Chamomile, mint, and bay leaf #urbanfarming #Brooklyn #rooffarm
The ultimate spice rack!
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Trump Tower Manila by Century City Development Corporation
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.
Read more: http://genyhub.com/page/the-vertical-forest#ixzz2Qg4ONZSa
This would be nice
Office building in Japan has aluminum paneled facade with plants growing through
via Green Cast by Kengo Kuma and Associates - Dezeen
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
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.
‘Breathing Architecture’ Exhibition by WOHA
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.