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Hanging Gardens at The Field Museum
by Morlights

Ivan Jones

Chicago’s Field Museum is home to plenty of fossils, but when the museum decided to enliven its representation of the Cretaceous period with elaborate, 3-D printed hanging gardens filled with living plants, suspended in its historic Stanley Field Hall, a unique lighting problem emerged.

The plants were dying, due to an inadequate lighting design. Through inventive and doggedly determined design work, Morlights created a unique solution that carefully nurtures the now-thriving plants, and turns the aerial gardens into a customisable, colourful lighting installation by night.

This project has been longlisted in the architectural lighting design category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Designer: Morlights
Project: Hanging Gardens at The Field Museum

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