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Towering Leafy Green Walls Liven up the Boxy Quinta Patino Home in Portugal

Posted By Tafline Laylin On October 11, 2012 @ 8:12 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Vertical Garden | No Comments

FVArquitectos, Quinta Patino, Portugal, Estoril, Modular design, vertical garden, green wall, solar collectors, green design, sustainable design, eco-design

Quinta Patino is a relatively small home for a family in Estoril, Portugal. Inside the grey perimeter walls are a series of courtyards, almost one for each room, that are either opened or closed to the garden and neighboring landscape by tall and heavy wooden doors. The vertical gardens [1] create an obvious green aesthetic, but they also ensure the home’s air quality to be very healthy and pure.

Shutters on the windows are made of the same material. These can be closed for privacy or open to permit both natural light [2] and ventilation. There are two levels, and the top, which overlooks a long rectangular pool that is flush with the green grounds and the relatively wild surroundings, is reached by a simple staircase. Lastly, rooftop solar collectors [3] bring a bit of energy independence to the remote home, which we’d give at least one bottom tooth to live in.

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[1] The vertical gardens: http://inhabitat.com/vertical-gardens-by-patrick-blanc/

[2] natural light: http://inhabitat.com/tag/natural-light/

[3] rooftop solar collectors: http://inhabitat.com/vertical-and-rooftop-solar-panels-power-hungarys-odoo-solar-decathlon-house/

[4] + FVArquitectos: http://www.fvarq.com

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