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Posts tagged as 'Greenhouse'

London-based architectural office Wilkinson Eyre have delivered the Cool Conservatory Complex at Singapore's show-stopping Gardens by the Bay project

London-based architectural office Wilkinson Eyre have delivered the Cool Conservatory Complex at Singapore’s show-stopping Gardens by the Bay project

 

London-based architectural office Wilkinson Eyre have delivered the focal point of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay project, a key part of the government’s vision to transform the island state into a ‘City in a Garden’.

 

The Cooled Conservatory Complex, at the heart of a 101-hectare site that comprises three distinct waterfront gardens, consists of two large-scale glasshouses, which, covering 20,000 square metres, rank among the biggest climate-controlled structures in the world. Each environment has its own distinctive character – one features a dry climate (the “Flower Dome”), the other a cool, moist one (the “Cloud Forest”) – and examines the relation between climate change and horticulture.

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Sun 10.3.

FFdesk by Frida Forsman (FI)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.03.2013 - Tagged as: ,

FFdesk by Frida Forsman

FFdesk by Frida Forsman

Frida Forsman has created a desk with a shelf for items that distract, says she, “Things that disturb your concentration can be placed on the shelf where the leather prevents them from falling off.”

 

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Thu 28.2.

‘Cubious’ bookshelf by Kristina Lindqvist (FI)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 28.02.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Cubious' bookshelf by Kristina Lindqvist

‘Cubious’ bookshelf by Kristina Lindqvist

‘Cubious’, by Kristina Lindqvist, is a neo-classical bookshelf with a curious geometrical cube pattern that, aided by subtle shades of colour, creates an optical illusion.

 

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'Spectrum' table by Isabella Sundqvist, photo: Nayab Ikram, Jogan F. Karlsson, Oliver Andersson, Esa Luoto, Ragnar Rael

‘Spectrum’ table by Isabella Sundqvist, photo: Nayab Ikram, Jogan F. Karlsson, Oliver Andersson, Esa Luoto, Ragnar Rael

The role of rainbows as guideposts in ancient Mayan culture plays a role in the creation of Isabella Sundqvist’s colourful laminated glass ‘Spectrum’ table.

 

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Wed 27.2.

‘Alf’ chair by Signe Hytte and Bettina Duelund (DK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.02.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Alf' chair by Signe Hytte and Bettina Duelund

‘Alf’ chair by Signe Hytte and Bettina Duelund, photo: Emil Monty Freddie

Signe Hytte and Bettina Duelund’s Alf is a distinct and multifunctional piece of furniture. Outwardly a chair, it combines a clothing rack, a table and a chair, and says Hytte, “with its uniqueness and slightly quirky personality it invites you to use it in various spaces and situations.”

 

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Tue 26.2.

‘Frigg’ sofa by Marianne Kleis (DK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.02.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Frigg' sofa by Marianne Kleis

‘Frigg’ sofa by Marianne Kleis, photo: Steen Gyldendal

With its smooth shell on the outside and quilted inside, ‘Frigg’ by Marianne Kleis is a comfortable piece of furniture designed for only one, or two, people.

 

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Wed 20.2.

‘Strik’ armchair by Kristina Kjær (DK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.02.2013 - Tagged as: ,

'Strik' armchair by Kristina Kjær. Photo: Ditte Chemnitz.

‘Strik’ armchair by Kristina Kjær. Photo: Ditte Chemnitz.

Kristina Kjær’s ‘Strik’ armchair wears a knitted sweater over its wooden body. A comfortable armchair that consists of a frame made of ash wood and a knitted upholstery made of wool – a wooden “body” wearing a knitted “sweater”.

 

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'Grey to Green' paving stones by Caroline Brahme for S:t Eriks

‘Grey to Green’ paving stones by Caroline Brahme for S:t Eriks

Caroline Brahme’s award-winning ‘Grey to Green’ is a series of paving stones that can “host vegetation”. The goal is to integrate more greenery in the urban fabric, transition away from grey concrete to green vegetation, for as Brahme points out, “cities depend on nature’s ecosystem to function properly.”

 

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