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Dense Plant-Covered Homes

House Patrocinio by Rebelo De Andrade is an Architectural Chia Pet

— January 17, 2013 — Eco
Vertical gardens may be old news now, but the House Patrocinio takes them to a whole new level worthy of being noted. Densely packed plants scale the walls of this rectangular home, giving it more of a Chia Pet look that some of its predecessors lacked. Covered on all four sides, except for where there are windows and entrances, the House Patrocinio is a veritable forest in the middle of the city.

Designed by Rebelo de Andrade, the House Patrocinio is home to about 25 different Iberian and Mediterranean varieties of plants for a total of approximately 4,500. Full of lush texture, fresh scents and vibrant colors, the House Patrocinio is located in Lisbon, Portugal.

Boasting three storeys and a rooftop lap pool, the House Patrocinio is a sight to behold.
Trend Themes
1. Dense Plant-covered Architecture - Architects and engineers can explore innovative ways to incorporate greenery in the design and construction of buildings.
2. Vertical Gardens 2.0 - This upgraded version of vertical gardens adds a new layer of possibilities for urban greening.
3. Nature-inspired Housing - Using nature as inspiration for building design can lead to more sustainable and ecologically friendly architecture.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture and Engineering - The House Patrocinio represents a new frontier in green architecture that architects and engineers can explore.
2. Urban Planning and Landscaping - The trend towards green buildings is driving demand for innovative solutions in urban planning and landscaping.
3. Real Estate - Real estate companies may explore how incorporating dense plant-covered housing can increase property value and appeal to environmentally conscious consumers.
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