Location: New York, New York
The Eastwick Residence features a unique multi-level residential roof garden designed to weave diverse landscape typologies within, around and above the contemporary penthouse into a dynamic urban garden experience. The multi-faceted design is comprised of complex planting systems carefully knitted with building infrastructure to expand and blur transitions between interior and exterior spaces. The garden design merges crisp architectural geometries with soft topographic forms and vegetation to create a harmonious and elegant residential landscape floating in the downtown Manhattan skyline.
Organized by three principal systems — modulated flooring, topographic surface and vertical vegetation, these design elements have been developed as seamless expansions of the penthouse interiors. The roof top features a sun-deck with seating elements, a water spa and a raked “lawn wedge” for lounging. Surrounding the deck, a series of undulating knolls depict a rolling grassland prairie to visually increase the sense of spatial layering while subtly masking building mechanical systems. The main level garden terrace is connected to a sunken dining terrace by a stepped promenade, visually separated by a grove of aspen trees. Linear meadow swaths and seating elements emerge from the terrace surface to reveal a serene reflection pool. Vertical treillage systems offer focal points enhanced by seasonal planting displays – all registered against the magical lower Manhattan skyline.
Landscape Architect: HMWhite
Project Designers: Steve E. Blatz Architect + Antonio Pio Saracino
Structural Engineer: Gage Meyer
Lighting: William Armstrong
MEP: Guth/Deconzo MEP
Contractor: DSA Builders
Landscape Contractor: NY Green Roofs
Architizer A+Awards – Special Mention Award
ASLA–New York Chapter – Honor Award
Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design American Architecture Award
Interior Design Magazine Best of the Year