"In this private museum in Potomac, Maryland, set amid 230 acres of rolling hills, streams, meadows, and woodland paths, the landscape architect has integrated the natural environment, architecture, and works of art into a seamless sensory and intellectual experience. Though large in scale, the project’s power comes from its restraint and its contemplative character. This is a museum site where the natural world is in the foreground, creating a visitor experience that extends beyond art and architecture. Glenstone is an impeccably composed landscape, with its beautiful interior Water Court and two miles of walking paths, trails, and bridges that pass through a dynamic landscape of 8,000 trees and indigenous plants, all punctuated by world-class art."
For Lickwar, the experience aligns with her continued exploration of ecology, productivity, and culture. For Donham, it’s a reminder that minimalism can be whimsical. “This garden conforms to my notion of minimalism in all ways except it’s super fun, too. It’s not dead.”
"Into the Woods" wins the Prix de la Création at the 2018 Festival International des Jardins de Chaumont-sur-Loire. We are so honored to receive this award with our collaborator FORGE Landscape Architecture.
Watch the interview with Matt Donham and Phoebe Lickwar about the design concept behind "Into the Woods".
The colors that make Manhattan one of the most vibrant cities on earth, from the bright pink of a Grand Street Chinese restaurant sign to the gray of a Fifth Avenue doorman’s suit, make up a new installation called “Manhattan Color Walk” on the Upper East Side.
We are excited to announce that we have been invited to create a garden in collaboration with FORGE Landscape Architecture at the 2018 Festival international des Jardins at the Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire. Inspired by Jorge Luis Borges's 1941 adventure in interconnected realities, "an infinite series of times, a growing, dizzying web of divergent, convergent and parallel times," Into the Woods employs groves of fast-growing forest species and an irregular grid of slow-to-decay shou sugi ban beams to create a woodland which disorients visitors in space and time.
"One of the most amazing things about the place is how dense and varied the vegetation has grown over the past twenty-five years, with some 175 species of plants providing shelter to 125 species of birds, as well as raccoons, possums, lizards, and rabbits. Another fun fact: It's home to one of the few birch forests in the area."
SUN-A07 : Roadway Futures—Three Streets as Public Places for People
As a public resource representing as much as 80% of the outdoor space of the built environment, the road network is critical territory for landscape architects. Using three recent roadway projects as case-studies, we will explore the political, design, and construction challenges of transforming roads into public places for people.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM