Small Spaces...INTERSTITIAL SPACE...
Failed expansion joints and subway vents are two "spaces" Ken Smith thinks about. His landscape architecture focuses on underused places, re-purposed materials and seriously inventive thinking. His use of shredded tires and folding curtain walls, puts Ken at the top of "have you considered this" list.
His current project, a rooftop terrace in NYC for a collector of Chinese scholar rocks requires a visionary. The terrace is used four times a year as a staging area for window washing equipment, therefore, the landscape has to be removable. Ken's solution: A riff on the scholar rock made out of acrylic, holding one plant each and on wheels. Unexpected solutions are what you get from Ken Smith.
The developer had a plot of land, which he offered to the owners to make a communal space. One of the owners, who had worked with Local Office, felt confident that he had learned enough working with Local Office that he drew up a plan and executed the design.
That is what I call sustainable design.