Thanks to Contemporist for this image.
When I see landscape and buildings working together – I love it.
A more unusual garden accessory suspect – the BBQ/open fire – is not an afterthought. It is integrated into the building’s decking which is acting like a plinth for the house. The excess rock on site has also been reused to build the gabion walls which are designed to create privacy and spatial division.
This landscape response seems to makes sense with the site. I am left wondering if it is finished? Perhaps the architects felt the plant material bit of the design was not needed – or perhaps not their skill set?
If you get around to asking them before me here is their website http://www.davidcoleman.com/