The conscientious environmental trend in our offices does not seem to be waning. On two fronts! We think green and want to be enveloped in green.
Lush interiors, with so-called "green walls" have caught on in offices all over the world. Here is an inspiring variation on this theme for outdoor use designed by the Japanese Hideo Kumaki Architect Office. In Saitama, Japan, they have designed a beautiful round house with a simple green screen in the yard, dense enough to allow the wonderful natural light in. Unsurprisingly there is an environmental aspect to this. The ivy in the screen shades and cools the building's interior during the hot summer months. It is easy to grow and remove, if you should wish to do so.
Photo: Yukinori Okamura, Mayuko Ebina