Harlem Art Center

Harlem Art Center

Interior Garden, Entrance View

Harlem Art Center

Harlem Art Center

Interior Garden, View of Lounge Faux Grass Area

Harlem Art Center

Harlem Art Center

Indoor Garden, Lounge Area

Harlem Art Center

Harlem Art Center

Indoor Garden, Bonsai Tree

INDOOR GARDEN

2015

Inspired by the unruly beauty of the ruin if what was once P.S. 186, where nature reclaimed a vital urban structure created by man, the interior garden pays homage to its latest inhabitant, nature. (The image on the top right corner of the left page is an interior photo of the decipated P.S. 186) It provides an essential part of the program for the artists and students of the Harlem Art Center, a space where they can gather and inspire each other with different ideas and possibly even contributing together to create a new project. Spaces of leisure, where one can take a break and refuel from work are always necessary, and the indoor garden’s main purpose is to do that. 

With a relaxed setting of light warm wooden planks, grass emulating floors and a bonsai tree in the far south of the room the users are brought into a relaxed setting for mental refuel.  The user can chose to either sit on the movable chairs provided or on the bench on the southern end of the room that wraps around the bonsai tree, or even picnic on the floors. New York City experiences harsh cold winters keeping people mostly indoors and with this in mind the indoor garden garden was added to the program, to bring nature to the user no matter what time of year.

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