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Composting Shed, Groves Raines Architects, Edinburgh

Composting Shed, Edinburgh

Groves Raines Architects

Groves Raines Architects designed the structure which serves as a composting area and garden store which is made entirely from industrial concrete reinforcing bar. The structure is conceived as an extension to the garden at Inverleith Terrace, Edinburgh the organic form embraces a 5 tonne boulder and provides a point of interest to both garden visitors and walkers.

 Composting Shed is constructed using a technique similar to traditional willow weaving. This weaving technique allow air and sunlight pass naturally through the structure providing ventilation for composting while creating unique light patterns which change constantly throughout the day.

composting shed, edinburgh

composting shed, edinburgh

composting shed, edinburgh

The construction method minimises any impact on the ground and surrounding mature woodland as the vertical reinforcing rods are driven straight into the ground rather than using traditional foundations.

composting shed, edinburgh

composting shed, edinburgh

composting shed, edinburgh

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Ernesto Neto, Pantheon, Paris

Ernesto Neto works with abstract installations which often take up the entire exhibition space.

His materials are gossamer-thin, light, stretchable fabrics in nylon or cotton. Like fine membranes fixed to the ceiling by long, stretched threads his works hang down into the room and create shapes that are almost organic.

Ernesto Neto, Pantheon, Paris

Ernesto Neto, Pantheon, Paris

Ernesto Neto, Phantheon, Paris

Sometimes they are filled with scented spices and hang in tear-shaped forms like gigantic mushrooms or huge stockings.

Earnesto Netto, Mother body emotional densities,2007

Earnesto Netto, Mother body emotional densities,2007

Sometimes he creates peculiar soft sculptures which the visitor is allowed to feel through small openings in the surface.

Ernesto Neto

Ernesto Neto

Ernesto Neto

He also creates spatial labyrinths which the visitor can enter and thereby experience the work and interact  with it.

Ernesto Neto