|Stem Cell Next Project|
|In Ireland's monastic tradition the 'cell' is seen as a retreat from the world, and so I hope that 'Stem Cell', can be viewed as a modern retreat with stems.
Here the walls to the 'cell' have been exploded and re-arranged to give a semi-enclosed space where screening is provided by both the walls and the embracing plants.
With over 50% of the world's population now living in urban areas, the pressure on space, and the environment, means that the concept of the 'garden' is rapidly changing.
The escape offered by public gardens, as well as by private gardens, takes on an even greater significance, and the task of designing smaller spaces which can offer a sense of 'sanctuary' as opposed to the feeling of being 'hemmed-in' becomes crucial.
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