Why do we find the sound of running water soothing, a bouquet of
flowers uplifting or a large tree captivating? Our ancient ancestors
knew that a running stream signaled clean water, flowers heralded fruit
and large trees provided a strategic advantage. Together, these and
other landscape elements indicated a safe, nurturing habitat.
still prefer landscapes that offer a healthy environment and support a
feeling of deep psychological and physiological well-being. A modern
restorative garden draws from these life-supporting surroundings to
bring a sense of calm to public spaces and private residences. Find
inspiration to instill peace and serenity in your world from these
examples of healing gardens.
Vardastudio Architects & Designers's Prodromos and Desi Residence is a real work of art. The three-story home has cantilevered verandas and a swimming pool extending towards a panoramic balcony view of the beach and uses materials like concrete, white marble and polished wood. Take a tour below: Read more
Designed by ArchiBlox, this house is as it claims - the world's first Carbon positive prefabricated house. It will produce more energy than its users and will offer the same environmental benefits as 6,095 native Australian trees. Check it out in the gallery below: Read more
This looks like an ordinary home from the outside but it is anything but. Located in Sapporo, Japan, it was designed by Japanese architect Ryo Yamada. Check out more pictures below and more of Yamada’s work here. Read more