Japanese architect Kengo Kuma‘s installation, Naturescape, in Milan last month consisted of living bamboo screens and pure Pietra Serena stone. The smooth stone is arranged like a topographic map, suggesting highs and lows topped by bamboo planted in gravel and pools of still water in some of the lower levels.
Kengo Kuma’s garden was one of three architect-designed installations for the Urban Stories exhibition of contemporary living. Naturescape is Kengo Kuma’s interpretation of a Japanese Zen garden. The graceful shape of the stone recreates natural landscapes that moulds the shape of the water, guides where people walk and allows objects to be better admired.
Directory: Kengo Kuma & Associates