China’s first vertical forest is rising in Nanjing

February 2, 2017 by  
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Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the vertical forest concept popularized in Milan to Nanjing, China with the Nanjing Towers . The two green towers could provide the city with a breath of fresh air, producing around 132 pounds of oxygen every day as they absorb carbon dioxide. They’ll accomplish this air-cleaning feat with 1,100 flourishing trees from 23 local species and 2,500 cascading shrubs and plants . The two towers at 656 feet and 354 feet tall will rise above the Nanjing Pukou District, which Stefano Boeri Architetti’s press release describes as an area that will likely lead modernization efforts in the south of China’s Jiangsu province and help develop a Yangtze River economic zone. Nanjing Yang Zi State-owned Investment Group Company Limited is promoting the towers and is listed by Stefano Boeri Architetti as an investor in the project. Related: Vertical forest Mountain Hotel will clean the air in Guizhou, China The taller tower will hold offices, a museum, a green architecture school, and a rooftop club. The second tower will host a 247-room Hyatt hotel and rooftop swimming pool. A podium 65 feet high will include shops, restaurants, and a conference hall. Balconies on the buildings will allow inhabitants to get up close to the nature thriving on the building facades. 600 tall trees and 500 medium-sized trees will grow on the towers, and Stefano Boeri Architetti says the trees and cascading plants will help regenerate biodiversity in the area. Not only will the green towers be the first in China, but in all of Asia . And they probably won’t be the last – the ambitious architecture firm aims to design vertical forests in Shanghai, Guizhou, Shijiazhuang, Liuzhou, and Chongqing. Stefano Boeri Architetti aims to continue to popularize the concept with a book edited by their China office and published by Tongji University Press, A Forest City . The book is scheduled to come out in April. The Nanjing Towers are slated for completion in 2018. + Stefano Boeri Architetti Images courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti

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Wuhan Greenland megatall eco-skyscraper is under construction in China

April 8, 2016 by  
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Wind tower amplifies the howls and whistles of the coastal breeze

March 2, 2016 by  
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Singapore’s soaring SkyHabitat features floating gardens and sky bridges

February 9, 2016 by  
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Climate change may have caused the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire

February 9, 2016 by  
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No matter how humans may struggle to separate ourselves from the natural world, we are inevitably subject to its rule. The Byzantine Empire, also known as the Eastern Roman Empire, is a case study in how a changing climate can crush imperial ambitions. Recent research conducted at the  Swiss Federal Research Institute used the study of tree rings to determine regional climate changes that fundamentally altered the balance of power 1,500 years ago. Read the rest of Climate change may have caused the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire

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This tiny off-grid home in New Zealand is 100% self-sustaining

February 9, 2016 by  
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The Cube residential tower features stacked units that maximize outdoor space

February 4, 2016 by  
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Residents of this prefab living tower in India can choose a modular apartment from a catalog

August 20, 2015 by  
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Indian residential developer Pooja Crafted Homes commissioned Penda to design the Vijayawada Garden Estate so to allow residents to personalize their homes . The building is meant to be located on a corner plot near the Krishna River, and will provide fantastic views of the surroundings. Related: This honeycomb-like residential structure sits atop an existing car park in London The architects found inspiration in their previous project-a small storage space designed for a Beijing cafe-and decided that the only constant elements in the building should be the structural grid and the infrastructure. All other components can be fully customized thanks to the use of prefabricated modules . Large amounts of vegetation will populate the terraces and will be irrigated using rainwater . Optimal configuration of modules will facilitate natural ventilation, while the plants will help preserve fresh air and the natural appearance of the high-rise. + Penda Via Dezeen

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Menis Architects’ Agora Garden is a rock-like residential tower wrapped in vegetation

January 2, 2015 by  
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SOM’s Tanjong Pagar Centre Will Be the Tallest Building in Singapore

May 14, 2013 by  
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