Photography: Claire de Virieu



AN AVANT-GARDE AND TIMELESS GARDEN, BACKSTAGE

 

 

FOR THIS 18TH-CENTURY MANSION IN THE HISTORIC HEART OF OLD PARIS, cREATING AN ANTI-CONFORMIST AND ULTRA-AVANT-GARDE GARDEN IS A MUST.

Area: 250 sq m
Location: Central Paris
Biotope: Deep shadow
Eco-garden: 3/5

 

 

PROJECT STAGES

01-coulisses

2002: location photos, a classical garden deep in shadow and hemmed in by dreary walls.

 

02-coulisses

 

03-coulisses

Work-site: making a concrete slab.

04-coulisses

Work-site: the “floating” terrace before the plantings.

 

05-coulisses

2003: horizontal and modern, the garden contrasts with the architecture of old Paris.