VERDANT, Greenwich Street Terrace, Mac Carbonell designer, Contemporary landscape, New York landscape design
 
 

Greenwich Terrace is a natural and enveloping habitat perched atop a historic landmark building in Tribeca. Our design creates distinct spaces which transition into one another seamlessly, as native plants and textures offer true isolation from the concrete grid of the city.

 
VERDANT, Greenwich Street Terrace, Mac Carbonell designer, Contemporary landscape, New York landscape design
 
VERDANT, Greenwich Street Terrace, Mac Carbonell designer, Contemporary landscape, New York landscape design
VERDANT, Greenwich Street Terrace, Mac Carbonell designer, Contemporary landscape, New York landscape design
 

In designing the green space for this private residence, the interplay between the stone, foliage, and wood grain was essential. We created designed a significant network of embedded planters which create the a sense of an emergent garden, which rising naturally out of the floor. The four distinct spaces—the grill and kitchen, the dining area, the native grass pathway, and the sunken garden—flow into one another while maintaining defining discrete places to entertain or relax. We chose plant species native to New York, such as Calamagrostis, Amelanchier, Myrica, Nyssa, and Pinus rigida, in order to envision develop a truly natural space in the middle of a bustling metropolis.

 
VERDANT, Greenwich Street Terrace, Mac Carbonell designer, Contemporary landscape, New York landscape design
 
VERDANT, Greenwich Street Terrace, Mac Carbonell designer, Contemporary landscape, New York landscape design
VERDANT, Greenwich Street Terrace, Mac Carbonell designer, Contemporary landscape, New York landscape design
 

Due to a section of the roof’s significant slope and its limited load-bearing capabilities, we collaborated with a structural engineer and architect—and received permits from the NYC DOB as well as the Landmark Preservation Commission—to fabricate a custom steel structure which supported the entire terrace, including the embedded planters, deck, and walkways.

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