Contrary to how it appears at first glance, the office of KMC Constructions in Cyber City, Hyderabad, is not a giant hedge shaped like a building. Beneath its outer sheet of vegetation, which actually consists of many different plant species, are aluminum windows and a concrete frame discreetly holding a custom-built trellis with a series of hydroponic trays complete with their own self-sustaining misting system. The species are arranged in variegated clusters according to the different seasons in which they bloom, bringing to life new sections of the façade every few months, which would make for a great time-lapse video— and makes for a new, three-dimensional definition of “green wall.”

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