- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -

Sebastian Bergne Builds a Beautiful Greenhouse Entirely from LEGO Blocks

Posted By Diane Pham On August 4, 2011 @ 6:13 pm In DIY,Eco-Inspiration,Gardening | No Comments

lego blocks, lego designs, Sebastian Bergne, 2011 London Design Festival, lego greenhouse, diy greenhouse, lego block greenhouse, eco greenhouse, lego products, lego gardening

Our favorite building block just keeps finding more [1] and more [2] inspired uses. The latest LEGO creation to catch our eye is this gorgeous greenhouse, which Sebastian Bergne [3] built for the 2011 London Design Festival. LEGO [4] commissioned Bergne to create the public installation, which is a working greenhouse made entirely from building bricks. Even the soil inside is LEGO, but thankfully the plants and vegetables are real!

lego blocks, lego designs, Sebastian Bergne, 2011 London Design Festival, lego greenhouse, diy greenhouse, lego block greenhouse, eco greenhouse, lego products, lego gardening

Bergne’s design reflects the Covent Garden’s design heritage and cultural history, featuring a pitched roof that mirrors the architecture [5] surrounding the installation. Describing his project, Bergne said, “During the day the structure looks very much like an ordinary suburban greenhouse dropped into a new environment. Yet at night, it assumes another character entirely. It is transformed into a magical box, glowing and lit it seems, by the life of the plants it contains.”

The installation will be on display in London’s Covent Garden from September 15th to 25th.

+ Sebastian Bergne

Via Mocoloco [6]


Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com

URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/sebastian-bergne-builds-a-beautiful-greenhouse-entirely-from-lego-blocks/

URLs in this post:

[1] more: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/lego-animals-invade-the-bronx-zoo/

[2] more: http://inhabitat.com/incredible-lego-kitchen-renovation/

[3] Sebastian Bergne: http://www.sebastianbergne.com/

[4] LEGO: http://www.lego.com

[5] architecture: http://www.inhabitat.com/architecture

[6] Mocoloco: http://mocoloco.com/archives/024788.php

Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.