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CA House / Jacobsen Arquitetura

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From the architect. This house was set according to the site´s contour lines, solar exposure and remarkable panoramic view, which led mainly to a one story house conceived by a “Z” shape floor plan.

We divided the program into three areas: Social, Private and Service. Each one occupying an independent volume due to the non-orthogonal angles in which the house is drawn, allowing us to accommodate the service sector at the site´s highest plot, as well as to face living-rooms, verandas and pool towards the view, lapping the bedrooms over the natural terrain slope in a manner to create a lower floor supported by slender columns.

 

How To Upgrade Your Backyard Like A Pro

oceanhomemag.com - A luxury garden and backyard is something that can enrich any home, and any homeowner fortunate to have a decent back yard space should be eager to utilize it. Boasting a quality outdoor space creates a new realm of possibility around the property. And the whole family can benefit, too. The biggest issue is knowing how to create that winning space. Follow these four tips below, and you’ll be completing that transformation as though you’ve been doing it for years.

Make It Personal

No great garden is complete without a winning deck or patio.

 

The Best Pool Toys and Inflatables

poolandpatio.about.com - Sure, a backyard swimming pool is enticing, but add the visual pop of color and promise of good times floating on a giant piece of food or goofing around with your friends, and it becomes almost irresistable. Another use: as a fun and glamorous prop for selfies and Instapics on social media sites and apps like Instagram, Snapchat, and VSCO.

Fill your pool or yard with a few of these inflatables, and get ready for an instant party and pictures. Who doesn't look adorable floating on a giant pink-frosted donut with sprinkles, or a big piece of pizza?

 

Green Thumb: Give edibles some face time, too, gardening expert urges

commercialappeal.com - With gorgeous vegetables like golden chard, carrots and cabbage as well as the edible yellow flowers of calendula, you don't need many ornamental annuals.

Photos by Rosalind Creasy Heads of romaine lettuce share a bright blue grid with sedums in Rosalind Creasy's garden in Northern California.

Rosalind Creasy wants to put an end to the segregation that has been practiced in American gardens since colonial times.

Ornamentals — plants that have no purpose except being pretty — always get the best beds out front for all to "ooh" and "ahh" over their beauty.