Sunday June 10, 2012

STOCKBRIDGE -- Shelters from the sun take on innovative shapes at the Berkshire Botanical Garden this summer in "Gimme Shelter: Architects Design for the Shade."

In photos shown here, Burr & McCallum Architects of Williamstown created a pergola shaped like a metronome that marks time.

Kristine Sprague of Lenox fashioned a shelter that grows out of the earth as a solid green roof, planted with succulents, that is supported by curved rafters.

Jamie Odegaard and Peter Murkett of New England Modern & Co. of Southfield charred wood to create a reptilian-textured, waterproof siding for their garden shed.

Finally, Jimmy Crisp of Crisp Architects in Millbrook, N.Y., built a classically inspired structure with lattice siding.

The Berkshire Botanical Garden, with 3,000 plant species displayed on 15 acres, is at the intersection of Routes 183 and 102.