If you, like me, still harbor some Swiss Family Robinson fantasies, you'll love this. In Turin, Italy, 25 Verde is about as green as they come — both figuratively and literally. It's overflowing with plants, trees, moss walls and a green roof. It's also energy and water efficient, designed to utilize geothermal energy, rainwater and strategic ventilation to reduce power usage. Architect Luciano Pia really thought of everything.
There are over 150 trees in and around the building, reducing noise and air pollution and creating shade and privacy. The idea is to blur the line between interior and exterior spaces and let the building and the living plants age simultaneously.
Even the actual steel beams of the structure echo the theme! Check 'em out.
See the whole project at Luciano Pia.