Greenhouse Orchid Punta Del Este by Mateo Nunes Da Rosa

Passive greenhouse with a double membrane envelope

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In times of Covid-19, Ana, a passionate about botany, specifically orchids, turned her hobby into a business: Greenhouse Orchid, and commissioned us to design a greenhouse that would also serve as an exhibition. The proposal is a transparent prototype, portable and adaptable that generates the perfect climate for the orchid survival. Two are manufactured, one for exhibition, another for blossom.

▼鸟瞰,aerial view © Marcos Guiponi

▼温室外观,exterior view of the two greenhouses © Marcos Guiponi


Orchids require a microclimate within a very specific margin. The environment must control temperature, lighting, humidity, ventilation, irrigation and nutrients beyond the outside climate. A double envelope passively solves the environment and formally exposes it. The outer translucent membrane protects from wind and cold, directs the wind towards the air intake and, depending on the orientation, exposes the orchids in the interior. The inner membrane stops direct sunlight, generates the required bright environment and also allows to see the environment from the inside.

▼温室覆盖了双层的膜,以被动方式应对环境问题 © Marcos Guiponi
A double envelope passively solves the environment and formally exposes it

▼入口,entrance © Marcos Guiponi

▼温室内部,internal space © Marcos Guiponi


Between membranes, a ventilated chamber is formed laterally or through a retractable roof. The air intake is through the floor and in case the passive systems are not sufficient, the same automation system that controls the lighting activates the air extractors. Then two large doors are installed on the sides of the greenhouse, creating a second natural ventilation tunnel.

▼温室外部细节,exterior detailed view © Marcos Guiponi


The dimensions of each greenhouse are given by the total transport volume, its weight and the optimization of the most important materials: steel chassis, compact polycarbonate sheets and composite aluminum.

▼夜间的温室,the greenhouses by night © Marcos Guiponi

▼两个温室,the two greenhouses © Marcos Guiponi

Project name: Greenhouse Orchid Punta Del Este
Company name: Mateo Nunes Da Rosa
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Completion Year: 2021
Other participants: Martín Olmos
Photo credits: Marcos Guiponi

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