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Bosco Verticale - The Forest in the Sky! Italy constructing self-sustaining livable structure within vertical forest!

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10/29/2011 01:29 PM
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Bosco Verticale - The Forest in the Sky! Italy constructing self-sustaining livable structure within vertical forest!
This is amazing, hope this catches on worldwide! Con molto rispetto!!

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"The Bosco Verticale is a system that optimizes, recuperates, and produces energy. Covered in plant life, the building aids in balancing the microclimate and in filtering the dust particles contained in the urban environment (Milan is one of the most polluted cities in Europe). The diversity of the plants and their characteristics produce humidity, absorb CO2 and dust particles, producing oxygen and protect the building from radiation and acoustic pollution. This not only improves the quality of living spaces, but gives way to dramatic energy savings year round.

Each apartment in the building will have a balcony planted with trees that are able to respond to the city’s weather — shade will be provided within the summer, while also filtering city pollution; and in the winter the bare trees will allow sunlight to permeate through the spaces. Plant irrigation will be supported through the filtering and reuse of the greywater produced by the building. Additionally, Aeolian and photovoltaic energy systems will further promote the tower’s self-sufficiency."

[link to inhabitat.com]

"Safety is also a major factor and Brunello explained: 'If a tree was blown down in the wind from a great height this could be a huge problem.

'So we tested various trees in a wind turbine to make sure we had the right ones.'

When the sky forest is completed by the end of 2012 the structure will house the same amount of residents as 50,000 square meters of conventional urban sprawl.

The towers will not only be home to human residents but to the insects, birds and animals that usually live in the parks of Milan.

The towers, which are still under construction, are the brainchild of world renowned Milan architect, 55 year-old Stefano Boeri."

[link to www.dailymail.co.uk]

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[link to inhabitat.com]

Last Edited by Vukodlak on 10/29/2011 01:30 PM
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