December 05, 2010

Green Walls on a Shop

Herbaceous perennials grow from both the facade and interior walls at fashion retailer Ann Demeulemeester's flagship in Seoul (Korea). Designed by Korean-based architecture firm Mass Studies, the four-level structure (shop, multi-store and restaurant) is a grassy oasis of nature in an otherwise gray and dense city. The project's facade is made from a geo-textile planted with herbaceous perennials to form a living wall. The greenery is carried into the shop, incorporating nature whenever possible. The studio focuses on issues involving density and living in urban korean areas. The shop's location is in a residential neighborhood that is evolving into a shopping district. Aesthetically and physically, the structure is a vibrant breath of fresh air-plants are a natural air purifier after all.

Source: Ann Demeulemeester

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