‘Lost in Paris’… A Living Green House Engulfed By Plants

By: | December 8th, 2014

Image courtesy R&Sie

Green walls and vertical gardens bring lush, verdant life to even the coldest and barest of surfaces. They also provide better privacy, increase interior humidity, purify the air, and provide a much-needed touch of nature in urban spaces.

The Parisian architects R&Sie have taken the concept of living green façades in an urban context to new heights with their latest house project…appropriately named ‘Lost in Paris’.

This unique green living house features 1200 ferns in a hydroponic system. The plants are sustained by rainwater and plant nutrients fed drop by drop through 300 glass-blown pods, not by soil. These glass pods were created with traditional glass-blowing techniques and the whole system works by itself.


Image courtesy R&Sie

The blanket of ferns completely engulfs the 1400 square foot (130 square meters) concrete home to protect the house from outside elements, regulating its temperature while also adding life and energy to the structure.

The house remains green throughout the year as the ferns’ coloring and leaf thickness changes according to the season. The amount and type of plant nutrients have to be adjusted as light and weather conditions change.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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