Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2018

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40 Landscape Architect and Specifier News The Tribeca Terrace This Tribeca roof terrace and garden, comprising 2,600 square feet, contributes abundant outdoor living space to this New York City home. Gunn Landscape Architecture transformed this once raw, barren setting into an enclave of lush plantings and comfortable yet discrete living zones that extend from the interior. The redesign includes a shielded spa with a fountain next to the master bedroom for residents to relax and enjoy themselves. The stainless steel spa measures 7.25'Lx 6.75'Wx 3.5'H, with a surface area of 38 square foot, a water capacity of 550 gallons, and a total weight of 5,230 pounds. Two front-facing LED 12 voltage lights illuminate the spa in the evenings, complemented by several arbor-mounted low-voltage downlights that highlight the plantings around the spa. A retractable cover protects the spa when it is out of use and doesn't have water. A fountain that forms a 'water curtain' over the spa connects to the north end at a 90 degree angle. At 3' wide and 4' tall, the fountain's vertical support is covered by cladded ipe wood that matches the screening around the spa, although the screening is more widely spaced to allow better views of the plantings behind it. Evergreen hedges and bamboo with a stone pebble mulch were planted along the periphery of the water feature, which resembles a waterfall that lands into a natural basin, all within the privacy of one's own home. Left: Located on the lower terrace of the Central Park West penthouse, the fountain is made of powder-coated aluminum and steel framing with a gray patina. Because the water eventually evaporates, a small pipe feeds the water into the planter basin underneath the rigid black body. The water's fall height is four feet and nine inches. With the water included, the total weight of the fountain is about 450 pounds. Right: The Tribeca Terrace is a 2,600-square-foot outdoor living space, complete with a custom waterfall and stainless steel spa. The mechanical and plumbing equipment is stored underneath the deck. Front-facing LED 12 voltage lights and arbor-mounted low-voltage downlights brighten the spa at night. The screening and fountain's support also is made of ipe wood. Raised on an ipe deck, the spa can hold 550 gallons of water. Continued on page 42

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