Carlos M. Teixeira – Brazil
The Prosthesis Garden
The majority of the plants in this garden in Nova Lima, Brazil, already existed when the house was built. A ground cover of Syngonium angustatum fivefingers now supplements the luscious verdure of fruit trees, several exotic trees, and tree species native to the Atlantic Forest. The forest that predates the building now houses several technical structures that more or less complement the vegetation. In a way, the trees serve as “bodies” for a number of “prosthetic devices”.
At first, it was only two hooks for a hammock that were screwed into two tree trunks. Gradually, screw bars were added that pierce tree trunks and serve to suspend flowerpots holding bromeliads. Other supplements to the natural vegetation include a shelf, a table and a bench. The shelf and the table each consist of glass panes resting on metal frames anchored in the trees. The table is set on a wooden platform, and a tree trunk extended by a metal rod forms one of its legs. An elegant wooden bench is propped on two logs of wood, its backrest supported by two trees by means of a steel truss.
Two further elements complete the unusual design principle: some dead bushes were painted in a glowing magenta, and the hedge is a bamboo row backed by a magenta satin curtain.
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