This Lawrence, NY residence gets added roof appeal. A living greenwall lends a striking focal point while concealing an unsightly AC condenser unit and generator. See more on our design process in this video published by greenroofs.com. Additional images of the project are available on the in progress page.
We are excited to announce that The Garden Bible has included our Upper West Side Terrace project.
The publication serves as an overall guide, providing information on how to work with the context of a site, curating plant selections, and maintaining the result. The included project gives an example of incorporating a mix of planting types, from grassy perennials to evergreens (adjacent to an interior renovated by Deborah Berke Partners) into cozy and comfortable outdoor living environs.
From the design of living willow structures to curating modern garden installations, Aaron McIntire shares his inspirations, philosophy, and strategies for rooftop landscapes. See the article published in Turf Magazine.
Turf Design Build magazine provides landscape design/build & architecture pros with up-to-date information on the business.
Construction continues for the William Vale Hotel. Expected to open in 2016, the project located at 55 Wythe in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, includes a series of outdoor venues designed by the Gunn team. This rendering gives a glimpse of a well-prized asset for hotels in New York City, the pool deck, destined to make a mark among the pack of rooftop watering holes the city is known for.
Sleekly designed, the setting offers a modern chic appeal in contrast to the surrounding industrial context. Chaise lounges and cabanas fall in line with a backdrop of tree canopies on the perimeter. A few swaying palms keep the scene playful and low-key. Situated three stories up and overlooking another precious asset, a 20,000-sq ft public park space that sits below, local pool goers will get a new summer escape with a swath of Midtown Manhattan in view, while tourists will have another reason to stay in the ‘burg.
Some of our latest work in Amagansett is nearing realization at this poolside slope with a display of summer blooms reaching their peak. The insertion of a retaining wall and bluestone steps leading one up to a lounge area reshape the scene. The chosen plant varieties keep a manicured, yet natural flowing appearance with the existing woodland backdrop. Hydrangeas and ‘Blue Fortune’ agastache grow verdantly while russian sage and catmint deliver a drifting fragrance into the setting.
Beauty in the landscape goes beyond the first impression. The benefits of blooms, shrubs, trees, and more in the latest issue of Modern Luxury’s Beach magazine.
View the article,”Buds With Benefits.”
Note that the featured home and its adjacent landscape received LEED Gold certification in 2013.
This penthouse terrace in Soho is refreshingly renewed with a lounge-like appeal for an inviting, yet refined atmosphere. A revamp of the outdoor setting by Gunn includes custom-designed teak planters, a heated plunge pool, and a planting palette of leafy textures. A Grace Smokebush (Cotinus ‘Grace’) evolves its green leaves in the spring to producing buds that blossom feathery, puffy plumes in the summer. By fall, the shrub turns its foliage into a rich purple hue. Finely curated with a selection of perennial grasses and other meadow plantings, Coneflower (Echinacea) and maple branches, add a sculptural display for continual interest to last through winter.
See remaining images of the complete renovation from the inside out, on curbed.com.