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Explore the history behind the making of the conservatory and other green spaces at the Barbican at ‘Flying trees and sunken spaces’ exhibition that runs until March 20th.

They say;

Explore the history behind the creation of the open spaces, gardens, and conservatory that are found across the Barbican Estate and Arts Centre.

For over a decade (1940–1956), the devastated postwar site where this exhibition now stands was a wild landscape. Debate on the urban role of open space raged on, while weeds gently but effectively regenerated the City from its ashes. A monumental landscape emerged, combining low and high rise buildings and spaces, creating an enclosed, urban fabric within the City.

Flying Trees and Sunken Squares is the fifth of the changing foyer displays. It explores the history and design of the Barbican Estate and Arts Centre and is divided into three sections. A selection of books from founding CP&B partner Geoffrey Powell bring to light references from continental Europe and inspiration from the English garden. A selection of archival drawings and illustrations conveys the interweaving of artifice and nature. At its centre historical drawings of the Conservatory and newly commissioned botanical photography celebrate the glass and steel design of this hidden garden.

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Looking to get the house summer ready inside and out? This gorgeous IKEA rattan chair is from their new VIKTIGT collection, which includes ceramics, tableware, lampshades and rugs. 

The chair is elegant and simple. It would bring a fresh light look to an interior, with a few throw pillows or perfect for lounging in the garden, conservatory or balcony. Rattan furniture doesn’t have to be old fashioned this chair has a great angular design, slim profile frame and ticks the monochrome box too. 

IKEA VIKTIGT Armchair £95 

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