14-story apartment building in Brisbane has a vertical forest growing up its exterior

December 27, 2016 by  
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Imagine the serenity of a tree flourishing right outside your apartment window – on the 14th floor. That ideal can be a reality at Walan Apartments , designed by bureau^proberts , in Brisbane , Australia. A vertical forest wraps the facade of this 14-story glass apartment building, with some trees growing over two stories. Design inspiration for the green apartments stemmed from the nearby Kangaroo Point cliffs, a rugged geological feature studded with trees. The Walan Apartments similarly feature trees and shrubs flourishing “up the spine of the Main Street elevation,” according to Cam Ginardi of GBW Developments, who collaborated on the groundbreaking building with bureau^proberts. Ginardi told World Architecture News, “This has never been achieved in apartment living in Australia before. We’ve taken the green wall to new heights by creating a vertical forest.” Related: This plant-covered Singapore skyscraper is the tropical building of the future Inside, the apartments are almost as exquisite as Walan’s nature-filled exterior. Spacious 120 square meter apartments – that’s almost 1,300 square feet – offer panoramic views from windows and balconies 12.8 by 3.6 meters, or around 42 by 12 feet, large. High ceilings and lengthy double corridors allow for ventilation and open up the homes spanning entire floors. Oak timber floors, timber paneling, and natural stone adorning benchtops and walls add a natural feel. Two living spaces, a guest bedroom, library, bedroom, kitchen, dining area, and private lobby create a palatial home. bureau^proberts’ creative director Liam Proberts told World Architecture News the Kangaroo Point cliffs also inspired a “unique facade of specially-designed screens” between living areas and the outdoors, which help regulate the building’s light and heat. He said, “Walan breaks the mold of apartment buildings over the last decade and represents a new era of design for our climate and lifestyle in the river city. We thought of each floor like a house in its size and connection to the outside.” + bureau^proberts + Walan Apartments Via World Architecture News Images via bureau^proberts

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This massive 11-story mural in Chile celebrates treehuggers

December 27, 2016 by  
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Renowned mural artist Francesco Camillo Giogino (a.k.a Millo) has just unveiled an 11-story mural in Santiago, Chile celebrating the dedication of tree huggers around the world to their cause. Made for the urban art festival, Hecho En Casa Festival , Never Give Up stays true to the artist’s signature cartoon style and features a female figure clutching a heart-shaped tree trunk. The earth-loving mural is set on a narrow black and white city landscape, making the single green vine stemming out of the brown trunk even more prominent. According to the work’s description, the poignant, earth-friendly piece is meant to “express the hope that Millo believes all hold in their hearts.” Related: Andreco paints climate change mural ahead of COP21 in Paris In addition to Millo’s contribution, the art festival is also featuring more works from well-known international street artists. Visitors to the event will be able to enjoy an amazing 3-D waterfall mural painted on the street by German artist Edgar Müller. Dutchman Henk Hofstra’s Eggs from the Sky are giant fried eggs “baked” on the streets lining the popular Plaza Italia . American artist Janet Echelman’s ethereal 1,26 , inspired by fisherman’s nets, pays homage to the damage caused by the earthquake that hit Chile in 2010. + Francesco Camillo Giogino (Millo) + Hecho En Casa Via This is Colossal Images via Hecho en Casa and Fotosaereas

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Incredible Transforming LEGO Apartment Packs 4 Rooms Into 1

January 24, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Christian Schallerton has retrofitted a tiny apartment up with a vast view of Barcelona into an incredible transforming home that packs a lot of living space into a tiny footprint. Inspired by boat design, Japanese homes, and Zen minimalism, the 258 square-foot apartment 90 steps above the street is a multi-functional space that can transform from a kitchen to a living room, bedroom, or dining room with some clever built-in furniture. Read the rest of Incredible Transforming LEGO Apartment Packs 4 Rooms Into 1 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apartment design , Barcelona apartment , built in kitchen , built-in furniture , eco apartment , Green apartment , green home interior design , LEGO Apartment , micro apartment , micro apartment design , Zen apartment

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Green-Roofed 8 Tallet Complex Officially Opens In Denmark

October 21, 2010 by  
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Tokyo Apartment Retrofit Makes Space for Incredible Spa

October 12, 2010 by  
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This incredible rooftop garden is the product of an inspired retrofit that re-imagined a mediocre three-story home into six bright and beautiful apartments in Ekoda, Tokyo. Designed by  Suppose Design Office , this modern structure is a bold   architectural expression described by the architects as “vintage denim pants with a new shirt.” Careful not to waste the existing structural elements, most of the home was in fact left intact, but adding strategic walls, sound proofing and entrances, making for an incredible, eclectic space topped with a a spa rooftop

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