Larger-than-life pineapple origami structure pops up on a historic UK landscape

July 18, 2017 by  
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If you love pineapples, prepare to pine over this gorgeous sculpture that’s popped up at the National Trust’s historic Berrington Hall in Herefordshire. Heather and Ivan Morison of Studio Morison designed Look! Look! Look!, a stunning sculptural pavilion in the shape of pineapple origami. The temporary installation is both beautiful and functional, and also draws attention to iconic landscape designer Capability Brown’s final masterpiece, the walled garden at the Georgian mansion. The Look! Look! Look! pavilion was developed as part of the National Trust and Arts Council England’s Trust New Art , a program of projects that brings new art to unique and historic settings. The dusty pink pineapple pavilion is instantly eye-catching and takes inspiration from Berrington’s Georgian history, particularly the use of exotic fruit like pineapples that were thought to have once been grown at the garden as a symbol of the family’s wealth and contemporariness. The pavilion’s delicate folds echo the geometric shapes found in the mansion’s interior. Studio Morison used paper origami to craft the pineapple structure and then worked with structural engineers Artura to bring the designs to life. Set on a sunken metal foundation frame, the 100-square-meter pavilion is made of CNC-milled timber pieces constructed into an intricate jigsaw totaling 90 frames. A special weather-resistant woven fabric, supplied by Mermet, is overlaid atop the timber structure. The interior features a weather-resistant wooden cobbled floor. Related: Luxembourg bar renovation mimics Japanese origami for a low footprint “The final piece looks strong and sculptural from far away, but takes on a translucent appearance from inside,” reads the press release. “The artists have also created bespoke, sculptural furniture housed inside the pavilion which echoes the geometric form of the structure.” Look! Look! Look! is open to the public until December 2019 and hosts a series of programs such as music and yoga. + Studio Morison Images via Ivan Morison

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1800-Year-Old Chedworth Roman Villa Wins 2013 RIBA Architecture Award

June 20, 2013 by  
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‘Chime’ is an Interactive Bell-Shaped Pavilion Designed by Students at the Manchester School of Architecture

November 14, 2012 by  
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The Chime Pavilion is an interactive, bell-shaped pavilion that invites families and children to play with a bell system set within the structure. The pavilion was designed by students at Manchester School of Architecture , who were challenged to design and build a pavilion for the gardens of Dunham Massey , a National Trust house in Cheshire. The Trust wanted a design that related to the history and surroundings of the house and garden while providing an attractive and exciting pavilion for visitors. Read the rest of ‘Chime’ is an Interactive Bell-Shaped Pavilion Designed by Students at the Manchester School of Architecture Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cheshire , Chime Pavilion , Dunham Massey , Georgina Naish , kickstarter , Manchester School of Architecture , National Trust , outdoor pavilion

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Dulas Delivers National Trust’s Largest Solar Installation in Wales

January 19, 2012 by  
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Dulas recently delivered the National Trust ’s largest solar PV array in the UK at their grade I listed Llanerchaeron property in Wales. At just under 40 kWp (37.5kWp) and combined with the existing 7.5 kWp solar PV array, the installation should generate up to half of the electricity that the house requires. Having provided a full planning consultancy service for multiple solar PV sites across the National Trust portfolio in Wales, Dulas advised a free-standing ground mount ballasted array would provide the optimum solution to be delivered within tight timescales. Mike Clay of Dulas Ltd said of the installation: “By taking forward thinking steps and engaging with a highly experienced company the Trust has been able to best utilize the space available to gain maximum benefit from the feed in tariff. By prioritizing the installation Dulas was able to commission the project in time to take advantage of the highest feed in tariff rates providing the best possible financial rate of returns for the Trust.” The Trust has made a commitment to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels by 50% within the next eight years. It aims to cut carbon emissions from energy use for heat and electricity by 45%, beating the government’s target of a 34% reduction in CO2 by 2020. + Dulas The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative energy , dulas , green design , green power , Llanerchaeron , National Trust , photovoltaic installation , renewable energy , solar installation , Solar Power , sustainable design , united kingdom , Wales

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Another Reason To Move To Buffalo: The Architecture Is Amazing

October 25, 2011 by  
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image credit Kayla Jonas A year ago I wrote If You Really Want To Get Off Oil, Move To Buffalo , about its incredible infrastructure. What I didn’t know at the time was that its architecture is absolutely extraordinary, and that the city is going through and exciting rebirth and revitalization. I visited last week for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’ s conference and was blown away; not only does this City have w… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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18 Resources For Preparing and Responding to Hurricanes

August 26, 2011 by  
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The greenest building is the one already standing, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation has compiled a terrific list of documents for homes, businesses and governments on how to prepare for disasters and how to react to them. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Do Your Shopping On Small Business Saturday

November 26, 2010 by  
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Dense, walkable, resilient towns and cities are a key component of getting off oil, and viable main street retail is the key to having vibrant main streets. For historic preservationists concerned about the fabric of our main streets, successful stores are key to maintaining our main street buildings. That’s why National Trust for Historic Preservation is behind Small Business Saturday ; the big businesses are usually in the big boxes in the ‘burbs.

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Awesome Green DIY Projects from MAKE

November 26, 2010 by  
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Photo via Barto MAKE is one of my absolute favorite resources for inspiration and clever ideas for projects. They’ve looked through their archives and made a list of some of the best green projects they’ve seen, and we love their list. Check out these green projects by Marc de Vinck….

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London Designer Brings Semi-Permanent Inflatable Buildings to Market

November 26, 2010 by  
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Image courtesy of Airclad.com Need a spare room, but only for a few months? Want to make your outdoor jacuzzi an indoor one for the winter?

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Greene And Greene House Renovation Is The Antithesis Of Green

October 18, 2010 by  
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Image Credit Build it Green Greene and Greene’s Darling House in Claremont, California is a recognized historic home that was truly green in the way houses are supposed to be.

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