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22nd September 2022
Sacré blur (2015) by Heywood & Condie is a colourful interpretation of the traditional greenhouse. Using salvaged ecclesiastical stained glass which is patchworked and altered, the creators focus on the idea of a greenhouse as a sanctuary. “The greenhouse is an architect’s equivalent of a temple. It’s where life begins and the ritual of caring and nurture take place.” says Heywood in this article (with many more photos of the details, interior, and temporary location). As well as being shown in an inner courtyard at Hastings Contemporary in 2016, the greenhouse was put on display in 2019 outside 25 Porchester Place, London, next to 23-storey tower block where passersby could examine closely the unsettling mix of saints and squirrels, grasshoppers and lions lit from within.
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