Collection by Allie Weiss

Vertical Gardens Spruce Up a Dusty Monument


Some serious greenery transforms a 1940 building in Lisbon, Portugal.

In 1940, a structure was built at Praça do Império, the site of that year's Exhibition of the Portuguese World, to...
Inside, a large planting feature designed by Michael Hellgreen of Vertical Garden Design clads the kitchen block.
Overall, the plant wall covers over 1,200 square feet of surface area.
A custom bar sits underneath a retractable skylight.
In the dining room, a mural by Sol LeWitt, painted in 1990, was uncovered.
"The intervention was an exercise of looking back to the original project in order to restore as much as possible of...