Platform for research and exhibition
Displays tell a story, and if living tropical butterflies are to become actors on a kinetic, theatrical stage, it is necessary to construct a framework that functions as part of the presentation. Humidity, warmth and a climate in motion are combined with butterflies and plants to fill a space that is technically controlled to the highest degree, but nevertheless, on the visual level , has an extremely natural appearance.
In order to maintain the proper humidity, fog is sprayed through the glass house several times a day. This process is staged like a theatrical event, since the fog is driven by air jets so that it rotates, resulting in a spiral of fog. The damp air, which has a temerature of 25 degrees centigrade and contains 70 to 90 percent humidity, is whirled around inside the glass house, thus creating the living conditions for the butterflies and the tropical plants that are cultivated here during the winter.
The map shows our research on Islamic gardens, courtyards and watersystems. The 7 topics of pairidaeza - Perimeter, Choreography, Metaphor, Vegetation, Threshold, Water and Topography are being studied. Pairi-daeza is Farsi for 'a wall enclosing a garden'. The research, put up on a wall at the beginning of a project becomes more and more dense during the development of the project. Eventually the map records the research and acts as inspiration. The map is then also part of the final submission.