Green Cast by Kengo Kuma and Associates; photo by Daici Ano
Featuring a striking, rhythmic die-cast aluminium façade incorporating irregularly planted tufts of greenery, this five-storey building was completed last summer (2011) by the Tokyo-based practice Kengo Kuma and Associates. Aptly named ‘Green Cast’, the 1047-square-meters mixed-use building comprises a basement and ground-floor parking space, a clinic and a pharmacy, an office area, a vocational school as well as a two-bedroom rooftop residence. (more…)
greenworks’ ‘Moving Hedge’ is the world’s first self-watering, mobile plant wall. The integrated, self-automated watering and nutrition system makes maintenance easy and efficient. The smooth-running wheels make ‘Moving Hedge’ a versatile piece of furniture, which quickly changes the function of an indoor space.
The base holds a tank that supplies 55 litres of water, which requires filling only every five weeks. The wall itself, with pockets that house the plants, is made of industrial felt, which doesn’t store water. It passes moisture directly to the soil, itself remaining dry. Therefore, there is no risk of mold or must.
to the greenworks website