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.
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.