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Orquideorama Gardens

By: Going Like Sixty - Published:   Updated: May 18 2011 • References: planbarquitectura & archdaily
In Medellin, Columbia, a couple of architects needed to renovate their garden. It's not just any garden, it's called the Orquideorama. What seems to be wicker is actually steel to support self sustaining gardens.

The gardens have 14 interconnected modular structures which serve many functions, from event halls to butterfly reserves and flower gardens. The design is truly organic in structure and implementation.

Implications - The Orquideorama Gardens have what is called “flor-árbol” that look like giant tree-flower hybrids. The flor-árbol have petals that collect rainwater and feed the plants below while keeping them safe. The beautiful structures blend in with the forest surroundings because of their "pine wood weave." The Orquideorama Gardens would certainly be an amazing sight to see.

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