The design project combining the clear-cut geometric planes and delicate multi-layered lights and shadows converts the irregular outdoor space into an excellent landscaping space with multiple layers and diverse functions. Whenever the residents walking by the public artwork at the entrance, by the pools and by the walk paths can feel the expectation of the residential community and the warm welcome from home.
The Tiger Glen Garden is a contemplation garden built in the new wing of the Johnson Museum of Art. It is inspired by a Chinese parable, called the Three Laughers of the Tiger Glen, in which three men overcome their sectarian differences to find a unity of friendship. The garden was designed in an austere style called karesansui in Japanese in which an image of nature is created with an arrangement of stones.
Baobab Garden is a garden conceived between two cultures, the Asian through its garden and the bamboo, and Africa through a symbolic baobab. These two inspirations become entangled to form only one. At the heart of this nature emerges the spirit of the Forest the Baobab. Today, there are only relics of forest completely constituted by Baobab where reigned vast forests. The oppression of the man on forests was never as so strong as it is today, in our eyes of European and by this insight I wanted to restore a little of wisdom into this world.
The inspiration behind this design is the affection for the simplicity and insight of Mondrian abstraction and symbolism with a touch of character and authenticity denoted in the historic Square Kufic calligraphy. This design is a manifestation of coherent fusion between styles advocating the message that there is a possibility of mixing different seemingly contradictory style regarding the naked eye observation while when digging deep into the philosophy behind them there would be similarities that would result in a coherent artwork that is appealing beyond obvious comprehension.
Tahrir Square is the backbone of Egyptian political history and therefore reviving its urban design is a political, environmental and social desideratum. The master plan involves closing off some of streets and merging them into the existing square without upsetting traffic flow. Three projects were then created to accommodate a recreational and commercial functions as well as a memorial to mark Egypt’s modern political history. The plan took into account sufficient space for strolling and seating areas and a high green area ratio to introduce color to the city.
The concept for the landscape design came from the idea of making this modern piece of contemporary architecture with its strong elements of concrete and glass blend into its natural bushland environment by incorporating vegetation on the structure through green roofs and vertical gardens attracting flora and fauna back to the area. As the plants mature the building evolves creating a living piece of modern art.