Would the “cloud” be the paradise of today?
Although this world first refers to a natural cloud such as those we see in the sky, we use it today as a computing term, to identify the famous network that connects us to the rest of the world via our computers, tablets and smartphones. Technology changes day by day to make our lives easier, but nature has been doing the same thing for a very long time. We are both curious about change and reassured by what is known. Human beings find balance between these two poles.
In order to share this viewpoint with the public, the designers of the garden have created five QR codes, a technologically advanced way of sending a message, which emerge from the ground.
The sky is symbolised by blue sand while the clouds are represented by ten species of white flowers.
Natsuka SUZUKI, Takuya NISHIMAKI, Miyu HAYASHI and Ayaka MONDA, students
Yoshinori KITAMURA, professor
KYOTO TACHIBANA UNIVERSITY
"I was born in 1997 and brought up in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture. The city is famous for producing Japanese green tea. Currently, I am studying environmental design at the university. And with the participation of this competition, I was interested in landscape architecture. I love the cityscape of Kyoto, and continue to be fascinated by temples and shrines in Kyoto."
"I was born in Saitama in 1997. I live in Osaka since I was a junior high school student. I am studying to take the qualification of the registered architect. I have interesting in World Heritage Sites like Mont Saint Michel, and of course looking forward to see the Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes where the Chaumont castle is located."
"I was born in Shiga in 1997 and live there for 21 years. I like Japanese gardens since I was young, and I often visit temples and shrines in Kyoto. I am mainly in charge of network relations such as creation of QR code and homepage at this time Au-delà des nuages."
"I was born and raised in countryside of Hiroshima. Since I became a college student. I moved to Kyoto and I am currently studying interior design. Also, I am interested in movies. Especially like French movies with unique atmosphere and tempo."