Literally Green Architecture
3/13/2017 by Kolbe
In an effort to go green architect Stefano Boeri has developed what is being called the vertical forest. The idea is that the architecture prominently features trees, plants, flowers and other greenery to help oxygen production and to improve the carbon footprint of dense urban areas. The first implementation of this architecture was two towers in Milan. The towers are home to around 900 trees, and over 20,000 plants of varying types. The concept is now being looked at to help reduce pollution in Nanjing, China by retrofitting existing buildings with the green coverage. It is estimated that the addition of the plants and trees to the proposed buildings in China could remove 25 tons of carbon annually.