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MEAGHAN HUNTER

BEAUTIFUL
BOKEH
Activating the Winter
Landscape through Colour

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THE TEMPERATURE WAS -6ºC in Winnipeg, MB, as the sun set
on January 12, 2019. At just after 4 p.m., this is considerably milder
compared to our regular January deep freeze temperatures,
and it is very much appreciated given the festivities of that
particular night.
As the winter darkness sets in, a thousand people descended
onto a small frozen duck pond located in Kildonan Park, waiting
with anticipation. With the flick of a switch, the icy dark landscape
transformed into an otherworldly space, full of colour and awash
with light. Armed with skates and toboggans, a frenzy of people
glided across the frozen surface that had become a radiant light
field exhibiting a spectrum of colour. As a local DJ played music,
people skated and danced on the ice while a pulsating rainbow
cascaded over them. In the dead of a prairie winter, Bokeh, a public
art piece designed by Nadi Design and artist Takashi Iwasaki, had
finally come to light.
34 LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES

The beauty of landscape architecture is traditionally ascribed
to and celebrated in the warmer, more abundant seasons of the
year. When the garden is in full bloom, the sun shining, nature is
flourishing and colours are vivid and people are outside exploring.
We capture this time in our projects and promote our industry with
these images because people are drawn to the vitality of these
warmer months.
However, as a landscape architect who practices in a climate with
snow on the ground for up to six months of the year, summer is
just a short, fleeting moment in the landscape story. While winter
does have its own allure and quiet beauty with its short days
and cold dark evenings, it can be a challenge for many of us to
motivate ourselves to get outside and enjoy the spaces into which
landscape architects have put so much effort to detail. For me,
I find beauty in my practice by creating inclusive outdoor public
spaces and seeing people congregate in those spaces. Therefore,
living in a place that experiences harsh winters, the design
challenge is to inspire people to get outside and occupy public
plazas or parks, even when it's cold and dark.



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TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
WRITERS | NOS RÉDACTEURS
PROLOGUE > FR_ EN_LP
ESSAY | ESSAI LA BEAUTÉ COMME EXPºÉRIENCE
THREE PILLAR CONCEPTS OF CHINESE LANDSCAPE AESTHETICS
LA BEAUTÉ D’UNE INFRASTRUCTURE VIVANTE
SOUS LES ÉTOILES
BEAUTIFUL BOKEH – ACTIVATING THE WINTER LANDSCAPE THROUGH COLOUR
METAMORPHOUS
UNE ÉTRANGE BEAUTÉ
CRITIQUE
I KEEP TAKING THE SAME PHOTO
THE PARTING SHOT | UNE DERNIÈRE SALVE
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - THREE PILLAR CONCEPTS OF CHINESE LANDSCAPE AESTHETICS
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - LA BEAUTÉ D’UNE INFRASTRUCTURE VIVANTE
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - SOUS LES ÉTOILES
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - BEAUTIFUL BOKEH – ACTIVATING THE WINTER LANDSCAPE THROUGH COLOUR
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Landscapes - Winter 2019 - UNE ÉTRANGE BEAUTÉ
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