Author Archives: bianchi

Insight, Swimming Pool Design

The Pool As Mirror

July 27, 2017, Author: bianchi

As seen in… Harness the power of reflections to maximize emotional impact WHY ARE REFLECTIONS so compelling? We see them used to powerful effect in poolscapes today and in the world’s most famous bodies of man-made water, such as the reflecting ponds in front of the Taj Mahal and the National Mall in Washington, D.C. […]

Bianchi, Insight

Las Estrellas Streamlined

April 16, 2017, Author: bianchi

A Sleek Solution, Streamlined This edited, lighter design still features overlapping rectangular forms to unite the varying locations in the yard. This refined version of the previous design shows that it is really the underlying layout that drives the design. As long as that is intact, a lot of elements can be reduced to their essence […]

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Las Estrellas Design One

April 15, 2017, Author: bianchi

A Sleek Solution Overlapping rectangular forms were crafted to weave foreground, central spaces with distant corners of this elongated, shallow yard. To create interplay between distant spaces,  strong focal elements were established throughout the yard, and edges were erased by thinning boundary profiles to their thinnest component. The result is that panels of lawn then merge seamlessly with panels of water, while […]

Insight, Landscape Design


July 30, 2016, Author: bianchi

A Serene Sanctuary Calls for Reflection Near the base of the Superstition Mountains, this modern, curvaceous home was begging for a more appealing yard and landscape design than just the typical closed in pool and patio. Joe and Diane Corvino, while living out of state for nearly the entire project, entrusted Kirk to bring his insights to their AZ home-away-from-home. Bianchi, delighted […]

Insight, Outdoor Living

Paradise Restored

July 22, 2016, Author: bianchi

The artful touch of Bianchi Design on this home unlocks the jewel hidden within. A neglected ’60s ranch in Paradise Valley, Az, situated along the north face of Camelback Mountain was not only dated, it was never designed to take in the spectacular setting afforded by its prime location in the first place. Recognizing the […]

Insight, Landscape Design, Outdoor Living, Swimming Pool Design

A Complete Metamorphosis

June 3, 2016, Author: bianchi

A complete metamorphosis was needed to bring out the buried treasure hidden beneath this yard, and a family of five rattlesnakes had to find a new home! Here’s the short list of the awkward elements that had to be remedied: First, the neighbors’ living room window peered perpetually (like, all the time) and directly into the […]

Insight, Outdoor Living

Outdoor Living as an Art Form

July 19, 2015, Author: bianchi

As an outdoor architectural designer, I bring together three disciplines; landscape, swimming pool, and exterior architecture, to form one harmonious vision that will transform and liven your outdoor experience. Ordinary settings become extraordinary. For a complimentary consult, drop a line at our Contact page.

Insight, Swimming Pool Design

Professional Pool and Landscape Designer vs. Swimming Pool Salesmen

September 16, 2014, Author: bianchi

A thoughtfully integrated pool can have a great impact on the resale value of a property, its aesthetic quality, and also the enjoyment of the homeowners. However, when a homeowner is ready to add a feature pool to their property, they frequently run into a danger zone without even realizing it. Many people have the […]

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How to Customize Your Outdoor Living Space with the Help of a Phoenix Landscape Pool Design Expert

September 16, 2014, Author: bianchi

Why do people get in a rut and end up settling for less? Sometimes it’s because we don’t realize what we are missing out on or are apprehensive about the supposed disruptions and effort it will take to make a change. We might say, “I don’t know what I don’t know. I don’t know where […]

Insight, Landscape Design, Swimming Pool Design

Reasons to Hire a Small Custom Pool & Landscape Designer for Unique Design in Arizona Neighborhoods

September 16, 2014, Author: bianchi

When it comes to companies that create custom, beautiful pool designs and build them, bigger is not always better. Salespeople of large and small companies alike are not generally versed in architectural strategies and principles, so that a pool or landscape becomes one with the home. Even their “custom from scratch” solutions can be forced […]