Hitching a ride on the garden cabin bandwagon—the tendency for architects and artists to create single-room backyard dwellings à la Henry David Thoreau—American installation artist William Lamson built this meditation spot/greenhouse out of 162 yellowed panels. The catch? The panels get their color from sugar, cooked to varying temperatures and sandwiched between glass panes. Solarium houses three species of mini citrus trees, and, as the panels can be opened or shut to allow for better climate regulation, the design "references the architecture of a plant leaf, where the stomata opens and closes to help regulate the plants temperature," or so writes Lamson.
Solarium, whose materials read like the back of an ice cream carton—"steel, glass, sugar, citrus trees"—was designed for last year's Storm King Art Center's Light and Landscape Show in New Windsor, N.Y.
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