A cube garden. In Rome, the redevelopment of a lodge settled between tall buildings offered the opportunity to build a four-sided vertical green. White windows and doors emerge from the lush foliage of the living walls. The plant species selection depends on light exposure: varieties of Clorophytum, ferns and Vinca for the spots with more hours of shade, Geranium macrorrhizum and Erigeron karvinskianus for the brighter ones. The panels hosting the vegetation are installed on the facades through steel frames with anti-corrosion treatment and stainless steel fasteners and connectors. Small carpentry details add on the natural effect by concealing the integrated fertigation system. The decision to create a cube garden with vegetation on the facade saves space. The free courtyard can be set as needed. The vegetation along the boundaries has been recovered and enhanced through appropriate pruning and additions.
Location: Roma, Italy
Site area: 97 m2
Partner: Peverelli Srl
Year: 2015 (design), 2016 (construction)
Services: Concept, preliminary and construction project, planting design, construction works supervision