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.
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.
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.
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.
Nagoya Courthouse / Takeshi Hosaka Architects
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.
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.
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.