Singapore’s Ecological EDITT Tower
“Currently pending construction in Singapore, the EDITT Tower will be a paragon of ‘Ecological Design In The Tropics’. Designed by TR Hamzah & Yeang and sponsored by the National University of Singapore, the 26-story high-rise will boast photovoltaic panels, natural ventilation, and a biogas generation plant all wrapped within an insulating living wall that covers half of its surface area. The verdant skyscraper was designed to increase its location’s bio-diversity and rehabilitate the local ecosystem in Singapore’s ‘zeroculture’ metropolis.”
Stacking Green by Vo Trong Nghia | ArchDaily
“Saigonese love their life with a large variety of tropical plants and flowers in their balconies, courtyards and streets… The front and back façades are entirely composed of layers of concrete planters cantilevered from two side walls”
My house needs to be like this!
Milan’s Vertical Forest | greenmuze.com
“The Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) was designed by Stefan Boeri Architects as part of their BioMilano vision to incorporate 60 abandoned farms into a greenbelt surrounding the city. The Bosco Verticale building has a green façade planted with dense forest systems to provide a building microclimate and to filter out polluting dust particles. The living bio-canopy also absorbs CO2, oxygenates the air, moderates extreme temperatures and lowers noise pollution, providing aesthetic beauty and lowering living costs.”
“International design practice aedas has completed ‘18 kowloon east’, a 28-storey mixed-use building in Kowloon, China. Seeking to balance out the heavily industrialized blocks making up the site, the design features a multi-storey green base that provides a ‘greening effect’ within the neighbourhood.”
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Urban Tree is an Innovative Sustainable Housing Project / Geotectura - eVolo | Architecture Magazine
“This urban scale structure contains greenhouse platforms on dwelling floating cubes that keeps a minimal footprint on the ground. The bio-climatic structure capsule enables space and function flexibility… Together with the multi-dimensional absolute green environment and the terrace sky courts of this versatile self-sufficient project reflect a sustainable responsibility while building high. This concept of two helicoids prefabricated infrastructure is like a growing a urban tree that improves the dwellers’ quality of life while living in the sky. These mega-cubes weave nature and communities into a dense city.”
Elphinstone Mills Tower, Mumbai, India | indianskyscraperblog
“The 60-story Elphinstone Mills complex in downtown Mumbai will create a new icon in the skyline of Mumbai.
“Every floor of the office tower features outdoor terraces and multi-story garden atria, fully integrating the interior workspace with natural elements of the exterior environment. These garden spaces provide tenants with a shaded area for relaxation and socialization; natural light is abundant, while the overhangs simultaneously shade the units below.”
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