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Green Box: Gorgeous Studio Completely Wrapped in Living Plants by Act_Romegialli

Posted By Lori Zimmer On February 28, 2013 @ 5:41 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery,green roof | 1 Comment

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Rather than renovating the exterior of the garage with paint or siding, Act_Romegialli decided to let nature take its course, extending the idea of a green roof [6] all the way to the ground. Leafy vines and flowering plants [7] now completely cover the steel frame, ensuring a rotating cast of colorful blooms across its façade.

The interior of the garage still partially suits its former use, housing gardening tools for manicuring the yard. The large windows that line the walls now have a living privacy shade made of light-filtering vines. The architects used simple, rustic materials to create a small kitchen for cooking garden-fresh meals.  Reclaimed wooden planks line the floor, while large windows open onto the lush property with galvanized steel frames, connecting the inside to out.

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The transformation has created an idyllic escape on the client’s property that changes color and texture with the passing of the seasons. Green Box is a perfect garden escape [9] for the green-thumbed client.

+ Act_Romagialli [3]

Via Europaconcorsi [10]


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: http://inhabitat.com/green-box-act_romegialli-transforms-a-rustic-shed-into-a-living-plant-wrapped-oasis/green-box-act_romagialli-2/?extend=1

[2]  : http://inhabitat.com/green-box-act_romegialli-transforms-a-rustic-shed-into-a-living-plant-wrapped-oasis/green-box-act_romagialli/?extend=1

[3] Act_Romegialli: http://www.actromegialli.it/architecture/green-box

[4] garage: http://inhabitat.com/temporary-dutch-parking-garage-is-as-green-as-it-looks/

[5] plants and vines to grow over the garage: http://inhabitat.com/charming-japanese-residence-features-green-roofed-garage-perfect-for-a-car-hobbyist/

[6] green roof: http://inhabitat.com/green-roof/

[7] Leafy vines and flowering plants: http://inhabitat.com/a-milan-shopping-center-is-now-home-to-the-worlds-largest-living-wall/

[8] Image: http://inhabitat.com/green-box-act_romegialli-transforms-a-rustic-shed-into-a-living-plant-wrapped-oasis/act-romegialli-greenbox4/

[9] garden escape: http://inhabitat.com/ecobitat-lush-modular-prefab-with-living-green-walls/

[10] Europaconcorsi: http://europaconcorsi.com/projects/180820-green-box-

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