Hopefully more and more skyscrapers will be planned with green roofs
The age of green is upon us. We have reached a point in our human evolution where science, math, and creative genius have discovered a way to suspend a living forest in mid air. The answer to city pollution is now Stefano Boeri’s Bosco Verticale, the world’s first 27-story microclimate apartment towers currently under construction in Milan, Italy. Built to function as city air purifiers, these lush apartments will include over 900 trees, 5,000 bushes, and 11,000 plants throughout the tower balconies. Each perch of life will aid in reducing city noise, moderating atmospheric temperatures, absorbing CO2 emissions, and acting as an energy sustainer for seasonal weather shifts.
This would be nice
Office building in Japan has aluminum paneled facade with plants growing through
2012 Architecten‘s temporary facade at the Stadskantoor, Rotterdam’s central administrative office. The architects were asked to design a public artwork that would span the expanse of the building facade while repairs were made and a secondary building we constructed nearby.
An art installation of green plants growing on the wall of the building next to the CaixaForum Madrid — a modern art gallery — In Madrid, Spain. The living wall was created by french botanist Patrick Blanc
5/13/13 #urbanfarm #roof #Brooklyn #farm
The High Line
I can’t love the High Line enough
House on the outskirts of Brussels with plant-covered wall by French botanical artist Patrick Blanc
“the garden is simply spectacular. The mature, fully-landscaped rooftop spreads over 1,600 square feet on multiple levels with fascinating architectural elements, making for intimate seating areas, sensory dining opportunities and infinite possibilities for entertaining. A rare, sensory retreat in the heart of the city.”
I love plants and I love cities. A garden like this would be paradise for me
Vertical green flowering wall Musee du Quai Branly in Paris
Photo taken by evigglade.blogspot.com
A jungle of bushy ferns and sprouting begonias fills the windows of this Barcelona boutique.
If they can engineer some plants to thrive in this environment, the benefits to city air quality would be tremendous.
From a recent tour we took of NYC’s Dept of Parks green-roof test plots on the 5-boro building.