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Garden of Transience

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Haruko Seki"Set within an urban environment, either a private garden or a tiny space surrounded by commercial buildings, the themes of my garden are tranquillity and a sense of transience. The garden is designed as a void to project light and shadow. Mirror-like water in a shallow basin reflects the movement of the sky, revealing the constant flow of nature.

"The garden represents how we perceive space with a Japanese sensitivity, especially by changing the quality of light and obscuring the reality of the objects. This is an experimental garden where space expresses itself on its own, by emphasizing the elements that are related to our memories; by the transient phenomenon of nature; as a piece of poem that awakens something laying deep inside our mind."

Designer, Haruko Seki

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