Each year the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) awards professional awards to the year's best residential landscape designs. We have the winners from this year's competition, from a brilliantly reimagined former rock quarry (above) in Connecticut to a home in Mexico with spectacular outdoor rooms.
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This year, all the winners in the residential category of the American Society of Landscape Architects awards, the most prestigious in the field, prioritized sustainability, which is now almost a given. But there's also something powerful going on at an aesthetic level. Call it celebrating a sense of place or making the most sensible use of climate or geography.
To read our full article about the winners, pick up a copy of our Winter 2012 issue. And for more information about the winners, visit ASLA's website.
All caption information from ASLA and the project winners.
Left: ASLA Award Winner Malinalco Private Residence by Mario Schjetnan, FASLA / Grupo De Diseño Urbano, S. C., Mexico City
The guesthouse at Malinalco abuts the water lilly–filled reservoir.