Monday, August 27, 2012

High and Tight


Heatherwick's Seed Cathedral at the Shanghai Expo was architecturally unreal. Poised to school visitors eager to learn of the Royal Botanical Garden Millennium Seedbank, the structure was sown with 60,000 transparent optical plugs. Each plug then had a seed planted at it's root tip. From the interior, light filters through this punctuated seed library and from the exterior, there's a rolling landscape brush cut for passive recreation.