The Under Garden, The garden underneath the garden
Les Jardins de Métis Competition-2011


“…this time she found a little bottle… and tied round the neck of the bottle was a paper label, with the words “DRINK ME” beautifully printed on it in large letters … Alice ventured to taste it … she was now only ten inches high, …the right size for going through the little door into that lovely garden…”

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrollmetisb2

Taking advantage of a new material in planting (Planting Gel) a Non-Toxic, biodegradable crystal, the proposal reveals an interesting yet overlooked part of the garden.

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A narrow hole in the ground capped with an egg crate structure made out of moisture resistant plywood provides the base that supports both the soil and an array of transparent glass planters filled with planting gels. Different color is added to the gel which would result in a rainbow like effect that feed s in to the idea of the wonder land  and in  the end a root vegetable or a small plant with and exotic root system is planted inside each planter.


Exploded axonometric of the proposal

The project attempts to take you down the rabbit hole and in to the mystical secret garden below, a real life wonderland  that enables the visitors to experience the garden in a different way no magic potion no shrinking simply by stepping down in to the Under Garden.


Credits: Behnaz Assadi, Nima Javidi
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