Marnas, 2016-2017

A Journey through Space, Time, and Ideas.

Marnas provides the first public access to the garden laboratory of master designer/theorist, Sven-Ingvar Andersson (1927-2007), who recorded his experiments there, over the course of 50 years, in thousands of photographs.

This extraordinary documentation made possible the digital archive and interactive multimedia website, designed as an immersive, three- and four-dimensional experience, which enables the visitor to journey through the garden in space and time across five decades. The website evokes the magical quality of Marnas and brings alive the ideas that shaped it.

The homepage unfolds in a vertical scroll through a series of gateways. One gateway invites you to take a guided tour of the garden, others, to explore on your own or to meet the designer and read his work. The goal was to create a visit to Marnas as it existed throughout Andersson’s lifetime, to convey the interplay of theory and practice embodied in the garden. This multimedia project breaks new ground, enabling a new experience and understanding of landscape design as a temporal art.