Pinterest Board of the Day: Landscape Architecture and Outdoors

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March 13, 2013
From a modern twist on the classic porch swing to living roofs and a breathtaking vertical garden, our Pinterest board devoted to Landscape Architecture and Outdoors is full of great design ideas. Enjoy a peek here, and follow our board today!
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  Walter Gropius wanted the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States, to be as close to the sea as possible. He sited the structure a precarious 20 feet from the shore and let the setting dictate the design. (Pin) Photo by: Dean Kaufman
    Walter Gropius wanted the Hagerty House, his first commission in the United States, to be as close to the sea as possible. He sited the structure a precarious 20 feet from the shore and let the setting dictate the design. (Pin) Photo by: Dean Kaufman
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  An outdoor shower is flanked by a highly functional (and attractive) wall designed for firewood storage. Via Stone Creek Camp. (Pin)

    An outdoor shower is flanked by a highly functional (and attractive) wall designed for firewood storage. Via Stone Creek Camp. (Pin)

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  The Living Edge-A home on Austin’s outskirts is integrated into its landscape with a massive living roof that supports nearly 200 species of plants and grasses and innumerable local species. (Pin)Photo by: Dave Mead

    The Living Edge-A home on Austin’s outskirts is integrated into its landscape with a massive living roof that supports nearly 200 species of plants and grasses and innumerable local species. (Pin)

    Photo by: Dave Mead

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  Forget the old porch swing! This Georgian Bay home shared by two families was an architectural experiment in communal living. Two-year-old Annika and five-year-old Soren make music on the "nap swing," a popular hangout spot for kids and adults alike. (Pin) Photo by: Lorne Bridgman

    Forget the old porch swing! This Georgian Bay home shared by two families was an architectural experiment in communal living. Two-year-old Annika and five-year-old Soren make music on the "nap swing," a popular hangout spot for kids and adults alike. (Pin) Photo by: Lorne Bridgman

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  A lush vertical garden found via Coolhunter. (Pin)

    A lush vertical garden found via Coolhunter. (Pin)

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  San Francisco landscape architect Marcel Wilson harnessed an underground water source to create a lush marshland in his own backyard. The first step was freeing the stream, which now cascades through copper runnels from under the deck to an iris-studded wetland. The rest grew around it: a raised lawn (built with dirt excavated from the building where Wilson’s wife’s jewelry-making studio is now located), the weathered boardwalk (its decking and steel salvaged when Wilson renovated the house), and a pad of rounded stones planted with native maples. Though its flora is packed tightly within the garden, its edges bleed. A neighbor’s Japanese maple pokes through holes in the fence; a swing-out window frames Mount Diablo in the distance; a hidden door allows lemon-picking excursions to the next yard over. (Pin)

    San Francisco landscape architect Marcel Wilson harnessed an underground water source to create a lush marshland in his own backyard. The first step was freeing the stream, which now cascades through copper runnels from under the deck to an iris-studded wetland. The rest grew around it: a raised lawn (built with dirt excavated from the building where Wilson’s wife’s jewelry-making studio is now located), the weathered boardwalk (its decking and steel salvaged when Wilson renovated the house), and a pad of rounded stones planted with native maples. Though its flora is packed tightly within the garden, its edges bleed. A neighbor’s Japanese maple pokes through holes in the fence; a swing-out window frames Mount Diablo in the distance; a hidden door allows lemon-picking excursions to the next yard over. (Pin)

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