Progress Review Elements  – Year 1
Becoming Leman, Gardens


ELEMENTS is the moment where we physically install our bodies on site to experience the environment. To achieve this moment we use tools, devices, architectural body extensions and connections that allow our physicality to exchange with the milieu around us. Having ob served, measured and mapped the site with our experience and imagination we now actively participate by interacting with it through a minimal architectural intervention that acts as a mediator. 1:1 scale will be employed for this endeavour so that all the three actors — body and consciousness; architectural device; territory or context — become real and at the same scale, intertwining to become one same storyline.


GARDENS situates the immense fragility of life in the thinness of the biosphere. As a collective we will nurture the notion of care in our non-built and built environments. The future may be less about constructing ever more architectures than looking through the looking glass and wondering how to read and make sense of everything and everyone around us. Let us then dream how we transform and build on what we find there, an interior full of trees — Where the Wild Things Are.





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