There are a number of factors that dictate the use of geometry I choose to use in any particular design. I always consider the Architecture of the residence and accessory structures existing on site. When considering the use of hardscaping in the landscape, it is essential to have some linkage to the existing structures. The … More Geometry in the Landscape
Spring will soon be upon us and many us welcome the patio season. For those looking to extend the exterior living space, support lifestyle and meet objectives, there are design principles to consider. A good design will both function efficiently and offer aesthetic value compatible with an individuals style preference. The first is order, which is … More On the Patio
Patio systems should allow for efficient flow and access. Lifestyle, recreational use and function is determined by the spatial delineation and design layout. Connectivity and access to the residence is important. How the patio is designed and configured will in part define the use of the space and determine the flow of movement. When designing … More Patio Design
Change is in the Wind I am currently working on several design projects. Ultimately I will be producing a planting schedule and plan for my clients. The weather patterns over the past few years indicate a change, and at times have not been conducive for planting or even remotely reminiscent of accepted biogeoclamatic zones. Coupled … More Zonal Denial
Art and Landscape Joanne Gauthier, “Like Anyone Else” As a designer I find inspiration in all aspects of my life. How can one not be moved by the beauty of the natural world, the environment we create for ourselves through architecture, interior decorum and art. When I am working on a landscape design, I always … More Indoor Art Connects Landscape
Landscapes are an environmental expression of a lifestyle, a reflection of your personality, preferences and sense of style. The landscape should have some connectivity to the site, architecture and interior decorum and integrate into the “landscape at large”” or greater perspective. Landscapes are an opportunity to create the environment conducive for your lifestyle, recreational, entertaining … More Exterior, Landscape and Environment.
Garden Suites Garden Suite The City of Victoria has introduced a Garden Suite Policy. A Garden Suite is a detached legal suite located in the rear yard on property, with an Existing Land Use currently zoned with a Single Family Dwelling designation. The existing residence cannot have an existing suite. This may be a viable … More Garden Suites