The Orchid House, a project won by competition in collaboration with JPR Architects and PLANB in 2005 and built in 2006.
The plant is organized around ten “tree-flower” modules.
The seven hexagons shaping the tree-flower have the formal appearance of a geometrical flower whose height, branch structure, and extension means we can also call it a tree.
In plan, each tree-flower is composed of 7 hexagons, where the central hexagon is always kept open like a garden-patio under the open sky.
Each of these modules is spatially and structurally autonomous, and has its own water supply, drainage, and electricity systems.
Each tree-flower functions as a replicable and standardized module; each one is a steel soldered on site, clad in pátula pine from a certified sustainable reforestation plantation, with, concrete floor pavers and polycarbonate and metal sheet roof.