite pads and the contours of the graveled area further complimented the spirals and turns in the outdoor metal sculpture, and balanced the entire contemporary landscape design with proportional geometric forms of lines, angles, and curves. This particular contemporary landscape design also has a sense of movement attached to it. All stonework leads to a destination of some sort. The linear pathway provides a guided tour around the home, garden, and modern art collection. The granite pathway stones create movement toward separate space where the entire experience of art, vegetation, and architecture can be viewed and experienced as a unity. Contemporary landscaping designs like create form out of feeling by using basic geometric forms and variations of forms. Sometimes very stark forms are used to create a sense of absolutism or contrast. At other times, forms are blended, or even distorted to suggest a sense of complex emotion, or a sense of multi-dimensional reality. The exact nature of the design is always highly subjective, and developed on a case-by-case basis with the client.
Fireplace Pavillion with Wood GateFireplace Pavillion with Wood Gate
DabneyCollinsDabneyCollins
This project is located off of Crescent Ave in Greenville, SC. From inception, this project was a complete renovation with a ‘no-limit’ approach to the design. The clients wanted to create family-friendly gardens to enjoy with their grand-children and also larger spaces for hosting charitable events. A new driveway leads into the property where various materials are married in interesting ways to create new terraces and pavilions, gates and arbors, fountains and fireplaces. Of course, the gardens wouldn’t be complete without the wide variety of elegant plantings and accessories. This truly is a garden full of wonderful detail.
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Decorative LandscapingDecorative Landscaping
Design ideas for a contemporary backyard landscaping in Salt Lake City.
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John Kraemer & SonsJohn Kraemer & Sons
A John Kraemer & Sons estate on Lake Minnetonka's Wayzata Bay. Photography: Landmark Photography
This is an example of a traditional outdoor sport court in Minneapolis.
outdoor livingoutdoor living
V.I.Photography & DesignV.I.Photography & Design
Vincent Ivicevic V.I.Photography & Design Burk's Home Renovations (909) 538-2826
Inspiration for a contemporary outdoor sport court in Orange County.
Art in the LandscapeArt in the Landscape
Heynssens + Grassman, Inc.Heynssens + Grassman, Inc.
Photography by Linda Oyama Bryan
Inspiration for a traditional shade backyard outdoor sport court in Chicago.
South Austin LandscapeSouth Austin Landscape
B. Jane GardensB. Jane Gardens
Photo of a traditional backyard gravel outdoor sport court in Austin.
Bocce CourtBocce Court
Arterra Landscape ArchitectsArterra Landscape Architects
Taking inspiration from the agrarian site and a rustic architectural vernacular this terraced hillside garden evolved in response to time and place. The design vision was to celebrate the site, preserve the oak trees, accentuate views and create opportunities for modern day recreation and play. Michele Lee Willson Phototgraphy
Landscape, Pool, & Sculpture GardenLandscape, Pool, & Sculpture Garden
Slater Associates Landscape ArchitectsSlater Associates Landscape Architects
Inspiration for a traditional backyard stone outdoor sport court in Baltimore.
Stone Terrace with ChairsStone Terrace with Chairs
DabneyCollinsDabneyCollins
The blue/green chairs add a nice bit of color to this side area of the house. Stone terrace planted with mazus. You can see the wonderful mondo grass and autumn ferns.
Bonifield ResidenceBonifield Residence
Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape ArchitectureJeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
This is an example of a mid-century modern backyard outdoor sport court in San Luis Obispo.
Wood Arbor and Bench SwingsWood Arbor and Bench Swings
DabneyCollinsDabneyCollins
Arbor and Bench Swings with vines trained on the structure. Projects are located adjacent to each other in Greenville, SC
Inspiration for a huge traditional shade backyard gravel outdoor sport court in Louisville.
AptosAptos
Randy Thueme Design Inc. - Landscape ArchitectureRandy Thueme Design Inc. - Landscape Architecture
Bocce court and entertaining space.
Design ideas for a contemporary outdoor sport court in San Francisco.
Modern LandscapeModern Landscape
Inspiration for a small modern partial sun backyard stone landscaping in Denver.
Del Mar ContemporaryDel Mar Contemporary
Argia Designs Landscape Design & ConsultationArgia Designs Landscape Design & Consultation
This is an example of a modern courtyard outdoor sport court in San Francisco with decking.
Thigpen ResidenceThigpen Residence
Chris Corbett DesignChris Corbett Design
Neil Michael - Axiom Photography
Inspiration for a small modern shade courtyard outdoor sport court in Sacramento with decking.
Kerri Landscape Services, Inc. PortfolioKerri Landscape Services, Inc. Portfolio
Kerri Landscape ServicesKerri Landscape Services
design and installation by Kerri Landscape Services, Inc.
This is an example of an eclectic backyard outdoor sport court in San Francisco.
ExteriorsExteriors
Revival Arts | Architectural PhotographyRevival Arts | Architectural Photography
Builder: Rockridge Fine Homes Photographer: Revival Arts
Inspiration for a traditional outdoor sport court in Vancouver.

Outdoor Sport Court Ideas

GRIFFIN ENRIGHT ARCHITECTS: Santa Monica Canyon ResidenceGRIFFIN ENRIGHT ARCHITECTS: Santa Monica Canyon Residence
Griffin Enright ArchitectsGriffin Enright Architects
View from front entry back to front yard with amphitheater-like garden.
Photo of a mid-sized modern partial sun front yard concrete paver outdoor sport court in Los Angeles.
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