California Style Outdoor Spaces by Jamie Durie-Landscape designer Jamie Durie took inspiration from gardens and architecture in Los Angeles, Ojai and Palm Springs to create these beautiful outdoor rooms.
"Instead of taking away the open space, we wanted to make a whole building out of a garden," said Heatherwick. "The design developed as a collection of large planters defining the building by enclosing a series of shared and private spaces between them.
I'm going to pin this and put it on my "honey do" list. A pergola offers sun protection without blocking breezes, while its open sides frame the view and establish a sense of enclosure. This pergola was custom-made, but DIYers can build one from a kit.