With this garden, begin by taking the time to look at it so as to capture it in its entirety. Continue by walking slowly forwards and sitting down to rest on one of the high chairs at the circular table of the surrealist banquet that awaits you.
Your gaze is immediately drawn to the profusion and richness of flowers that are “gluttony red” in colour and that grow from the centre of the table – which is a truly impassable barrier, and offers the inaccessible banquet only for your marvelling eyes, thus calling forth a strong feeling of frustration. You then find yourself in a state of gluttony and avidity, wanting to share in the most delightful of sins: gluttony.
Frustrated, you will nevertheless take in the magnificent, unique view over the Loire as a form of compensation. As you leave, don’t forget to go all the way around the round table to be able to discover the forty varieties of plants that do not offer themselves up to a first glance.
NAS Architecture –Johan LAURE, Hadrien BALALUD DE ST JEAN and Guillaume GIRAUD, architects-
From left to right: Hadrien Balalud de St Jean, Guillaume Giraud and Johan Laure
NAS Architecture was founded in 2013. Backed by their personal experience, the firm is the next logical step of an endeavour undertaken years ago with multiple entries in national and international competitions.
Thus, NAS endeavours to work on a range of projects without distinction of scale or place, designing exhibition halls and urban projects through the same approach. Each project thus becomes an opportunity to give character to a place or a society, in order to spark discourse with the project's different stakeholders.
The firm NAS architecture develops a vision of architecture compatible with the site where it takes shape. Consequently, projects are intended to be resolutely practicable and functional while satisfying the ambition to be distinctive within the places where they are designed.
A project's dynamic is therefore based on a desire to develop the qualities and uses of a place while using limitations to their advantage. The firm endeavours to be contextual and uses the landscape, lifestyles and specific technical features of the region as elements to be customised as part of a given assignment.
NAS advocates the notion of living places in keeping with contemporary expectations of constantly changing societies.
"Architecture, although too often abandoned, is omnipresent. It constitutes the basis of our current societies and those of the future. A medium that has gone through many changes, it aspires to become one of the driving forces of the design world of tomorrow."