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Beach House at Avoca Beach by Architecture Saville Isaacs
Beach House at Avoca Beach by Architecture Saville Isaacs
Architecture Saville Isaacs
Courtyard - Sand Pit Beach House at Avoca Beach by Architecture Saville Isaacs Project Summary Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ The core idea of people living and engaging with place is an underlying principle of our practice, given expression in the manner in which this home engages with the exterior, not in a general expansive nod to view, but in a varied and intimate manner. The interpretation of experiencing life at the beach in all its forms has been manifested in tangible spaces and places through the design of pavilions, courtyards and outdoor rooms. Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ A progression of pavilions and courtyards are strung off a circulation spine/breezeway, from street to beach: entry/car court; grassed west courtyard (existing tree); games pavilion; sand+fire courtyard (=sheltered heart); living pavilion; operable verandah; beach. The interiors reinforce architectural design principles and place-making, allowing every space to be utilised to its optimum. There is no differentiation between architecture and interiors: Interior becomes exterior, joinery becomes space modulator, materials become textural art brought to life by the sun.   Project Description Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ The core idea of people living and engaging with place is an underlying principle of our practice, given expression in the manner in which this home engages with the exterior, not in a general expansive nod to view, but in a varied and intimate manner. The house is designed to maximise the spectacular Avoca beachfront location with a variety of indoor and outdoor rooms in which to experience different aspects of beachside living. Client brief: home to accommodate a small family yet expandable to accommodate multiple guest configurations, varying levels of privacy, scale and interaction. A home which responds to its environment both functionally and aesthetically, with a preference for raw, natural and robust materials. Maximise connection – visual and physical – to beach. The response was a series of operable spaces relating in succession, maintaining focus/connection, to the beach. The public spaces have been designed as series of indoor/outdoor pavilions. Courtyards treated as outdoor rooms, creating ambiguity and blurring the distinction between inside and out. A progression of pavilions and courtyards are strung off circulation spine/breezeway, from street to beach: entry/car court; grassed west courtyard (existing tree); games pavilion; sand+fire courtyard (=sheltered heart); living pavilion; operable verandah; beach. Verandah is final transition space to beach: enclosable in winter; completely open in summer. This project seeks to demonstrates that focusing on the interrelationship with the surrounding environment, the volumetric quality and light enhanced sculpted open spaces, as well as the tactile quality of the materials, there is no need to showcase expensive finishes and create aesthetic gymnastics. The design avoids fashion and instead works with the timeless elements of materiality, space, volume and light, seeking to achieve a sense of calm, peace and tranquillity. Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ Focus is on the tactile quality of the materials: a consistent palette of concrete, raw recycled grey ironbark, steel and natural stone. Materials selections are raw, robust, low maintenance and recyclable. Light, natural and artificial, is used to sculpt the space and accentuate textural qualities of materials. Passive climatic design strategies (orientation, winter solar penetration, screening/shading, thermal mass and cross ventilation) result in stable indoor temperatures, requiring minimal use of heating and cooling. Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ Accommodation is naturally ventilated by eastern sea breezes, but sheltered from harsh afternoon winds. Both bore and rainwater are harvested for reuse. Low VOC and non-toxic materials and finishes, hydronic floor heating and ventilation ensure a healthy indoor environment. Project was the outcome of extensive collaboration with client, specialist consultants (including coastal erosion) and the builder. The interpretation of experiencing life by the sea in all its forms has been manifested in tangible spaces and places through the design of the pavilions, courtyards and outdoor rooms. The interior design has been an extension of the architectural intent, reinforcing architectural design principles and place-making, allowing every space to be utilised to its optimum capacity. There is no differentiation between architecture and interiors: Interior becomes exterior, joinery becomes space modulator, materials become textural art brought to life by the sun. Architecture Saville Isaacs https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/ https://www.architecturesavilleisaacs.com.au/
Point Lonsdale II
Point Lonsdale II
Stonehouse + Irons Architecture
Central courtyard forms the main secluded space, capturing northern sun while protecting from the south westerly windows off the ocean. Large sliding doors create visual links through the study and dining spaces from front to rear.
Central District Edible Garden
Central District Edible Garden
Board & Vellum
Landscape contracting by Avid Landscape. Carpentry by Contemporary Homestead. Photograph by Meghan Montgomery.
Photo of a mid-sized transitional backyard full sun garden in Seattle with a vegetable garden and gravel.
Zero Lawn Xeriscape
Zero Lawn Xeriscape
David Morello Garden Enterprises, Inc.
Flower lover garden David Morello
This is an example of a mid-sized arts and crafts front yard garden for summer in Houston with natural stone pavers and with flowerbed.
Wood Fences
Wood Fences
Dakota Unlimited
Custom horizontal fence design and installation by Dakota Unlimited.
Inspiration for a mid-sized modern backyard partial sun formal garden in Minneapolis with a garden path and natural stone pavers.
Horizontal Fence, Arbor, HVAC Screen
Horizontal Fence, Arbor, HVAC Screen
Charlotte DreamScapes
This beautiful, all-cedar privacy fence warmly welcomes visitors and keeps the eyes looking around the yard. The arbor extends over the patio to continue the green-black trim to better frame the white house. The HVAC units have been fenced in with a visual screen that lets airflow through - and the panels are removable for maintenance access. We also replaced the old planter boxes on the front windows.
gardenUP Garden Designs
gardenUP Garden Designs
gardenUP®
Design ideas for a mid-sized traditional front yard partial sun formal garden for spring in Boston with mulch and with flowerbed.
Palo Alto Contemporary Retreat
Palo Alto Contemporary Retreat
Boxleaf Design, Inc.
Meg Messina Photography
Inspiration for a mid-sized modern backyard shaded xeriscape in San Francisco with concrete pavers.
Brownstones Exterior Landscaping
Brownstones Exterior Landscaping
Solicito and Son Landscape Contracting
Custom backyard in Manhattan.
Design ideas for a mid-sized modern backyard full sun garden in New York with concrete pavers.
Modern Long Beach Drought Tolerant Design
Modern Long Beach Drought Tolerant Design
California Landscape Construction
Dan Solomon
Mid-sized modern front yard partial sun xeriscape in Los Angeles with a container garden and concrete pavers for summer.
Village of Clarkston Garden
Village of Clarkston Garden
Zaremba & Company
Hornbeams, lamb’s ear, and allium frame the driveway and make the return home a truly welcoming one. Photo by George Dzahristos.
Inspiration for a mid-sized contemporary front yard driveway in Detroit with a garden path.
Natural Stone Steps
Natural Stone Steps
Paul Massad Landscaping
This is an example of a mid-sized country front yard full sun formal garden for spring in Boston with a garden path and natural stone pavers.
Terrraced Retaining Wall With Steps Leading To Upper Patio
Terrraced Retaining Wall With Steps Leading To Upper Patio
The Sculpted Earth
Terraced Retaining Wall of AllenBlock Europa Series with low voltage landscape lighting and new plantings.
Photo of a mid-sized traditional backyard partial sun xeriscape for summer in Seattle with a retaining wall and concrete pavers.
Front + Backyard Design (Colorado)
Front + Backyard Design (Colorado)
Tilly | Landscape Design
This customer was looking to add privacy, use less water, include raised bed garden and fire pit...making it all more their style which was a blend between modern and farmhouse.
Courtyard Entrance
Courtyard Entrance
Forte Building Group, LLC
Design ideas for a mid-sized traditional courtyard shaded garden in Nashville with a garden path and concrete pavers.
Intimate Courtyard, Pond and Stream
Intimate Courtyard, Pond and Stream
Daryl Toby - AguaFina Gardens International
This small space was once the main parking area for this cottage lakeside home and was radically transformed into an intimate and inviting courtyard. Defined by a hand stacked fieldstone wall, granite stepping stones lead from the entrance of the garden and gradually wind their way over a stream bed and lead to the porch that borders the garden. Although set in a cold weather climate, the client requested that the garden be developed to have a lush tropical feeling yet remain consistent with the general surroundings. This was achieved by using a mixture of large leafed perennials such as Ligularia, Hosta and Petasites (Butterbur) ,along with various groundcovers and other perennials including Ferns, Iris and Japanese Forest Grass. The central feature of the garden is a naturalized meandering stream and pond filled with Koi. The use of water in the garden thematically ties the house and courtyard to the homes’ surrounding, an adjacent lake, and adds movement and tranquil sound to the space. Stepping stones appear to float across the surface of the water allowing the visitor another way to enjoy the space. Scale is essential with even the smallest detail needing to be well executed within such limited space. Photos by: George Dzahristos
Europa Allan Block
Europa Allan Block
Air Vol Block, Inc
All Palermo steps
Design ideas for a mid-sized traditional backyard xeriscape in San Luis Obispo with a retaining wall and natural stone pavers.
Courtyard
Courtyard
Jobe Corral Architects
This house was designed around a small courtyard. Photos by Casey Woods
This is an example of a mid-sized contemporary courtyard partial sun formal garden in Austin with a water feature and gravel.
Medina Cottage Patio Garden
Medina Cottage Patio Garden
Spring Greenworks LLC
back patio
This is an example of a mid-sized country backyard full sun xeriscape in Seattle with natural stone pavers and a wood fence.
Contemporary Food Forest
Contemporary Food Forest
Sweet Smiling Landscapes
Photo of a mid-sized modern backyard full sun xeriscape for spring in Santa Barbara with with raised garden bed, gravel and a wood fence.

Mid-sized Garden Design Ideas

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