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The Sainsbury Laboratory: Science, Architecture, Art [With DVD]
The new Sainsbury Laboratory in Cambridge's Botanic Garden, opening in late 2011, will be the leading international centre for the study of plant science, and enabled by the bequest of the Sainsbury family. The book is divided into three sections; "science," "architecture" and "art." The "science" refers to the scientific practice of the laboratory, the "architecture" to ...more
Hardcover, 191 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by Black Dog Publishing
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Wonderful look at not just the spectacular building and its surroundings, but at the work the laboratory does. Lots of glorious photographs. The whole place just seems to exude a sense of calmness. Fans of Stanton Williams might be a little disappointed as the majority of the book is based on botany, but there is a nice section towards the end that focuses purely on the architectural challenge and process of designing a building that reflects the objectives of the institute.