Design Studio 8/2012.4
The aim of the project is to create a phenomenon of artificial nature embedded in the Twin Peaks of San Francisco, a surreal space of juxtaposed seasons and nature that transcends time and space—four seasons coexisting inside a hill. The proposed indoor landscapes will enhance the potential of the bare, left-over nature of the site.
The Museum of Seasons comprises four main parks that correspond to each of the seasons -Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The seasons are conceived as independently controlled environments, self-sufficient landscapes that speak to one another through the language of fluid movement and seamless flow of space and materials, blurring of the boundaries between building and nature.
The users of the space will experience a landscape of sand dunes in the summer area, a ski slope in the winter wing, a vegetable garden and farming area for fall, and a botanical camping forest for spring, a systematic complex of man-made environments embedded within the experience of the Twin Peaks themselves, while sights of the urban fabric of San Francisco are intermittently perceivable at particular moments.