The look of this building is incredible. I’ve seen living walls and how the growth can devour structures, but I like the look here. Asia is so moist, what with the rainy season in the summer, etc., that I’ve seen walls growing a sort of perma-algae. So, I think the design here in Seoul, Korea works and I like how the windows break through the calm chaos of green.
The Mass Studies-designed building houses an Ann Demeulemeester store on the first level and restaurant above. The design relies on a trifecta of colors: deep green, coffee brown, and minimalist white — all of which blend and dance nicely. I’m not sure as to whether anything else is green (i.e., materials, systems, etc.), but nonetheless, I really like the manifestation of green.
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