Along with Japanese maples and built-in seating, the architecture firm Höweler + Yoon fit a cascading concrete fountain into a compact 200-square-foot garden in Virginia. Water is guided through the three-tiered design by stainless steel channels.
Architect Alex Gil and his wife, Claudia DeSimio, affixed a 750-square-foot Cor-Ten addition to the roof of a 19th-century Williamsburg town house, transforming their cramped third-floor apartment into a modern duplex. The couple worked with landscape firm Staghorn Design Studio for the plantings on their rooftop terrace.
Behind a house in crowded Bangalore, India, two architects carve out a midcity oasis for Ravi and Esha Chowdhary. The wall surrounding their garden includes bricks made from soil that was excavated for their home’s foundation.
Inside the street-level entrance of a renovated 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona sits a lush collection of potted plants.
The resident of this gabled home in Portland handled landscaping herself. The cedar fence was made with planks that were charred and sealed following the ancient Japanese shou sugi ban technique, which is supposed to make the wood resistant to fire, rot, and insects.
At a clever prefab in Jersey City, a 72-square-foot cantilevered deck filled with potted plants offers a view of the Statue of Liberty in the distance.
A pair of architects helped a client carve out an oasis of calm amid São Paulo’s bustle. Enlarged windows and strategic plantings seem to bring the garden inside.