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Temperate Projects

Residential

Chalet — Switzerland
City garden — South Hampton, NY
City garden — Austria
Condo — West Village, New York, NY
Estate — Rye, NY
Estate — Bedford, NY
Estate — Amagansett, NY
Estate — Manhasset, NY
Penthouse terrace — Upper East Side, NYC
Penthouse — Chelsea, New York, NY
Seaside estate — South Hampton, NY
Seaside estate — Rye, NY
Seaside estate — Montauk, NY
Terrace — Upper East Side, New York, NY
Terrace- Chelsea, New York, NY
Terrace — West Village, New York, NY
Townhouse — West Village, New York, NY
Townhouse — Gramercy Park, New York, NY
Townhouse — Upper East Side, New York, NY

Commercial

Hotel — Midtown, New York, NY
Hotel — Gramercy Park, New York, NY
Hotel — Lower East Side, New York, NY
Hotel — Time Square Edition, New York, NY
Hotel — The Asbury Hotel, Asbury, NJ

Public

City courtyard — Astoria, NY

Temperate Projects / Case study

New York Residential Estate

  • Project Type:  Residential
  • Collaboration:  Peter Pennoyer Architects
The carefully-arranged gardens of a residential estate in Upstate New York mirror a cross-section of the magnificent flora and foliage of the American Northeast. A sprawling, neatly-trimmed lawn in the East Garden serves as a preamble that culminates into a vibrant composition of stately trees and flowering shrubs. Elm, Spruces, Oak, Weeping Cherry, Horse Chestnut, Azaleas, Rhododendrons. The West Garden, complete with a whimsical woodland path, give expression to the four seasons in a way that only Vivaldi could. Dogwood, Hostas, Holly, Peonies, Butterfly Bushes, Crabapples, Red Maple, River Birch, Weeping Beech, Hydrangeas. Topiary shrubs, a fountain, a sculpture, a fragrant, geometric flower bed of varying roses. A forecourt with a majestic Magnolia. Vegetable garden, pool, terrace, pergolas, stone walls and a rustic wooden gate allude to the formality of the design.
Plant List
  • Plant White Forsythia
  • Plant Delaware Valley White Azalea
  • Plant American Boxwood
  • Plant Summersweet
  • Plant Oak Leaf Hydrangea
  • Plant American Holly
  • Plant Yew Hedge
  • Plant Flowering Quince
  • Plant Winterberry
  • Plant Mountain Laurel
  • Plant Japanese Andromeda
  • Plant English Roseum Rhododendron
  • Plant Rosebay Rhododendron
  • Plant Lilac
  • Plant Burkwood Viburnum
  • Plant Mariesi Double Viburnum
  • Plant Doublefile Viburnum
  • Plant Climbing Hydrangea
  • Plant Canadian Serviceberry
  • Plant Japanese Maple
  • Plant Kousa Dogwood
  • Plant Eastern Redbud
  • Plant Giant Dogwood
  • Plant Apple
  • Plant Fringe Tree
  • Plant Crabapple
  • Plant Loebner Magnolia
  • Plant Royal Star Magnolia
  • Plant Japanese Magnolia
  • Plant Parotia Persica
  • Plant Autumn Blooming Higan Cherry
  • Plant Hemlock
  • Plant Floribunda Rose
Plant List
Latin name
Qty.
Size

Abeliophyllum distichum  

110  

3'-4'  

Azalea Delaware White Valley  

190  

1-3', 4'-5'  

Buxus semprevirens  

79  

2'-3', 3-4', 4'-5'  

Clethra alnifolia  

100  

2'-3'  

Hydrangea quercifolia  

30  

3'-4'  

Ilex opaca  

89  

3'-4', 4'-5', 4'-6'  

Taxus x media  

145  

4'-5'  

Chaenemeles speciosa  

50  

3'  

Ilex verticilata 'Red Spire'  

75  

3'-4'  

Kalmia latiflora  

26  

4'-6', 6'-8'  

Pieris japonica  

35  

3'-5', 6'-8'  

Rhododendron x English roseum  

120  

3'-4', 4'-6', 6'-8'  

Rhododendron maximum  

45  

4'-6', 6'-8'  

Syringa vulgaris hybrid  

45  

6'-8'  

Viburnum x burkwoodi  

10  

5'-6'  

Viburnum plicatum-mariesi  

17  

5'-6'  

Viburnum plicatum tomentosum  

4  

6'-8'  

Hydrangea petiolaris  

3  

6'-8' on stake  

Amelanchier canadensis  

7  

8'-10'  

Acer palmatum  

3  

12'-14'  

Cornus kousa  

10  

12'-14'  

Cercis canadensis  

5  

12'-14'  

Cornus controversa variegata  

1  

12'-14'  

Espalier apples  

2  

6'-8'  

Chimonanthus virginacus  

1  

8'-10'  

Malus  

4  

 

Magnolia x Loebneri  

1  

12'-14'  

Magnolia stellata 'Royal Star'  

1  

8'-10'  

Magnolia soulangiana  

4  

6'  

Parotia persica  

1  

8'-10'  

Prunus subhirtella 'Automnalis'  

9  

6'-8'  

Tsuga canadensis  

9  

12'-14'  

Rosa 'Iceberg'  

5  

8'-10' on stake  

Temperate Projects / Case study

New York Residential Seaside Estate

  • Project Type:  Residential
  • Collaboration:  Madison Cox Associates
In the ever-shifting sands along the windswept Atlantic coastline, few plants brave the elements as graciously as American beachgrass.  Across the stone paved terrace, beyond the beaming Montauk daisies, dunes of green and tan sheaths swish and drift to and fro, resigning to the whims of the Northeastern air. An oculiform driveway leading up to the residence teems with shrubs, some ornamental, some fragrant, others evergreen, or deciduous. Thick, fleshy leaves of Privet huddle behind the spiky flower stalks of Summersweets. A gaggle of showy Hydrangeas flaunt their colors, as several Rugosa roses reveal their sweet scent in the saline tinged air. Shore Junipers and Eastern Red Cedars compare their pedigrees under the watchful gaze of several Black Pines whilst shadblows weigh heavy with juneberries. Climbing a pergola nearby the pool are Sweet Autumn Clematis and Trumpet Vines, edging their way up toward the grandest of views.
Plant List
  • Plant Shadblow
  • Plant Montauk Daisy
  • Plant Summersweet
  • Plant Pear
  • Plant Blue Lacecap Hydrangea
  • Plant Peegee Hydrangea
  • Plant Oakleaf Hydrangea
  • Plant Tardiva Hydrangea
  • Plant Shore Juniper
  • Plant Eastern Red Cedar
  • Plant Privet
  • Plant Bayberry
  • Plant Black Pine
  • Plant Rosa Rugosa
  • Plant Beach Grass
  • Plant Sweet Autumn Clematis
  • Plant Trumpet Vine
Plant List
Latin name
Qty.
Size

Amelanchier canadensis  

 

10'-12'  

Chrysanthemum nipponicum  

 

1 gal  

Clethra alnifolia  

 

4'-5'  

Pyrus salicifolia  

 

large specimen  

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Blue Lacecap'  

 

24"-36"  

Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora'  

 

5-7 gal  

Hydrangea quercifolia  

 

3-4'  

Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'  

 

3-4'  

Juniperus conferta  

 

5 gal  

Juniperus virginiana  

 

10-12'  

Ligustrum ovalifolium  

 

5-7', 10-12'  

Myrica pensilvanica  

 

2 1/2 - 3'  

P. thunbergiana  

 

8-10', 12-14'  

Rugosa rose  

 

 

Ammophila breviligulata  

7630  

 

Clematis paniculata  

4  

5 gal  

Campsis radicans  

6  

5 gal  

Temperate Projects / Case study

New York City Residential Townhouse

  • Project Type:  Residential
  • Collaboration:  Steven Harris Architects
If the upper-most level of a home were partially enclosed in glass, partly covered by a galvanized pergola and the walls on two sides were covered high with dense green planting giving you the impression of a living room brooding with life, would it still be called a roof garden? Would cooking on the discreetly-located barbecue and serving drinks in the charming seating area beneath the hanging Wisteria blossoms, Chocolate Vines and Sweet Autumn Clematis make it an open-air dining room? Or would it be dubbed an outdoor den thanks to carpeting of faux grass and low Boxwoods that allow you to peer out at a 24-hour live show of lower Manhattan in all its pageantry? Only the green-leaf Japanese Maples will serve as clues as to the answer of 5 up, 23 across.
Plant List
  • Plant Chocolate Vine
  • Plant Alpine Strawberry
  • Plant Boxwood
  • Plant Hornbeam
  • Plant Autumn Clematis
  • Plant Holly
  • Plant Dogwood
  • Plant Japanese Maple green leaf
  • Plant Katsura
  • Plant Vinca Minor
  • Plant Wistera Blue
Plant List
Latin name
Qty.
Size

Akebia quinata  

2  

5' staked  

Frageria vesca  

30 sq ft  

18"  

Buxus sempervirens  

74  

12-24", 30"  

Carpinus betulus  

158  

10'-12', 12'-14'  

Clematis terniflora  

3  

5' on stake  

Ilex crenata  

20  

12"-24", 30"  

Cornus kousa  

1  

12'-24'  

Acer japonicum  

2  

12'-14'  

Cercidiphyllum japonicum  

1  

14'-16'  

Vinca minor  

268 sq ft  

flat  

Wisteria  

2  

8'-10'