Tiny petals decorate flower kiosk

Very small images of flower petals form part of the rippled timber facade of a flower kiosk in west London by British firm Buchanan Partnership.

The designers used a combination of digital and handmade fabrication techniques to build the St Helen’s Gardens flower stall in Ladbroke Grove.

Horizontal timber slats were cut with wavy profiles and were then layered up and bolted to a galvanised steel structure that sits on a concrete base.

The studio wanted to look beyond conventional floral motifs for the project.

“We took inspiration from electron scanning microscopic images of flower petals, which reveal tiny three-dimensional ridge patterns across the petal surface,” said architect Kyle Buchanan.