Stoked to Soak
Compelling custom solutions to off-the-shelf problems are often hard to come by. But landscape architects James A. Lord and Roderick Wyllie relished the challenge of making a standard hot tub the most exciting element in the garden. The American Society of Landscape Architects gave Surfacedesign a Residential Design Honor Award for the project.
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- Bamboo: It's beautiful, it's sustainable, and it's versatile. What's not to love?
- From a rustic, 19th-century trough clad in stainless steel to a couple’s Zen bath fronted by smooth pebbles, here are 6 modern soaking tubs designed to inspire you to find creative ways to pamper…
- For centuries, the Japanese have enjoyed a relaxing ritual of steaming in neck-high water at the end of each day.
- For centuries, Japanese enjoyed the country’s thousands of outdoor hot springs, so it’s no surprise deep soaking became popular indoors, too.
- An angled deck transforms a backyard in Menlo Park, California, into a welcoming gathering spot.
- For over seventy years, through 7,000 photography sessions, and with 70,000 negatives, Julius Shulman captured the elusive spirit of architecture with an unerring eye and indefatigable…
- The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park.
Industrial off-the-shelf materials like steel and glass were the building blocks of the original Eames House, the 1949 landmark home of mid-century maestros Charles and Ray, but a set of kiln-dried basswood cubes can re-create the iconic residence and studio. Part puzzle, part teaching tool, this collection furthers the font-based collaboration between the Eames Foundation and type foundry House Industries.