Beaumont Quarter is a unique site. Located at the foot of an escarpment overlooking the Waitemata Harbor and Rangitoto Island beyond, it sits across from a Victorian-styled park and was originally a gas works. However, the architecture of the residential units in Beaumont Quarter suggests a modernist reinterpretation of the traditional New Zealand Terrace House. In order to bind these elements, the landscape design adopted the clean lines and forms of a modernist palette. It is a sparse counterpoint to the Victorian plantings beyond. Rather than an indigenous bush garden or a traditional English garden, the landscape design of Beaumont Quarter strikes an altogether original design language.
It is inspired by Le Corbusier’s Barcelona House and the traditional New Zealand Terrace house. Using the one house, one tree principal, the fundamentals of modernism are extended into the landscape in form, material and transparency.
A linked interplay between civic spaces and private courtyards is achieved with terraced circulation corridors extending to its urban neighborhood beyond.
Stanford West Apartments
The landscape design for Stanford West Housing creates a lush and inviting place for residents, complete with recreation trails, parks and play areas, while also conserving the site’s environmentally sensitive characteristics. Special emphasis was placed on maintaining the riparian corridor with native planting and the site’s archaeologically sensitive areas w...
Fuzhou Vanke City
Central Lake Forms Spine for Recreational Living
The Yongtai residential project, located inside the Red Cliff Scenic Area, borders the Dazhang River and consists of a 45-hectare watershed area surrounded by 12 small hills. It is part of an overall development that features a boutique hotel, a shopping street, clubhouses, residential high-rises, townhou...
The elements of the site program for this residence are relatively simple: a large pool and deck area without fencing; a large lawn area for children’s play; perennial gardens; concealed parking; and native plantings included in a playful manner. Since the dune height precluded any ocean views from the natural elevation of the site or the ground floor spaces, ...
Sky Terrace at the Grand Millenium
Located on a penthouse located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the terrace offers stunning panoramic views of Midtown, Central Park, Broadway, the East River, and the Hudson River. The design takes advantage of this prime location with glass parapets and low planters for unhindered views.
Cantilevered ten feet above the deck is the main feature of the t...