Photo by: Geraldine Bruneel

During the day, you wouldn't know how carefully this garden in Faqra, Lebanon, was crafted to create nocturnal ambience. With lighting fixtures completely concealed in the landscape, the touch of a button that lights up fire pits throughout seems like magic a la Mindfreak. Based in Broumana, Lebanon, this year's winner of the ASLA/Garden Design Residential Award of Excellence, Vladimir Djurovic is an illusionist in his own right, engaging Lebanon's endless sky by deconstructing it and piecing it back together as vast terraces and crystalline pools.