Oasis
23 Feb 2023

To awe using buildings, you have to earn every inch. Even if the construction is ornate, finished to the highest designs or prepared with the grandest of materials – you have to build to impress. It takes work.

But a little bit of nature packs a punch far beyond it’s actual scope.

I love the urban garden.

It takes a desert of concrete and turns it into a living place. It radiates outward like a peace transmitter; it draws in like a well of fresh water; it anchors the people in the place and the place itself in a sense of reality – yes, this is the world on which we are, yes, despite all those spreadsheets and presentations and video calls in your head – you are connected, nay, intertwined, with the natural world.

This is a particularly beautiful example… one of my favourites.

And despite being the opposite of what cities are – it makes this city.