This outstanding sales office in Bangkok is wrapped in vertical gardens full of Tokyo Dwarf plants. Called the Sansiri Vertical Living Gallery and designed by Sansiri PCL, the building was framed with inexpensive steel construction to accommodate the vertical garden's hanging pot plants and drip irrigation infrastructure. A relatively new phenomenon in urban Bangkok, where the built environment has long overpowered nature, this green-walled building acts as a showcase for what the city may look like in the near future.
The designers chose a single plant to populate their vertical garden. Given that the temperatures in the city can become quite suffocating during the summer months, it was necessary to choose a plant that would easily adapt. The Tokyo Dwarf is a ground plant that is remarkably hardy and requires very little maintenance.
In addition to being a simple, attractive addition to the building’s otherwise glass facade, the green cut outs act as a minor carbon sink. In this densely populated city where poorly maintained cars and tuk tuks and trucks create a sooty atmosphere, Bangkok can benefit from any additional greenery. We hope this project by Sansiri will spread a greater vertical garden phenomenon!
Via Arch Daily
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