Filip Van Damme’s landscape architecture is executed with precision and beauty. The style, formal and geometric while utilizing plants, steel, wood and rock for texture. Spring is definitely knocking on the door and I have quite a few things to do in my yard. Many of the same styles and design elements represented in Filip’s work are similar to what I want to do at my own abode. If you need to get some work done in your yard this year, hopefully this will give you some inspiration.
The cycle of seasons usually brings out the complainers, “tired of the cold or heat”.The Landscape Architecture by Working Nature makes me think that I am already tired of winter, I need warmer weather. Working Nature has a very nice portfolio of modern landscaping. My favorite of their projects is the downtown loft view garden (pictures 2 and 3). Giving restraints to a living organism may not always be good but I absolutely love the tiered grass steps mixed with the geometric concrete rectangles. I don’t know if I would like large sections of gravel but maybe that is just water conservation.
The name of the company pretty much says it all. Japanese Inspired Gardens is a German company that artistically creates these amazing Japanese modern masterpieces. I have always been attracted to this type of landscaping. It is so exact and precise but it also has elements of nature’s free flowing growth. I could only image what it would take to properly maintain landscapes like these. I am fairly certain that my children would have it dismantled in a day or two. I can picture in my mind one of these gardens in the back yard of a mid century modern house or even a contemporary house for that matter and feel right at home.
When I first saw these images of this bonsai garden I thought they were renderings but as I read on I was in awe. Arko started out as concrete specialists but has now flourished into Exterior architects and rightly so. I once tried the bonsai thing but I wasn’t very good at it. This display is a modernest dream. These concrete forms in all of their architecture and finishes create a perfect minimalist “city scape” for these second generation bonsais to stand as the art work they truly are. My favorite is the double tree with a small body of water around it and ya live fish. I really appreciated the design of their website as well.
With winter officially here in South Eastern Washington, these modern landscaping projects by Exteriorscapes are quite beautiful and warming to look at. What I like about these landscapes are that the majority are no geometric. The organic feeling of some of these have a nice movement and flow. I love the use of steel to shape divide and accentuate different sections of the gardens. I have plans in the spring to mess around with some steel, pretty simple stuff thought.
I recently came across the work of Wagner Hodgson who has created some stunning modern landscapes. I am always envious of the owners when I see places and homes like this. I wonder what it would be like to have an outdoor space like these to enjoy and relax in, I will go ahead and assume it would be amazing. I also recognize that a lot of the modern gardens take time to mature and fill in. Make sure to check out the rest of Wagner Hodgson’s portfolio.