AROUND ABOUT by Talmon Biran architecture studio

© Martin Bond

 

The architecture studio Talmon Biran, has designed “AROUND ABOUT,” one of the winning entries in the 2015 edition of the International Garden Festival at the Jardin de Metis in Quebec, Canada.

 

AROUND ABOUT by Talmon Biran architecture studio

© Louise Tanguary

The designer’s description

AROUND ABOUT is a ‘dry Landscape’ installation inspired from the concept of Japanese Zen gardens. A set of large roundabouts is to be placed inside a field of gravel.

AROUND ABOUT by Talmon Biran architecture studio

© Louise Tanguary

These roundabouts, whose design is inspired from agricultural machinery, include tines below their bottom beam which rakes the gravel in circular patterns as the roundabout spins.

AROUND ABOUT by Talmon Biran architecture studio

© Martin Bond

The visitors are active participants in the composition of the garden and its constant rearrangement.

AROUND ABOUT by Talmon Biran architecture studio

© Martin Bond

In contrast to the typical Zen garden, which is usually planned to be seen from the outside of the garden, AROUND ABOUT is seen, created and experienced from the inside, through a joyful and playful activity.

AROUND ABOUT by Talmon Biran architecture studio

© Martin Bond

The proposal acts on the tension between order and disorder. The entire garden works in harmony, as a mechanism whose components are in precise proportion and relation to one another.

AROUND ABOUT by Talmon Biran architecture studio

© Martin Bond

As visitors walk away from the roundabouts, their footsteps violate the orderly pattern of the gravel. Once they get back on the roundabouts and spin them, the garden returns to order.

AROUND ABOUT by Talmon Biran architecture studio

© Louise Tanguary

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