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Uplifting Vertical Garden with 4,000 Plants Rises in Mexico City’s Casa CorManca
Posted By Tafline Laylin On May 24, 2013 @ 10:27 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Design,Gallery,Vertical Garden | No Comments
This three story home built on a small plot of land in Mexico City features a gorgeous vertical garden with 4,000 plants. Compensating for the lack of green space on the outside, the living wall rises in the interior courtyard, enhancing the microclimate of Paul Cremoux Studio's Casa CorManca. This, combined with other green building strategies such as passive solar design, makes this residence one of the city's greenest.
The narrow Casa CorManca designed by Paul Cremoux Studio is a three story residence built on a 1894 square foot plot in Mexico City. South-facing, the slate-clad house has an interior courtyard, and the living wall reaches from the entryway right up to the top terrace. Most of the main functions are built into the second level, which also has a small lecture studio and leads to an open patio garden. The green wall  was planted with 4,000 plants that help to improve the air quality and humidity.
Sustainability is important to Paul Cremoux. As such, the studio used only low VOC paint , ensured maximum natural ventilation, and installed three chimneys that evacuate hot air as a low-energy response to creating a comfortable interior environment. It’s a fabulous design that brings nature into the heart of the city.
Via Arch Daily 
Photos © Héctor Armando Herrera
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 green wall: http://inhabitat.com/largest-green-wall-in-north-america-to-be-unveiled-tomorrow/
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 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/375004/casa-cormanca-paul-cremoux-studio/
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