INSIGHT

The Pool As Mirror

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…

Las Estrellas Streamlined

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…

Las Estrellas Design One

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…

Curvilínea

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…

Paradise Restored

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…

A Complete Metamorphosis

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…

Outdoor Living as an Art Form

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.

A Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Pool

Three main goals drove the design and construction of this one-of-a-kind pool. First, the homeowners wanted a backyard that embodied their lifestyle. Second, they wanted the design to exemplify the unique character of the home, which is part of a Taliesen designed community, where each house has the Frank Lloyd…

Valley’s Coolest Pool Designer

Published in Phoenix Magazine, March 2008 For decades, residents have spent most of the valley’s hot summers wading in ordinary homemade ponds called swimming pools. “What a travesty,” pool designer, Kirk Bianchi says, “These could be sacred pools.” After studying architecture at Arizona State University in the late 80’s, and…

What’s the Point?

For those of you who think all this artsy talk about space and shape is a bit superfluous or philosophical for your taste, I have a couple of questions: * What is the difference between a professional building painter and a muralist? They both paint walls. * What is the…

Here's a glimpse into the 32 Design Principles Kirk uses when creating a Bianchi Design...

This book of principles captures the elusive qualities that separate what is esteemed from the mundane. They elevate even simple projects to an art form.

Those who have studied the arts know these fundamentals; yet the finesse of implementing these insights consistently takes rigorous application few have attained. The masters integrate them intuitively and now you can have them at your fingertips.