Sculptural Garden and Pavilion
Vertebral, in collaboration with the ÑÚ Art Agency, were invited to work in an area for Design House México 2018.
The Sculptural Garden, located in Mexico City, transforms an abandoned roof of approximately 200 square meters into a roof garden. This project raises awareness of rescuing the residual areas in the city and demonstrate the enormous potential of green roofs for mitigating the urban sprawl.
The stairs slowly unfold around a wooden and marble structure, creating a private space. On one side, a water mirror produces a threshold that traslates the user from an overwhelming city to a relaxed atmosphere.
Sculptures by the Mexican artists Ricardo Regazzoni and Jorge Yazpik merge with a landscape of grasses, shrubs and small trees. An intimate conversation between art and landscape architecture.
The Sculptural Garden is constructed from a variation of stipas, ferns, elaeagnus, attenuatas, jasmine (Jasminum), lavender (Lavandula), sage, dracaenas and bamboo that direct and focus the gaze, suddenly, achieving long landscape at the horizon.
The challenge and responsibility of architecture go beyond the contained creation of structures. We can create space by demolishing walls, creating perforations and using materials which are alive. The fifth facade as an underused area that must be rescued and occupied to introduce new habits in urban life. We imagine cities that seen from above are extensive gardens.