KARIN MATZ

Karin Matz_joh Bates Studio

Karin Matz_joh Bates Studio

Karin Matz is an architect from Stockholm, Sweden who works in different constellations in Sweden and Europe.

See: www.karinmatz.se

EARLIEST MEMORY OF A GARDEN 

​The garden of my grandfather and his wife on the island of Föhr (a German island in the north sea close to Denmark) where they lived​​. His wife was a wonderful gardener and it has a climate where it rains and grows a lot so there was so much of everything compared to the gardens in Stockholm, Sweden where I lived normally. She also grew a lot of things to eat which was wonderful. Jam, potatoes, strawberries, everything was made from things out of her own garden.

FAVOURITE PLANTS

  1. Vitsippa – the only flower I completely love. In the forest during spring for only a few weeks.
  2. Any apple tree
  3. Walnut tree
  4. Syren – smells wonderful and is also a sign of early summer in Stockholm!
  5. Rosemary

WHAT AND WHERE IS YOUR GARDEN NOW

​At the moment it is all of Stockholm. This is an incredibly green and natural city in the summer. You feel like there is a public garden around every corner.

FAVOURITE GARDEN OR OUTDOOR SPACE, WHY?

​The Stockholm archipelago. Like no other place

MONEY IS NO OBJECT, DESCRIBE YOUR DREAM GARDEN

​Space ­ lots of space. and letting the nature develop like it wants to. Something which becomes overgrown and impossible to handle so I would have to cut away small paths and rooms inside it. Then I would have a house looking out over all of this chaos!

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