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People live with hardly any nature in urban environment, and face various pressures every day, so it is necessary for them to have a healing space at home to release mental and physical stress. There is a Zen word “San Sui Ni Sei On Ari”, which means in nature of mountain and river people can hear clear and pure sound. Under this design concept, we hope that people can live a spitually fulfilled life enclosed by nature in Pavilla Hill even in urban environment.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The design combined the straight line representing urban elements and the curved line representing nature elements. Nature waves are expressed by large nature stone planter and walls, while urban elements are expressed by black granite stones. In this way, we try to unify the two into one beautiful space. In meditation room, water falling down from celling and expending waves, making it possible to enjoy this space not only visually but also acoustically by hearing the sound.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This project includes elements that will change residents’ mood and mind naturally, as they come and go across the garden. Those elements include the planting, the use of stones and the sound of running water. This project trys to create a space in which people can live together with nature.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project is located in Hong Kong, and the construction period is from November 2015 to March 2016.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The stones in this project is mainly Aji stone. Part of the stone were chiseled and processed.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The total landscape area is about 3,000 square meters.
Landscape, Modern Japanese garden, Masuno Shunmyo, Pavilla Hill, Hong Kong
Firstly, we understand the site of Pavilla Hill is located between mountain and sea, right on the boundary of nature and the city. Based on this, we conduct a research to figure out how to create a space which let people feel as if they are living in nature rather than in the artificial urban environment.
The biggest challenge in this project is how to create a landscape with a richness of spirituality as well as a richness of materials. In other words, how to create an art space where people can feel nature and enrich their mind.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Shunmyo Masuno+ Japan Landscape Consultants Ltd.
Image #1-5: Photographer Nakamura Akio, Pavilla Hill, 2016.