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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Vertical forest Mountain Hotel will clean the air in Guizhou, China

October 23, 2016 by  
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The Milan-based design firm  made headlines with Bosco Verticale, the world’s first vertical forest built right in the company’s hometown. A few years later, the firm’s design for a second green skyscraper won a competition to add an eco-friendly building in Lausanne, Switzerland, which will break ground next year. The Mountain Hotel will be built in Guizhou, China for the Hong Kong-based Cachet Hotel Group, and the design follows the same principles as their previous projects, with a focus on sustainable architecture and a green facade that can improve the quality of the air around it. Related: World’s second vertical forest will rise in Switzerland SBA will design the building as a vertical ‘forest mountain’ in the Wanfenglin region, which is also known as the Forest of Ten Thousands Peaks. Local artist Simon Ma will provide the interior design for the 250-room hotel which will offer amenities including a gym, lounge, VIP area, bar, restaurant, and conference facilities. The New York Times named China’s Guizhou region on its list of “52 Places to Go in 2016,”  predicting an increase in tourist traffic there. The forested area was largely inaccessible until 2014, when the government opened a $20 billion high-speed railway that cut the travel time from the nearest major city from 20 hours down to four. Tour activities and new hotels are sprouting up throughout the area, but certainly none are as likely to improve the local environment as much as the Mountain Hotel. + Stefano Boeri Architetti Images via Stefano Boeri Architetti

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Bosco Verticale: World’s First Vertical Forest is Finally Complete in Milan

October 20, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Bosco Verticale: World’s First Vertical Forest is Finally Complete in Milan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Biodiversity , Bosco Verticale , gray water recycling , high-rise , LEED gold , Milan , mixed-use , Solar Power , Stefano Boeri , stefano boeri architects , urban heat island effect , vertical forest , world’s first vertical forest

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Newly Released Photos Show the ‘Bosco Verticale’ Vertical Forest Nearing Completion in Milan

January 17, 2014 by  
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At first glance it looked too fantastical to be real, but now the completion date for the world’s first vertical forest draws ever closer. The Bosco Verticale, under construction in Milan, is Boeri Studio ’s answer to the question of how to make cities greener whilst supporting an ever denser urban population. Since Inhabitat first reported on the project in 2011 , it’s captured the imagination of many across the globe, all eager to see how the benefits of downtown city living can be enhanced within a vertical forest environment. Inhabitat spoke to Boeri Studio this January for an update and some snapshots of construction progress. Keep reading to get the latest. Read the rest of Newly Released Photos Show the ‘Bosco Verticale’ Vertical Forest Nearing Completion in Milan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , “sustainable skyscraper” , Boeri Studio , Bosco Verticale , bosco verticale construction , bosco verticale construction photos , Gianandrea Barreca , Giovanni La Varra , Italian Architecture , LEED gold , metropolitan reforestation , Milan , modern italian architecture , Stefano Boeri , vertical garden        

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Triton Scuba Mask Transforms Divers into Human Fish

January 17, 2014 by  
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A South Korean designer, Jeabyun Yeon , has unveiled a concept for a scuba mask that would allow divers to breathe underwater without oxygen tanks. The mask, called the Triton, consists of two branching arms, designed to serve as “gills” that extract oxygen from the water and deliver breathable air directly into their wearer’s throat and lungs. Instead of hauling around heavy scuba equipment , swimmers would simply need to bite down on a plastic mouth piece. Read the rest of Triton Scuba Mask Transforms Divers into Human Fish Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: breathing underwater , design concept , diving , microbattery , oxygen filter , oxygen mask , scuba equipment , scuba mask , south korean designer , triton scuba mask        

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Bosco Verticale in Milan Will Be the World’s First Vertical Forest

October 11, 2011 by  
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