The rooftop courtyard of this Mexico City sanctuary is lined with a verdant mix of indigenous plants, including banana trees, palm trees, lion’s claw, Mexican breadfruit, and native vines.
Architects Simone Carneiro and Alexandre Skaff transformed a cramped São Paulo apartment into a mid-city refuge for Simone Santos, carving out an oasis of calm.
B&B Italia Outdoor’s Canasta sofa, by Patricia Urquiola, shares a shady patch in the ground-floor New York City garden with three ginkgo biloba trees, an existing fountain with an Italian marble spout designed by Thomas Woltz, and bluestone pavers. The terrace is filled with woodland greenery: Leucothoe, ostrich ferns, and lady ferns.
For a family home in Buenos Aires, Policastro used textured, rendered, and exposed concrete; aluminum; and wood to forge a three-story structure with easy outdoor access.
A rooftop oasis adds outdoor connection to this Manhattan town house. It's planted with red fescue at the client's request for a wild and unmaintained look and an experience akin to "walking through a field."