Planter Box House
Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this 3 story building stands out in its urban neighborhood. Designed by local studio, Formzero, as a house for retired couples who are interested in growing foods and farming. With cascading concrete planter boxes filled with 40 edible plants, the Planter box house is categorized as a sustainable living and self-sufficiency building. The building also has a small irrigation system that promotes storm water retention, recycling nutritious resources and rainwater, allowing water control of each planter box. The first planter box was built around an existing jasmine tree, which acts as a "urban furniture, that connects between the couple and their neighbor." The other recessing planter boxes act as additional public space for the neighborhood , that creates a strong visual contrast.