The New York Times: Today’s Must-Have Amenity? A Little Green Space.

Press, Studio News 10.03.2021
A rendering of Flatiron House, at 39 West 23rd Street, shows how the facade will sprout with greenery, thanks to planted and irrigated loggias. Credit: River Film
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Via The New York Times:

At Flatiron House, at 39 West 23rd Street, CookFox Architects is designing a 44-unit, terra-cotta-and-glass condo for the developer Anbau that will sprout with greenery from a series of irrigated loggias extending up the facades — planted with lowbush blueberry, alpine strawberry, thyme, oregano and lavender — with perforated railings that serve as trellises. The developer anticipates beginning sales later this month, with units priced from $1.85 to more than $18 million.

“People feel better when they’re connected to nature,” said Rick Cook, a founding principal of CookFox, who collaborated with the landscape architecture firm Future Green Studio. “We’ve been working the puzzle of depth of facade, and working in planted loggias and Juliet balconies, and every other deep-facade design trick we could come up with, to connect people with nature.”

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