Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
GARDENS OF THE DEADLY SINS in Chaumont-sur-Loire, France by NAS Architecture
August 22nd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: NAS Architecture
Based on the thematic “gardens of the deadly sins”, Bloom creates an abstract and fairy space between profusion and reserve. Exploiting contrasts of colors and volumes, a large slender table comes to encircle the object of all the desires, the garden. This furniture invites the passers to contemplate the vegetable feast all while preventing the access there, manufacturing a mixture of amazement and desire. To support this duality, Bloom exploits the disparities.
The neighborhoods are neutral, as well in their colors as in volumes. On the contrary the central garden is avoided of a bright red, color of desire, and exploits the differences in levels, developing a rich and dynamic topography. These treatment differences clink: the garden intends to be powerful and extremely alive while furniture and its context want to be fragile and delicate. A game with the passers develops then: one can sit down and peel the different species of plants around the table to discover the plants hidden by topography.
The project also offers an incredible view on the Loire, furniture is adjusted in such way that it agrees with the cutting of the trees, making benefit with the view on the largest river from France. Bloom with thus for vocation to be an interactive space, favorable with the meeting and the discussion by supporting a convivial and familiar place. Furniture is usable by all and approachable by each one. The children draw there while adults ask questions and compare the various species of plants. People meet and leave around this inaccessible garden.
NAS Architecture is an office founded in 2013 in Montpellier. Strong of their personal experiences, the creation of the agency is the obvious result of one common work begun since many years thanks to many participations in national competitions and international ones. These competitions made it possible to create a welded and coherent group. Thanks to that the agency is based on the competences acquired on the long run, supporting a responsible approach in a continuous exchange with the context.
Thus, NAS Architecture endeavors to work to a multiplicity of projects irrespective of scale or of places, drawing, with the same implication, pavilions, installations or urban projects. Each project then becomes the occasion to apply a posture to the place, at a society, in order to open a speech with the various actors of the project.
NAS Architecture develops a vision of architecture in adequacy with the site in which it takes seat. The project wants to be resolutely practicable consequently and functional while nourishing the ambition to become identifiable. They preach an opening and an answer to contemporary issues, each project is single from the many factors which compose it.
The dynamics of a project is based on a desire of developing qualities and the uses of a place while using the constraints with their advantages. The agency wants to be attentive with the context and uses the landscape, the lifestyles and technical specificities of the area like elements to be put in resonance within a given program.
The design of the places of life must be thought in adequacy with contemporary expectations of our society.
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