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TASHA SANGHA

METAMORPHOUS

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METAMORPHOUS
Blottie le long des rives de Jericho
Beach à Vancouver, une mystérieuse
silhouette s'étend le long de l'océan
à la hauteur du tranquille quartier
résidentiel de Point Grey.

1 METAMORPHOUS - A CORTEN SCULPTURAL
RETAINING WALL 2 DUNE GRASSES ESTABLISHED AT
THE BASE OF METAMORPHOUS 3 METAMORPHOUS
AS PART OF VANCOUVER'S URBAN COASTLINE
PHOTOS 1-3 BRETT RYAN

38 LANDSCAPES | PAYSAGES

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TUCKED AWAY ALONG the shores
of Jericho Beach in Vancouver, British
Columbia, is a mysterious silhouette
spanning a quiet stretch of oceanfront
in the Point Grey residential community.
At a first, far-off glance, it appears to
be a natural coastal landform, as if
carved from decades of wave action
and environmental forces. As one
moves closer, you begin to see its
expressive designed form, undulating
and folding along the beach edge. This
is Metamorphous.

Standing beside Metamorphous, the
immense scale and span of its Corten
steel facade will strike you. Brown, red and
orange tones create a subtle gradation and
marbling over its surface, and its faceted
faces and barnacle-like formations rise
from the ground as if extruded from the
boulders and grasses situated at its base.
It is both grounded, exuding a sense of
permanence along the shoreline, and at the
same time ever-changing, mirroring the
ephemeral coastal landscape in its richly
hued façade. The result is a visually striking
gesture that uses scale, materiality and
contextual siting to surprise and delight all
who stumble upon it.
This was precisely the intention of Paul
Sangha Landscape Architecture (PSLA),
a Vancouver-based design practice. What
began as a technical solution to provide
retention for their client's eroded garden
bank turned into an impressive 200-foot



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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 - BEAUTIFUL BOKEH – ACTIVATING THE WINTER LANDSCAPE THROUGH COLOUR
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