Update: Jardin de la Connaissance / 100Landschaftsarchitektur

© Thilo Folkerts

Established in June 2010, 100Landschaftsarchitektur shared with us the current status of Jardin de la Connaissance which is still up and thriving. With the knowledge truly disappearing into the forest, the book structures have decayed in the natural setting, but have also provided various micro-environments for a range of local creatures. Interacting with the forest, seedlings and insects have activated the walls, carpets and benches while mushrooms – those cultivated and those who have come by themselves – have made the garden their home. More images and architects’ description after the break.

© A.R. Mongeon

Many of the originally bright colors of the books have faded. Culture is fading back into nature. For the third season of the Jardin de la Connaissance, the authors want to extend the garden’s transformation by applying a technique originating in recent urban culture, following a renewed sense of being active in the open spaces of the city.

© Thilo Folkerts

Sampled moss from the forest is applied onto the walls as a paint mixture, a so-called ‘moss graffiti’. While the success of actual growth is somewhat open – as with all good experiments – the cover of moss material will aesthetically expedite the slow disappearance of the garden back into the forest.

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Update: Jardin de la Connaissance / 100Landschaftsarchitektur" 28 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=266760>
  • Jason

    I can smell the decay. Find this disturbing in a strange current way.