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Concrete Smoking Sanctuaries

The Smoking Room by Gianni Botsford is a Place to Enjoy the Garden

— February 17, 2015 — Art & Design
The Smoking Room by Gianni Botsford Architects is a clever addition to the garden of a private residence in Zurich, Switzerland. The room contains a single red folding chair and offers one a chance to enjoy the scenery and partake in their favorite pastime without affecting anyone in the house with secondhand smoke.

The Smoking Room was commissioned by British landscape architect Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, who requested the pavilion be simplistic in order to allow the newly sculpted garden to live up to its full personality.

Gianni Botsford Architects used translucent concrete to create the structure, a decision described by the design team as a means of making the Smoking Room as alive as the garden that surrounded it.
Trend Themes
1. Translucent Concrete - Exploring the use of translucent concrete in architecture opens up new possibilities for creating immersive and visually stunning spaces.
2. Outdoor Living Spaces - The demand for outdoor living spaces is on the rise, creating opportunities for architects and designers to create innovative structures that seamlessly blend with nature.
3. Smoke-free Solutions - The need for smoke-free solutions is driving the development of dedicated smoking spaces that provide individuals with a comfortable and isolated environment.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Architects can leverage translucent concrete and innovative designs to create visually striking and immersive structures for various purposes.
2. Landscaping - Incorporating smoke-free solutions into landscaping designs can enhance outdoor environments by providing dedicated spaces for individuals to enjoy their hobbies without impacting others.
3. Furniture Design - Designers can explore the creation of versatile and compact furniture pieces, like the red folding chair in The Smoking Room, to cater to the unique needs of specific environments or activities.
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