想象一下，走在郁郁葱葱的绿植下方，该是怎样一种奇妙体验，更特别的是，这些绿植内设置了照明灯具，且被处理成一个个完美的倒金字塔。2014年8月在不列颠哥伦比亚省西温哥华的和谐艺术节上，游客们就体验到了绿植顶棚的独特。绿植顶棚长90英尺，游客走在顶棚下，可以体验到跨领域的创意艺术节。Vermilion Sands由Matthew Soules建筑事务所设计，由西温哥华博物馆策划，是为为期十天的艺术节设计的一个临时设施。
该项目因英国小说家巴拉德的一系列短篇小说而得名。Vermilion Sands指的是当代建筑设计的混合特性，说明了自然和人工制品的不可分离。Vermilion Sands是对巴拉德故事中描述的未来的具体表现——自然和人工创造联合组成的世界。
Imagine walking beneath an illuminated canopy of lush greenery, in the form of inverted pyramids sculpted to perfection. In early August 2014 visitors were welcomed by this succulent living roof to the Harmony Arts Festival in West Vancouver, British Columbia. Guests were guided through the fairgrounds beneath the 90-foot long canopy, creating an immersive sensory experience befitting the interdisciplinary creative arts festival. Designed by Matthew Soules Architecture and curated by the Museum of West Vancouver, Vermilion Sands was created as a temporary installation for the ten day festival.
Submerge yourself in Vermilion Sands with photos and more info after the break.
Traveling beneath an array of large trees and naturally occurring greenery, Vermilion Sands solved numerous problems for the organizers of Harmony Arts Festival. Although the canopy served primarily as a stunning social space, it also provided shelter from the sun. The canopy included an integrated misting system, simultaneously hydrating the living roof while cooling the space below. Each one of the 260 modules was formed of a steel frame sewn into a geotextile fabric coated with a complex cocktail of seeds and fertilizer. The modules were grown offsite in a nursery prior to their installation in West Vancouver's Millennium Park.
The project received its name from a series of short stories by English novelist JG Ballard. Vermilion Sands refers to the hybridized nature of contemporary architectural design, illustrating the inseparability of natural and artificial products. Vermilion Sands serves as a physical manifestation of the future described in Ballard's stories - a world populated by the marriage of natural and artificial creations. Find out more about Matthew Soules Architecture here.
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