Gorgeous Plant Life on Vertical Garden Building by Kengo Kuma and Associates

Located in Kanagawa Perfecture, Japan– this building a a multi-use shell with an organically designed exterior complete with a vertical walled garden. There are aluminum panels on the building’s facade that help to create the ‘garden’ with irrigation and ventilation just behind the panels.

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A Canopy of Man-Made Solar-Powered Supertrees Flourishes in Singapore

A national park filled with electrified, man-made trees sounds like a paradox. But Singapore’s latest landscaping project, a 250-acre site calledGardens by the Bay, mixes nature and mechanics with an “artificial forest” full of glowing trees, globally-sourced plants, heritage vegetation, and a conservatory built around a 35-meter mountain complete with the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. The project is pushing the boundary of what an urban park can be.

The man-made canopy, much like its natural counterparts, will serve as air venting ducts for nearby conservatories, collect rainwater, and provide shade to park tourists. Eleven of the Supertrees are adorned with photovoltaic cells that will harvest solar energy to light up the trees in the evening, providing energy and lighting, to conservatories throughout the park, and serving as air and temperature regulators.

The massive structures are also vertical gardens, dressed in a living bouquet of climbing flowers, ferns, and bromeliads from around the world. Come evening, these trees will regale the park with light and sound shows. Visitors can look on from a new “Skyway” bridge connecting two 25-meter trees.

(Source: GOOD)

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Footbridge at Roche-sur-Yon from HDA & Bernard Tschumi
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Musical Rain Gutter Funnel Wall in Dresden, Germany

n the artsy neighborhood of Neustadt Kunsthofpassage within Dresden, Germany, lies one of the most artistic inspirations we have ever encountered.

A large, multi-story blue building houses the funnel wall attraction designed by three collaborative artists including Christoph Roßner, Annette Paul, and Andre Tempel. The three artists knew that the building needed to have rain gutters, so why not get a bit creative? This system of mousetrap drain and gutters features various sized metal cones that play music when it rains.

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Making Solar Sexy: SMIT’s Amazingly Versatile and Attractive Solar Panels

Tensile Solar draws its inspiration from the intersection of fabric architecture, composite materials and thin film photovoltaic technology. Applying modularity to the design of tensile structures that integrate thin film PV was a natural step for the team that created Solar Ivy.

All too often, the big, blocky, rectilinear shapes of photovoltaic panels are considered an eyesore that is the necessary trade-off for capturing the clean energy potential of the sun. Tensile Solar—like SMIT’s Solar Ivy before it—is making that trade-off a thing of the past. 

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People relax on public steps anyway, why not give them a comfortable way to do so? Stair Squares, by Mark Reigelman, were installed at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall in 2007.

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People relax on public steps anyway, why not give them a comfortable way to do so? Stair Squares, by Mark Reigelman, were installed at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall in 2007.

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367 Oxford Street by Future Systems

The occupants can step into the bays to look down the street.

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