Friday, September 5, 2008


Harmonia 57: Living in harmony

Harmonia 57 by French-Brazilian architects Triptyque is an office building in São Paulo, Brazil, with a planted facade irrigated by a mist system.

Plants grow in 'pores' set into the concrete facade and will eventually cover the building. The pipelines that serve the whole building – as well as the pumps and the water treatment system – are constuctured on the exterior walls, embracing them like veins and arteries of a body.

The building is rough and has a primitive elegance – a reflex of the actual concern with environmental issues and the investigation of new ways of intervention.

This unique building presents a perspective on architecture as a non-finished object.

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