From the archives: The Winter Garden

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Image and text from the exhibition at the World Financial Center, An Installation of the Cycles of Landscape, February 21-March 5, 1989

"This is not a flower show. This installation explores landscape and nature in its various stages of development, presenting the dynamic process of change, rather than displaying plantlife at its peak, as the typical flower show does. Cycles of fading, wilting and dying are as integral to the design of a landscape as are budding, flowering and growing. The show visualizes beginnings and ends, perspectives of time, cycles of life and death that give measure to our world."

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"We placed the city in nature, not the other way around."

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"New York-based architects Balmori often use unique means for their experimental projects. Their floating islands, green sculptures, and plenty of other intriguing surprises change up the cityscape and redefine urban planning."

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From the archives: Gwynns Fall Trail Masterplan

The Gywnns Falls Trail Masterplan project is a response to community interest in restoring the Gywnns Falls Stream Ecosystem, which had been damaged over time by industrial pollution, illegal dumping, and neglect. The masterplan drew public attention to the stream and its watershed by outlining revitalization strategies, which included educational activities for area public schools and annual public celebrations.

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São Paulo Corporate Towers featured on arco

"Chama a atenção no empreendimento a extensa área verde, de cerca de 19.000 metros quadrados, contendo mais de 170 espécies nativas da Mata Atlântica, que norteou o projeto paisagístico assinado pelo escritório Balmori Associates."

"Attention is drawn to the extensive green area of about 19,000 square meters, containing more than 170 native species of the Atlantic Forest, which guided the landscape project signed by Balmori Associates."

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everywhere all the time Receives Graham Foundation 2017 Grant

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"Performed by seven dancers and four musicians, Everywhere All the Time is an interdisciplinary performance work that includes choreography and direction by Seán Curran, a set and visual design by the late Diana Balmori, and musical direction and compositions by David Skidmore. A creative endeavor connecting dance, music, art, and architecture, the production is inspired by themes of tension and the interplay of harmony and discord in our natural world." 

Office field trip to the Solaire



As the first ‘green’ residential high-rise in the United States, the Solaire building has introduced a new interconnection between architecture, its urban setting, and landscape in sustainable design.

Balmori Associates employed two types of green roofs for Solaire: an extensive vegetated roof, or a covering of groundcovers and sedums in 4” of growing medium; and an intensive green roof, which has deeper planting beds for a variety of vegetation ranging from perennials to bamboo trees. 

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