Dark Rift

Designed by Oglo + PPil, ‘Dark Rift’ received 2nd Public Prize in the Ponte de Lima International Garden Festival in Portugal.

“The balance between what Nature and Artificial have created or shaped, may irreversibly be broken. Cyclones, earthquakes, seism, and burn down, break suddenly their work which crushes, collapses, burns off. Linear, homogenous and fruitless chaos both tears apart and moves closer nature and craft.”

“Eradicating with the same violence Nature and man’s work, it dissolves also their antinomy : chaos has equally rubbed their signs. If they where in conflict during existence, chaos comes and binds up with the emptiness, natural and artificial.”

“Chaos’ constant, inexorable and infinite strength appears through the horizontality of the dark fault, it represents the zero point, which is the reference level. Either in front of Nature or in front of Man, the whole garden shows us its strong superiority. Our garden aims to show the superiority of the chaos in front of natural and artificial.”

“The chaos is designed around a central track whose infinity is given back by the mirror reflecting reflection. However, as a fault, as a gap, this devastated spit of land is the disconcerting place from where one can’t make distinction between the pastiche and the genuine.”

“On the left hand side of this chaos state depicting, will be arranged perennials herbs which adapt to poor soil and hostile environment conditions. These plantations take place on a slightly contour bowed ground. The lines are voluntary curved in contrast with the straight part of the garden. On the right side of the chaos track there is an artificial garden which symbolizes a human struggle against chaos. This part of the garden is same wise structured, it seems to be the natural part of the garden distorted reflection.”

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