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The Casa Firma: A Building Clad with 3,500 Plant-Filled Vases in Brazil!

Posted By Tafline Laylin On October 25, 2014 @ 9:48 am In Architecture,gallery | 1 Comment

Firma Casa, Sao Paolo, Brazil, Super Limao, Super Limao Studio,furniture store, campana brothers, green wall, 3500 vases, green design, sustainable design, green design, elastopave, rainwater drainage, industrial chic, [5]

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 [6] – 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® [7], 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 [8] and this wonderful recycled bookshelf [9], have once again thrilled us with their consistently groundbreaking design.

We hope you feel the same way!

+ Campana Brothers [1]

+ SuperLimão Studio [3]

Via Yatzer [10]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Campana Brothers: http://www.campanas.com.br/

[2] Firma Casa furniture store: http://www.firmacasa.com.br/

[3] SuperLimão Studio: http://www.superlimao.com.br/busca.php

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/3500-spiky-plant-filled-vases-clad-the-firma-casas-walls-in-brazil/firma-case-campana-brothers-5/?extend=1

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/11/Firma-Case-Campana-Brothers-5.jpg

[6] Espada-de-São-Jorge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sansevieria_trifasciata

[7] Elastopave®: http://www.basf.com/group/corporate/en/brand/ELASTOPAVE

[8] New Hotel in Athens: http://inhabitat.com/the-campana-brothers-festive-“new-hotel”-in-athens-showcases-their-signature-upmarket-recycled-design/

[9] wonderful recycled bookshelf: http://inhabitat.com/campanas-awesome-bookshelf-is-a-mosaic-of-recycled-scrap-wood/

[10] Yatzer: http://www.yatzer.com/firma-casa-superLimao-campana

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