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Side view.

Side view.

The Green Box

A lushly green jewel on the Rhaetian Alps.

Reflections.

Reflections.

Conviviality in the gardening room.

Conviviality in the gardening room.

The Green Box surrounded by the park's vegetation.

The Green Box surrounded by the park's vegetation.

The “Green box” project rises as a renovation of a small disused garage, accessory to a weekend house situated on the slopes of the Raethian Alps. A pristine structure constructed with lightweight metal galvanized profiles and steel wires wraps the existent volume, transforming it into tridimensional support for the climbing vegetation.

This greenery is mainly composed by deciduous vegetation: Lonicera periclymenum and Polygonum baldshuanicum for the main texture, on which climbs up the secondary texture of Humulus lupulus and Clematis tangutica. On the basement there are groups of perennial herbaceous plants (Centranthus ruber, Gaura Lindheimeri, Geranium sanguineum, Rudbekia triloba) alternated with annual ones (Cosmos bipinnatus, Tagetes tenuifolia, Tropaeolum majus, Zinnia tenuifolia).

“Bulbous are used to ensure a light but continuous flowering”

On the inside, the pavilion has been organized with a room for the gardening tools, a great passion of the owner, and an area for cooking and conviviality. Materials have been left rough and simple: galvanized steel for the kitchen, larch planks for the floor and the big sliding doors, windows in unpainted galvanized steel, and plain pipes for the water supply.

A small green shelter in the vegetation, privileged observation point on the changing of the seasons in the surrounding park. A park that has been left wild in some areas while in others transformed into a flowers' garden or in a simple green space, punctuated by beautiful nude rocks scattered through the property.

Fruit crates' shelves.

Fruit crates' shelves.

Kitchen with a sliding door on the foreground.

Kitchen with a sliding door on the foreground.

The kitchen.

The kitchen.

South-facing window.

South-facing window.

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Photographer, Writer
Architecture, Interior Design, Cycling
I worked as a toolmaker for the iron industry before studying photography in Milan in 2004.
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