Seven Captivating Examples of Interior Landscape Design

CEO Khai Intela
If you're fascinated by the beauty of nature and want to bring it indoors, interior landscape design is your answer. While landscape design traditionally focuses on outdoor spaces, interior landscape design offers a unique opportunity...

If you're fascinated by the beauty of nature and want to bring it indoors, interior landscape design is your answer. While landscape design traditionally focuses on outdoor spaces, interior landscape design offers a unique opportunity to incorporate plants and vegetation into the architecture of a building. Not only does it enhance the aesthetic appeal of the interior, but it also promotes a more eco-friendly environment.

In this article, we will explore seven extraordinary examples of interior plantscaping projects that showcase sustainable designs in the landscape architectural field. Prepare to be captivated by the merging of nature and architecture in these remarkable spaces.

Jewel Changi Airport, Changi, Singapore, 2019

Shiseido Forest Shiseido Forest

Cataract Falls in Shiseido Forest Cataract Falls in Shiseido Forest

Hedge Maze Hedge Maze

Architect Moshe Safdie designed the Jewel in Changi Airport to harmoniously blend nature and engineering. This awe-inspiring space features attractions like the Shiseido Forest Valley, Topiary Walk, Canopy Park, and a Hedge Maze. With thousands of shrubs, hundreds of trees, and breathtaking waterfalls, the Jewel provides a serene sanctuary amidst the buzzing atmosphere of one of the world's busiest airports.

Eden Project, Bodelva, United Kingdom, 2001

The Eden Project Biome up close The Eden Project Biome up close

The Eden Project biome interior The Eden Project biome interior

Eden Project complex in Bodelva, England Eden Project complex in Bodelva, England

What was once a clay pit in Cornwall has now become the mesmerizing Eden Project. Architect Nicholas Grimshaw transformed this space into an elaborate botanical garden featuring two indoor biomes. Visitors can explore a rainforest biome and a Mediterranean biome complete with canopy walkways, sculptures, and an array of captivating features.

Gardens by the Bay/Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, 2012

Supergrove Trees Supergrove Trees

Cloud Forest Cloud Forest

Serene Garden Serene Garden

Gardens by the Bay, located near Marina Bay Sands Hotel, is a feast for the senses. Designed by Grant Associates, Gustafson Porter, and WilkinsonEyre, this conservatory offers visitors the opportunity to explore a cloud forest, flower dome, floral fantasy exhibit, and the crowd-favorite Supertree Grove. Throughout the gardens, you'll also find art sculptures inspired by nature.

Stepping Park House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2018

Drawing Plans Drawing Plans

House Exterior House Exterior

House Interior House Interior

Stepping Park House in Ho Chi Minh City seamlessly blends residential living with nature. Designed by VTN Architects, this innovative house features openings that allow trees, ivy, and plants to grow inside. Its design promotes natural ventilation and abundant natural light, creating a sustainable and environmentally friendly dwelling.

Salesforce Tower Park and Ohana Floor, San Francisco, CA, 2018

Deck View Deck View

Ohana Floor Ohana Floor

Front view Front view

The Ohana Floor of Salesforce Tower in San Francisco has been thoughtfully designed with the integration of indoor plantscaping. Mark Cavagnero Associates, the architectural firm behind this project, enhanced collaboration among employees by incorporating living columns throughout the floor. These columns feature orchids, vivid flowers, and edible herbs, each with its own unique appearance.

Paik Nam June Media Bridge, Seoul, Korea, In Concept

Paik Nam June Media Bridge

Paik Nam June Media Bridge

Paik Nam June Media Bridge

Planning Korea has introduced an innovative concept for the Paik Nam June Media Bridge—a futuristic, environmentally-friendly bridge filled with horizontal and vertical gardens, solar panels, and other sustainable features. This bridge aims to have a streamlined, dome-like appearance from the outside, while enveloping its interior with lush greenery. The plans also include the incorporation of rainwater and river water for further eco-friendly practices.

Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District, Shanghai, China, TBA

Sunqiao Agricultural District

Sunqiao Agricultural District

Sunqiao Agricultural District

As Shanghai continues to lose natural habitats and farmland, architectural firm Sasaki has put forth a visionary proposal—the Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District. This district would consist of vertical farms, aiming to offset the loss of agricultural land and support sustainable food production. With an emphasis on incorporating rural practices into an urban setting, this project offers an innovative solution to urban farming.

Feeling inspired by these remarkable works of indoor landscape architecture? Take a step closer to becoming a professional in this field by exploring the School of Landscape Architecture at the Academy of Art University. We are currently accepting applications for 2020. Contact our admissions representatives for more information on our programs offered.

Images courtesy of: Jewel Changi Airport, Eden Project, Gardens by the Bay, ArchDaily, Salesforce Transit Center, Curbed SF, Dezeen

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