I love the "outdoor room" aesthetic. You're apart of nature but you feel secure because you understand your sense of place. It may sound corny, but if I were an urban designer, I would have these faux-ruins in public parks. It may not be authentic, but it's certainly interesting
Garden Archway from Family Handyman This classic garden arch has just six parts and can be built in less than a day. Create a gateway, frame a walkway in a hedge, or make it part of a trellis or pergola. From Family Handyman Magazine, full tutorial with diagrams and cut list.