Vo Trong Nghia plants fruit trees on the roof of a house in Vietnam

Recycled water from a ground-floor fish pond is used to nourish fruit trees on the roof of a house in Danang City, Vietnam, by Vo Trong Nghia Architects. Formed from brick and stone boxes stacked around a green courtyard, Thang House is the latest in the practice’s House for Trees series. Vo Trong Nghia Architects […]

House in New Zealand sits on a concrete plinth surrounded by trees

Herbst Architects has raised a house in Piha, New Zealand, on a concrete plinth and steel stilts to give views through the dense woodland to the beach. Called Kawakawa House, Auckland-based practice Herbst Architects designed the building to be open to its dramatic natural site, which includes a canopy of pōhutukawa trees. “Being overhung by […]

Paris plans to go green by planting “urban forest” around architectural landmarks

Paris has unveiled plans to plant trees and gardens alongside four of its historic sites to improve the air quality and address climate change. Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo has announced an “urban forest” planting scheme for the Place de l’Hotel de Ville, the Gare de Lyon, the Palais Garnier and a footpath along the […]

Klaus Littmann to plant 300 trees inside Wörthersee football stadium in Austria

Curator Klaus Littmann imagines a future where forests only exist inside stadiums, like animals in a zoo, in his upcoming installation, For Forest. Littmann is working with Enea Landscape Architecture on the installation, which will see 300 trees planted across the pitch of Wörthersee Stadion, home of football team Austria Klagenfurt. Billed as Austria’s largest […]

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