The Greenhouse by Max Núñez Arquitectos [Chile]

Max Núñez’ greenhouse in Chile gives the impression of a floating glass box. Modernism meets innovation at Max Núñez Arquitectos’ greenhouse in Pirque, Chile, where a steel frame supports two barrel vaults built of glass blocks, and its modest glass plinth creates a seductive illusion.

The glasshouse is a typology that exists on the cutting edge of art and science, technology and style. Starting with medicinal plants, then scientific research, botanical display and finally industrial-scale cultivation, the evolution of the modern greenhouse has closely tracked available technology, from the development of glass itself to new kinds of structure and materials.

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Architects: Max Núñez Arquitectos
Photography: Marco Szegers
Location: Pirque, Chile
Year: 2018