Gallery: SOL Grotto is a Cool & Mesmerizing Space Made With Reclaimed S...

SOL Grotto in its natural setting next to a stream and waterfall in the UC Botanical Gardens at Berkeley.

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  1. Jessica May 10, 2014 at 3:32 am

    The video is a fantastic addition to this blog, helping describe this grotto’s experience. Although a very small space, the way it manipulates light and sound, its contemplative function and close association with water really captures the essence of what a grotto is. The use of unconventional grotto materials to create such an environment is intriguing, and shows the direction grotto-like contemporary design can take. What I would love to see is these design techniques translated into buildings much larger than a pavilion, as I think they could really add some transitory qualities that are missing in commercial buildings, and might perhaps make them more enjoyable places to occupy.

    I am currently researching the grotto in contemporary design. To follow my research click on the link below, and please don’t hesitate to point my research in different directions, provide advice, etc.

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