Modern Downtown Penthouse Embraces Nature

Modern Downtown Penthouse Embraces Nature

Aaron Able
Sep 25, 2008

This amazing downtown penthouse was a study in integrating architecture and landscape design — and it includes lots of natural light, an outdoor shower, vertical plant wall, and drip irrigation systems. The New York Times shows us how the work of architects Joel Sanders, Andrea Steele and landscape architect Diana Balmori transformed this urban living space into a penthouse that embraces plant life...

The living room hosts Hans Wegner shell chairs, Brent Comber end tables, Tom Dixon chromed globe lamps and a sectional sofa from Design Within Reach. The graffiti-style art that wraps throughout the home is the work of Doze Green.

Check out the Tolomeo lamps mounted on the ceiling.

The vertical plant wall in the bathroom and those are felt Livingstones in the room on the right.

The outdoor shower is a Marcel Wanders design for Boffi. The walnut table was made by Brooklyn artist Christian Hooker.

For even more pictures and resources, see In the Penthouse, a True Garden Apartment and its slideshow.

Images: Laurie Lambrecht for The New York Times
Designers on this project: Joel Sanders, Andrea Steele (ANDarchitects) and landscape architect Diana Balmori.

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