A new project aims to transform the image of modern architecture with an open, inviting, green-space design inspired by the cybeles of ancient Greece.
Cybele Goddess, a series of three houses, is designed to encourage people to consider urban living by embracing nature.
It is designed as a ‘home of the mind’ by the Greek goddess of love and light.
The project is a collaboration between the University of Oxford and the Cybele Garden Foundation.
The concept comes from the ancient Greek goddess, Cybelet, who created the world around herself by bringing light and harmony to the environment.
She was believed to have created the garden to be an ideal place for people to gather, meditate and experience life, said Matthew Wilson, a research fellow at the University’s Centre for Urban Design and Urban History.
The garden is a natural space where people can sit, play, relax and create a garden garden with a range of different plants.
“There is a real desire to connect with nature,” said Mr Wilson.
“It’s a very positive place for all of us to be and a place that is accessible to all.”
Mr Wilson said the Cybes of Greece had been an inspiration for the project.
“They are so beautiful and are so inspiring and they have been a part of the Greek heritage,” he said.
“The cybelet was also used in a similar way in medieval times as an icon, so we think it’s important to connect the two.”
Cybelet Goddess, by Matt Wilson.
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