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 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.
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.”
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.”
‘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.
‘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”.
‘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.”