Landscape Penthouse – When Building and Nature Meet
Since through these years of design scouting many outstanding interiors simply blew us away and somehow we didn’t do them justice, Adesignerspot is now launching a new topic in the honor of great design, elegance, refinement, high-end techniques, top quality finishes, remarkable furnishing and, of course, environment awareness.
We are now on a worldwide lookout for intriguing stories, interiors, designers and fresh ideas – basically anything that captures our interest. As always, you can chip in with stories of your own!
This issue is dedicated to a talented duet of designers who managed to merge two apparently incompatible items: the undeniable NYC icon (the penthouse “up in the sky”) and nature with all its terrestrial elements. The mixture is simply mind-blowing!
Architect Joel Sanders teamed up with landscape artist Diana Balmori from Balmori Associates to design an ultra modern 3200 sq. ft. suite in Manhattan. The project’s peculiarity stands in the extensive use of natural elements used both indoors and outdoors. The penthouse extends its living space to the rooftop with outdoor facilities – a kitchen, a grill lounging space, a Jacuzzi and a tanning deck. Moreover, the 2200 sq. ft. roof garden descends into the suite, bringing landscape elements in the form of living walls or interior gardens.
The incredible collection of plants is complemented by the warm natural wood finishes used indoors, bathed in loads of natural light. According to the designers, the project “becomes a sustainable strategy that aims to maximize biodiversity and sustainable design in this urban site by extending green space both horizontally and vertically within the renovated apartment and exterior roof space”.
Thus, the client got exactly what he wished for: an apartment surrounded by nature located in the heart of the city. The moral? Good landscape design can make a big difference, reconfiguring regular living while making new connections indoors-outdoors. We applaud their initiative and hope for many more of this kind!