Sugar Solarium.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Constructed using 162 window panels made purely of cooked sugar, William Lamson's Solarium, formerly at Storm King Art Centerwas a greenhouse of sorts inspired by isolated, nature-ensconced sanctuaries - "like a mountain chapel or Thoreau's one-room cabin," says the artist. In addition, he continues, "the design references the architecture of a plant leaf." Sweet.


The solarium is no longer at Storm King, but I'd still love to visit this summer. Have you been? 

See more at William Lamson's website, here. Photos via William Lamson and Pierogi Gallery. © Storm King Art Center. Found via Architizer.

14 comments:

emilyvannah said...

That is lovely! I love the light coming through the glass!

Emily
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angela said...

That's amazing! Who would have thought you could make windows out of cooked sugar!

Anonymous said...

this is so amazing!

Shoko said...

Angela, I might make some for my new apartment. Thoughts? :)

julie said...

The power of creativeness. You can achieve anything. This is an amazing achievement. Love it!

tara said...

That is so beautiful!! I love it! You should totally make some for your new apartment!

Kathy said...

Wow! I want to go to there (wherever the solarium is now and Storm King!).

Allison said...

I've always wanted to visit Storm King but have never been able to - I have been to OMI which is a little farther up north from Storm King and it was really wonderful! OMI should definitely be on your must-see list (:

Lisa Sperling said...

This must be the most beautiful greenhouse around! And who knew sugar was so versatile? It also makes me dream of studio spaces...! If you end up using this idea for your apartment, please show us the result - it would look so dreamy!

little t said...

It's so pretty!

burntfeather said...

Amazing, I wonder how it held up in it's environment, if it attracted animals or small children :P

Kristina @ DailyAmpersand said...

I. want. to. go. to. there.

That looks magical!

magical said...

wow, amazing!!

Cordelia said...

Saw it in the fall and it was incredible in the sunset. Although the bees were going crazy and getting stuck to the sugary panes! Storm King is fantastic.

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