Completed in 2011 in Japan. Images by Kengo Kuma & Associates. Kengo Kuma & Associates have created this visually stunning mixed-use building in Odawara, Japan, featuring a living façade made of aluminum.
The green wall acts as a sound barrier between the open air disco located in the hotel& central courtyard and the neighboring guest rooms. The rows and rows of ceramic terracotta pots are planted with succulents
Here is an idea for a vertical garden in a classroom (plus a fish tank). This could also work in other places -- homes, places of worship, community centres, etc. Maybe even outdoors? With a mesh covering over the fish tank, the cats couldn't get in.
Kandalama Hotel Exterior Designed by Sri Lanka's best-known architect, Geoffrey Bawa, the Kandalama hotel was built as an environmental hotel. The jungle outside is free to climb the walls of the hotel, and in the rooms the life of the jungle is litera