Architect José Roberto Paredes’s structures are designed to connect people with their environments. So when he realized that the guest room in a home in El Salvador occupied the most unfavorable corner of the house, he designed an accompanying interior garden to give the space an uplifting touch.
Along with a bathtub, a few potted plants add some flair to the bedroom in artist Kent Monkman's live-in studio space.
A centrally placed courtyard works to "bring people together" in Andrea and Ted Heid's forest-bound home in Aurora, Oregon. By using low energy glass, the space also helps increase the home's overall thermal insulation.
“There’s no right answer except to play and experiment,” says interior designer Jonathan Adler in regards to the Shelter Island getaway he shares with his husband, fellow design expert Simon Doonan. Custom ceramic wall tiles, a few plants, and a self-made rug, stool, and coffee table all add to the home's inimitable decor.
Drawing from New York's numerous community gardens as well as their client's love of verdant spaces, architects Melissa Baker and Jon Handley took an unconventional approach to redesigning an apartment in Manhattan's East Village. After designing a series of custom stainless steel armatures meant to hold custom planted cells, they waited for four months while the plants were nurtured in a nearby greenhouse.