Office building in Japan has aluminum paneled facade with plants growing through
Tokyo, Japan — Deciduous vines provide this building with summer shade, and winter sun; reducing energy demands, while contributing to bird habitat and urban green.
ACROS building, Fukuoka Japan
“Namba Parks, a massive retail and office compund in Osaka, Japan, totally blasts away the boring stereotype of what a mall is supposed to look like. Built in the footprint of the old Osaka baseball stadium, it has an eight level rooftop garden that spans several city blocks and features tree groves, rock clusters, cliffs and canyons, lawns, streams, waterfalls, ponds and even space to grow veggies!”
“Vertical stripes in different widths made from 13 types of real evergreen plants alternate with graphic patterns with a green leaf theme”
In Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
“SG (Secret Garden) by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects is located in a residential area in Isezaki-City in Gunma prefecture in Japan. Designed for a family of 4, the project consists of box like structures connected by a rooftop garden. Almost all of the roofs’ plants function as insulation.”
Tokyo’s COTOTOI restaurant is just plain gorgeous. Coexisting and balance is a main concept of the restaurant, as ample plant life shares the space with patrons. The creators stress that dining is enhanced by harmonizing good cuisine with good atmosphere.
Green walls by the Shimzu Corporation,which has developed a relatively lightweight and low-cost green wall solution.
Love to see a green waterfront like this
green roof in Tokyo
Deep underneath some tall office buildings in Tokyo is a secret series of gardens, sprouting with healthy vegetables in the most unlikely of places. The whole shebang consists of six large rooms, each teeming with plants, all dedicated to both researching indoor gardens as well as producing delicious fresh veggies.
The gardens are staffed by local youth, who get to get off the streets and learn about agriculture in their free time. In the future, underground gardens like this may become a large food source for cities, cutting down on the shipping costs that are required when fresh fruits and vegetables need to be sent in from afar.
roof gardens on Awaji Yumebutai Conference Centre, Awaji Island, Japan by designer Tadao Ando