Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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44 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Rooftop Continued from page 42 The Soho Terrace A custom stainless steel spa is featured on the terrace of the Soho Penthouse. Established on ipe deck structure, the hot tub can fit four to six people inside. The spa has a retractable cover and a control panel to adjust the settings. For safety reasons, a glass railing was added along the ipe deck. For this project, rather than use a service elevator, Vert hoisted the spa to the penthouse, as it was too large to fit in the elevator. To do this, Vert obtained permits from the NYC Department of Buildings and Department of Transportation to close off nearby streets and raise the spa over the rooftop. Around the corner from the lounging area is another open space for relaxation and socialization. As requested by the clients, Gunn also designed a fountain that would blend with the surrounding design. A fountain was integrated into the wooden steps leading down into this terrace. To highlight the water feature, LED strips are underneath each step. Team List Landscape Architect: Gunn Landscape Architecture Landscape Contractor: Vert Gardens Design Team: Alec Gunn Aaron McIntire Cat Rha Installation Team: Vert Gardens Rose Demolition & Carting, Inc. ZZZ Carpentry Delta Phase Electric Engineers: Geiger Engineering, PC Gilsanz Murray Steficek, LLP Left: This custom stainless steel spa can fit four to six people. The plumbing is separate from the terrace's irrigation system and was built to hold a total weight of 5,230 lbs. of water. The piping equipment is underneath the steps of the ipe decking. Located underneath the spa, a drainage mat collects and channels excess water into a drain hole in the terrace's foundation. This is done through the paving on a pedestal system. Left & Above: A fountain is integrated into the steps leading down into the lounging terrace. It is highlighted by LED strip lights that are underneath the steps. Pavers with a scarpaletto finish cover the floor of the lounge. On a drainage mat and pedestals, these 12" x 24" pavers were coated with a clear sealant. Vert also installed in-ground lights by each plant pot. Through the glass windows, the outdoor space is illuminated by the interior lighting that projects outward onto the terrace.

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