Design collaborative asensio_mah recently completed the construction of this tranquil outdoor installation ‘Surface Deep’ in Quebec, Canada. As part of the Reford Garden’s Metis International Garden Festival, the rolling form of the structure mirrors the billowing hills seen in the distance.
The structure greets visitors on first arrival with an impressive take on a traditional wall that would otherwise be an overlooked necessity. The temporary entrance simultaneously acts as both a resting space and a point of guidance that brings visitors towards the grounds.
The piece’s title reflects the importance placed on the unit, a strong space to act as an interactive site for people to walk on and around, while also containing plants embedded in its structure. The varied angles of the design frame a seating area, while open webbing is the perfect base for the different mosses planted inside the honeycomb-esque panels.
An interactive design, Surface Deep was created in collaboration with students from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.
Images courtesy of asensio_mah