Casa 88, inserted in Fazenda Boa Vista in Itatiba, received the first place in the Saint Gobain sustainability award.
The architectural project was carried out by Atelier O’Reilly and counted with the participation of our office, making all external project of landscaping, automated irrigation and lighting.
Designing a garden where 100% sustainable strategies were applied seemed to me challenging and innovative. The challenge was to bring the concept of sustainability into the outer space of Casa 88 as much as possible.
What was innovative was the creation of a garden with 100% use within the sustainable concept, still using the capture and storage of solar energy for the operation of the irrigation system and lighting of the garden.
Within the sustainable concept of application, in a privileged external area of 1600 m2, we executed the entire landscaping project, only with vegetal species native of Brazil and region.
Among the chosen trees were Pau Brasil, Pau Ferro, Magnólias, Jasmim Manga and Ipês. Also, Palmeiras Pati, Lucuri, Açai, Petrópolis and Palmitos Jussara and Pupunha.
On a lower level, native bushes of Monsteras and flowering species, Agapantos, Irís, Manacás and Tumbergias.
We also designed a beautiful orchard, with Jabuticaba, Mexerica, Limão, Pitanga, Brazilian Cherry and Mini Cashew. Also an special gourmet garden.
In the internal area, Rafis palms, and a beautiful vertical garden with varied species, Ferns, Avencas, Jibóias and Barbas de Serpente. On the green ceilings, only Yellow Jasmines.
At the end of the process of creating the garden of Casa 88, we became more aware of the importance of innovating, creating awareness of the importance of environmental preservation, and the conscious use of our natural resources.
As we became aware of our responsibility as professionals, being “transforming agents”, we will create projects that promote a green economy in all senses, and with this we will be improving the lives of people and their surroundings, while also helping to preserve natural resources of our planet.