Designed by Triptyque Harmonia and nicknamed 57, this office building and artists' workshops is immersed in a creative district on the west side of São Paulo. Two volumes comprise the building, which is coated with a skin of porous concrete with pockets to accommodate the plants. A complex network of water recycling collects rainwater and gray water for use in irrigation and toilet, while a green roof helps to minimize the outflow of rainwater.
The facade of the building is covered by a network of pipes with sprayers for irrigation of vegetation. The piping network is integrated in the architecture as an aesthetic feature and functional, for example, water tubes are used as a handrail along the stairs.
The green wall is as a skin that serves to isolate the interior and reduce noise. The plants were selected on the basis both of their aesthetics that the capacity for growth, some to provide shade, while others crawl on the surface of the building providing a level damp for other plants.