Rethinking a facade to create a distinctive address, I was hired by the developer to design a vertical garden that would stop every passer-by. Collaborating with the building architect, we designed a simple window-box based solution: an architecturally sensitive, biodiverse vertical landscape, consisting of over 100 species of plants.
A wild rooftop meadow of diverse native and non-native plants: twelve varieties of grasses, hundreds of springtime bulbs, and over thirty perennial species. Structural limitations were overcome by suspending planter and decking over the existing roof, which allowed a 12-inch planting depth for the garden, and left the structure intact.
This is a small urban garden that had fallen into disrepair 15 years after its original installation, I was asked to rethink the space. The design utilizes a streamlined plant palette to create uniformity and a clear sense of a room. Species were carefully selected to give the space a sense of drama. A grove of 25’ bamboo creates an enclosure around a flat field of gravel and highlights the simple form of the 100-year-old London plane tree.