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Architecture: Relativity

Aug 24, 2010
  • Article by Online Editor
  • Designer
  • Architect James Dawson Landscape Design

This show garden demonstrated the use of green roofs and vertical gardens within a domestic outdoor space. The spacial component of the garden was inspired by Dutch artist M. C. Escher’s work _Relativity_, an artwork that depicts a paradoxical world in which the normal laws of gravity do not apply.

In a traditional landscape, plant material would be presented on a horizontal plane ?rmly anchored to the ground. However, with vertical and roof gardens, these planting constraints disappear, enabling us to explore other planes of reference.

The use of water, lush foliage and natural materials are combined using basic principles in permaculture to create an incredibly calming and luxurious space that is sustainable and positive to the environment.

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