One Beijing cafe is trying to address China's notoriously poor air quality with an indoor garden. Property developer Hongkun collaborated with Austrian architecture firm Penda to design the cafe. By relying on plants inside, the space will have a continuous supply of fresh air.
The plants and their soil will be placed in modular wooden planters that in turn will be placed on a metal upcycled frame. The cubic steel shelves allow the Beijing cafe to be reinvented constantly. As the plants grow, the modular quality of the design lets them be moved around on a routine basis. On an esthetic level, customers will also enjoy a new view every time they come and visit.
This design will be pioneered in Beijing and Tianjin.