Herbarium JBB / Juan Manuel Hoyos Mora

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Cortesía de Juan Manuel Hoyos Mora Cortesía de Juan Manuel Hoyos Mora
  • Architects: Juan Manuel Hoyos Mora
  • Location: Jardín Botánico de Bogotá, Cl. 63 #6895, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Area: 635.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Collaborators: Consuelo Noriega, Hamilton Barrios, Raúl Rojas, Roberto Velásquez, Daniel Zárate, Belisario Arjona, Alexander Coronado, Mauricio Correa, Orlando Ariza
Cortesía de Juan Manuel Hoyos Mora Cortesía de Juan Manuel Hoyos Mora

Text description provided by the architects. The Herbarium is a building set in Bogotá´s Botanical Gardens designed to house, under very specific conditions of temperature, humidity, security and isolation, a collection of dried plants used for scientific research purposes. Erecting a building within a Botanical Garden is a great challenge due to the impact that it may have on the valuable natural surroundings. 

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Previous state rankinfraser landscape architecture: Dunbar is an historic town of approximately 7000 people situated on the south east coast of Scotland, 30 miles from Edinburgh. The Dunbar Battery was originally built as a civil defensive bastion in 1781. In the 19th and 20th C it housed a hospital for infectious diseases and a military […]
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BIG's King Street West Condo Community Approved for Development in Toronto

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King Street West. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group King Street West. Image Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group

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Eight designers exploring the versatility of glass for London Design Festival

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Eight of the best glassware designs at London Design Festival 2018

This year's London Design Festival features an array of projects that showcase new and inventive techniques in glass. Design reporter Natashah Hitti picks out eight of the most interesting examples, including vessels shaped by spectacles and glass blocks infused with bubbles. Read more

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