Cabinet completes an oasis at the edge of the forest

This isn’t your average project. Cabinet, an architecture practice led by Fanny Noël and Diogo Lopes, has designed a workplace for gardeners at the edge of a forest on the outskirts of Geneva. Adjacent to a newly cleared site for collective housing and agricultural fields, the form resembles a house due to its pitched roof and compact massing. The building includes one arced facade that faces away from the street; the full circle is completed with a ring of trees. The facade of pleated wooden boards is painted a subtle blue that resembles the Swiss sky, metaphorically “bringing it down” to earth: This could be the last

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