Location: Seattle, Washington
Scope: Landscape architecture
Size: 8,000 square feet.
Program: Bio-retention planter, entry court, terraced landscape, entry drive and a gathering area
Description: The DMG House, in Seward Park near Lake Washington, is founded on a sustainable, low-maintenance approach to landscape design. A large bio-retention planter collects storm water from the roof of the residence, nourishing the water-loving plants within the planter while reducing the amount of water running into the municipal storm system. Climate-appropriate plants throughout the site require little water and maintenance, and two courtyards provide flexible space for outdoor relaxation and gatherings. All exterior materials were carefully chosen to compliment the architectural character of the home which was designed by RHO Architects.