FVArquitectos is fond of using vertical gardens to spruce up their projects - including this renovated House in Estoril, Portugal. Like a giant green wall panel, the planted wall helps to break up the monotony of this monolithic white volume, which features plenty of natural light and a series of courtyards and gardens.
A 563 square foot block house, the House in Estoril is actually quite bland at first glance given its rectangular shape and masculine interior organization. But the green wall gives it some character and improves biodiversity and air quality while also creating an extension of the wooded plot and two gardens.
The lower level is used for socializing and features timber room dividers and a floating staircase that leads to the more intimate upper level. Most of the materials used are warm and natural, apart from a stainless steel kitchen, and large windows permit plenty of natural light to reach into all corners of the residential program. If you like this, then you might enjoy another FVA project that boasts more than one green wall.