Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2018

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42 Landscape Architect and Specifier News The spa was built on a raised ipe deck, with seven steps that lead upwards to the water feature. The plumbing and mechanical equipment for the spa is stored underneath this raised deck, and can be controlled by an electronic panel next to the spa. The ipe deck below the step-up deck connects the spa to a green roof with a container garden on another side of the master bedroom. This area responds to the owner's desire for a more natural environment, which, in this case, is accentuated by bouffant grasses planted in round ceramic pots on top of 18"x 30" pavers separate by flat green moss. Hornbeam trees in planters further demarcate the area. Overall, Gunn maintained a clean-lined and modern approach to the Tribeca outdoor space, while incorporating the client's love of nature within a highly urban context. The expansive terrace wraps around the interiors, which have floor to ceiling windows, and maintains a similar light-colored palette while drawing the eye out to a different scene reshaped with lush greenery and pops of bold color. The Chelsea Terrace For the award-winning Chelsea project, Vert Gardens built an urban oasis on the 621-square- foot north and 543-square-foot south terraces on either side of the rooftop penthouse. These discrete outdoor 'living rooms' were designed by Gunn to maximize space and allow flexible options for entertaining, dining, and relaxing. Ideally suited for dining and entertaining, the north terrace supports a rich mix of trees, shrubs, and climbing vines in planters made from ipe, and lightweight pots made from fiberglass. The south terrace is quiet, with an outdoor kitchen and a weathered zinc fountain. The fountain with ipe wood framing is also made from powder-coated aluminum and contains plantings underneath that blend in with the rest of the terrace's plantings. Connected to the irrigation system, a small tube fills the fountain's bottom with water and then recirculates. The five spouts of the water feature releases the water from a pump. The spaghetti tube replenishes the fountain on an automatic timer. Left: The south side of the Chelsea terrace is a 543-square-foot outdoor kitchen area featuring a stainless steel gas grill. The kitchen is complete with ipe cabinetry, an icemaker, and Glacier Blue Devonian Sandstone countertops and backsplash. Right: Included on the terrace is a weathered zinc fountain with ipe wood framing. It is connected to the main irrigation system; a small tube fills the bottom of the fountain with water and then recirculates. The height of the fountain over which the water falls is one foot and seven inches. Set on an automatic timer, a spaghetti tube replenishes the fountain. The trees above are Crepe Myrtle. Rooftop Continued from page 40 Continued on page 44

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