2013 - Vaults of Pulp

Vaults of Pulp is a visionary project on the Garden of Rosendal and Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm that explores the possibilities of using renewable materials in the cultivation, processing and consumption of biodynamic vegetables.

The project is a multidisciplinary collaboration between architecture students from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, designers, gardeners, chefs, engineers and artists from Sweden where everyone’s skills intertwine to create a sculpture and a garden at the Rosendal Garden out of the renewable material Gluten plastic.

The material is new and revolutionary, developed by the visionary Swedish company Innventia where the material is processed in smaller parts for construction at Rosendal. Gluten comes from wheat from Swedish fields and is mostly used as feed today but also in the baking industry. Gluten Plastic is a result of years of research and is completely organic and 100% biodegradable like any bread.

All the GlutenPlastics used in the sculpture was produced by the students at Innventia’s  chemistry lab using an indutrial heatpress that under 400 bar of pressaure and 120°C truns the gluten powder into a hard rubber like sheet. 

The core of the project is Rosendal’s and biodynamic gardening’s philosophy which respects its place and the environment. The place where the sculpture and the garden is located is in direct connection to the heart of Rosendal, the compost on which the entire sculpture and the garden will be places in autumn to become new plants in coming seasons.

The garden created around the sculpture consists of a combination of wild herbs from the island of Djurgården’s forests and cultivated plants from Rosendal greenhouses and fields. Visitors had the chance to harvest the salad and herbs and create their own taste sensation.

The project lasted three weeks in June and began with an introduction of organic farming, processing and gastronomy from gardener Niklas Karlsson at Rosendal. The participants have done shorter training periods with Karlsson and Rosendals staff in order to create an understanding of biodynamic farming and Rosendals philosophy.

Our hope is that the project can inspire and lead to more innovative experiments towards a more sustainable, interesting and tasty future.

Carl Fredrik Valdemar Hellberg

Lara Lesmes

Adjunct Professors at Chulalongkorn University. Faculty of Architecture. International Program in Design and Architecture. 

Bangkok. Thailand.

- Patlapa Davivongsa, - Ratha Techasopapan, Thawinee Wangmutitakul, - Lada Punyaneramitdee, Bahnfun Chittmittrapap, - Kornkamon Kaewprasert, - Sirapa Supa Kalin, - Sireethorn Kanyaratanamongkol, - Jirachaya Kerdpanya, - Pimchano Kimsawat, - Korrakot Kulkraisri, - Jenwit Narukatpichai, - Thanaphon Morakotwichitkarn, - Pisut Phumchaosoun, - Suthiwat Yanawiboot

Students at Chulalongkorn Chulalongkorn University. Faculty of Architecture. International Program in Design and Architecture. Bangkok. Thailand.

Photgraphs by Annaliese Comelab

Therese Johansson & Mikael Gallstedt

Chemists. Innventia

Niklas Karlsson. 

Master Gardener . Rosendals Trädgård. 

Victoria Lange. 

PR manager. Rosendals Trädgård. 

Herman Nygren. 

Owner and Director. Team Tony Productions. Media Production Partner.