Corpus Christi College Greenhouse

Rick Mather Architects, Oxford, 2009

 

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The greenhouse is a frameless glass display box on a low stone wall, protruding from the existing garden walls 

Rick Mather Architects     Download Original

  • The greenhouse is a frameless glass display box on a low stone wall, protruding from the existing garden walls    
  • Behind the walls, the construction is more typical: glazed panels, opening vents and sliding glass doors, all with grey powder-coated frames    
  • The wall is Taynton stone recycled from the existing garden walls, with lime mortar to match. The stone is tied back to a new concrete substructure    
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Greenhouse constructed from a frameless glass display box on a low stone wall

A glass box made from four pieces of laminated glass and structural silicone that sits on a stone plinth protruding from an existing stone wall. Here, the gardener cultivates his collection of plants and places objects on public display.

The glass box occupies the depth of the adjacent flower beds, which enables diverse planting in the beds to merge with the display in the greenhouse.

Relocation of the gardener’s facilities formed part of the enabling works for a new multi-purpose auditorium at Corpus Christi College.

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  • Completed: 2009
  • Floor area: 16m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £92,000
  • Address: Corpus Christi College, Merton Street, Oxford, OX1 4JF, United Kingdom

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