Firma Casa facade designed by the Campana Brothers and SuperLimão Studio

Firma Casa designed by the Campana Brothers and SuperLimão Studio

Firma Casa designed by the Campana Brothers and SuperLimão Studio

Firma Casa designed by the Campana Brothers and SuperLimão Studio

Many green walls are imagined as vertical lawns– even fields where the variation of plant material creates all the depth. This is not one that kind of green wall. The wall here is the facade of a São Paulo furniture store, Firma Casa,  where 3,500 bent aluminum vessels support a total of 9000 seedlings. The plant growing here has some curious nicknames: Mother-in-Law’s tongue, Snake plant or Sword of Saint George, but the green and pointy grid is regular, at least in terms of distribution, and still far from quotidian. The furniture store’s living facade has been realized through the efforts of the Campana Brothers working with a young architecture firm, SuperLimão Studio. The sharp geometry of the bent aluminum shards create storage for the the roots of the tongues/snakes/swords but the wall would probably still look great even if all the plants died. Speak of, are these things irrigated? Does it rain as much in Brazil as it snows in Canada?

Alex

1 Comment Firma Casa facade designed by the Campana Brothers and SuperLimão Studio

  1. Michael November 16, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Yeah, it rains all the time in SP. I don’t have the stats, but it feels like it rains most of the year here… like Seattle. Plus, these plants grow anywhere in Brazil – they’re really tough.

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