When designing a garden, there are many decisions to make and hundreds of options to consider when placing plants. First, you have to place plants where they will actually grow. This is what separates garden design from any other form of design: each decision affects a living thing. Spotted on home-designing.com, the house designed by architect Luis Velasco Roldán offers us some ideas of how to bring nature inside. The dwelling, based in Selva has a minimalist decor that is brought to life with the abundance of plants and shrubs that give an injection of color and softens the hard edges of the modern construction. Looking out over a rich expanse of village greenery, the sophisticated attic space gives the inhabitants peaceful moments and tranquility.

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The garden areas are adaptable to the climate throughout the year, with a greenhouse roof that retracts to transform the place into a sun drenched terrace, which gives a cozy sitting spot even in earliest springtime as it remains shielded from chilly winds by the perimeter.
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The 4 meter long cover can also be moved northeastward toward a porch, to give shade to the terrace during mid-summer.
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In the southwest of the house, a courtyard allows a flood of sunlight in the kitchen, study and bathroom areas; this design also provides a natural, environmentally friendly heat source, as the solar greenhouse air in turn warms the home.
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The living room is flooded by natural light all day long.
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Gardens may be designed by garden owners themselves, or by professionals. Most professional garden designers are trained in principles of design and in horticulture, and have an expert knowledge and experience of using plants.
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This Spanish house is a sophisticated attic space, designed by architect Luis Velasco Roldán.

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