Little Forest Garden was created as the first model house garden for the sale of apartments, as interest in the gardens of people living in apartments increased. Reminiscent of a small house in the forest, Little Forest Garden incorporates three planting concepts into one landscape. In the house-shaped pavilion built in the middle of the garden, the ‘Hanging Garden’ was created where leaves droop down. When looking at the garden from the outside, in the space on the right side of the pavilion, the ‘Sunny Garden’, where bright flowers bloom, was created, and on the left side of the pavilion, the ‘Shade Garden’, which feels like a narrow path in the forest, was created.
The ‘Light Garden’, built on the second floor terrace, was created with the low-depth soil environment in consideration of the artificial ground conditions of the apartment. This lightweight garden was completed by selective planting with minimum conditions such as 10cm of soil depth, drainage and watering, while meeting the garden’s aesthetic experience.
Our landscape strategies through Little Forest Garden provides a basis for attracting more nature to the city. It is a kind of a new category of landscaping space that is not familiar but by operating this garden, we were able to confirm the positive influence and potential of the model house garden.
Other designers involved in the design of landscape:
Co-Landscape Architects – Openness Studio
Project location: Jungwon-gu, Seongnam-si, Korea
Design year: 2019
Year Built: 2019
Photos: Seung-min Woo