garden of pulleys

In this landscape architecture project for a residence in São Paulo, the various gardens around the house can be contemplated through the building’s antique iron windows. The spotlight is on the vertical garden created for the back outdoor area, with a system of pulleys and counterweights that allows an orchestrated movement of the set of potted plants. Installed on a wall nearly 6m high, the playful composition was designed as a creative and educational way of encouraging the client’s young son to engage with nature.

The bespoke system of metal pulleys and galvanised steel planters were entirely designed by Oficina2mais. The planting palette features drought-resistant Brazilian species which not only require minimal maintenance, but also present graphically expressive stems and leaves.

Project published in the Brazilian magazine Arquitetura & Construção in December 2016.


Beatriz Mickle

+ Carolina Leonelli│Gabriela Tamari│Ruth Troncarelli│Fernanda Adams

⌈via Oficina2mais

architecture: AR Arquitetos