A landscape is as complex composition just as a city. The following is a study of the interaction between buildings and landscape where minor architectural installations are placed in the characteristic landscape around the centre of Lille Vildmose (Little Wild Moor). The architecture is examined in scales that extend from the furniture to the landscape where the inner spatiality of the architecture and the relation between the space of the architecture and the immediate surroundings are studied to get an understanding of the landscape. The project investigates questions such as; how is a landscape read? Moreover, how is a landscape intervened?
The landscape around Birkesø (Birke Lake) is the focus of the project. Birkesø is a drained lake, which in the future, through a nature restoration strategy, will become a lake again. The landscape around Birkesø is dominated by a flat surface that is only interrupted by a few elevations before it meets the horizon. The landscape was created in the Stone Age, where the elevations were islands in the sea. The many contrasting elements in the landscape around Birkesø tell the story of the human’s changeable approach towards the nature. The untouched nature in Tofte Mose (Tofte Moor) south of Birkesø has a limited access for humans. Whereas the fields in the North is a relic of the production of peat. The idiom is characterised of linear elements clarifying the humanly creation of the place. At the northern bank of the lake, where the peat train stops, the contrasting landscapes meet. It is a meeting between a stringent human controlled landscape and an organic wild nature.
The main theme of the project is, through a decoding of the landscape, to generate a path that through different activations of the human body create a narrative about the nature in the area. The path around Birkesø becomes a journey through a landscape, which offers the traveller different experiences regarding season, weather and state of mind. The project investigates three points of impact that are placed differently in the landscape.
“Ved kanten af” (on the edge of) is the point laying on the edge of many different contrasting landscapes. The nature has to be understood by using the brain. Information boards in the area tells about the peat industry, the draining of the lake, the large canal system and human’s the different views at nature through time.
“I mellem” (in between) is a point between Tofte Mose and Birkesø, which is a swampy landscape. The nature is experienced through a bodily movement. Along the ordinary path is a fragmented path where the users have to jump between different parts of the path. The elements of the path is springy as they imitate the embodied experience a movement in the high moor gives.
“Midt i” (in the middle of) is placed in the middle of Birkesø. The nature is experienced sensuously. It is a movement through the dense forest of reeds where the animal life of the nature is experienced on closest hand. At the end of the forest of reeds is an architectural abstraction of the reeds. This element sets the landscape into relief through a staging of the flat landscape.