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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ASLA Award Winner Maple Hill Residence in Westwood, MA, by Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects, Cambridge, MA
The building program included a new residence, barn, pool house, potting shed and swimming pool. The Owners wanted to create a new home and clearing in a woodland setting that would be fully integrated into the site on a number of levels. With a family of three young children they envisioned a landscape that would incorporate their strong environmental ethic and encourage exploration, engagement and awareness of the natural environment. In response, the design created a wide variety of landscape spaces and habitats. These supported the production of food for the family, opportunities for active recreation, social gatherings and large family events, and the enhancement of the native ecosystem.
Left: The wood pergola uses the same material palette of the barn to maintain a consistent language.