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posts, in seven clearings, each
offering a different view through the
canopy. Each clearing has a hammock
suspended above the forest floor;
by lying down in one, it is possible to
contemplate the sky, be fascinated
by the stars, let your mind wander
through the myths and stories of the
popular imagination. That reverie is
accompanied by the calming sound
of water flowing in darkness, since
each post is located near a stream.
Sometimes, a shooting star gives
visitors a chance to make a wish while
losing track of time thanks to the
mesmerizing beauty of the sky.

The clearing, resembling a skylight in the
forest, has an enormous conical net on
which other visitors can stretch out. The
net's large size encourages spontaneous
meetings and the sharing of impressions
and knowledge. When a meteor streaks
across the sky, astonishment is amplified
and becomes contagious. A storyteller
recounts the myth of Cassiopeia, giving
narrative depth to the constellation's
beauty. Looking down, visitors notice that
they are suspended over a body of water;
they are floating, from zenith to nadir, in a
sea of stars.

After that introspective interlude, the
visitor encounters a series of zodiac
huts in the form of small pavilions, each
with a bench and a window. They can
sit down, sheltered, for as long as they
want while they look for a constellation
through the window. To know which
feature to find, the visitor has to shed
a little light on reflectors on the trees
near the hut. So begins an identification
game that brings together a
recognition activity and an appeal to
ancestral knowledge.

At the end of the trail, visitors reach the
Belvédère du Soleil, a lookout above the
canopy. A pool on a disc, at the visitor's
feet, doubles the starry sky and unites
earth and sky. Amazed by this discovery
and being careful with the uneven ground,
visitors walk slowly around the water and
discover, concealed in the bushes, the
Andromeda passage, a straight, light ramp
leading to a balcony suspended beyond the
trees. Sitting on the edge of the balcony,
feet hanging in midair, visitors get lost in
the countless stars, alone and tiny against
the vastness of the universe. The beautiful
becomes the sublime.

Farther along the path, in a large
clearing, visitors discover Orion's net.

The walk is inspired by the desire to
re-establish fundamental links with

the universe. Contact with the beauty
of wild environments is increasingly
rare, but also increasingly necessary.
This project situates the starry sky in
landscape architecture's areas of activity.
There is no doubt about the profession's
capacity for revealing the intrinsic beauty
of our environments, for example by
helping us understand them. Paired
with interpretation, the experience of
the starry sky has strong potential for
raising awareness of the magnitude of
what we stand to lose to environmental
degradation. After all, what makes the sky
beautiful if not its purity and vastness?
It would be easy to believe that it is no
longer possible to lose ourselves in nature.
But it is still possible, lying in the grass or
comfortably ensconced in a hammock,
to lose yourself in the beauty of a sky
brimming with stars.

1 PASSAGE D'ANDROMÈDE 2 THE ZODIAC
HOUSES 3 FEET IN THE ABYSS
IMAGES JEAN-FRANÇOIS BÉDARD

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Winter 2019

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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