KEN SMITH WORKSHOP
40 Central Park South, NYC
Start Date: 2005
Completion Date: 2006
Jim Conti, lighting design
Peter Mauss / ESTO, Photography
Viewing garden in a courtyard located between two post-war apartment buildings on Central Park South. Designed for varied perspectives, the garden can be experienced from a ground floor window-lined passage and rotunda space as well as from the apartment windows surrounding and looking down onto the garden. A formal geometry of linear vine trellises, and a parterre of crushed stone, shredded rubber, glass marbles and shade tolerant evergreen ground covers play against the organic forms of existing trees to create a heightened sense of scale, depth and visual mystery.
Sited in the garden are sculptures by Isamu Noguchi, Chaim Gross and Michele Oka Doner.
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