love those bertoia diamond lounge chairs.
stopped by lincoln center couple weeks ago. i haven’t had a chance to revisit this place since 2009 early spring. that’s right, it has been a while….
this famous hypar pavilion with a twisted plane of lawn on top of the restaurant is designed by diller scofidio + renfro. the lawn area was closed (again) on the day i visited.
one of my favorite element in this open space redesign is the sycamore grove. it is a smart and effective solution, especially in such urban context. the temperature drops about 5 degrees from under the sun to under the shade.
oh yeh, the day i visited this place was one of these craaaazy hot summer days.
the bosque of trees are actually sitting on top of a parking garage. well, it is pretty common in new york city, but with such healthy looking shade trees – they must have done something special. it turns out the system used here is from deeproot called “silver cell”. i remember they came in office few years ago to give us a lunch presentation. seems a great product for urban trees.
(click here to see more construction photos)
it’s hard not to notice the precast concrete seating (? or should i call it edging)
i like the design itself, but not very convinced by the pink-ish color.