Garden & Landscapes

The call of the wild is impossible to resist in these patios, backyards, rooftops, and gardens that offer a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

There’s a Jungle Inside This Wild Apartment Just Outside Mumbai
There’s a Jungle Inside This Wild Apartment Just Outside Mumbai
This sculptural, plant-filled apartment blows our minds—just wait until you see the bathroom.
- a year ago
Tom Dixon and IKEA Are Designing the Future of Urban Farming
Urban farming is about to become easier (and more beautiful) than ever before.
Create a Bold Backyard Statement With These Large Concrete Pavers
Big, bold, and beautiful, Stepstone’s Large Scale CalArc Pavers allow you to sculpt distinct spaces in your backyard while maintaining an overall harmonious design.
Secret Garden
Secret Garden
In Arlington, Virginia, architecture firm Höweler + Yoon contends with spatial and budgetary constraints to carve a microcourtyard, complete with Japanese maples and a cascading...
- 7 years ago
Charles Birnbaum on the Future of Landscape Architecture
Charles Birnbaum, founder and president of the Cultural Landscape Foundation, makes the case that historical preservationists are finally waking up to the glories of modernist...
Nelson Byrd Woltz Harnesses the Natural Elements
The landscape architecture firm carves out a vertical garden for a New York City residence and, in the process, creates a nest for its human and avian inhabitants.
How This Landscape Design Made a Home as Fun as a Playground
A hillside Virginia home located on a notch between two ridges is fun for the whole family.
Austin's Casis Elementary School Teaching Garden
Architect Burton Baldridge donated his services to Casis Elementary, his daughter’s large public school in Austin, Texas, to design and build an outdoor classroom that would...
Modern Landscape Designer Breaks New Ground
With a wild approach, award-winning designer Margie Ruddick pushes the boundaries of landscaping.
An Architect Sculpts Out a Tadao Ando-Inspired Backyard
This backyard is its own modern retreat in the Berkeley Hills.
How To Create a Small Space Garden
How To Create a Small Space Garden
Don’t have ten acres to stuff full of perennials? Fret not! Gardens can make a big impact even on a small scale.
- 6 years ago
Inventive Garden Home in India
Behind a house in crowded Bangalore, India, two architects carve out a midcity oasis.
A Sleek Pool House Channeling Mies van der Rohe Grows From a Mountainside
Cedar, glass, and concrete combine in this minimalist pool house that draws inspiration from Mies van der Rohe’s 1929 Barcelona Pavilion.
Remembering the Forefather of Urban Renewal, Lawrence Halprin
Lawrence Halprin galvanized people into action with his grand cityscapes. The landscape architects of today are following his example—but at a different scale.
In San Francisco, Green Fences Make Great Neighbors
Architectural elements and applied foliage deliver a one-two punch in designing for privacy.
Lauded Midcentury City Square Receives a Much-Needed Revitalization
After years of neglect, Mellon Square in Pittsburgh reemerges as a 21st-century public space.
Andrea Cochran's Bold Landscape Designs Are Natural Wonders
Andrea Cochran, a 2014 National Design Award winner, applies a site-specific approach to tease out the ephemeral and sensory.
Cutting-Edge Dorms Embrace The Landscape with No Need for Elevators or Interior Stairs
A pair of innovative dorm buildings push boundaries without showing off or upstaging their setting.
Can Neglected Urban Waterways Like the Los Angeles River Become Thriving Greenways?
With new natural features and recreation opportunities, rivers in city centers across America are getting a chance to shine again.
A Peaceful Plaza Basks Beneath This Giant, Futuristic Oculus
A verdant plaza below a cantilevered structure serves as a natural acoustic insulator.
The Store That's Changing How City-Dwellers Buy Plants
Manhattan plant shop The Sill takes the guesswork out of indoor gardening.
An Edible Learning Garden in Brooklyn
New York firm WORKac taps into society’s increased focus on heathy eating with a school’s learning garden.
A Wild Garden Leaps Off the Walls of This Backyard Build
A Vancouver garden blossoms alongside fresh development.
45 Modern Pots and Planters to Instantly Upgrade Your Greenery
Refresh your home garden and showcase your green thumb this spring with this selection of trendy and versatile pots and planters.
A Green Roof Helps Camouflage This Striking Home in Brazil
The Ribeirão Preto Residence sports a dramatic, cantilevered roof and a robust indoor/outdoor connection.
Life in This Verdant Home in Vietnam Is a Walk in the Park
Trees and vines create greenhouse-like interiors for Stepping Park House in Ho Chi Minh City.
A 19th-Century Terrace House in Melbourne Echoes the Spirit of Italian Villas
Originally built for historic figure Samuel Lazarus, a heritage home in North Fitzroy features extensions blending home and garden after the style of Italian villas.
Nature’s Graces
With the lightness and imagination of origami and the mathematical exactitude of digital design, this open-air chapel invites all creatures into its folds.
Gardening Products: Modern Portable Planter Pots
Today’s planters are smarter than ever. They breathe, they drain, and some even light up. So whether your thumb is as green as the plants you’re pruning or as brown as the compost...
A Revitalized Rear Addition in Melbourne Connects a Victorian With a Verdant Garden
Faced with an inadequate ’80s addition on a grand Victorian home, Figureground Architecture intervenes with a striking treatment that weaves together house and garden.