Architects Design Home with Flower Pots Built into the Exterior Walls

While designing a dwelling in Seoul, Korea, OA: Lab took note of how common it was for people to decorate the exterior of their home with flowers. Despite homeowners' desire for botanical design incorporation, structures simply hadn't been built with planters embedded into them. OA: Lab decided to run with this idea and take an unconventional approach–they ingeniously integrated nature into the structure's facade. The bottom half of the building has individual flower pots that provide spaces for plants to grow.

The unique detail uses glass fiber reinforced concrete to form a series of bulbous, tear-drop shaped pocket panels. Each pocket features a wide opening–which allows the flowers to flourish–that then tapers to a triangular point. A variety of blooms can be planted in these panels, and their neutral coloring is a gorgeous contrast to natural green, pink, and purple plants.

OA: Lab's design is best viewed with flowers, but sans plants, these pocket panels still offer a playful twist to the building's understated, modern design.

OA: Lab: Website
via [Contemporist]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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