Bamboo is often the tree of choice in a Zen garden. It is simple yet elegant; Complemented by gray gravel and rocks, this garden — made by Ververka Architects — shows how a modern home can benefit from a centuries-old concept.
I love the little stepping stone path (maybe impractical?) and also the way the screens stop you seeing all the way down - draws your eye along path (could be a good way to distract attention from fence and wall?
A Duplex Penthouse Apartment by Pitsou Kedem Architects. The new staircase creates a sense of separation within the interior, while tying in materials, like steel and wood, that you’ll see throughout the space.