The Garden of Forking Paths

In the winning proposal for the yap-constructo 2012/13, ‘The Garden of Forking Paths’ by Chilean firm Beals & Lyon Architects, constructs a green maze, which creates an environment of slowness; a new scale for leisure and the unforeseen in a park that is otherwise insistently being pushed and transformed into a productive and lucrative space. Visitors ideally relinquish orientation, leaving the rush of the city behind. This quietness will eventually allow a change in perception: slow, paused, useless, thus establishing a connection with their bodies through an unexpected sensual experience. This could bring a whole new understanding of space, capable of locating the body, back at the centre of architecture.


10 photos and 5 drawings

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