The Downtown Collection is officially the hottest shape of the season. Just based upon recent installations (the Westport Plaza in St. Louis) and one soon to come (the City of Norwalk, CT), we’re having trouble keeping them in stock!!
IMT Residential is a leading nationwide apartment operator with a portfolio that extends throughout California, Arizona, Texas, and Florida. Their most recent project is located at 12729 Riverside Dr. in Valley Village, CA, well located between Studio City, Toluca Lake and Sherman Oaks. We were pleased to provide the containers and irrigation for the job.
If you know San Francisco, you probably know the Grand Hyatt. Less than a block off Union Square, its enterance sits right on Stockton St. This large facility seems to host a never-ending chain of conferences, events, and important guests. The entry has always been somewhat “quirky”. The side-slope hill and assymmetric entrance to the right was originally designed with a set of steps leading to nowhere (see photo below).
We published a post a few months ago regarding the interior living wall that was installed at the Swedish Medical Center in Cherry Hill, WA. While an impressive project on its own, it was only a portion of a larger installation. Designed by Callison Architecture and installed by The Interior Foliage Company, this outdoor garden is immediately outside of the elevator lobby that holds the living wall. We’re especially proud of this project, as it shows how Tournesol Siteworks products can provide a wide range of products for a patio garden. Our design customization was critical to the success of the job. Continue reading
We furnished pots and irrigation systems for this spectacular Chicago high-rise terrace midway though 2008. At the time, the homeowner became aware of our products through a commercial renovation that they were part of. When it came time to outfit their patio, they had their landscape contractor come to us. Continue reading
In the middle of 2009, we were approached by EHDD Architecture of San Francisco, who were in the process of designing the new Chinatown/North Beach campus of the City College of San Francisco. They asked if we would be interested in fabricating custom Wilshire Collection rectangles with integrated bench seating for the terrace of the new building. It was the first time that we’d been approached to do this, so we knew it would be a challenge for us. But, it was a major new construction project, in a time when there weren’t many around – of course we’d be interested! Continue reading
Don Hellstern at Farthingale Ornamental Stone was kind enough to send through images from another project that they just worked on in Kansas City, MO. Travois Holdings is the leading housing and economic development financing firm in Indian Country. They have provided over $400M in private equity financing through Low Income Housing Tax Credits, which have helped their tribal clients build or renovate over 4,000 houses. They just completed landscaping the front of their office, and made extensive use of Tournesol Siteworks irrigation throughout.
We just recieved images of a recent installation at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center St. Louis. It really illustrates how sprucing up an existing property with new pots & planters can give a place a “pop”. The facility offers 223 rooms and 37 meeting/banquet rooms. The hotel is actually located in Chesterfield, MO, the largest city in west Saint Louis County with a population of just under 50,000.
Don Hellstern of Farthingale Ornamental & Architectural Stone in Kansas City is a local distributor of Tournesol Siteworks products, and was kind enough to send along these images. Don worked closely with Fred Kovar of the Harrick Group in Chicago, a respected firm specializing in the design of hotel projects nationally. Fred called out an unusual custom color for the Urban Tall pots (see this post for more Urban Tall), “Parrot Orange”. We received a sample, and were able to match the color.
Tournesol Siteworks was part of one of the hottest tickets in Las Vegas last fall when renowned Washington DC chef Michel Richard opened his newest eatery, Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace. The restaurant was named to several “Top 10″ lists within months of opening. Landscape architect Chris Attanasio designed the outdoor terrace using our Wilshire Collection rectangles to create the terrace space, and Downtown Collection as focal planters.
More images after the jump…