vasily klyukin envisions color-changing ‘rose pavilion’ as a bouquet of flowers
whether they be in the form of a snake, sailboat or ancient greek statue, the architectural visualizations of vasily klyukin seek to defy ordinary structural standards. his most recent project translates a delicate and ephemeral element of nature into a striking and luminous building proposal for a cultural program in an urban center.
‘roses are the most beautiful flowers and a gift of those who are in love,’ klyukin describes. ‘in art, these flowers have inspired many painters — I want to interpret them in architecture to create an adornment for a city.’
klyukin‘s ‘rose pavilion’ sees an abstract bundle of blooms contructed of semi-transparent glass and metal. conceived to accommodate a flower shop, a spa, a modern art gallery or a museum of jewelry, the building offers a multi-sensory and immersive atmosphere, where all aspects of the flower are experienced and enjoyed. visitors are engaged by a ventilation system that emits a subtle floral scene in the evening hours. by night, the interior lighting changes color depending on desired mood. the bundle of roses appears as an ever-evolving spectrum of hues, where the glass panes delicately shift from red to yellow to white and blue, as well a multi-colored ‘bouquet’ of saturated shapes.