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    • Cameron Nyman

      i like the idea of trees coming up through our deck, the deck wont be up high rather spread out and wrap around the back of the house

    • Célia Gomes

      Eco Factor: Interior garden keeps your interiors away from peeps and provides fresh air. Why cut a tree in your backyard to get some space for your deck when you can use it in the most beautiful o...

    • Annie

      Designed by Ohashi Design Studio, the Ashmount Residence Garden tries to integrate a beautiful sprawling oak tree into an even more beautiful deck.

    • lou alarcon

      tranquil garden focused on a sprawling Oak tree with slate and Ipe paving and sandblasted glass fences that provide light and transparency – the glass doors into the house lead directly to the dining area.

    • Janet Perkins

      Piedmont Once inside the gate you are in a tranquil garden focused on a sprawling Oak tree with slate and Ipe paving and sandblasted glass fences that provide light and transparency - the glass doors into the house lead directly to the dining area. Ohashi Design Studio

    • Mervi Haavisto

      2012 landscaping ideas courtyard garden lighting design 434x300 Small Courtyard Garden Lighting Decor

    • Glad Ragz

      Beautiful outdoor space - boards + paving + tree.

    • Dan González

      #deck #patio #garden #wood #tree

    • Angela Goodner

      [...] instead of looking at the tree as a liability, they wanted to incorporate it into the new design and celebrate its beauty. Because the front of the house sets the tone for the rest of the property, it was important that the area reflect their love of clean, simple lines and modern elegance. Wanting to maintain privacy for the courtyard but also add visual interest, they decided on a new design that includes two layers of staggered horizontal ipe boards set an inch apart. A custom stainless steel support inside the courtyard was added for the heaviest limb to keep the tree from creating pressure on the top of the fence. A steel-frame, laminated and tempered clear glass awning - held up by cables on both sides - was added above the front door to give the home a more visible entry. A combination of low-voltage up lights along the front ipe wood fence, lights along the stairs and a fixture at the front door illuminate the courtyard area. The lights we used were tailored to the nature of the space. Since we were creating an urban garden, the lighting has to be more controlled, elegant and refined to match the environment. Located off the back of the living and dining rooms about 30 feet off the ground, the large rear deck required major structural work and was finished in ipe to match the front courtyard. Choosing a design that works for you If you're considering changes to your outdoor living space, architect and designer Alan Ohashi suggests answering the following questions before settling on the design: Simple activities like reading outdoors require space for lounge chairs and maybe an umbrella or awning, while an outdoor kitchen can require electrical and plumbing upgrades. Incorporating native and low-water plants into your design and using an irrigation system that reduces runoff and overspraying are a few ways you can make your outdoor living space eco-friendly. Durable deck wood Nicknamed "ironwood," ipe (pronounced EE-pay) is a South American hardwood that's resistant to fire, insects, moisture and splintering, making it ideal for decks and outdoor furniture. Because it grows fast, ipe is also more abundant than mahogany and other exotic woods. Because it's so hard, Ipe can be difficult to work with; it requires special saw blades and deck screws.

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