3+2 Designstudio and A Lentil Design Rethink the Greenhouse in an Exhibition Space in Taiwan
Some thought leaders are devoted to curbing climate change. Others are engineering ways to live with it. Since 1998, Jin Jhan Greenhouse Project Co.—a Taiwanese company that designs, builds, and equips commercial greenhouses—has pushed innovative indoor agriculture as a safeguard against rising global temperatures, which can be devastating for crops. To help change stereotypical ideas about traditional greenhouses, the company tapped 3+2 Design Studio and A Lentil Design—two Taipei firms that occasionally collaborate—to create a permanent 2,200-square-foot exhibition space at its Chiayi City sales center. Branded JJ Green House—complete with suitably botanical
signage and a leafy logo—the new facility comprises two floors of informational displays and installations, including a trio of model greenhouses. These showcase construction methods, plastic films, and cutting-edge technologies that Jin Jhan has successfully used on an international roster of “smart” projects—more than 3,000 of them, according to a wall-size world map that, as the planet warms, doubles as a reminder of just what’s at stake.