Metal mesh covers garden tower in Buenos Aires by Adamo-Faiden

Argentinian firm Adamo-Faiden has built a concrete tower in Buenos Aires, flanked on two sides by metal-grated walls that conceal dozens of private gardens.

The seven-storey Bonpland 2169 building in Argentinian capital spans 11,500 square feet (1,068 square metres), and incorporates internal gardens on every level.

Designed by local architects Sebastián Adamo and Marcelo Faiden of Adamo-Faiden, each of its 13 units – intended to be adapted for varied uses – all have access to these enclosed grassy spaces.

“The building is prepared to be residential, office, studio, or whatever the inhabitant decides to do with it,” Faiden told Dezeen. “There’s no predicted use.”

Bonpland 2169 features grated facades on two sides and is fairly symmetrical in plan. The units each include two rooms: an interior space and an outdoor “aerial garden”, connected by sliding glass doors.

Trees and low vegetation are planted in every garden, while the metal grates filter sunlight. “The metal mesh consolidates the limits of the second room (the garden), and at the same time, serves as physical support or growing tutor for the vegetation,” Faiden said.

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