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The Casa Firma: A Building Clad with 3,500 Plant-Filled Vases in Brazil!
Posted By Tafline Laylin On November 9, 2011 @ 9:00 am In Architecture,gallery | No Comments
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!
Via Yatzer 
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URLs in this post:
 Campana Brothers: http://www.campanas.com.br/
 Firma Casa furniture store: http://www.firmacasa.com.br/
 SuperLimão Studio: http://www.superlimao.com.br/busca.php
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/11/Firma-Case-Campana-Brothers-5.jpg
 Espada-de-São-Jorge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sansevieria_trifasciata
 Elastopave®: http://www.basf.com/group/corporate/en/brand/ELASTOPAVE
 New Hotel in Athens: http://inhabitat.com/the-campana-brothers-festive-“new-hotel”-in-athens-showcases-their-signature-upmarket-recycled-design/
 wonderful recycled bookshelf: http://inhabitat.com/campanas-awesome-bookshelf-is-a-mosaic-of-recycled-scrap-wood/
 Yatzer: http://www.yatzer.com/firma-casa-superLimao-campana
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