Green Architecture

Over here in California, we're in a drought. So, to ease our pain, we decided to read about homes that have an abundance of foliage.

This green home was designed by architects Samyn and Partners for a family to use as both their home and workplace. It's located near Brussels and was completed in 2007.

I only wish I could see the interior of the home styled with modern furniture and unique modern lighting, but I suppose I can use my imagination... 

Design Plans

At street level, the home features an entry hall, a family room and a kitchen. The living-room and the stairway are in the extension to the building. The second floor includes the master bedroom with its bathroom, as well as five children’s rooms and small bathrooms. 

The vegetalised facade is composed of exotic plants chosen by the botanical artist Patrick Blanc.

I must give credit to one of our ESL contributors for the title of this post... Justina Blakeney has a very cool series on her Instagram account called 'Face the Foliage' where she creates art with foliage.

Images: Samyn and Partners