Landscape Architecture and Nature – This spectacular natural garden has been prepared by award-winning landscape architect of Lutsko Associates done. The designers have proved that the borders can disappear between landscape architecture and nature. In the ultramodern residence Ketchum there is no apparent division between a garden and natural landscape. The by human hand created the range must be distinguished from the wild natural landscape barely.
This residence and its natural garden located in Wood River Valley, Ketchum, Idaho, USA. The house is near a suburban road, but benefits from the natural wild environment. While many architectural projects the division between natural landscape and housing intended purpose, here the beauty of wild nature was included in the living area. The natural environment in the Ketchum residence in the private garden area directly transmitted. This natural look was achieved by the growth of native plants and wild plants between the path of the stone and next to the wall was encouraged.
The climate in this region is not very friendly and a bit wild-similar. The temperature amplitudes are very large – in the summer it is boiling and very cold in winter. Therefore, this has natural garden mainly native plants that are accustomed to the extreme temperature changes. The flora that grows in this region is interesting and varied. Therefore, the various vegetable dyes in the natural garden of the residence are a useful tool to spice up the rigid geometric architecture of the house.
The designers of the house Lutsko Associates have successfully integrated into the local ecosystem by they have constructed a set of Pavilion and terraces. The design of these constructions has been deliberately created just as square as the main building to present a unified image outside the residence. The natural-looking garden paths as their object the discovery of the spirit and the desire to encourage for adventure.
The unity between the house, garden and natural landscape has been backed by a careful selection of colors. The color palette of building materials, Hard landscaping and plants were tuned very precisely. This natural garden and the house next door were intended to allow them to require as little maintenance as possible. In this way, you get more time for relaxation and leisure pursuits. The building materials were also carefully chosen – stone of the region and of course rusted steel.
In short, the nature of the Ketchum residence was invited directly. The combination of simple lines, natural materials, and native plants creates a unique atmosphere of calm, and you feel like a part of nature. This natural garden is an excellent example of how the landscape architecture and the wild natural beauty can be reconciled.