PS! This is connected to the previous story I just posted.
I'd forgotten I had saved these images in draft.... they are of the residence at the MSB. Designed by architects Stanton Williams you can visit the MSB website to see more images.
Kew's Millennium Seed Bank - Design and build
The architects Stanton Williams worked closely with Kew's scientific and buildings maintenance staff to design the Millennium Seed Bank building.
This is exactly the kind of seed pod I love to draw so I was fascinated to read a book in the library about the design and build of this amazing facility.
These are a few I took of the courtyard which has been dugout... the resident's rooms all face onto the courtyard and have privacy yet the large windows allow for light.
My room was commandeered for a studio as well. Other residents were all doing seed-science research therefore working in the Labs or Library down the hall.
Directly above the rooms on one side was this greenhouse.
It was easy to feel cosy and warm in this accommodation.