ARCHITECTURALLY RESPONSIVE STRUCTURES

The light-colored material could be concrete to match the stucco in color and texture, or concrete pavers with a light color. This type of grillwork can serve as an excellent structure for growing vines. The circular open­ing in the high wall provides a view into a pleasing area beyond. The central portion of the patio is an accented area reflecting the window area. It is assumed at this point in
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Overhead structures can support hanging plants, swings, and lights to help furnish the space. Design #N3452 (top) © Home Planners, LLC Wholly owned by Hanley – Wood, LLC. The lower portion is a paneled system that reflects the panels of wood and stucco on the house. In this example, a basket-weave brick pattern at a 45-degree angle was selected. An open, wood grillwork is also used here to provide a place for vines. The arch is the key accent of the patio layout. The top level is a stone terrace that steps down to a wood deck, which then steps down to the lawn area. The arbor is shown to rest on a lower brick wall that could provide for partial enclosure. This allows for some strong privacy to the right side of the yard, where it might be needed, and more open space to the left, where views are important. What better way to design these structures than to blend them into the landscape with the same character as the house? Arfcor • Overhead

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grillwork above the fence is meant to be similar to the windows of the house. Blueprints available, 800-322-6797. The overhead gazebo was developed from the design of the arches on the front porch, including the columns. So, the de­signer’s next step is to create the vertical and overhead structures in an architecturally sensitive manner and to be reflective of the form composition. A window box with plants was placed on it to resemble the window box on the front window of the house. Figure 11-107
The patio, wall, and arbor are modeled after the character of the house. Design #N3452 (top) © Home Planners, LLC Wholly owned by Hanley-Wood,
LLC. Figure 11-106 shows another example. Because of its height and contrasting colors, the large gable on the second floor is a strong architec­tural feature. Each figure depicts how (1) a patio, (2) a fence/wall, and (3) an overhead structure could be de­signed to reflect the architectural character of the house. The stone and wood patterns are used in a very similar fashion to how they are used on the front of the house. The fence was also designed to have an accent area, in this case a place to grow
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The patio, wall, and arbor are modeled after the character of the house. Design #N2791 (top) © Home Planners, LLC Wholly owned by Hanley-Wood, LLC. Creating floors, walls, and ceilings to have architectural detail that is responsive to the house is something that should be done for all landscape designs, because these are highly visible three-dimensional ob­jects in the landscape. Arbor

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everhead Blueprints avail­able, 800-322-6797. Even though the major windows have large wood members as borders to the window, that doesn’t mean the patio has to be done in the same way. An arched entryway provides an accent to the low wall. The majority of material could be concrete or stone to match the patterns of the windowpanes. This, too, is seen at the base of the major windows in front of the house. Design #N3351 (top) © Home Planners, LLC Wholly owned by Hanley-Wood,
LLC. The patio might be made of concrete, and the banding and borders could be brick to match the brick on the house. The edges of the patio could be landscape timbers that are stained to match the wood trim on the house. The design for the overhead structure was related specifically to the entry way detail at the front of the house. Developing the character of the hardscape structures can be an exciting design adventure during the spatial composition phase. This area was accented by using the arch from the front porch and a grill – work to match the windowpane pattern. Four examples will be presented to illustrate how architectural character of the house can be incorporated into a designer’s thought process and design studies. The wooden open

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The patio, wall, and arbor are modeled after the character of the house. The roof was made into a hip roof to reflect both an­gles of the roof. Ferce/Gafe

This will eventually provide a partial view into the space beyond. Again, landscape structures can be modeled after a feature to whatever degree the designer feels it could be or in whatever way that seems appropriate to the materials being used. Blueprints available, 800-322-6797. In Figure 11—104, the patio was generally modeled after the major front win­dow. The overhead arbor is a simple structure that uses the exact pattern of the wood eaves and trim work at the major peaks of the house.

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