Outdoor. Tuesday , December 12th , 2017 - 15:25:18 PM
Offering a majestic vista, Aurland Lookout is an architectural marvel. Located in Aurland, Norway—a country crammed with spectacular fjords, lush forests and great mountains—the lookout was designed by Bergen-based Saunders Architecture (a practice established by Canadian architect Todd Saunders in 1998). Completed in 2006, Aurland Lookout is referred to by the architect as ‘a walkway into the void’ and a ‘piece of architectural theater.’ The lookout measures thirty metres in length, and a 1.2-metre-high glass balustrade protects visitors from a sheer, vertical drop. Beyond this transparent barrier, the view of the fjord and mountains is breathtaking.
Even when you group “like” plants, sometimes less is more. The neatly spaced succulents below are striking in their form, and the fact that they are separated by a blanket of basalt gravel makes them all the more prominent: Just as many modern landscaping techniques involve using gravel as a base, the use of greenery as a base can add interest and a sense of abundance. For example, planting rosemary around the base of a tree creates a green “stage” and makes the tree’s setting all the more special. Above and below, we see rosemary at the base of a crape myrtle tree. The tree’s pink blossoms are extra vibrant against the greenery that surrounds them. You can take this same concept and apply it to smaller additions around your yard, such as greenery in planters. For example, moss beautifully offsets the green succulent in the next featured planter.
A white picket fence is a timeless feature. Even when it loses its initial glistening white look, it will still feel just as charming as ever, giving the home’s outdoors a traditional appeal. For a classic suburban home, a white fence is almost a necessity! It has a gorgeous design that isn’t very pointed and looks super classy. Any home’s outdoors can benefit from contrasts and in the example of this house, the white picket fence and the house’s white exterior really bring out the surrounding greenery to life. For a house that already looks magical, a white picket fence is just a cherry on top. A soft pink color of the house is an amazing background for a white fence. A white picket fence creates an enchanting setting, surrounding a house and allowing the space within to be a mix of different colors, all connected by the beautiful fence.
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