Gallery: Living, Water-Recycling Building Wrapped in a Network of Tubes

The living wall and green roof act as a buffering skin for the building and serve to insulate the interiors and reduce noise. Plants were chosen based upon both their aesthetics and growing capabilities - some were chosen to provide shade, while others crawl over the surface of the building providing a layer of humidity for other plants.

Image © Leonardo Finotti

The office building and artist atelier was completed in 2008 and it recently won the 2010 ‘Built Environment’ award from the Zumtobel Group. The project is composed of two volumes joined by a metal footbridge above an internal plaza. The front volume is raised and rests on pillars, while the back volume is set on a solid foundation and includes a ‘bird-like’ feature on the roof. Large windows, operable shutters and terraces allow daylight to penetrate the interior spaces and lend the building a feeling of lightness.


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  1. Mutari Mobila November 22, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    cool and thanks for sharing

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