The North Bethesda Market project involved landscape elements throughout an exterior, open-air plaza in a high-scale apartment community. The project is an excellent example of “Biophilic” Design aimed at integrating natural systems into architectural designs. The goal is to harness humans’ innate affinity for nature and connect natural elements to a constructed environment.
The landscape consisted of over eight stone types quarried in the USA and other countries, with various textures and smooth finishes. The stones also varied in color, creating a unique palette. The finished design features trees and greenery surrounded by natural stone