Pavilion and Sculptural Garden
Gardens have the ability of form, deform or open up a space giving it another dimension making it more abstract and profound. In this garden, the plants throughout the perimeter of the roof lead the eye towards the views along the horizon. The slowly developing stairs around a travertine wall supports a wooden pergola. To one side a body of water filled with rocks and philodendrons generates a threshold that transports the user from a bustling city into a paused and relaxed state.
The challenge and duty of architecture goes beyond the creation of contained structures. We can generate space by demolishing walls, perforating structures and using materials that are alive. We understand the fifth façade as an underused space that has to be rescued and occupied in order to introduce new habits to urban living. We imagine cities that, when viewed from above, are a maze of habitable gardens.