The conservatory, you would have thought, was first conceptualised during the latter half of the nineteenth century. But it turns out that it has been used for a lot longer than that pivotal century in world history. One of the most famous examples of conservatory construction was perhaps the mammoth Crystal Palace which was primarily used as one great big exhibition hall. Today’s conservatory installation in Plymouth, MA is of course on far smaller and perhaps more practical scales in keeping with the phenomena of urban to industrial congestion.
And of course, these modernist conservatories have an extended repertoire in terms of what they could be utilised for. You could still have them built mainly with glass, but for most, this would have been highly impractical. And of course, people who live in glass houses should not be throwing stones. Of course, glass conservatories do have functional purposes. Apart from the social and aesthetic impacts that could be made with glass, about one of the best examples would be that of converting the conservatory into a green or hothouse.
The glass coverings are of course necessary in order to provide direct sunlight which needs to filter through to the plants and greens being cultivated in the greenhouse. Conservatories remain popular hives of activities for social gatherings. Unless it is run by commercial or public interests, you would usually find that it is only the few who can really afford this luxury that will be building such houses on their properties. Conservatories, would you believe, are also being utilised as laboratories, for similar reasons as greenhouses requiring direct sunlight to penetrate.
But not to feel left out, the average income earner who owns his own property could still make the cut in the form of a sunroom.