CHROFI has Designed the Australian National Botanical Gardens

By: Joey Haar - Oct 20, 2016
References: chrofi & dezeen
The Australian National Botanical Gardens recently held a competition for the design of the newest section of its Canberra conservatory, and the organization decided on a striking concept as the winner. Designed by Syndey-based architecture studio CHROFI, the Ian Potter National Conservatory will feature a raised cubic structure that appears to float above the garden that it encloses.

The hovering cube of the Australian National Botanical Gardens' conservatory will be covered in a facade that is amenable to plant life. Rather than going with something like steel or concrete, the cube's facade will be made from layers of transparent and translucent glass, giving the building a misty, glazed appearance while still permeating sunlight for the plants inside.