Bosco Verticale Skyscrapers in Milan

October 15, 2015

Vertical Forest

Green architecture has been much discussed but few architects have realised the concept in such spectacular fashion as Stefano Boeri with the Bosco Verticale ("Vertical Forest").  The project comprises 2 residential towers on the edge of the Isola neighbourhood in Milan together hosting 900 trees and over 2,000 plants, all supported by a sophisticated irrigation system which recycles water used in the apartments.  This vertical forest equates to an area of over 7,000 square metres of forest on flat land.  The end result is not only visually stunning but also extremely environmentally sound.  Not only do the trees regulate heat by creating shade in the summer, they also create a microclimate, produce humidity, absorb CO2 and dust particles and produce oxygen.  Gives a whole new meaning to "tree house".

 

Links

http://www.stefanoboeriarchitetti.net/en/portfolios/bosco-verticale/

Shop the Style

Product Inspirations

Chaussures - Concrete Shoes  Baobab Coffee Side Table   Tree Vase






You may also like:

Glass Villa on the Lake by Mecanoo

December 11, 2018

Glass Villa on the Lake by MecanooA stunning glass villa nestles at a corner of a lake in the picturesque Cotswolds village of Lechlade, glistening in the sun like a jewel box. Created by Dutch architects Mecanoo, the house is designed to optimise the views of the lake.

View full article →

Dream and Maze by Studio 10

December 04, 2018

Dream and Maze by Studio 10

Tourists have long flocked to the city of Guilin in China, famous for its spectacular limestone hills towering over serene lakes and rivers. Those who stay at The Other Place, a local guest house, however, may be surprised by scenery which is rather unexpected but no less spectacular.

View full article →

Artistry of Solid Wood by Casimir

November 27, 2018

Artistry of Wood by CasimirThe elegant and minimalist furniture by Belgian designer Casimir is not only beautiful: by stripping his designs to their core, the designer often reveals thought-provoking questions and also a hint of subversion.

View full article →

Sign up to receive emails on the latest sales, new products and more!