Coastal Manor, Finland
June – August 2015
This was a solo project where I constructed a sandy beach on
a coast prone to erosion, with a rock retaining wall keeping it
in place. I also added a fence around the garden for their pet
dogs, using already existing structures and natural features,
such as a large boulder. I redesigned a sitting area, and repurposed
old terrace railing sections as gates. I built firewood storage and land art to make the garden more functional and aesthetically pleasing.
During this project I lived on site 3-7 days at a time in a tent,
and was sometimes assisted by one or two residents of the
property. I followed up on the project for a couple of years, and
added some sand to the beach after the second winter as the
initial sand had settled. Later I have been informed that another layer of rocks has been added to raise the shelter and level of sand retained.