Gallery: The Casa Firma: A Building Clad with 3,500 Plant-Filled Vases ...

We're not sure about the level of protection they offer, but the green and metal facade definitely gives the Firma Casa eye-popping appeal!

3,500 aluminum vases were attached to the furniture store’s exterior wall via a wire grid and then planted with no fewer than 9,000 seedlings of Espada-de-São-Jorge – a popular plant in Brazil that has African origins and protective powers. In addition to giving the store a funky new facade, the plants no doubt improve the area’s air quality. The ground just outside the store has also been laid with Elastopave®, which allows proper rainwater drainage.

Inside, the cooling and lighting infrastructure have been left exposed, giving the two-storey building complete with gallery, office and retail space an industrial chic ambience. The Campana Brothers, who are also the talent behind the crazy New Hotel in Athens and this wonderful recycled bookshelf, have once again thrilled us with their consistently groundbreaking design.

We hope you feel the same way!

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1 Comment

  1. Eileen Madrid October 26, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Debe esta situada en un lugar lluvioso!
    Pero, que linda tienda de muebles!

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