Design Award of Merit
Pacific Heights Residence, San Francisco, CA
Cochran Landscape Architecture, San Francisco, CA
Ingenious solutions for a tough site. . . Beautiful forms
established in a common, small space. Beautiful, evocative presentation.
. . Artistic, beautiful use of plant materials to emphasize translation
and articulation of site photography. . .
Professional Awards Jury Comments
A couple with four small children approached the landscape architect
to transform the sloping yard of their new home into a place for
their active children to play. A large deck, clothed in woven willow
panels, now overlooks the garden. The landscape architect sculpted
the slope into a series of zigzagged, ramped walks traversing the
hill. On the west side, a thicket-covered secret tunnel screens
a slide evocative of Alice in Wonderland. Phosphorescent cables
woven within the tunnel glow at night. An oversized “lawn”
chair planted with live grass greets the children in the lower yard.
The rear property line is screened with a 10-foot living fence of
willow switches woven together on site, which will take root and
continue to grow.