Towers | Golde Landscape Architects and Site Planners

PARKS AND GARDENS

JAPANESE GARDEN

CORPORATE RESEARCH FACILITY

Yorktown Heights, New York

T|G was charged with recapturing the original design intent of this iconic mid-century “Japanese” garden design by Hideao Sasaki.  Over the years its elegance and aesthetic purity had been lost to mechanical additions, below-grade expansions and, most recently, an above-grade steam line. The solution was a ‘dry stream’ of pebbles and boulders, a serpentine meander flowing through the courtyard as a central unifying feature that recalls the Japanese theme, but allows for screen plantings in front of the steam line and variable depths of surface cover over the mechanical spaces.  A walkway provides a new stroll feature consistent with the sinuous form of the implied stream.

85 WILLOW ST NEW HAVEN CT 06511  203 773 1153

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