Babylonstoren hotel in South Africa opens Spice Garden filled with aromatic plants

A farmhouse hotel in South Africa‘s Cape Winelands has opened a plant-filled dining space, designed by Malherbe Rust Architects to pay tribute to the history of the spice trade. The Spice Garden is the latest addition to Babylonstoren, a hotel and wine estate that occupies a Dutch farm dating back to the 17th century. The greenhouse creates […]

WilkinsonEyre designs biodome complex for Iceland

Two gently undulating greenhouses will form the Aldin Biodomes complex, which WilkinsonEyre has designed for Elliðaárdalur valley in Iceland. Located on the outskirts of Reykjavik, the greenhouses are being designed by WilkinsonEyre in collaboration with local studio Basalt. The complex is being created to open up the largest green area close to the Icelandic capital to […]

Urban Denver building by Tres Birds houses a Japanese restaurant and aeroponic greenhouse

US firm Tres Birds Workshop has topped a Japanese restaurant in Denver, Colorado with a greenhouse featuring soil-free growing towers. The building is located within a block-long, mixed-use development called S*Park, short for Sustainability Park. Local studio Tres Birds Workshop designed the entire development – which encompasses housing, commercial space and urban farming – near […]

Hungary plans €1 billion greenhouse city powered by renewable energy

Hungary has revealed plans to build a new carbon-neutral greenhouse-filled farming city that will be powered by renewable energy sources. The €1 billion (£877 million) agricultural centre is proposed for the border between Hungary, Austria and Slovakia. It will cover 330 hectares – equivalent to 500 football pitches. Hungary’s minister of agriculture István Nagy said […]

CAW Architects creates cluster of agrarian buildings for Stanford Educational Farm

California firm CAW Architects used prefabricated elements and economical materials to create a series of light-filled buildings on an agricultural campus operated by Stanford University. Photograph by Bernardo Grijalva The structures are situated on the O’Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm, located on the edge of the university’s campus in Silicon Valley. The Farm not only […]

French Open tennis stadium by Marc Mimram has greenhouses built into all its stands

Marc Mimram Architecture & Associés has incorporated greenhouses into all four of the stands of the Court Simonne Mathieu at Roland Garros, home of the French Open. Named after former French tennis player Simonne Mathieu, the 5,000-seat stadium officially opened this week for the start of the French Open. It is now the third show […]

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