The garden pavilion was a design collaboration with Philip Johnson Landscapes for a display at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. The pavilion was intended to provide a place of calm reflection within one of Philip Johnson’s lush garden displays.
Given the limited size of the site, creative techniques were employed to maximise the perception of space. An angled roof and walls created a forced perspective making the shelter feel more spacious, while mirrors and walls of plants provided an illusion of greater depth in the shallow interior.
Reclaimed materials including timber sleepers, car tyres and cut concrete slabs were used to bring an organic feel to the pavilion while also exemplifying the spirit of recycling and re-use.
Phillip Johnson’s team provided the final touch, integrating the pavilion into a beautifully lush landscape that include ferns, a natural pool and a rooftop garden.