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Playful Plant Pot Facades

A Plant Pot Wall Adorns the Green Villa by MVRDV in the Netherlands

— August 15, 2019 — Art & Design
A plant pot wall is surely a desirable and much-welcomed feature for the aesthetic of the interior environment. However, architectural practice MVRDV, who worked closely with Van Boven Architecten, utilized this element of design in a very interesting way, transporting it from the interior to the exterior. The project bears the name of 'Green Villa.' It is located in Sint-Michielsgestel, the Netherlands and was commissioned by property developed Stein.

The silhouette of the building is three-storeys. Its most defining feature will be the plant pot wall that MVRDV plans to install. This will contribute to the aesthetic of the urban environment as architects have been pushing for more greenery and less concrete. The distribution and presentation of the "potted plants, bushes, and trees" will be sporadic and asymmetrical, contributing to a more playful dynamic.


Image Credit: Antonio Luca Coco and Pavlos Ventouris
Trend Themes
1. Exterior Greenery - Architectural firms can explore ways to incorporate greenery into the exterior design of buildings for a more eco-friendly approach.
2. Asymmetrical Design - Utilizing asymmetrical design in architecture can create more playful and dynamic environments that break away from traditional patterns.
3. Interactive Landscaping - Creating interactive landscapes that engage users can provide a unique experience while also contributing to the environment in sustainable ways.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Architects can explore the use of plant pot walls as a unique and eco-friendly design feature to incorporate into their building designs.
2. Landscaping - The use of interactive or playful landscaping design can create more engaging environments for users, contributing to a more sustainable future.
3. Property Development - Property developers can consider the use of greenery and unique design features in their developments for a more eco-friendly and visually appealing approach.
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