Landscape Architecture Core Studio 1 | GSD | Fall 2011 | 9 day project | Instructor: Jane Hutton
The Lava Garden, located on the hillside of a Hawaiian volcano, uses vegetation to control and guide people's movement through a space as well as to block and guide people's views to the rest of the site. The vegetation is also used to emphasize the constriction of the path as
you move closer to the Mud Volcano. The path physically becomes
skinnier and plants begin to grow over the pathway forcing your focus
downward. The porosity of the pavement
dictates where people walk (the least porous), where the vegetation is
to be planted (moderately porous), and where the boiling mud hole is
(the most porous).