Margot House

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Alejandra Coll is responsible for Asilvestrada and for the landscape design of Margot House. When you are in Alejandra's hands, trust her and let yourself go; the process is magical. Her dog and best ally, Uva, is always by her side and goes to the garden centers as someone else would go to the market, to see which plants are the best of the day. Her project was born to bring nature closer to people and, when you get to know her, vivid and passionate as she is, it makes you want to have her close, not just her plants.

Interviewer: SLOWKIND Photographer: ELI APEZTEGUIA
MH

If you were not a landscape artist you would be … ?

AC

I would like to help animals, for example, or to be people carer, something that would connect me to others. Give a service and try to contribute in a small positive way. And in more selfish days (which there are also days like these), I would like to earn my living by creating objects with pieces of nature that I found and boost my creative streak.

MH

How did you come up with Margot House’s plant project?

AC

The intention is usually the same in each project: bringing nature closer to people’s lives. In this case the project seemed very nice, with a lot of care in every detail, so I tried to do the same with the plants, every corner, every shelf thought and treated with care.

In general I lack much more nature in the cities, that’s why I dedicate myself to this profession.

MH

What do you miss in Barcelona?

AC

I lack much more nature of course, that’s why I do what I do and also the noise bothers me a lot. I need to be in silence so I can relax.

MH

Three cities that have your heart stolen?

AC

Three cities for the people and experiences I have found in them: Sydney (Australia), Blue Hill (Maine), and London (UK).

MH

Where do you like to get lost and go for a walk?

AC

Around the parks of Barcelona, the forests of Garrotxa, and the beaches of Costa Brava … but in low season, when there is almost no one.

We want to thank Alejandra Coll the time that she has dedicated for this interview. You can know more about her and her work by visiting asilvestrada.com

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