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Vertical Gardens Patrick Blanc

Nobody is more familiar than Blanc with the secrets of the plants, from all over the world, that live on almost nothing, in the most unlikely situations, carpeting the forest understory in semi-darkness or clinging to rocky cliff faces. From Paris to Bangkok, from New York to Singapore, Blanc invites nature to flourish on the walls of museums, shopping malls, private homes, big hotels, and skyscrapers. His works have brought a breath of fresh air to urban environments, changing our view of the cityscape, orchestrating and bringing art into the heart of the city, transforming concrete walls into refuges for biodiversity.

  • L'Oasis d'Aboukir, Hymne à la Biodiversité
  • OCP Johnson-Pilton-Walker & Peddle-Thorp-Walker
  • Perez Art Museum Miami Herzog & de Meuron
  • Maître d’ Ouvrage : Compagnie de Phalsbourg
  • Düssmann KulturKaufhaus Alain Guigonis 
  • Sofitel Palm Jumeirah MIRK
  • CapitaLand Rainforest Rhapsody
  • The Rainforest Chandelier Leeser and J+H Boiffils     
  • Alaia Boutique Pierre Granger 
  • the athenaeum Living Wall

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Keperra House A-CH (Atelier Chen Hung)

The Keperra House is situated at the rear boundary of the existing site, opening to the natural creek reserve and parkland beyond. The house is purposely contained within an elongated 45 sm footprint, amplifying the sense of dwelling in nature, and defining a private communal garden space surrounding a mature Jacaranda tree.

The materials selected, and the raw state in which they are used, reinforce the unique qualities of the place, while creating a low maintenance structure. The Keperra House celebrates the simple pleasures of compact living, while providing a model for optimising our suburban spaces and lifestyles.

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