Magic Breeze Landscape / penda

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Penda has designed a landscape for Hyderabad, India, inspired by the country's stepwells and water mazes. When completed, the 8,000 square meter (85,000 square foot) Magic Breeze Landscape will serve 145 apartments in a development by Pooja Crafted Homes. Some of the landscape's signature features will be its bamboo coves, flower gardens, water displays, and built-in benches. The steps found throughout the landscape will double as planters for flowers, herbs, and grasses, that will serve as a communal garden for residents.

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The landscape’s maze-like characteristics allow for different experiences of the environment depending on the speed and purpose of the users: a wide, straight road is for runners, fast walkers, and emergency vehicles, a narrower walking path accommodates residents who want to quickly arrive at their apartments, and a third path takes more itinerant visitors onto the steps and through gardens in a more leisurely and transportive manner. The parks stepped and rectilinear appearance may for some recall the mid-century modern landscapes of Lawrence Halprin, or Dan Kiley’s roof gardens for the Oakland Museum; building by Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo.

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Magic Breeze Landscape is scheduled to begin construction this summer.

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Project Team

    Chris Precht, Sun Dayong, Zi Zhi, Xue Bai, Anna Andronova
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Address:Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Cite: Vladimir Gintoff. "Magic Breeze Landscape / penda" 20 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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