The greenhouse is composed of hand glazed green tiles, two tones of wood and glass. This house extends out to the street, operating as a leaner for guests, and further framing the activities within to the exterior.
Their aim was to demonstrate how versatile wood is as a material, as well as to promote its sustainability in a time when climate change and rising sea levels threaten coastal cities like Venice. The use of wood also references the closely spaced wooden piles that form the city’s foundations.
A temporary space that has been turned into an enchanting greenhouse where the young REDValentino woman, like Alice in Wonderland, unexpectedly finds herself in a luxuriant, verdant place where her personal dream journey begins.
In 2001, top chef Gert Jan Hageman, who had earned a Michelin star in Dutch haute cuisine, found a new direction for his own career and a new purpose for the old greenhouse that belonged to Amsterdam’s Municipal Nursery.