The Eden Garden

Panchenchen Feng, B.Arch '25


ARCH 102B: Architectural Design I

Gallery: ON PERSPECTIVE: SPATIAL NARRATIVES

Instructor: Erin Cuevas

This structure is called The Eden Garden, which primarily focuses on integrating human and natural living, bringing nature to be part of architecture using columns, and removing the physical barrier between inside and outside spaces.

The site serves primarily to workers working in urban areas, and provides them an escape into nature during their break. I used a grid system and a pin-wheel design for the overall site, as it allows people from different pavilions to interact with one another. The Sunken Garden located at the center of the site, provides the users a place to gather at day, and at night there would music bands playing, while everyone would be able to watch this performance. There are three structures on the site: The Amazonian in the south, the Rockies in the North, and the Sequioa in the West, each with their own spacial qualities and functions. What all the structures have in common is that no vertical walls separate the inside of the architecture and nature on the other side. I hope that would encourage more interaction between people and nature, especially in the urban environment where the site is located. Surrounding the three structures is the man-made stairs, which helps to guide users from one pavillion to another. Trees are also planted outside of the pavillions as well, with bigger trees on the edge of the site, which would help to create the immersion of the user being inside of a forest.


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