Seaglass Awards Spotlight: Landscape Architecture

This summer, we are celebrating Florida's top design talents who were recently recognized at the inaugural Seaglass Awards


Landscape Architecture: Hardscape


Nature Connection

“Located in east Fort Lauderdale, this Nurmi Isles residence was designed with strong axial connections, and the landscape architects at Cadence took this cue and reinforced these intentional view corridors into the landscape,” says project lead designer Gage Couch. “Reflections of the verdant plant material are juxtaposed on the ceiling-tall windows. Resilient design elements addressing water consumption, native biodiversity, and heat island mitigation were consciously blended into the home. These elements consist of a water collection system that collects runoff water and leads it into strategic landscape beds, which will ultimately require little or no domestic irrigation. Native plants have been utilized to encourage the reestablishment of a native ecosystem. The entire property has a continuous design language, from the site-specific use of materials to the indigenous plants and specimen trees. Native Florida keystone was selected for the hard surfaces such as steps, pool coping, and wall veneers, while cobblestone pavers were specified for the understated driveway.” 

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Photos by Michael Stavaridis

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