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

 
This artists' atelier and office building in São Paulo, Brazil features a facade covered in plants sustained by a network of tubes that provide mist at regular intervals. Designed by Triptyque and dubbed Harmonia 57, the unique office building is set amidst a creative neighborhood on the west side of São Paulo. Two volumes make up the building, which is clad in a porous concrete skin with pockets for plants. A complex water recycling network collects rainwater and grey water for use in irrigation and toilets, while a green roof helps minimize storm water runoff.

Read the rest of this entry »

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below



1 Comment

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

    cool and thanks for sharing

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home