In the American Philosophical Society’s (APS) garden stands a stunning greenhouse the “Cabinet of Future Fossils”. This ecologically savvy structure re-envisions greenhouse architecture is created by artist, designer, and architect Jenny Sabin using digital design tools and 3D printer. Inspired by forms in nature, complexity and generative design processes. she uses recycled and recyclable materials to create this 52’-long structure. There is no one piece of glass and no heat is required.
It is supported by curving, structural ribs that hold up 110 translucent, jewel-toned cold frames (mini-greenhouses) filled with edible and ornamental plants. The 2’ x 1’ x 1’ cold frames are removable and portable, intended for winter gardening in small urban spaces.
Jenny Sabin is Assistant Professor in the College of Architecture, Art & Planning at Cornell University. She received a 2010 Pew Fellowship for her work at the forefront of an architectural practice that applies insights and theories from nature and science to the design of material structures.
The Greenhouse and Cabinet of Future Fossils was funded by Heritage Philadelphia Program, a program of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. The 3D printing is sponsored by ZCorp.
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hamza.f..jijel wrote at 8/4/2012 12:57:39 PM:
so so great