The Park as a Living Museum of the Slow Death of the City
This is a stunning project by architecture practice Paisajes Emergentes
The roof becomes the main facade when you arrive to the house, and is the first thing to appear visible, it simply emerges as a geometriced version of the terrain in which the house in located.
The Venice lake is colonized by an artificial reef system that intends to recover, keep and protect a living fertile ecosystem. With the change of the tides the reef emerges and disappears partially.
Inside the canals the light and water level reveal the passing of the hours. Eventually the canals get flooded and become unwalkable.
The surface of the island is covert with as many seeds and spores as possible, the strongest and most capable species will impose and some months later there will be a completly unpredictable, wild and convulse garden.
The island coasts are the main circulation system, no paths and no program.
“I draw, not with ideas, not with stones; but with light and air the way of my transit.” Octavio Paz
Naos, Water clock house and confined forest. The residential and workshop constructions of the city of Venice, Murano and the other islands are colonized by contemplative uses as they are abandoned or become obsolete. Roofs are removed, walls stay, new gardens emerge, sitting rooms that will eventually get flooded. New decks, galleries, small parks and public thermae appear within the old walls in an unplanned way.
“There is nothing built on stone. Everything is built on sand, but it is our duty to edify as if the sand should be stone” Jorge Luis Borges
Project: Luis Callejas, Edgar Mazo, Sebastián Mejia, Juan Pablo Martinez.
Open air theater / rain water collector.
Surprisingly adaptable, it’s a space attuned to the temporal vagaries of climate, the fluctuating rate of water consumption and the cultural preferences of Quito’s residents.