The Greenhouse Nightclub Interior by bluarch Architecture

March 13, 2009

Antonio Di Oronzo, principal of bluarch architecture, has designed the Greenhouse Nightclub in
New York City, which is the first L.E.E.D. registered, eco-friendly nightclub in the United States.

A bi-level 6,000 square foot club, lounge and event space built from recycled or recyclable materials, GREENHOUSE is the first nightclub in the nation to receive certification by the United States Green Buildings Council for its environmentally conscious construction and design.

Visit the website of bluarch Architecture – here.

“I decided to stay away from re-creating a greenhouse, and opted to transpose the notion of landscape to an interior space,” Di Oronzo said. “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, nonrecursive 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 2,500, are all connected to a computer and describe effects which can come 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 with the music and vividly respond to the green lasers and the LED on the walls and ceiling.

Visit the website of bluarch Architecture – here.