The Ultimate Green House: Lost In Paris House by R&Sie; Architects
There is a house in there, really, the "Lost in Paris" house by R&Sie; Architects, who have produced some of the most provocative work we have shown on TreeHugger.
It is covered with three hundred hand-blown glass containers that feed nutrients, a "specially prepared bacterial chemical culture mix", to the plants that wrap the building.
They are hung on the exterior of a concrete structure
The beaker-feeders were created with traditional glass-blowing techniques, and the whole system works by itself, under of course the care and watchful eye of the owners, who received the system's 'instructions' from the design team, when they moved in.
The house remains green throughout the year, with small changes in the ferns' colourings and leaf thickness, according to the seasons, while the required type and amount of bacteria need to adjust in response to the light and weather conditions.
Needless to say the experimental prototype house has caused some controversy around the neighbourhood; it took the architects five years to build it, as according to French planning permission the owners had to have 66% of the neighbours on their side, to go ahead with construction.