Kugelmass Garden

Submitted by Laurel Holtzapple

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Client: Dr. Sharon Kugelmass

Location: Charlotte, United States

Completion date: 2016

Project Team

Artist

Laurel Holtzapple

groundworks studio

Client

Dr. Sharon Kugelmass

Artist

Carrie Gault

Artist

Theron Ross

Overview

Growing out of the garden master plan groundworks designed for the client and in response to the client’s need for a stair to safely negotiate the steep terrain, groundworks designed a dynamic set of brick stairs that cascade down the slope. A swirling terra cotta mosaic flows like a stream, connecting the pieces together. The handrails undulate, responding to the energy of the spirals, and curves within. Landscape Architect and Artist: groundworks studio, Mosaic Fabrication: Carrie Gault, Handrail Fabrication: Theron Ross and Landscape Installation: Marlon Galeas.

Goals

Handrails, stairs, and paving were essential project elements. Groundworks studio worked with the client's aesthetic and nearby natural features to develop a design that is of the site and tailored to the client. The garden is now an artful landscape that delights those who pass by.

Process

Groundworks studio worked with metal and mosaic fabricators to bring our vision to life.

Additional Information

The garden was featured on the neighborhood's Home and Garden Tour of Spring 2018.