Vincent Callebaut’s Arboricole tower brings vertical agriculture to the city

March 20, 2018 by  
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Vincent Callebaut Architectures , known for green projects that combine smart building with advanced renewable energy solutions, has officially unveiled Arboricole – a new “biophilic” building that brings agriculture to the urban landscape. Residents of the building can grow food on their own terraces thanks to permaculture , with the building’s curved, sinuous design acting to reduce turbulence and maximize comfort in these elevated gardens. Arboricole aims to answer a vital question: how can we adapt our European historic cities to climate change and the ensuing phenomena of strong floods, heavy rains, and current heat waves? To help combat these events, the building is covered with endemic plants from the Loire region that act as a “sponge,” limiting its carbon footprint,  collecting rainwater , and optimizing the residents’ quality of life. Related: Vincent Callebaut’s twisting carbon-absorbing skyscraper nears completion in Taipei White tuffeau stone covers the building’s wave-shaped facade. The architects drew inspiration from the agriculture of the Angevin groves, whose undulating plateaus create a visually engaging waterfall effect. Designed for the intersection of Boulevard Ayrault and Quai Gambetta in Angers, France, the building gradually rises to 114 feet (35 meters) and maximizes the amount of sunshine each terrace receives during the day.   Related: This plant-covered Singapore skyscraper is the tropical building of the future Micro-perforated satin aluminum plates serve as false acoustic ceilings for the balconies, absorbing the noise pollution emitted by car traffic and showcasing the plant life climbing Arboricole’s vertical grove. And, not to be outdone, the plants themselves – 20,000 perennials, shrubs, and trees – could absorb up to 50 tons of CO2 in Angers’s atmosphere each year.   +Vincent Callebaut Architectures

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Vincent Callebaut Architectures Unveils Futuristic Flavors Orchard Eco-District for China

February 25, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Vincent Callebaut Architectures Unveils Futuristic Flavors Orchard Eco-District for China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , china architecture , China masterplan , China sustainable architecture , eco-district China , Flavours Orchard , futuristic city , smart energy grid , Solar Power , sustainable masterplan , vincent callebaut , vincent callebaut architectures , wind turbines        

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Swallows Nest: Vincent Callebaut Unveils Glittering Zero-Carbon Mobius Strip Cultural Center for Taiwan

June 12, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Swallows Nest: Vincent Callebaut Unveils Glittering Zero-Carbon Mobius Strip Cultural Center for Taiwan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BIPV , clean tech , cultural center in Taichung , Daylighting , earthquake-proof , eco design , green design , Möbius’ ring , photovoltaics , Solar Power , sustainable design , Swallows Nest , taichung , Taiwan , typhoon protection , vertical gardens , vincent callebaut , zero carbon emissions buildings        

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Vincent Callebaut Unveils Stacked Pebble-Inspired Eco-Farmscrapers for Shenzen

March 4, 2013 by  
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Marcin Pogorzelski’s Flat-Pack belTable Brings Multiple Functions to a Single Form

March 4, 2013 by  
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The belTable is project based on the idea of simplicity. Created by Marcin Pogorzelski , the designer wanted to minimize every part of the table and distill assembly so that no glue, screws or tools of any kind would be needed to construct the table at home. Only four elements are used to create the belTable: a tabletop, legs, pegs and a belt. The table was designed for people who appreciate minimalism and enjoy multi-functional forms — for example, the belt offers you a place that you can store your newspapers and magazines ! + Marcin Pogorzelski The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , belTable , Marcin Pogorzelski , minimalist furniture , modern furniture , weird furniture

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