Design Project – Part 1

October 27, 2008

This is the most current project we are working on.  We are constructing a landscape design for a residence in South Minneapolis.  This space plays with elevations, modernism, interesting material palette and simple lines.   This initial post chronicals the site as three different spaces; the front yard, the back walkway and the back terrace system.

1.  The front yard

BEFORE:

IN PROCESS:

2.  The back walkway:
The following two images of the back walkway show the space before and during the design process (this piece, having a lot of hardscape, remains the most unfinished area).  This pathway will change from a curving, concrete path into a straight edged sunken gravel path lined with magnolia trees.

BEFORE:

IN PROCESS:

about halfway there…

3.  Back Terraces
These terraces were three levels of crumbling brick.  Though the brick was beautiful it was not structurally sound.  We took this opportunity to play with materials constructing steel facing that will, in time, turn a lovely orange.  There will be steps up to these terraces and a grassy space in the ground plane beneath it.

During the design process…

We will be finished with the bulk of the project by the end of the week.  Expect an updated blog on our progress in the next couple days.

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2 Responses to “Design Project – Part 1”


  1. I am looking to construct a wll very similar. Could you please tell me what kind of steel you have used and where I could possibly source it.

  2. Torie Muta Says:

    Great write up, bookmarked, will be back later. Because this was a awesome post, keep up the good work .


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