Bosco Verticale – First Ever Vertical Forest
Have you noticed how we keep cutting off trees and entire forests, and instead of planting more, all we do is plant cement? Well, finally a team of architects came up with a solution that blends forests with cement. How’s that possible you ask? Well, it’s actually pretty ingenious, instead of planting trees horizontally, they decided to plant them vertically. Bosco Verticale (or Vertical Forest) is a project for metropolitan reforestation, which means that they want to restore the balance which was once lost due to the severe deforestation, in order to create space for more buildings. Practically, the team intends to build an apartment building, and each floor will have balcony planted with trees that are able to respond to the city’s weather
The project will also help with filtering air pollution contained in the crowded environment. We all know that the plants help produce humidity, absorb CO2 and dust particles, and produce oxygen. This will improve the quality of living for the residents and they’ll also considerably reduce pollution.
Hopefully, more and more of these projects will emerge and will raise awareness to the fact that we are heading towards the distruction of our planet if immediate measures are not taken soon. Not only will this building help improve th quality of the living environment, but it will use photovoltaic solar cells in order to assure the building’s energy self-sufficiency.
Have a look at the pictures below, and remember that we do not own this planet, we are just borrowing from our children and grandchildren.
Written with love and coolness by crissa on November 22, 2011 in Interesting Things
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