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The Soft Machine

Humko Bled Ltd

The Soft Machine

  • Sponsored by

    Humko Bled Ltd

    • Silver Gilt medal winner

  • Tomaz Bavdez
    Designed by Tomaz Bavdez
  • Built by Henley Salt
  • Current rating 4.5 (17 ratings)

This garden has been designed for processing and recycling waste. Inspiration for the garden’s title came from the William Burroughs novel of the same name, where 'soft machine' is a synonym for the human body. The human body plays its part in the garden, helping to pump waste water to the top of the modular living walls and filtering units while training on the exercise bike. Bog-style planting predominates, with the ground and plants serving as additional water filters.

This garden design and engineered ecosystem aspires to bold aesthetic expression and offers opportunities for gardening, exercising, enhancing biodiversity and recycling waste, connecting these elements together into one integral and interdependent unit – The Soft Machine.

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