Each year, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) awards professional awards to the year's best residential landscape designs. We have all eight winners from the 2011 competition, with entries ranging from a renovation of Philip Johnson's Beck House in Dallas to a cascade of terraces for a New York City apartment.
ASLA Award Winner Carnegie Hill House by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape New York City
Four gardens created in a constricted urban context provide a sanctuary to parents raising their children, pollinators and birds raising their young. This analogy to the ‘nest’ provides an immersive learning experience in predominantly native plants connecting the owner to four seasons and an awareness of other species and their needs in an urban environment: water, habitat, and forage. Details in planters, paving, and furnishings draw inspiration from woven assemblage to reinforce this analogy of stewardship.
Left: The greenwall on the 6th floor was conceived as artwork. Bounded by a teak frame, lush plants thrive above the children’s sandbox. Herbs and other edibles, such as strawberries, are planted just within the children’s reach.