This mechanical wall creates a new concept of interior landscape that is not without function.

It was arresting enough to think that the hills might have eyes, but in the eyes of architects Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger, the walls can breathe, too. Their ‘breathing wall,’ which was exhibited at a room full of innovative wall materials in Rem Koolhas’s Elements exhibition at the Venice Biennale this year, takes the idea of living architecture to a whole new level, creating a wall that mechanically undulates in and out across what the architects describe as “peaks and valleys.”

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