written by:
June 17, 2014
Polish up your patio this summer with verdant green walls, unique sculptural elements, and an open layout.
  • 
  The residents didn't want to use curtains to screen their wide-open home from noisy neighbors in their New York home. Instead, Kari Elwell Katzander of Mingo Design, an urban landscaper, created a living wall of wooden planters and English ivy that provides privacy without blocking light. Photo by Roland Bello.  Photo by Roland Bello.   This originally appeared in Pretty Super.

    The residents didn't want to use curtains to screen their wide-open home from noisy neighbors in their New York home. Instead, Kari Elwell Katzander of Mingo Design, an urban landscaper, created a living wall of wooden planters and English ivy that provides privacy without blocking light. Photo by Roland Bello.

    Photo by Roland Bello.
    This originally appeared in Pretty Super.
  • 
  A living wall along the rear patio adds a lush element to the indoor-outdoor flow of a Mexico City home.     This originally appeared in An Open, Light-Filled House in Mexico City.

    A living wall along the rear patio adds a lush element to the indoor-outdoor flow of a Mexico City home

    This originally appeared in An Open, Light-Filled House in Mexico City.
  • 
  A private raised patio in the small backyard extends and expands a 20-foot-wide San Francisco lot into the outdoors. Photo by Todd Hido.  Photo by Todd Hido.   This originally appeared in Standout in a Crowd.

    A private raised patio in the small backyard extends and expands a 20-foot-wide San Francisco lot into the outdoors. Photo by Todd Hido.

    Photo by Todd Hido.
    This originally appeared in Standout in a Crowd.
  • 
  Architect Jenda Michl of Vertu Studio in Los Angeles created a sculptural glass awning to divert water away from a patio space in a Boulder, Colorado, home.    Courtesy of 2011 Daniel O'Connor / danieloconnorphoto.com.  This originally appeared in The Glass Awning.
    Architect Jenda Michl of Vertu Studio in Los Angeles created a sculptural glass awning to divert water away from a patio space in a Boulder, Colorado, home
     
    Courtesy of 2011 Daniel O'Connor / danieloconnorphoto.com.
    This originally appeared in The Glass Awning.
  • 
  California isn't known for its front porch culture, but Eric Grunbaum loves Venice's walk streets and their pedestrian vibe, so he employed landscape designer Stephanie Bartron to orient his small patio towards the street. The house itself acts as a windbreak, and lush patio furniture and a small fire pit turn what could have been another exercise in backyard solipsism into the home's most neighborly spot. Photo by Ye Rin Mok.  Photo by Ye Rin Mok.   This originally appeared in Modern Surf Shack in Venice.

    California isn't known for its front porch culture, but Eric Grunbaum loves Venice's walk streets and their pedestrian vibe, so he employed landscape designer Stephanie Bartron to orient his small patio towards the street. The house itself acts as a windbreak, and lush patio furniture and a small fire pit turn what could have been another exercise in backyard solipsism into the home's most neighborly spot. Photo by Ye Rin Mok.

    Photo by Ye Rin Mok.
    This originally appeared in Modern Surf Shack in Venice.
  • 
  Resident Ben Watson, who works from home when he’s not traveling, likes to use the back patio as his office during warmer months. In choosing patio furniture, he decided on a reversal of the interior color palette: A rectangular white metal table and chairs by Richard Schultz are durable but refined while contrasting with the cedar deck. Photo by John Clark.  Photo by John Clark.   This originally appeared in The Pace of Portland.

    Resident Ben Watson, who works from home when he’s not traveling, likes to use the back patio as his office during warmer months. In choosing patio furniture, he decided on a reversal of the interior color palette: A rectangular white metal table and chairs by Richard Schultz are durable but refined while contrasting with the cedar deck. Photo by John Clark.

    Photo by John Clark.
    This originally appeared in The Pace of Portland.
  • 
  Barcelona-based architects José Antonio Martínez Lapeña and Elías Torres discreetly sunk a pool into the roof terrace of the old corral behind rug designer Nani Marquina’s home. In order to shade part of the terrace, the architects designed a freestanding sun shelter. So as not to damage the outer walls of the old building, a galvanized-steel frame is secured to the terrace floor. A bamboo-reed covering projects a soft, filtered light onto the outdoor living area below. Photo by Albert Font.   Photo by Albert Font.   This originally appeared in Rug Designer Nani Marquina's Serene Home in Ibiza.
    Barcelona-based architects José Antonio Martínez Lapeña and Elías Torres discreetly sunk a pool into the roof terrace of the old corral behind rug designer Nani Marquina’s home. In order to shade part of the terrace, the architects designed a freestanding sun shelter. So as not to damage the outer walls of the old building, a galvanized-steel frame is secured to the terrace floor. A bamboo-reed covering projects a soft, filtered light onto the outdoor living area below. Photo by Albert Font.
     
    Photo by Albert Font.
    This originally appeared in Rug Designer Nani Marquina's Serene Home in Ibiza.
Previous Next
Slideshow loading...
@current / @total
The Zizmors didn't want to use curtains to screen their wide-open home from noisy neighbors. Instead, Kari Elwell Katzander of Mingo Design, an urban landscaper, created a living wall of wooden planters and English ivy that provides privacy without blocki

The residents didn't want to use curtains to screen their wide-open home from noisy neighbors in their New York home. Instead, Kari Elwell Katzander of Mingo Design, an urban landscaper, created a living wall of wooden planters and English ivy that provides privacy without blocking light. Photo by Roland Bello.

Photo by Roland Bello.

You May Also Like

Join the Discussion

Loading comments...