Jessica Bizzoni. Narrative and Spatial design. Design • Research • Photography. Graduated at the Design Academy of Eindhoven 2016.

Sound Zen Gardens

Willow compass garden

This design intervention uses a plant that is largely present in the landscape of Veenhuizen to create WILLOW COMPASS GARDEN. It transforms the garden of the Koepelkerk (church) of Veenhuizen in a space for meditation. Here people will compose soundscape by walking around trees while using compasses designed to create natural noises.

Design and realization maquette.

Maquette and proposal for site specific installation in Veenhuizen.

Steel, brass, sand, willow, acrylic  branches and white sand.
160 cm x 30 cm x h 110 cm

Rain  flower walk

RAIN FLOWER WALK amplify the sound of rain creating a pattern along the way to the Nationaal Gevangenismuseum (Museum of Dutch crime and prisons).

The path of flowers is divided in three groups in a way to have pauses in the composition. This will give the understanding of rain’s noise where are amplified and where those aren’t.

The position of the elements will also be perceived with different rhythm depending on how fast you walk trough the path.

 

Detail maquette.
Steel, aluminium, acrylic and branches.

160 cm x 30 cm x h 110 cm

JESSICA BIZZONI

narrative and spatial design

"These days we seem to interact more with electronic devices than with our environment. Inspired by the natural beauty of the Dutch town of Veenhuizen, I designed Sound Zen Gardens to help us reconnect with the landscape. Metal flowers amplify the pitter patter of raindrops while willow branches pulled around a tree trunk generate a satisfying rustle, as well as a meditative visual of concentric circles in the soil – reminiscent of traditional Zen gardens. These acoustic interventions in the surroundings enhance features that already exist. We just need to open our ears."

The spirit of this project was inspired by John Cage’s approach to noise and improvisation.

 

Design Academy Eindhoven

Graduation project

Public Private

Mentor: Vincent de Rijk

Supervisor: Hans van der Markt
Head of Department: Stijn Roodnat

2016

Exhibited at the Witte Dame on January 19th.

Next exhibition at the Dutch Design Week 2016.

Detail of the 1:1 installation in location.
Stainless steel and concrete
max  h 2400 cm

Veenhuizen' soundscape and material collection.

 

 

Detail maquette.

Steel, brass, sand, willow, acrylic  branches and white sand. .

160 cm x 30 cm x h 110 cm

Veenhuizen' soundscape and material collection. Sound Zen Garden. Jessica Bizzoni
Rain Flower Walk from Sound Zen Garden, Veenhuizen. Jessica Bizzoni. Graduation at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Dutch Design Week.

Research and Concept

Photo location: Koepelkerk  Hoofdweg, and Generaal van de Boschweg Veenhuizen, Netherlands.

 

 

Sketch models.

Concept research about sound and movement in the context of  landscape.

Jessica Bizzoni. Narrative and Spatial design. Design • Research • Photography. Graduated at the Design Academy of Eindhoven 2016.
Jessica Bizzoni. Narrative and Spatial design. Design • Research • Photography. Graduated at the Design Academy of Eindhoven 2016.
Jessica Bizzoni. Narrative and Spatial design. Design • Research • Photography. Graduated at the Design Academy of Eindhoven 2016.
Jessica Bizzoni. Narrative and Spatial design. Design • Research • Photography. Graduated at the Design Academy of Eindhoven 2016.

NARRATIVE AND SPATIAL DESIGN

© Jessica Bizzoni 2011-2017