We use small architectural forms in landscape design
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It is difficult to imagine a modern garden without small architectural forms, because they give integrity and completeness to a suburban area
Landscaping is rightfully ranked first in terms of importance in the design of a country house. It requires a certain approach when planning and arranging it. This is the face of your site and the main object, which in the future will create for you and your guests a warm and friendly atmosphere of summer evenings, as well as relaxation of body and soul from everyday worries and fuss. Indeed, for the sake of the natural beauty of nature, flowers, trees, the singing of birds and the murmur of streams, people buy suburban areas. Small architectural forms are of great importance in landscape design. The widespread use of different elements of the MAF allows you to improve the garden plot or the entire land space around the house in a variety of unimaginable ways..
Small architectural forms – definition and varieties
Small architectural forms are elements of street decor (exterior), which are used to create favorable conditions for being in the city, courtyard and garden areas. Some of you already know, and with others who came to modern life from the times of antiquity and the Renaissance, get to know more..
The landscape design of a garden plot consists of many small architectural forms – compositions and structures that perform aesthetic and practical functions
The use of MAF in a garden plot gives the territory a certain stylistic orientation.
Elements of architectural forms:
- Fences and fences.
- Flower beds and flower beds.
- City and garden benches.
- Hedges and awnings (pergolas, trellises and bersot).
Correctly selected garden sculpture looks exquisite and relevant
Wood is the most affordable material for the manufacture of small architectural forms, everything here is limited only by your imagination and desire
Small architectural forms (hereinafter referred to as LFA) include not only the elements that decorate the courtyard area of the site. Also, there are city LFAs, which include:
- kiosks without a foundation;
- telephone booths;
- lighting poles;
- flower beds;
- squares and parks.
In any well-maintained recreation park there are many small architectural forms
Contemporary art is able to create interior and exterior items from ordinary things. In the cities of different countries on the streets and squares you can find unique and inimitable elements of maf, which are inherent only in this place. They characterize this particular city, their distinctive features are recognized in all corners of the whole world..
The famous English telephone booth in red. Gained great popularity due to its unique design. Its elements and images are used in printing for photo wallpaper, ceramic tiles, clothing and paraphernalia..
The red color of the phone booth is due to the peculiarity of the climate in England. Bright hues are best seen in London fog
Classification of small architectural forms
By designation, small architectural forms can be utilitarian and decorative. All elements that serve to meet the needs and create a comfortable stay of a person in an urban environment are considered utilitarian. These are playgrounds, benches, beach equipment, fences and flower beds, kiosks and pavilions, etc..
A park bench is a typical example of a utilitarian LFA
Also a bench, but this is rather a decorative version of the MAF
The decorative elements are distinguished by their clear belonging to high art. All kinds of flower beds that combine different arrangements of flowers and plants; stones of different colors laid out in a common pattern in a flower garden, miniature reservoirs with toy frogs – all these are elements of decorative architectural forms.
Improvement of the garden area
The garden is an amazing and wonderful place on the site of a country house. One of the most calm and peaceful places that can only be in the whole wide world. The rustle of foliage developing in the wind, the fresh and sweet smell of flowering trees – for these feelings a person owes the garden. Russian writers praise this place as the purest and most innocent, and at the same time – mysterious and mysterious.
The Russian garden is simple and useful, fruit trees are important elements.
The landscape design of the garden implies some kind of division (zoning). The following placement is possible here:
- Gazebos or semi-gazebos. In the inner room of this structure, it is possible to arrange several zones: a dining room; cooking zones with barbecue or grill; relaxation areas with a sunbed or hammock.
- Arrangement of a fountain or a small decorative pond.
- A rounded pond, densely planted with various plants (flowers, ferns and other exotic varieties), around the perimeter there is a monopter in a semicircle, at the head of which are luxuriously hanging surfinia.
- An elongated pond with a combined bridge made of metal with forging elements and a wooden transitional deck.
General-site landscape design, implying a combination of elements of stone, steel and flower beds with vegetation. Thanks to a large selection of natural and marble cobblestones, the use of special paint compositions, metal processing, an artistic approach to finishing parts of fences, lighting poles, flower beds and flower pots becomes possible.
It takes a lot of investment to create grandiose architectural forms, but you can also find budget options, for example, an original pergola, a small bridge or a simple decorative fence.
Wooden arch, entwined with flowering loaches
The garden’s fruit trees themselves can be decorated in a variety of ways. Installing homemade decorative birdhouses for birds or garden gnomes near the trunk will create a fairytale atmosphere. Also, you can frame each single tree with a rounded metal lattice with forged patterns and plant curly flowers.
Cozy bench to relax
Crafted decorative black grouse
Garden shops offer many different animal and bird figurines. Get a large decorative capercaillie made of wood and painted in its natural colors. It will look great both on the apple tree and on the fence of the garden bridge..
Examples of design of small architectural forms for summer cottages
A dacha is a place that is designed to have its own comfort and warmth. Simplicity and hospitality here should come from every building and plant. Small architectural forms in the landscape design of the cottage contribute to the creation of an atmosphere that allows you to escape from the bustle of the city. There are a great many options for arranging the landscape. Just like the interior of the premises, it is possible to use similar stylistic directions and their elements. Further in the article there are interesting ways of arranging a land plot for a summer residence.
Old Russian design of the dacha site
Our ancestors, although they differed in mental simplicity, but in this simplicity, a certain taste is visible. In those days, there was no abundant choice of material. Wood is a universal resource of the original inhabitant of Russia. Through the processing of wood, its firing and carving, a certain visual effect was achieved. Basically – it was round timber, polished to a smooth surface, and patterns cut with chisels.
In the modern age, woodworking means aging in all sorts of ways. A gazebo or a decorative well can be built from such material..
Gazebo in the old Russian style
Decorative well-flower garden
Advice. If there is a well on the site, an interesting solution would be to make a real well with cold water.
You can also make a real well if in your area the water pressure layers pass close to the surface of the earth.
For a summer cottage, such a landscape design will fit perfectly due to the fact that approaches and paths can be omitted (that is, they are not required). This will save you a decent amount of money on paving slabs or natural stone..
A wicker fence made of twigs or rattan is suitable for this design. All sorts of elements of everyday life of that time – horse carts, small mills and cellars.
Designing a small pond in a rustic style
Stone cellar in the style of yesteryear
A cellar, just like a well, can be made with a real basement. The entrance to the basement can be made in the form of an ancient Greek tolos with elements of Russian antiquity (jugs, vases, etc.) Such a solution will create a unique landscape design, and characterize its owner as a connoisseur of originality and originality (eclecticism in landscape design).
Garden benches are made from a single piece of the trunk with a pre-cut seat. Pergolas are made of oak crown.
Landscaping of a country house
A private house implies the permanent residence of people here, as well as frequent visits of guests. Therefore, the landscape, in addition to the stylistic accent, must satisfy the functional needs of the residents. Paths between flower beds and beds will look beautiful when they are made of natural stone. The natural pattern of this material will add a touch of exclusiveness. Fighting off the sidewalks is not straightforward, but with intricate turns and smooth bends. Such a breakdown of the aisles will in itself bring uniqueness to your landscape design..
Garden path made of flat stone
Durable clinker brick walkway
Wooden path in the wild garden
To create overlapping mafs, you must create a preliminary design idea and follow it rigorously. Applied to our smooth paths: Express smoothness in all maf elements. Purchase special round-shaped shrubs from a gardening store (you will often have to work with garden shears to give roundness). Also get some wavy benches.
Fans of horoscopes will be interested in the device of a round bench with twelve signs of the zodiac on the tiles under it. You can also put a dial there and equip a sundial..
Various materials can be used to create a sundial.
Bridges over artificial ponds or streams will add a fairytale element to the landscape design. The coast should be paved with natural cobblestones. There are also smaller pebbles at the bottom of the stream. The central object of this colonnade of small architectural forms can be a famous ancient Greek sculpture or a beautiful fountain..
Wooden bridge over a garden pond
A graceful sculpture of a nude bather will perfectly fit into a small body of water.
Thanks to a large selection of building materials, wood and the use of metals, it is possible to create a wide range of landscape design options. Competent and organized arrangement of the site with small architectural forms is available for every homeowner.
Video: fresh ideas for arranging a garden
Photos of beautiful garden compositions