Gallery: ABC No Rio’s New Home Will Be a Solar-Powered Building With a ...

Castrucci’s vision for the façade strips away the grittiness, and injects some nature into the neighborhood. Located on a semi-drab block of Rivington Street, populated by restaurants and cafes, the new façade will feature lush greenery. Instead of an expensive living wall system, the plants will pour over the mesh façade from a series of built-in planters, creating pockets of plants, all watered by hand. New roof gardens will grow ivy and edible plants that will spill out over the front of the building.

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