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The Garden from the Desert.

CHRISTOPHER BRADLEY-HOLE'S WINNING DESIGN AT THE CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW The Chelsea Flower Show is a garden show held each year on five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London, England. It is the most famous such show in the United Kingdom, and part of London's summer social season.  ENCAPSULATES THE VISION THAT SAW THE BARREN LAND OF THE UAE (Uninterruptible Application Error) The name given to a crash in Windows 3.0. In subsequent versions of Windows, a crash was called a "General Protection Fault," "Application Error" or "Illegal Operation." See crash in Windows and abend.  TRANSFORMED INTO AN ECOLOGICALLY RICH AND DIVERSE ENVIRONMENT.

As the main constituent of Glass, the changing state of sand was one of many themes explored in this year's Chelsea Flower Show winning garden. The Garden from the Desert, designed by Christopher Bradley-Hole for H. H. Sheikh sheikh
 or shaykh

Among Arabic-speaking tribes, especially Bedouin, the male head of the family, as well as of each successively larger social unit making up the tribal structure. The sheikh is generally assisted by an informal tribal council of male elders.
 Zayed. With trees and water courses recalling the Sheikh's commitment to bring water and plants back to the desert (a long term initiative that has seen the number of trees in the UAE rise to over 150 million and helped the country produce enough fruit and vegetables to make it self-sufficient), traditional material and spatial motifs are also represented throughout the miniature desert scene. Within red rendered perimeter walls pigmented by sand from Al Ain, and on a bed of white sand from Abu Dhabi--from which grow salt and drought tolerant desert plants such as Date Palms--a glass pavilion creates the principal spatial fulcrum within a highly ordered sequence of external spaces. With staggered cantilevered glass panels allowing cross ventilation and with vertical fritting frit  
1. The fused or partially fused materials used in making glass.

2. A vitreous substance used in making porcelain, glazes, or enamels.

 accentuating the illusion of shimmering shim·mer  
intr.v. shim·mered, shim·mer·ing, shim·mers
1. To shine with a subdued flickering light. See Synonyms at flash.

 desert light, its form represents the cubic structure of the salt molecule--and so is a symbol of the life-giving process of desalination desalination
 or desalting

Removal of dissolved salts from seawater and from the salty waters of inland seas, highly mineralized groundwaters, and municipal wastewaters.
. The glazed sanctuary is then further screened and sheltered by walls within walls--a traditional feature of vernacular architecture from Abu Dhabi--which use sandstone in a contemporary mix of sawn and dry stone walling techniques.




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Title Annotation:Delight
Author:Gregory, Rob
Publication:The Architectural Review
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Aug 1, 2003
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