Heatherwick Studio reveals 1,000 Trees nearing completion in Shanghai

Heatherwick Studio has released photography of its plant-covered 1,000 Trees development in Shanghai, which has had its scaffolding removed. Split across two sites beside the city’s M50 arts district, 1,000 Trees will be two mountain-like peaks that contain a mix of retail, offices, eateries, event venues and galleries. The latest images unveiled by Heatherwick Studio […]

Greenery is often “sole legitimisation” for unsustainable buildings says Céline Baumann

Plants will be used to greenwash developments until landscape architecture is given a bigger role in urban planning says French landscape architect Céline Baumann. Baumann, whose work is one of 40 visions for the future of architecture currently on display at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, warned that plants on buildings are often […]

Colourful metal screens and plants cover factory and offices in Hanoi

Perforated metal screens and plants cover the facade of a factory and office complex in Hanoi, Vietnam, designed by Studio VDGA for electronics manufacturer Star Engineers. Studio VDGA designed Star Engineers‘ factory and administrative buildings, which is longlisted for a Dezeen Award, as a facility that would be pleasant to work at in hot weather. […]

Tropical plants cover villas at Wyndham Garden Phú Quốc resort in Vietnam

Plant-covered rooms surround private swimming pools at Wyndham Garden Phú Quốc, a holiday resort that MIA Design Studio is building on Vietnam’s largest island. Ho Chi Minh City-based MIA Design Studio has completed the first of more than 150 villas that are being constructed on the seven-hectare site, which is located to the south of […]

Breathe life into concrete jungles with our flourishing Pinterest boards

As glass buildings claim more of the skyline, architects and designers are cultivating ideas for plant-filled cities. Harvest this week’s Pinterest boards of vertical gardens, facades with crawling greenery and potted interiors. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › Main image is from Penda’s proposal for vertical gardens in a modular tower in Tel Aviv. Open the […]

Ingenhoven Architects is wrapping five miles of hedges around an office in Düsseldorf

Ingenhoven Architects is building the Kö-Bogen II office block in Düsseldorf, which will have facades covered with five miles-worth of hornbeam hedges. Located on the Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz, alongside the heritage-listed Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus theatre, the five-storey office block topped out earlier this month. Five miles of hornbeam hedges will wrap the Kö-Bogen II office building When it […]

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