Love this Brazilian building with plants (not ivy! not climbers!) covering its walls:
The project in Harmonia Street is located in a neighborhood in the west side of São Paulo, where artistic life and creativity penetrates easily, where galleries and walls are mixed up, functioning as a stage for new expression forms.
The alley in front of the building is an example – its graffiti present a concept of experimentation that flows out from the street into the construction.
Like a living body, the building breathes, sweats and modifies itself, transcending its inertia. The walls are thick and covered externally by a vegetal layer that works like the skin of the structure. This dense wall is made of an organic concrete that has pores, where several plant species grow, giving the facades a unique look.
In this great machine, where the rain and soil waters are drained, treated and reused, a complex ecosystem is formed within the local. This ecosystem is a multifunctional universe made of several interconnected machines. It's a zone of multiplicity, where meanings and actions float between the unsaid, resulting in dynamic entities.