The Succulent House by Murmur Digests Anatomical Architecture

 - Jan 14, 2011
References: murmur-la & blog.2modern
North America takes much of its fresh water for granted, but cutting-edge architectural experiments like the Succulent House by Murmur are leading the way to sustainable living in the Western world.

This reservoir residence functions as a fluctuating system, storing rainwater for use in showers, toilets and washing. The unconventional abstract structure guides rain towards the center of the building, where it is collected and accumulated in "bladders" made of elastic metallic material. Inspired by plants and the human body, the Succulent House by Murmur is a living organism that expands and contracts, ever influencing the size and shape of interior spaces.