Heatherwick Studio’s Kinetic Glasshouse Blooms Like a Flower

The unfurling structure merges engineering, horticulture and history

Nestled at the edge of National Trust’s Woolbeding Gardens, part of a historic estate in West Sussex, lies a majestic marriage of structural and horticultural design known as the kinetic Glasshouse. Created by British firm Heatherwick Studio, the Glasshouse emulates a Victorian terrarium with a pyramidal 10-sided form of glass and aluminum. In the span of four minutes this facade unfurls like a flower, much …

Living Under the Sun: Tropical Interiors and Architecture

Gestalten’s stunning hardcover tome “Living Under The Sun: Tropical Interiors and Architecture” showcases beautifully designed and decorated houses that happen to be located in the middle of tropical wonderlands. Homes in Vietnam, India, Brazil and everywhere in between have been photographed, and, like their surroundings, the designs are varied—with everything from beach shacks to mid-century modern mansions and brutalist-style concrete structures featured.