Space Flora Conservation “Il battito della vita” (The Beat of Life)

The concept

Water is represented by the line of life, which pulsates in its presence and is reduced to a flat line where it is missing. The garden at the base reflects this concept: from an area rich in plant species expressing the abundance of resources, in this case water, through a progressive reduction we reach an area made up of a single species

Project and set up
Annalisa Ferraris | architect and Lino Zubani | Flora Conservation

The interview

What is the last book you read? And what will be the next one?
“THE WEIGHT” by Liz Moore (American writer and musician) “A LIFE LIKE MANY” by HanyaYanagihara (American writer of Hawaiian origins)

Your next trip?
Three days in Sicily near Trapani

Favourite colour?
All shades of sage green

What is the plant that matters most to you?
Buxus Sempervirens, medical plants in general.

Where would you live?
Wherever you “breathe nature” and silence. Preferably in the hills or mountains.

What is your favourite historical era?
The 20’s.

Can you describe in short a scene that represents “beauty and elegance” for you?
We recognize this representation of beauty and general elegance in the works of CatrinWelz-Stein, a German artist who creates high-impact digital illustrations. In particular, an image chosen for our working group: a dancing nymph born from an aquatic Nymphaea.

What is a garden for you?
The natural continuation of domestic life. In projects for residential spaces we always relate, even visually, the internal environment with the outdoor in order to be able to enjoy nature and the well-being that derives from attending it even in the season of vegetative rest.

“Nature is what we know
yet have no art to say,
So impotent Our Wisdom is
to her Simplicity”.
Emily Dickinson

What is the water landscape for you?
In Pavia and in the surrounding countryside, the water landscape closest to us is that of rice fields reflecting bright sunsets, taking on an intense yellow colour at the end of August, interspersed with small villages with their bell towers and farmhouses. A rural atmosphere evoking the memory of grandparents and weeders represented by numerous painters from Pavia. However, today they are less present due to the cultivation of dry rice and the transformation of farmhouses into mainly residential buildings.