The garden is developed from an idea that springs from a ribbon twisting in space and projected onto a flat surface, this defines a series of free-form curves that intersect one another and become planted strips of black bamboo.  The curves allow the bamboo to become thick and dense at the wide areas and thin and sparse where the two curves intersect.  This provides living walls of black bamboo with which to separate the garden into different zones that are about differing degrees of privacy and introversion.  The bamboo becomes the defining walls of the garden and sets up the focus of each separate zone/space.

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