Landscaping Ideas for Homes with Yards


Landscaping Ideas for Homes with Yards

The advantages of a house with a courtyard are well known. In addition to bringing the outdoors closer to the indoors, it significantly improves comfort by providing more natural lighting and ventilation. This typology goes through time reinventing itself from different ways of thinking not only its architecture, but also the landscaping of its outdoor space. Therefore, we have collected different ways of designing the garden and the other elements that can compose this space.

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Integration with furniture

In a design that seeks greater integration between the use of space and the garden created, thinking of furniture that integrates with plants and architecture is a way to make landscaping even richer.

Patio House / herchell architects

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Patio House / herchell architects. Image: © Lorena Darquea Schettini

Courtyard House at the foot of the Great Wall / IAPA Design Consultants

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Courtyard House at the foot of the Great Wall / IAPA Design Consultants. Image: Cortesia from IAPA Design Consultants

less is more

The concept of a minimalist garden can be somewhat contradictory. To avoid it, one can imagine how certain elements can be selected so that they stand out. Whether it’s a tree or even a small intervention in the topography, they create a focal point and keep the context of the environment more serene.

Micro-house on courtyard / Atelier Kaiser Shen

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Micro-house on courtyard / Atelier Kaiser Shen. Image: © Nicolai Rapp

Courtyard house / Ha Architecture

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Courtyard house / Ha Architecture. Image: © Tom Ross

Natural landscaping

Garden maintenance is not always easy, which is why some people opt for native plants and create a naturalistic landscape which, in addition to having an easier adaptation to climate and soil, can also be attractive to different animals and insects in the region for your terrace.

Courtyard house / WITHOUT ARCHITECTURE

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Courtyard house / NO ARCHITECTURE. Image: © NOA

Nagoya Courthouse / Takeshi Hosaka Architects

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Nagoya Courthouse / Takeshi Hosaka Architects. Image: © Koji Fujii / Nacasa & Partners Inc.

dry yard

A totally free space would be ideal for those looking to use it in different ways. The important thing here is to think of ways to keep the soil permeable, either by using permeable materials or by creating a border through which water can flow.

Patio House / PROMONTORIO

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Patio House / PROMONTORIO. Picture: © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Patio House / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos

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Patio House / Undurraga Deves Arquitectos. Image: © Cristobal Palma / Estudio Palma

Different paving

One way to make the yard design more playful is also to play with the rhythm given to the paving. Here, it is worth looking for different types of materials or patterns, which mix textures and materials.

Patio House / 24 7 Architecture

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Patio House / 24 7 Architecture. Image: © Adriano Pacelli

Patio House / OOAK Architects

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Patio House / OOAK Architects. Image: © Yorgos Kordakis

The presence of water

The implementation of water as an element in the courtyard can make the space even more synesthetic by bringing new sensations to smell and hearing. In addition to the fun factor it adds to the environment, it becomes an invitation for people to see your movement, refresh their feet or even feed the fish.

Zhan Yuan Courtyard House for Gazing/Wee Studio

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Zhan Yuan Courtyard House for Gazing/Wee Studio. Image: © Haiting Sun

Fitzroy Bridge House / Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

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Fitzroy Bridge House / Matt Gibson Architecture + Design. Image: © Derek Swalwell

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