Landscapes are difficult to visualize, especially with the design standards most companies. Black & white drawings, sometime with a splash of color, all in plan. How often do you look down on your plants and trees. If anything, landscape should be drawn in elevation to show relationship in height and scale of your home. Prairie Path Group has invested in 3D design software that not only shows height; but texture and sunlight as well. Purchase a rendering today and we will be out to view your landscape and meet with you in a couple days!
Call to get a design. If you like the rendering above we can design something like this for you! Spring 2015 is here.
First warm day. Who doesn’t want to be outside? Think of how great your outdoor experience could be with a new patio, landscape, or fire feature. Call us today!
The finishing touches to a bluestone patio. Are you thinking of adding an outdoor space to host parties or simple get outdoors and breathe the fresh air. Contact us now for an early start on designing your outdoor space.
The Garfield Park Conservatory, what a wonderful place. This past weekend I paid a visit to Garfield Park. For a second I forgot it was the dead of winter. This conservatory is full of color, life, warmth, and friendly people. If you have the winter blues, for sure, pay this place a visit!
Custom granite bar supported by reclaimed barn timbers. Designed, rendered, and installed by Prairie Path Group.
‘The Idea of a Tree’ is a fantastic study of how products can be impacted by the environment. Mischer’Traxler created a machine that, as making a piece of furniture, tracks the suns movements. The amount of sunlight detected affecting the color of die applied to the end product.
A night rendering designed by Prairie Path Group. Flickering gas lamps and roaring pizza ovens give a touch of an old Italian bar.
John Butler Trio’s new release of ‘Spring to Come‘ music video is a beautiful stop animations that took hundreds of hours to create. Directed by Dropbear in colaborations with Melbourne artist Snip Green, this music video shows beautiful plants, trees, and critters in a colorful, robust, unique manner.
A very nice bluestone walkway with tan tile inserts for a modern house. Looks beautiful with the fallen yellow leaves.
Very cool historic pictures from the national archives at Denver.
Prairie Path Group is known for designing unique architectural elements nestled in lush landscapes.
This winter, we will feature many of the beautiful custom planters that Prairie Path Group has designed here on our blog.
Landscape architect James Corner Field Operations and architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed perhaps the most iconic pedestrian path in NYC. The medium, a derelict elevated heavy-rail train line extending through Manhattans meatpacking district. This park is now a 1.5 mile long elevated pedestrian path and prairie garden. NYC locals may say it’s a tourist trap. Regardless, this is a must see for anyone who enjoys landscape architecture. This Washington Post article has a great writeup on the third and final extension to NYC’s prominent elevated park.
The last custom granite bar of the seasons. Finished in Hinsdale, IL this past week you can see the nice color coordination between the masonry and granite. This granite is called Impala with a matte leather finish. Great for outdoor bars, weathering nicely in our Chicago climate.
More Yule Log 2.0 videos. This website has short videos comprised by illustrators, animators, directors, and creative coders.
If you haven’t heard of Yule Log 2.0 you need to check out these cozy artistic videos. If you don’t have the fireplace roaring this season throw these videos up on your screen or television. They will auto play.
Japanese photographer Tsuneaki Hiramatsu captures, through the use of time-lapse photography, the beautiful celestial motions of fireflies. Couldn’t help myself but to share this. To see more of his amazing work follow the link.
What a magical christmas lighting effect right here at home; the Chicago Botanical Garden. Add it to the list of places to visit this holiday season. If you have an extra seat in the car call me up.
Prairie Path Group specializes in custom outdoor paver patio installations detailed with beautiful landscape designs. We can provide you with a total outdoor experience, all with a family touch.
Ready, willing, and able
Prairie Path Group is Chicago’s premier landscape design build company with over 30 years of design build knowledge and project management. Our designers bring your ideas to life through design-speak, drawings, renderings, and modeling. Our construction crews build from generations of practice, attention to detail, and landscape best-practice methods.
Award winning design build staff
Design awards 2013 – 1st place for the category, residential landscape design between one-half and one acre. Judge Stephen Chung was impressed by what he calls a “lovely entry sequence. A simple, minimal house provides a neutral frame for colorful landscape elements.”
A gift for you
5% off winter design. If you want to see the potential of your home’s landscape contact us to see a 3D design of your home. This winter only. Starting January 5th, 2015.
Buy a 3D rendering
Here you can purchase a 3D rendering of your design. After purchasing your 3D rendering one of our designers/3D artist will contact you to set up a consolation (included in your purchase). This will enable our staff to come prepared to complete a 3D rendering of your design. (Black & white plans are a free service we offer)