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pound ridge, New York
This woodland residence had lost qualities of softness and serenity due to expansive paving. The design intervention focused on two goals: to restore a sense of oasis through planting, and to introduce an abbreviated hardscape that honors sculptural detail.
UPPER EAST SIDE TOWNHOUSE, NEW YORK CITY
This private brownstone courtyard in New York City responds to concepts applied to the interior design as well as to physical limitations of micro-climate conditions. It serves as a visual and physical extension of the indoor breakfast room featuring abstracted shapes and forms. In addition, the physical nature of the outdoor space is high shade, lacking necessary air flow to support a traditional planted garden.
The design intervention introduces a custom-designed trompe l'oeil metal backdrop and themes borrowed from theatrical set design. The result is intended as a setting animated by the sound of water, dappled texture and light, and seasonal rotation of plantings; it is intended to captivate the imagination and transport the inhabitant beyond the immediate context. Featured screen was a collaboration with Dean Anderson of Supersquare, Inc..
fishers island, new york
This summertime residence sits on top of a steep hill overlooking Long Island Sound. The existing site featured an abrupt driveway approach and a sense of disjuncture between architecture and landscape configuration. The design intervention integrates the house with its setting into a coherent and inviting composition.