Michael K. Chen was asked to share our most memorable project with Interior Design Magazine to celebrate the start of the roaring 2020’s.
“Our office views design as a deeply collaborative enterprise, and the projects that I find to be the most rewarding tend to incorporate many different voices and areas of expertise,” says founder Michael K. Chen. “One of the most interesting for us is a townhouse and garden in Manhattan where we were engaged in an extensive and multidisciplinary collaboration with landscape architects, manufacturers, artists, scientists, and other designers to develop different aspects of the project, including a sculpted terra cotta facade that houses a vertical garden. The facade is home to a number of native plants, some of which are endangered due to habitat loss and climate change and is a test case in urban conservation gardening. It’s a project that enabled us to explore craft and materiality in a rich and novel way, and it offered us an opportunity to learn and develop a way of working that has become a model for most of our subsequent projects.”