Designer Brook Klausing of Brook Landscape talks about how to shop for outdoor furniture in unexpected places and shows off four of his recent projects.
It is difficult to pinpoint when the living roof jumped from eco-fantasy to eco-solution — there have been startling and innovative green roofs all across the country and in Europe seemingly forever. But in my mind, technology and design caught up with the dream in 2008 when a sweeping marvel of native plants, wildflowers, and engineering was built atop San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences.
Transforming a parking lot into a rose garden.
Architecture books often use landscapes like garnish: a bit of green at the edges to decorate the main course. Not True Life: Steven Harris Architects (Princeton Architectural Press, $50). This weighty, satisfying look at the New York firm's first quarter century is comfort food for garden-hungry readers.
A slide show of the plants, garden, and architecture of a classic Beverly Hills home.