PIN–UP No. 20. Garden variety. More like a 200-plus page exploration on gardens, gardening, landscape, and nature. Utopian Lotusland, free form jungle follies in Mexico, precise Japanese landscaping, and a total topiary turn up — plus eco optimism courtesy of Bjarke Ingels. Collector’s item. (2021 cover interpretation by Philippe Jarrigeon.)
From the Dutch lowlands to the Persian Gulf, this budding star on the architectural landscape relies on instinct and intuition to create a new vanguard of design.
Interview by Shumi Bose
Portraits by Vytautas Kumža
When he’s not turning trash into treasure the Ethiopian artist nurtures Addis Ababa’s blossoming art scene and cultivates his ever-changing garden.
Interview by Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Photography by Mekbib Tadesse
The Paris-based architect is a multi-cultured storyteller whose roots are just as animated as her designs.
Interview by Andrew Ayers
Photography by Thomas Dozol
Denmark’s biggest architectural export challenges the assumption that ethics and fun are mutually exclusive.
Interview by Carson Chan
Portraits by KT Auleta
A splendid 16-page portfolio by photographer Philippe Jarrigeon honoring the famed Marqueyssac Gardens in Vézac, France; Japanese architect Junya Ishigami’s beautiful faux-naïf garden drawings; June 14 Meyer-Grohbrügge & Chermayeff’s ode to the grid in landscape design; art collector Natalie Seroussi’s appropriation of the house and studio of the late André Bloc outside of Paris; Madame Ganna Walska’s Lotusland utopia in the hills of Santa Barbara; four imaginary garden typologies by visual artist Tom Hancocks; and Edward James’s surrealist concrete follies in the Mexican Huasteca Jungle.
ALSO IN THE ISSUE: A panorama of sublime architectural landscapes including the vibrant free form works of Mexican architect Javier Senosiain; a former wasteland outside of Paris that underwent a subtle architectural makeover courtesy of Alessandra Cianchetta and Simon Frommenwiler; an interview with architectural theorist Keller Easterling who breaks down the aesthetics of the spatial/infrastructural matrix; and the Four Seasons, as imagined by floral artist Metaflora, in collaboration with design studio Architecture at Large, photographer Naho Kubota, and scent scientists Régime des Fleurs.
PLUS: The sylvan ruin landscapes of photographer Bas Princen and his collaboration with Belgian architects Office KGDVS; artist Milena Muzquiz’s multi-textured body of work; the baroque opera La Calisto re-imagined by architects Charlap-Hyman & Herrero; Alexandra Kehayoglou’s tender landscape made from wool; Swiss architect Christian Wassmann’s Miami temple to worship the sun; a private park and museum for Indonesian art collector Budi Tek’s by Aranda/Lasch; a high-tech cavescape vision for the Lowline; an opera about urbanism; and Textile Takeover, a unique selection of some of the world’s finest fabrics, classically modeled by two of the world’s most adorable twins.