I love this image of a vertical garden, which could also read as a plan view; part of a mixed-use building in Japan by Kengo Kuma & Associates. The living facade is made of aluminium die-cast panels that serve as vertical planters. More, here.
More green inspiration on my pinterest board, here (I’m researching all things green for a current garden project in Brooklyn). And it’s Chelsea Flower Show time here in London.
Happy long weekend.
Monolithic and undeniably modern, the building stands as two low linear brickwork blocks supporting an upper volume of concrete. Between, water and landscaping provide a refuge and, with the rather wonderful giant Texan plume grass, give the house an ethereal quality.
São Paulo based architect Guilherme Torres’ own house features a chequered wood screen or brise soleil called muxarabie, a classic feature in Eastern architecture, assimilated by the Portuguese and later brought to Brazil. Acting as a wooden curtain to allow air flow, it also filters the light, offers privacy to the inhabitants and adds security.
The external elements (screen, brickwork) can also be read internally. Other materials are kept simple – wood and stone floors, white walls and dark metal framed windows. The loose furniture is a combination of the architect’s own design, pieces by known Brazilian designers (Sérgio Rodrigues and Carlos Motta), and international pieces – Tom Dixon lighting, for example. Brazilian in style and quite jovial, the decorations are either neutral or fabulous shades of blue…
BT House by Studio Guilherme Torres via Arch Daily, here
Images: Denilson Machado
More wonderful spaces, here
With soaring temperatures in London (who’s complaining?!), here is some respite – all lush greens and clean, white spaces… Follow me on Pinterest, here.
Image credits, here.
More gorgeous white interiors, here.