The Orangery by Lenschow & Pihlmann + Mikael Stenström | Yellowtrace

The Orangery by Lenschow & Pihlmann + Mikael Stenström | Yellowtrace

The Orangery by Lenschow & Pihlmann + Mikael Stenström | Yellowtrace

The Orangery by Lenschow & Pihlmann + Mikael Stenström | Yellowtrace

The Orangery by Lenschow & Pihlmann + Mikael Stenström | Yellowtrace

The Orangery by Lenschow & Pihlmann + Mikael Stenström | Yellowtrace

 

Danish practice Lenschow & Pihlmann, together with architect Mikael Stenström has created ‘The Orangery’– a temporary pavilion located within the scenic grounds of GL. Holtegaard art gallery in Sealand, Northern Denmark. The pavilion stands distinctively as a delicate, white structure, with it’s form heavily influenced by baroque architecture – specifically, Francesco Borromini’s San Carlo Alle Quattro Fontane church in Rome. Illustrated by the curving oval and circular forms, the pavilion follows a similar floor plan of the church in Italy. This reinterpretation sees the contemporary form being made from a steel structure wrapped in a strong white plastic used to protect large objects during transportation.

Internally, as the name suggests, the pavilion hosts a living orangery where citrus plants suspend down from the domed frame, allowing the visitors to meander below. At night, the structure is lit from within, making the pavilion glow like a lantern with the plants themselves producing interesting shadows against the translucent material. Pure visual poetry.

 


[Photography © Hampus Berndtson.]

 

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