This is a project by Bluarch Architecture + Interiors + Lighting and it is located at New York, NY, United States. Project's program: Nightclub. There are eight images for Greenhouse Nightclub.
Greenhouse is a 4000 sf nightclub, lounge and event space built from recycled or recyclable materials, Greenhouse is the first nightclub in the nation to receive certification via LEED_CI by the United States Green Buildings Council for its environmentally conscious construction and design.
I decided to stay away from re-creating a greenhouse, and opted to transpose the notion of landscape to an interior space. The design concept was to convey the dynamic richness of nature as a living system. The walls connect to the ceiling via a series of laser-cut ribs creating a shelter within the space. The ribs are lined with series of 6” round panels organized in a self-similar and recursive pattern generated through a fractal algorithm. One third of these panels are upholstered with eco-friendly vinyl, one third of them are clad in sustainable boxwood. The rest is lacquered and each disk houses an L.E.D. light point of 0.8 watts. The light points, in total 2500, are all connected to custom designed software which allows for maximum lighting flexibility. These LED pixels can describe effects which can derive from music beats or video signals. The resulting goal is to offer the experiential opportunity of a “live” landscape.
The ceiling is an organic formation of 40-millimeter crystals representing a body of water about to project onto the ground… and the sudden character of nature. The crystals are seemingly passively appended, but slightly vibrate in the music and vividly respond to the green lasers and the LED on the walls and ceiling.
The tables are a quirky presence in the overall scheme. They are tempered glass boxes containing boxwood covered wireframes shaped as different animals resting on a carpet of eco-friendly, artificial grass.
The bar is a scale model of a gently sloping landscape punctured with miniature trees and scale models of house I designed in the past. The model is seemingly a straight cut through the crust of the earth.
The main challenges in a LEED_CI certification process for commercial interiors is retrofitting existing systems to meet strict efficiency requirements. I set out to achieve the same aesthetic freedom and quality while making the intervention ecologically acceptable. The following are a few examples…