Our landscape design proposal in Auroville “静観 – The Pavilion of the Silent Reflection” got approved.
It will be made inside the Auroville Botanical Gardens.
Thanks to Paul, Marie, Noel and the Botanical Gardens team for welcoming this project.
Now we are preparing the site and starting the fundraising.
Here is the concept note:
The Pavilion of the Silent Reflection
Inspiration / Aspiration:
In my experience, a masterpiece Japanese garden is a living poetry.
The Pavilion of Silent Reflection is an attempt to create a Japanese garden pavilion, garden, and meditative/poetic atmosphere by using the existing
natural and human resources of the Auroville Bio-region.
In traditional Japanese architectural and landscaping science it is known that “Gardens and the Buildings are of One Existence – 庭屋一如,” but this
is very often neglected in our present time, especially with the strong influence of modern architecture. One Existence doesn’t mean they are the same, but that they each have a different raison d’etre and are complementary to each other.
In this project we would like to set this idea as a core theme in order to manifest the intention to bring harmony between the various dualities of existence, such as: building and garden, human and nature, and the male and female principles in Nature.
Hopefully this project’s efforts will result in the greater unity between nature and man to truly become One Nature so as to manifest the higher consciousness in matter without the denial of the knowledge from the past.
Jyoti Naoki Eri – SWASTIKA – ONE ASIA Studio