REALMS is a landscape practice
(design, research, teaching, making).

Tied Across Time
Shifting Lubra
Complexities of Flood Disaster
A Landscape that has Never Existed
Trajectories of Practice Across Time
Agencies of the Present
Landscape is Knowledge
Fuel and the Himalayan Future
Open-ended Landscape
Belonging/Not Belonging
Emerging Hybridity & the New Vernacular
Willow and Water
At the Meeting of Earth and Sky
Passage & Discovery
Agency of a Path
Transient Materials
Fagopyrum tataricum



Passage and Discovery

Dongjingyu, China
with Taro Cai

In Tao Yuanming’s Peach Blossom Spring, a self-sustaining utopia is discovered by passage through a cave. In Donjingyu, we envision a site derived from exploration and discovery, a utopia discovered by passage through the valley of Donjingyu. Built only with site-sourced materials (wood and soil), a series of sites along a single path nestle within topography and existing ruins. They create a progression of enclosures and spaces for discovery.

Enclosures formed within existing ruins and compacted earth platforms create spaces for gathering, installation, and independent exploration. Exhibition sites along the route highlight diverse landscape features such as ancient terraces and scattered boulders. New practices and knowledge are formed on this site through occupation of the a previously abandoned landscape.