Kengo Kuma's Modern Zen Garden is a Topographical Wonder

By: Brandon Bastaldo - Published: May 6, 2013 • References:
Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has brought together urban landscapes and the look of a traditional Zen garden with this one of a kind landscape located in Milan.

When most people think of a traditional Japanese Zen garden, the first things that come to mind are well raked pebbles, lots of bamboo and open air. But Kengo Kuma, a world renowned architect known for his impressive designs, decided to take a modern approach to this age old gardening fixture.

This urban Zen Garden sees Kuma replacing pebbles with smooth, layered concrete that has been made specially to have a topographical appearance. The result is this beautiful and modern looking urban Zen garden that combines the essential elements of Zen's minimalist chic with urban landscaping. Stats for Urban Zen Gardens Trending: Older & Chilly
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