Client: DDG Architects
Landscape architect: Future Green Studio
Location: Manhattan, NY, USA
Green roof, parapet planter and marquee design and construction for a new luxury residential building. The building features a unique integration of landscape into the built environment with a heavily planted entrance canopy, long linear window boxes integrated into the facade and a lush roof garden with perennials and meadow grasses. The planting palette picks up off of the neighboring High Line aesthetic and creates a sense of the wild in contrast with sleek lines of the architectural brickwork. Resilient, drought tolerant plants were specified to keep the maintenance low and while helping to create the buildings edgy identity.
Landscape designer work at Future Green Studio (New York City)Architecture, Landscape Design2012
BlueSchool is an independent school located in the Seaport neighborhood in Manhattan, NY known for its innovative and creative educational program. The expansion of the 2 story adjacent property will give access to a 1,800 SF rooftop dedicates to support education, play and socializing through a natural and recreational landscape. Key programs are created such as vegetable gardens, native plant planting areas, open play area and a classroom space. The project is designed to stimulate curiosity and learning as well as bringing comfort and safety for children.Architecture, Landscape Design2015
La Central is both a destination for shoppers and locals, and a series of enhanced through routes for neighbors and commuters. On passing through the landscaped courtyard and along the sidewalks and streets, pedestrians and vehicles experience a series of spaces for relaxing and playing, woven into the circulation of the city.Architecture, Landscape Design2015
Williamsburg Mews is a 6 townhouses development located on Wythe avenue and 4 South street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The landscape plays a key role by bringing wilderness on the important metal work from the architecture envelope. A planted steel trellis is wrapping the building from the roofs to the building street side and end in the mews walkway. The constant vegetation will bring shade and natural immersion on the building and along each property. A private garden is also designed with an extended outdoor kitchen from the inside. The landscape materials are matching as much as possible the inside ones to create a smooth transition between inside and outside. Plant species were chosen to have low maintenance and round year interest.Architecture, Landscape Design2015
Green roof design and construction for A.E.A educational programmes and events. The client goal was to promote the efficiency of green roofs using native plants and solar panels.Landscape Design2011
…“This mountain’s of such sort
that climbing it is hardest at the start;
but as we rise, the slope grows less unkind.
Therefore, when this slope seems to you so gentle
that climbing farther up will be as restful
as traveling downstream by boat, you will
be where this pathway ends, and there you can
expect to put your weariness to rest.”
(Alighieri, Dante. The Divine Comedy: Purgatorio. IV, 88-95)Landscape Design2014
Profiles of Spontaneous Urban Plants is a project undertaken by the studio, looking with a fresh perspective at our existing conditions to better understand how our cities currently perform. The urban environment is already awash in plant life if one opens their eyes to a new way of seeing.Landscape Design, Illustration2012
his public park located in the heart of the Italian Village of Jersey City, NJ seeks to bridge the historical nature of the neighborhood with a forward thinking park design, drawing on themes of sustainability and the imagination. In salvaging existing park materials including concrete slabs, paving bricks, and steel bench slats, the design imbues the park with a sense of spatial memory while being environmentally conscious.Architecture, Landscape Design2012
The design for an interior grotto adjacent to a lounge area for this residential building evokes the sense of a found location unearthed from the ruins of the existing building. Brick salvaged from the site creates a backdrop for the bluestone and plantings. Moss and vines colonize the brick and vertical cables.Architecture, Landscape Design2014
Ruins of the Future explores themes of increased urbanization, overdevelopment and the raw, universal power of nature to assert dominance over the manmade environment.
Failed speculative development has been a recurrent phenomenon throughout history.
When construction stalls, the unstoppable forces of nature create a dystopian garden colonized by emergent, resilient self-sowing plants; reclaiming the future and absorbing artifice back into the wilderness.
Architecture, Landscape Design2014
To be employed on the site over a 30 year timeline, the park elements include field strategies like mounded flood plains, piezoelectric plazas, and interpretive light fields which adapt and respond to storm events, the movement of park visitors, and the periodic passing of adjacent trains.Landscape Design2014
The plaza design requires a flexible yet resilient organizational strategy which can adapt to the shifting conditions of a developing neighborhood. We offer a sort of kit of parts – or index of spatial and programmatic conditions that substantiates the plaza as “living laboratory” and communicates information through poetic and innovative material constructs as well as through monitoring and data collection. This creates a dynamic, forward-thinking landscape which can be a mirror to the role of libraries in our urban future.Architecture, Landscape Design2014
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