Hottest Green Design: Contained Worlds

Posted June 10 2013

Terrariums delight us and spark our imagination because they allow us to create a little contained world of greenery. Like this gorgeous, geometric piece, “Terra,” by Fort Standard, which not only houses an environment, but rotates 360 degrees like the globe we live on.

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(PS: This gorgeous, modern design played a part in the inspiration behind our very own Faceted Wooden Planters)

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But what happens when the situation is flipped? Designed by Act Romegialli Architects, Green Box is a building destined to be consumed by the greenery outside of it. Its exterior wire skeleton promotes a habitat for climbing vegetation that over time will integrate it with the surrounding world, while the inside of the home remains hospitable with a kitchen, garden room, and hang-out space. 

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Which side of the glass do you prefer to be on? We aren’t so sure.