We’re delighted that our friend and collaborator – landscape architect, writer, and educator – Gina M. Crandell, has just announced the release of her latest book, Tree Gardens: Architecture and the Forest, published by Princeton Architectural Press. For more information and reviews of the publication, please go to the PAP website http://www.papress.com/html/book.details.page.tpl?isbn=9781616891213 To purchase a copy, kindly consider supporting your local book purveyor.
In anticipation of the release, we developed an installation concept for a potential book-related event. Our proposed exhibition concept entitled, Tree Gardens: Architecture and the Forest, will fully exploit its eponymous book’s case studies of 15 designed urban forests—ranging from Versailles to the recently opened 9/11 Memorial Forest—while seeking to transform the exhibit space into a dynamic three-dimensional experience that projects key spatial principles of the book.
Our proposed “forest” of sculptural trees makes visceral the dimensions of each of the projects’ structures as it also directs visitors to the exhibit’s photographs and drawings that illuminate the context and depth of each project. On the left is the exhibition floor plan illustrating the array of “tree grids” occupying the space.
The photomontages above depict the potential exhibition components in situ.
Drawings and montages copyright XChange Architects LLC and Gina Crandell Landscape Architecture. Cover thumbnail image of Tree Gardens was posted with the permission of the Author.