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ut from the Blue (OFTB) was
established in 1995 by Gary Kilworth,
who had a vision to seamlessly
integrate contemporary landscape
design with high-quality construction of concrete
Based in Melbourne, OFTB has grown
to comprise a team of landscape architects,
horticulturists and in-house pool builders
who work closely to create highly individual,
imaginative and exciting landscape outcomes.
The evolution of design at OFTB has seen the
methods and materials from other disciplines, such
as furniture design, interior design, and lighting
and architecture, innovatively interpreted into
a landscape context. In particular, OFTB pushes
the boundaries in landscape architecture and
encourages us to reconsider where the landscape
ends and architecture begins. OFTB demonstrates
that an entire project can be designed by one office
under the banner of landscape architecture. What is
achieved is a seamless integration of all elements.
Now one of inner Melbourne’s leading
residential landscape architecture studios and
swimming pool construction companies, the office
is continually being recognised for its work.
At the recent 2013 Swimming Pool & Spa
Association (SPASA) Awards, OFTB received nine
awards in total, including Gold for Best Pool &
The company has received over 50 awards in
the past 17 years and the office has now expanded
its practice both interstate and internationally.
OUT FROM THE BLUE
Going beyond simply building pools, Out from the Blue pushes the boundaries in landscape
architecture to produce award-winning masterpieces.
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