what about using a plantable roof? That way the hard surface is obscurred, blending into the landscape.....
vegetal bus stop - designboom | architecture & design magazine
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London's Oxford Circus before & after the new pedestrian scramble. Click image to tweet, and visit the slowottawa.ca boards >> http://www.pinterest.com/slowottawa/
Maybe design/build some lounge/sunbathing seats or benches like these in backyard, but then with plants border on top end.
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