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Greenhouses as Spaces for Coexistence between Nature and People

15 days ago   |   By Arch Daily

Uppgrenna Nature House / Tailor Made arkitekter. Image © Ulf Celander
Researchers point out that "proto-greenhouses" arose to fulfill the desire of the Roman Emperor Tiberius to eat cucumbers every day of the year. Since it was impossible to grow the vegetable on the island of Capri in winter, his gardeners developed beds mounted on wheels that they would move into the sun when possible, while on winter days they would place them under translucent covers made of Selenite (a type of gypsum with a glassy appearance). But the production of large-scale greenhouses only became possible after...
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