Out of This World

THE JUMPSTART PROJECT

Beyond words, the most far-out building I’ve visited in the past year has been the Cloud Forest in Singapore. I mean, LOOK AT IT!

It’s pretty much like walking into a spaceship that swallowed a mountain with a live waterfall. It’s like stepping into Pandora! (Speaking of which, can’t wait till that theme park opens in 2017). Cloud Forest however has no giant blue denizens. It’s a glass and steel conservatory that’s part of Singapore’s ambitious Gardens by the Bay project. Built on reclaimed land, this structure is part of a pair of climate controlled bio domes that are showcases for tropical plants. Cloud Forest replicates the cooler mountain conditions while it’s sister building, Flower Dome houses the more arid tropical species. I did not get the opportunity to visit Flower Dome but I did manage to view Cloud Forest right before dusk and caught some pretty spectacular views as…

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