This "Stacking Green" house built in the noisy, polluted, & densely populated city of Saigon uses green construction, facade planters & a rooftop garden to protect its inhabitants from direct sunlight, street noise and pollution.
Stacked Houses: New Hotel in Amsterdam by WAM — Dezeen
Inntel Hotel, Zaandam, Holland. All the facades you see, explains the architect, are based on traditional Zaanstad houses. "From a stately notary's dwelling," he says, "to workers' cottages." Van Winden's favourite is a re-creation, high up, of a blue house that features in a work by Claude Monet, painted during a trip to Zaandam.