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Cesar Manrique

The Lanzarote home and garden of artist and architect Cesar Manrique was built within five Lava bubbles inside and out connected by natural corridors.


GAP Photos/Suzie Gibbons/Fundacion Cesar Manrique

Feature No:   2443 

Qty of Images:    40 


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In a lava field, it was the perfect site for a man whose design mantra was art-nature/nature-art. Here he designed a minimalist, part sunken garden echoing the barren dramatic volcanic landscape but created an oasis within, using sculptural palms, cacti and succulents . Organic and found objects such as old stone animal troughs, agricultural tools and goat skulls were brought into play as sculptures and water features. The garden also was home to his art including the dramatic mosaics colourful on the stark white walls and his own sculptures.



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