Architects, designers and urban planners are borrowing from natural phenomena as diverse as termite mounds and resilient grapefruits to design smart, sustainable cities

Architects, designers and urban planners are borrowing from natural phenomena as diverse as termite mounds and resilient grapefruits to design smart, sustainable cities - Guardian UK -

Hotel Golden Holiday en Nha Trang / Trinhvieta-Architects

Galería de Hotel Golden Holiday en Nha Trang / Trinhvieta-Architects - 17

Patrick Blanc’s vertical gardens are interspersed in 21 various sized panels across the facades of the two towers, spanning over 1000 square metres and containing 35,000 plants and 350 different species. One Central Park, Sydney, Ateliers Jean Nouvel and PTW  -  One Central Park - The Skyscraper Centre, Photo Roberto Portolese

Patrick Blanc’s vertical gardens are interspersed in 21 various sized panels across the facades of the two towers, spanning over 1000 square metres and containing plants and 350 different species.

© Hiroyuki Oki

Gallery of Hotel Golden Holiday in Nha Trang / Trinhvieta-Architects - 4

Built by Trinhvieta-Architects in Nha Trang, Vietnam with surface Images by Hiroyuki Oki. Located in the middle of the most crowded tourist center of Nha Trang, Vietnam, the hotel was designed to be a model .

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Zobacz na Instagramie zdjęcie użytkownika @pangeaexpress • Polubienia: 621

This sketch looks very realistic includes many forms of mediums such as watercolour and colour pencils. Two views have been shown in this illustration.

Galería de L’observatoire / CLP Architects - 3 #pavilionarchitecture

Galería de L’observatoire / CLP Architects - 3 #pavilionarchitecture

Unlike Mr. Ingenhoven, I am not convinced that this is a model of development that can be replicated easily. That's a big honking planter full of a lot of heavy earth, way out on the end of an eleven foot cantilevered balcony. It is stunning to look at, but it is very, very expensive to do.

And the International Highrise Award for 2014 goes to the Bosco Verticale

Delicias: Kasuyo Sejima y los Apartamentos Okurayama en Kanagawa, 2006-2008

Delicias: Kasuyo Sejima y los Apartamentos Okurayama en Kanagawa, 2006-2008

Delicias: Kasuyo Sejima y los Apartamentos Okurayama en Kanagawa, wijk patio rond binnenbuiten doorzicht beton tuin binnentuin

Paris as a Green and Sustainable Future City Is Even More Beautiful [Futuristic Architecture: http://futuristicnews.com/category/future-architecture/] #sustainablearchitecture #futuristicarchitecture

Paris as a Green and Sustainable Future City Is Even More Beautiful [Futuristic Architecture: http://futuristicnews.com/category/future-architecture/] #sustainablearchitecture #futuristicarchitecture

junya ishigami architects

Installation view of the Japan Pavilion at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale, "Extreme Nature: Landscape of Ambiguous Spaces," by Junya Ishigami (architect) in collaboration with Hideaki Ohba (botanist). Architecture in Exhibition: Junya Ishigami

We need more green office buildings.  It would really change the city landscape for the better, I think.

Green Vertical Walls at the Chelsea Flower Show

Green vertical walls are very popular at the Chelsea Flower Show this year, as are green roofs. Green walls are a natural, good looking and environmental way to cover that ugly back wall.

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