What Our Clients Know
Tyger River Outdoor Scapes delivers a space that meets the day-to-day needs of our clients at home or at their business.
Our design process starts with understanding the space’s function and its structural elements, then we detail the plant materials with an eye for color and sustainability. This is our definition of the perfect outdoor space and the basis of your plan.
It is this design philosophy that blends land and structure for comfort and convenience. Our goal is to create an amazing space that uses everything - empty spaces, parking lots, etc. to create the desired image.
Once we are in agreement on the design, our build expertise ensures it becomes reality - on time and on budget.
If we build it for you - what does your ‘purposeful Oasis’ look like? If you want to know the answer - contact us @(864) 430-1504 and let’s start a conversation.
This challenge and the satisfaction from converting dreams into reality is the genesis behind Tyger River.
This is the first of several Articles on the Science of Landscape Architecture.
The goal is to not invite more competitors, rather we thought it instructive if you understood how time-honored principles to used convert ideas into an Oasis.
A quick overview of our Science of Landscape Architecture Series:
We will start at the beginning which means Capability Brown.
Lancelot Brown was an 18th century landscape architect and considered the founder of the ‘English Garden’ design.
Brown’s style derived from the two practical principles of comfort and elegance. Everything should work together and a landscape must provide for every need of the great house while the landscapes had to cohere and look elegant.
Many of the great houses of England are reflections of his views.
Moving ahead to the 19th century and Frederick Law Olmsted.
A Connecticut Yankee he responded to the Industrial revolution by emphasizing the importance of aesthetic sensibility to move American society towards a quality of life.
Many of America’s first public parks - the creation of green spaces offering recreational facilities - were his design build projects. He also designed some for the first ‘suburbs’ to separate work for home and using landscapes as a way to create a sense of community.
Applying his aesthetic awareness to the grounds of private residences he integrated gardens (like Brown) into the overall landscape design.
Although he was a structural architect, Frank Lloyd Wright was influenced by the work of Brown and Olmstead.
Starting in the late 1880’s and working through the mid-century 20th Century, Wright designed his structures as integral, not separate from the land.
His organic design philosophy developed the structure from inside out. He felt it was impossible to view the building as one thing and its setting and environment another.
“The spirit in which these buildings are conceived sees all these things together as one thing.”
This philosophy of integrating land and structure, balancing functional use and elegance drives everything we do at Tyger River. What does this mean for your property?
The following are some of our design considerations:
When we visit your property, these are the issues our eyes see to give us a picture of what is possible. Seldom are we starting with barren space, rather the art is taking advantage of the current property and what improvements customization will demand. In the end it is your Oasis. Your role is to explain it so we can see it and our role is to put paint on the canvas. Together we will create great art.
In preparation to next week's post, here is what we need you to do.
Start inside the house and look out every window and draw us a picture of what you want to see. Then do the same from the outside. Based on your inside looking out images, imagine how this space looks as you look back at the house.
This is where we will start the next conversation.
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