Industrial artist Matt Hill produces bespoke landscape lighting and sculptures for outdoor spaces. His pieces are constructed of corten and mild steel and lit by 12 V waterproof LED lights, transforming from sculptures by day to light features by night.
The clients of a Manly beach house wanted to create a tropical urban oasis inspired by the resorts of South-East Asia. The brief given to the Land Forms design team was to transform the small and seldom-used backyard into an extension of the internal living area, creating a new space for both entertainment and relaxation.
A quick look through any pool magazine will confirm that a great looking pool is about more than just the colour of the tiles. Trying to create a sensational pool and garden to meet a client's requirements may require input from other professionals.
Pool+Spa editor Dannielle Furness spoke with Phil Antcliff, Landscape Designer and Director of Antscapes.
Planting and landscape design are a huge part of any poolscaping project, but it doesn't all begin and end with the greenery. We take a look at some of the other elements you can incorporate to deliver a dream environment to your client.
Contemporary living often requires a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. Increasingly busy lifestyles have changed the way home owners are using their living zones, with many choosing to integrate these spaces. This has led to a blurring of the lines between indoor and outdoor living.
30 years ago Mark Paul, former Horticulturist of the Year and founder of The Greenwall Company, installed what is believed to be the very first greenwall in Australia. Today, greenwalls have grown significantly in popularity and, as a result, are more readily available in a variety of formats.
Australia's peak professional body for landscape architects, AILA, has welcomed seven new members to its board, bringing with it a re-energised vision to empower landscape architects to lead the debate on livable cities.
Judging at the 2015 Landscaping Victoria Industry Awards was too close to call, ending with the prestigious 'Landscape of the Year' being awarded jointly to Hamilton Landscapes and Australian Native Landscape Constructions. Australian Native Landscape Constructions continues to impress the judges, now chalking up four top prizes in the last 5 years.
Narellan Pools has announced the release of the Grandeur Pool, a simple, classic design that maximises both swimming length and width. Coupled with depths of up to 2 m, the pool is suitable for tumble turn swimming and pool games.
Designing an idyllic recreation and entertaining setting around a pool can add value and deliver many lifestyle benefits. Yet the pool design itself is just one of several elements that need to be considered when planning an outdoor oasis. Fencing, paving, tiling and landscaping are all equally important and should not be tacked on as an afterthought.
Grey tones can provide a sleek and modern look for broader landscaping visions. The darker, neutral tones contrast with the earthy hues of timber decking or screening and the greens and blues of surrounding garden and pool areas. The finished look is visually interesting and allows the pavers to shine as a design feature in their own right.
I have just read Georgia Harper's article in the Sept/Oct 2015 edition of Pool+Spa, which contains advice on finding the right landscape designer.