Eden / Pamela Tan

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  • Architects: Pamela Tan
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  154
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Photographs
    Photographs:David Yeow
Eden / Pamela Tan - Column, Forest
© David Yeow

“My feet may be stuck on earth,
But my mind is a realm of Eden;
The heaven’s wonder.”

Eden / Pamela Tan - Image 7 of 19
© David Yeow

‘Eden’ blurs the boundaries between man-made wonders and the beauty of nature. The installation is a celebration of natural elements with wondrous landscape referenced from the mythical story of the ‘Garden of Eden’.

Eden / Pamela Tan - Arch, Steel, Beam
© David Yeow
Front Elevation
Eden / Pamela Tan - Column, Arcade
© David Yeow

‘Eden’ invites you to re-discover how nature can be experienced by magnifying subtle details through its organic structures, transporting you to another world unlike anything you have encountered. An all-white landscape awaits as your senses are treated to the calm & serene environment, akin to being in the grounds of a mythical temple. A pathway covered with crystal-white pebbles leads you through an arched passageway inspired by Victorian-era steel conservatory structures. It’s light, skeletal structure is a nod to the architectural and engineering marvel of the ‘Crystal Palace’; a massive cast-iron structure built to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.

Eden / Pamela Tan - Column, Arch, Forest
© David Yeow

In ‘Eden’, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, as elements melt and merge together becoming a single growing structure. Here, the garden passageway gives form to hanging ‘vines’ hovering above the arches, imitating stalagmites in a cave. Where vertical and horizontal vines converge to form seating areas as if they were organically grown from ancient tree roots.

Eden / Pamela Tan - Facade
© David Yeow

Upon closer observation, glass spheres can be seen delicately perched on the cusp of the hanging vines; echoing water droplets balancing on the edge of leaves after rain has subsided. A cathedral-like space is achieved with the varying heights of the vines casting an intricate play of shadow upon its surroundings. Jules Verne’s drawings for the ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ provided the inspiration for ‘Eden’s’ cavernous-like quality. Enhancing the overall spatial experience of the journey.

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© David Yeow

‘Eden’ wishes to bring you to re-discover the joys of looking closer, to cause you to momentarily suspend your beliefs and become a child once again. To believe, if only for a moment, that you are actually in paradise.

Eden / Pamela Tan - Column
© David Yeow

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Address:163 Retail Park, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Cite: "Eden / Pamela Tan" 20 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/908124/eden-pamela-tan> ISSN 0719-8884

© David Yeow

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