Virginia San Fratello + Ronald Rael (Rael San Fratello Architects) – DesCours 2009 – Night Garden

This installation, presented for the 2009 DesCours event in New Orleans, is described in the designers words as below:

The Night Garden installation will take place in a traditional New Orleans courtyard with historic ceramic masonry construction.  Borrowing from this rich history, the Night Garden is a new, vertical landscape built of glowing ceramic vessels.  The vessels are built to hold water and blooming flowers, including evening primrose, moonflowers and brassavola.  The installation references the traditonal construction material, the intentional placement of water, and the historic relevance of fire, all while highlighting the exotic plant life of New Orleans.