El Guarapo garden
El Guarapo Apartamentos and its garden areas are located in unique volcanic island Lanzarote, Canary Islands.
It started in 1987, when renowned local architect Luis Díaz Feria was commisioned to design the complex. Architect created this small scale complex by combining expression of both traditional architecture and modern volumes. The garden with various species of the plants is an important integral part of El Guarapo architectural complex.
The darkness in Lanzarote comes very suddenly and so the plants dissolve into the darkness. Our wish was to reveal the plants by light, simultaneously embracing the darkness and keeping the peacefulness of the garden.
During the day the garden is washed by the intense daylight, which causes sharp shadows and reflections of the plants on the white architectural features.
By the evening the garden transforms into more intimate space, where the light focusses on the plants, their shapes and colors. The lighting follows the existing architectural forms and reveals small "islands" of botanics. Following the "islands" the visitor is guided to the end of the garden, where light and shadows play upon the large cactuses.
Photos by Ieva Baranauskaitė.
2019 Lanzarote, Grand Canaria.