- Wobbly Wat: A Liquid Garden
- Wobbly Wat is a playful garden that challenges the nature of ground. To come upon the garden in its elevated plaza will be an experience of strange and surreal discovery. What are these strange forms? Are they alive? If not why are they moving? The forms of the garden are similar to the giant lobelia and other strange flora that exist in the world. Part man-made and part organic, Wobbly Wat uses polypropylene and urethane membranes to create a durable surface, which can be filled with water and air to create a new ground to grow plants across. Here the ground isn’t solid and stable, its something that you can’t take for granted. Wobbly Wat undermines the massiveness and stability of the earth to create a fluid and liquid garden capable of being quickly transported, erected and installed. Part verdant landscape, sci-fi dream and play toy the garden it will attract visitors due to the strange and surreal experiences created by its soft and continually undulating surfaces.
- By using water and air filled pressurized membranes we can create a ground that is liquid and gaseous, soft, supple and capable of rippling and quivering at the slightest touch. One thing that separates this typology from other gardens is that the ground can be replaced by a readily attainable and renewable source of support, air or water. Utilizing different seaming methods for the membrane’s enclosure we can easily create varied and complex topographies. The filling’s PSI can be adjusted depending on location and the garden’s desired affect so that the garden can be understood as taut and hard or soft and supple. The filling for this ‘ground’ is clean, efficient and everywhere meaning the gardens can be deflated and reinflated in a matter of minutes, the plants growing across the membrane’s surfaces suffering minor disturbances, ready to be moved to a new location, a new city.
- With minimal intrusion upon existing sites we are capable of creating volumetric, entertaining, lush, fragrant and most importantly awe inspiring gardens capable of being easily transported and spreading the influence of Lausanne’s garden culture.
Watching waves move across a pond is mesmerizing imagine how mesmerizing it will be to watch the same waves transform a field of plants.