Vertical Forest Coming to Milan

Design News 01.11.13

There's a breath of fresh air coming to two apartment towers in Milan. The Bosco Verticale are buildings that have staggered concrete platforms along the facade for planting vegetation that will help with dust & CO2, as well as support micro-ecosystems. The addition of the 730 trees, 11,000 ground-cover plants, and 5,000 shrubs that will green the building has begun, with the whole project finished later this year.

In other news, check out structures carved from freezer buildup, and send Mark Zuckerberg a Facebook message — for $100. See the headlines after the jump.

Green Architecture Takes Big Leap With Milan's "Vertical Forest" | Architizer
Gorgeous, Detailed Dioramas Come to Life--in a Freezer | Curbed
Facebook Charging $100 For The Pleasure Of Sending Mark Zuckerberg A Message | Fast Company

(Image: Marco Garofalo for Boeri Studio)

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