GARDEN PARTY
Pafos, Greece, 2016
We celebrate the nature that exists in Pafos' Public Garden by creating architecture that embraces existing trees in the garden and provides a system of nourishment for the surrounding flora in order to provide a thriving future.
Based on primitive forms, the lightweight structure necessitates a weightless, translucent membrane penetrated by existing trees, blurring the lines between human and nature, architecture and landscape, architecturally balancing and embracing the chaos of these intersections into sublime moments where the garden is reborn from the organic pieces that existed there for decades.
Integrated within the structure is an invisible irrigation system that nourishes the immediate surrounding landscape into a micro-garden within the larger park, anchoring the architecture to the garden as a necessary and thriving moment necessarily born from the disdain and abandonment that so often result in renaissance.