An experiment in the integration of nature and architecture, this ultra-modern penthouse yields some stylish results. In the hands of a couple of innovative Yale professors – architect Joel Sanders and landscape architect Diana Balmori – the 3,100-sq.-ft. suite in Lower Manhattan boasts a spectacular rooftop garden (complete with an outdoor shower) that blankets a set of stairs leading inside. But nature doesn’t stop at the front door – interiors are brimming with lush plantings and an impressive irrigation system. The master bathroom showcases 50 sq. ft. of vertical plantings that conceal drip irrigation tubes, transforming the design into a living, breathing environment. Warm, natural woods finish the modern interiors – a naturally perfect complement to the lush plants both inside and out.
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