a mid-summer afternoon at lincoln center

a mid-summer afternoon at lincoln center

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….

最近一次去林肯中心已經是兩年前的春天。八月初的時候去紐約開會,剛好(藉故)經過了林肯中心,也終於有機會看看這個草皮屋(grassed-roof)。基於紐約客對於任何都市綠空間的熱愛,這個草皮幾乎長期處在“保養中“。當天也不例外。

a mid-summer afternoon at lincoln center

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.

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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.

a mid-summer afternoon at lincoln center

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)

a mid-summer afternoon at lincoln center

it’s hard not to notice the precast concrete seating (? or should i call it edging)

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i like the design itself, but not very convinced by the pink-ish color.

a mid-summer afternoon at lincoln center

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