Future Green Studio is excited to announce the rooftop space refurbishment of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum in collaboration with Toshiko Mori Architect and ARUP. In response to the museum’s diverse programming needs the landscape design incorporates movable features to allow for flexibility whilst providing fixed elements to serve as multi-purpose anchors for various events.
WEED WALK IN RED HOOK
Future Green's designers led a class of 2nd graders through Red Hook to explore the spontaneous urban plants found along the street-side and in vacant lots. As a part of their Naturalist Curriculum, the explorers were encouraged to observe, analyze, and sketch individual plant species as components of an emergent urban ecology.
Stigmatized as undesirable, unwieldy and unkempt, Spontaneous Urban Plants (SUP) – better known as “weeds” - have a diminished status in our collective cultural perception. Often found in derelict urban landscapes, overlooked and unwanted, SUP thrive in places most plants cannot grow, sprouting up from cracks in the side walk, and propagating the seams along chain link fences. They provide substantive ecological benefits that are often overlooked – creating wildlife habitat, mitigating stormwater, or phytoremediating disturbed soils.
FUTURE GREEN RECEIVES 2 POTOMAC ASLA HONOR AWARDS
Future Green Studio was awarded the 2017 Honor Awards from the Potomac chapter of the ASLA. Our Masterplan for the Gallaudet University - 6th St. Expansion won an Honor Award in the Analysis, Planning. and Urban Design category. Our project Atlantic Plumbing Residence won an Honor Award in the Design (Built) category. Both projects were collaborative efforts with Morris Adjmi Architects.
Developed in collaboration with Morris Adjmi Architects and JBG Companies, the masterplan for Gallaudet University's 6th Street NE envisions a vibrant, diverse mixed-use development that bridges the adjacent residential neighborhood with the historically inwardly-focused campus through a series of connective open corridors and green spaces.
Atlantic Plumbing Residences is a 400 unit, high-end residential and retail project located in Washington DC’s post-industrial Northwest Quarter on the old site of the Atlantic Plumbing Suppliers. Conceptually, the landscape draws from found elements of an industrial history along with elements from its current condition of abandonment. A collection of brick and steel buildings has been colonized by a hardy array of wild urban plants. The planting palette specifically reflects this spontaneous condition and pairs it with plants from Virginia’s natural ecology.
ASLA-NY FEATURES PRINCIPAL DAVID SEITER
The American Association of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter Member Spotlight feature’s Future Green Studio’s David Seiter. Check out his interview with ASLA-NY.