penda visualizes garden landscape referencing indian stairwells + water mazes

penda visualizes garden landscape referencing indian stairwells + water mazes

penda visualizes garden landscape referencing indian stairwells + water mazes
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chris precht of penda has shared his latest project ‘magic breeze’ – a landscape that derives from the distinctive forms and historical architecture of indian stairwells and water mazes. approached by the real estate company pooja crafted homes, the brief called for a communal garden for a residential development based in hyderabad in india. the result sees a obvious reference to indian stairwells which have led to the steps for the landscape. this, coupled with the steps used as planters and filled with flowers, herbs and grasses. furthermore, there is a nod to water-mazes illustrated by the shifting steps.

the communal garden would measure at 8,000 sqm




the 8,000 sqm landscape is organized to accommodate three different speeds of movement; a wider and straight path for runners, fast walkers and an emergency lane. the private and more narrow path is for a leisurely speed, while lastly, the third trail takes people and their pets onto the steps to the private gardens. construction of the ‘magic breeze landscape’ will begin construction in summer 2016.

the landscape is organized for three different speeds of walking

penda took indian stairwells as a source of inspiration and created steps for the landscape

in between the steps, herbs, flowers and plants will be grown

based on indian water-mazes, the steps get shifted to create different types of atmosphere

different routes and heights will create a dynamic landscape

the landscape will serve the residents of 145 apartments and will start construction by summer 2016

aerial render shows the maze-like and stepped form

magic breeze landscape by penda

concept diagram of the three routes

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