Posts tagged as 'Plan B Architects'

'ORQUIDEORAMA' - Botanical Garden of Medellin, photo by Sergio Gomez

The Colombian architects Camilo and J. Paul Restrepo realised together with Plan B Arquitectos this highly functional canopy for the Botanical Garden of Medellin, Colombia – a roofing which manages to create an especially good climate for the sensitive flora underneath. The honeycomb like metal structure is covered with slats made of pinewood and provides shading from direct sunlight – a necessary substitute for the shade provided by large trees in the open jungle. Extensive polyester tiles collect the rainwater that gets conducted by a pipe system into the ground.