29 Oct '16, 4pm

Living Green “Lost in Paris” House is Completely Enveloped by Plants https://t.co/iM2QmrgS9J

I think the real value of this project is aesthetic more than anything else. Most green buildings try to insert sustainable elements into an accepted "look" for urban buildings. The result is a bit of a hybrid, but in the end the aesthetic is still very similar to the fetish for glass covered towers that has resulted in some of the most inneficient buildings that make up most of our downtown centers. I don't think that we should underestimate the influence that aesthetics has on concrete (no pun intended) choices about building design. I like this project because it makes clear how far we could go if we let the aesthetics of sustainable design really take over.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/lost-in-paris-house-by-r-and-sie-arc...

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