The “Planter Box House” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is the literal definition of a concrete jungle. Situated on a densely packed street, its facade features clusters of oversized concrete boxes brimming with plants.
Local architecture studio Formzero designed the home for a retired couple as a series of contrasts: Its concrete facade is imprinted with a bamboo stick pattern. The block-like planters are filled with more than 40 types of edible plants, balancing the building’s man-made nature with nature itself.
Though its monolithic concrete facade look impenetrable from the outside, inside the house is bright and airy thanks to double-height ceilings and an open central staircase that seems to dangle from steel rods.
The house also has full-length glass walls that open onto patios where the residents can snip and prune the plants for a hyper-hyper local snack. See more photos this way.