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Green Cast by Kengo Kuma

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Holy green wall! This visually stunning facade is one of the latest works by renowned architect Kengo Kuma, who also just recently completed this starbucks.

The vegetation wall was installed in a multi-purpose building late last summer and is located just steps from Odawara Station. The first floor encompasses a clinic and pharmacy and the upper floors are used for offices. I love the organic look-and-feel of the façade which, according to the architects, was achieved by using decayed styrene foam. The all-inclusive system includes a watering hose rigged throughout the façade, air ventilation, as well as piping that can deliver rain water to the aluminum die-cast planters.

Source: Kengo Kuma Architects

 

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