Orto fra i cortili is the project realized on the flat roof of the building that houses Piuarch, in the heart of Milan’s Brera district. The roof has been converted into a permanent garden where vegetables, fruit and aromatic herbs are mixed with flowers. The design is based on a modular system that uses pallets to build easily assembled structures that combine aesthetics and functionality at a reasonable cost.
Orto fra i cortili aims at being a system that is repeatable on a large scale for redeveloping areas that are not being used. It fuses many ideas into one: a project to improve building energy efficiency, a landscaping, decorative and self-producing food resource, as well as a space for entertaining, socialising and co-working. It is also an opportunity to foster plant and insect biodiversity: in fact it is the natural setting of the 3D printed module HomeSweetHome, presented at Milan Design Week 2022 as a prototype, designed to accommodate and foster the life of different species of pollinating insects that find their natural habitat in the garden.
With: Cornelius Gavril
© Daniele Cavadini