Green Box: Gorgeous studio completely wrapped in living plants
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Green Box: Gorgeous studio completely wrapped in living plants

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Act_Romegialli has given a small disused garage in the Italian Alps a gorgeous new life by completely wrapping the building with climbing vegetation. Called “Green Box”, the rustic shed in the back of a client’s weekend home now serves as a welcoming studio. Act_Romegialli installed a lightweight steel frame around the building, enabling an array of plants and vines to grow over the garage, transforming it into a serene and private escape.

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Rather than renovating the exterior of the garage with paint or siding, Act_Romegialli decided to let nature take its course, extending the idea of a green roof all the way to the ground. Leafy vines and flowering plants now completely cover the steel frame, ensuring a rotating cast of colorful blooms across its façade.

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The interior of the garage still partially suits its former use, housing gardening tools for manicuring the yard. The large windows that line the walls now have a living privacy shade made of light-filtering vines. The architects used simple, rustic materials to create a small kitchen for cooking garden-fresh meals.  Reclaimed wooden planks line the floor, while large windows open onto the lush property with galvanized steel frames, connecting the inside to out.

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The transformation has created an idyllic escape on the client’s property that changes color and texture with the passing of the seasons. Green Box is a perfect garden escape for the green-thumbed client.

(Source Inhabitat)

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