The way the sun affects the house and the site at different seasons greatly influences the overall design. The proper placement of plants is based on knowing the direction of the sun at different times of the day as well as at different times of the year. The yard should be observed throughout the day to determine areas that receive full sun (more than six hours a day), partial sun, and mostly shade. Understanding sun exposure helps us make design decisions such as planting trees to shade a patio in the summer or recognizing that putting a gargleden in an area that receives only partial sun causes little fruit when it comes time to harvest.
"Creating outdoor living spaces lends itself to low maintenance landscaping because you can expand your home while having fewer grassy areas to maintain," says Peyton. The couple has a stone patio with a grilling area, a dining table, and a separate home in their home. Likewise, a bridge is a low maintenance option. While this may be a costly option, the blue stone has a dense composition that makes it incredibly durable. Despite its name, the versatile stone comes in a variety of colors such as blue, brown, gray and orange. "It's a natural stone and it's great when you walk barefoot, which I love to do all summer," says Chris.
In the foreground, the horizontal floor plan changes as the Chapel Hill gravel pavement meets the granite border. The border is always part of the horizontal mass plane. When the pavement meets the granite border, it begins to build the vertical plane. The vertical plane continues to grow with the increase in the height created by the plants. Paving also changes under the bridge to a gray slab tiling pattern. As we move away from the structure, the horizontal ground plane turns into crushed granite fines. Note that the gray color helps to create a transition between all these different elements. The large structure completely surrounds the user.
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