Client: Jardin de Metis design competition, Redford Gardens
Location: Grand-Metis, PQ
‘Refuge’ was a proposal for the Redford Gardens in Quebec. The proposed design explores the relationship between landscape and the built environment by providing shelters embedded within the natural world, creating a subtle juxtaposition of human interventions integrated within nature. The shelters explore the potential of a fundamentally positive relationship between human built objects and host ecosystems. In a contrasting position to the modern movement, the shelters touch the ground lightly and are designed to biodegraded into the nutrient and energy flows of the garden. Jute, wood and natural dyes are the only human made materials used to construct the shelters. The shelters allow the visitors to experience the garden in a moment of solitude; isolated from it, yet feeling physically connected to the landscape.
Team: Local Practice (Architect)
Project Completion: Un-built proposal in 2013