Van Dusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, Shaughnessy, Vancouver

Architect: Perkins+Will

Inspired by organic forms and natural systems, the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre seeks to create a harmonious balance between architecture and landscape, from a visual and an ecological perspective. The dynamic single-story structure includes an innovative prefabricated roof form that appears to float above the building’s curved rammed earth and concrete walls. Metaphorically representing undulating petals, the building form flows seamlessly into a central oculus and the surrounding landscape.

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    Not strictly minimalistic, but man, I love all that flowing wood…
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