Green walls and vertical gardens are slowly making their way up the ladder, becoming more popular by the day. Architects are constantly learning how to make nature a part of their designs and they come up with all sorts of extraordinary ideas and concepts. Some of the projects we’ll show you have already been fulfilled and are currently enjoyed while others are still concepts waiting to become reality. They’re all magnificent and very inspiring and hopefully they’ll give you some ideas regarding your own home or community. Get ready to be mesmerized.
There are quite a few plans for building amazing green buildings with majestic gardens. One of them is the Sky Villa project by Penda. It’s the second stage of the Magic Breeze project. The plans are for a series of stacked villa to be built in Hyderabad, India. The villas would have terrace gardens on each level and they’d take the green gardens above tree canopies.
There’s also a plan to build the world’s tallest residential vertical garden. It’s a project developed by Milroy Perera Associates in collaboration with Maga Engineering for the area of Rajagiriya in Sri Lanka. The structure will be a tower of 164 apartments organized on 46 floors and it will have a self-sustaining watering system.
SPARK also came up with a concept which blends retirement housing and urban farming. The project was named Home Farm and it will integrate vertical gardens and rooftop planting areas designed to provide the residents with fresh herbs and vegetables. The idea is unusual and very intriguing. Growing green vegetables on building facades and rooftops is not exactly common and the project could attract a lot of attention.
The Mountain Hotel is a concept envisioned by Stefano Boeri Architetti. It will house 250 rooms and it will be covered in greenery from top to bottom. The design is inspired by nature and the idea behind it is to actually help improve air quality around the building. The hotel will be built in Guizhou, China.
It looks like a giant pile of rocks or, from a distance, like a cactus made of individual layers. It is, in fact, a building. It’s a concept designed by UCX Architects, meant to be built in Rotterdam. The architects come from Texas, a region populated by diverse species of cacti. The structure will house 98 residential units and will be structured on 19 floors, each with its own suspended gardens on terraces.
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