Bridgette Meinhold

Living Garden of Knowledge Made From 40,000 Books

by , 08/17/10
filed under: Architecture, Art, Gardening

Jardin de la Connaissance, garden of knowledge, book architecture, reclaimed books, temporary garden, mushrooms

The colorful discarded books were stacked to create garden walls, benches and carpets that are integrated within the site and structure of the forest. In an amazing example of book architecture, the books are stacked like bricks, while open volumes form cushioned carpets on the forest floor. Latourelle worked in collaboration with Folkerts of 100Landschaftarchitecktur to design the ‘utopian’ garden as a compelling new way to experience the forest — as an information platform as well as a return to nature.

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