Cube of Ice

in collaboration with USC architecture students

This project was part of the curriculum for one of the design studios in the USC Architecture program. It offered the students an opportunity to participate in the San Francisco Landscape Garden Show. The theme of the design studio was to address issues of sustainability in landscape architecture. This project was designed and constructed by the students and dismantled for transport to San Francisco.

This cube of ice represents the energy, quality, and extremity to which man is able to manipulate things of nature. With time, transformation begins, ice melts to water, and water opens the way for life to form a new garden. In Los Angeles, we exploit natural elements like water to achieve an image that is a false reality. All our efforts will last only as long as we have the resources to support them. Once these are spent, we are left with the bare structure.

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