COMPOSITE LANDSCAPES: Layered Lines, Cluster Points and Textured Surfaces
The expanded category of ‘landscape’ allows for urban diagnostics and mappings to zoom into further systems and elements – such as surfaces, lines, follies, etc.
The landscape system is approached as an underutilized platform for mixing urban layers and fragments.
Left out as zones of potential in the otherwise over-determined city of Moscow, landscapes offers opportunities for new composite interventions. Extracted samples of cultural and commercial events, ground textures and surface patterns from the urban sites and typologies and relocating them into the landscape matrix creates new urban spaces and galleries.
At an architectural scale, the development and calibiration of a set of park follies and pavilions work in-between layered park systems and continue with the play of “stealing” and re-composing fragments of programs, textures, and atmospheres.
These pavilions become new types of landscape ‘incubators’ that mix and breed new uses and events.