The Italian architect Luciano Pia has a broad vision for how people and nature can live together even in a thoroughly urban landscape. 25 Verde, an apartment complex he designed in Turin, Italy, is a woven 5-story mix of lush trees and steel girders that let urban residents feels like they’re living in a huge urban tree-house. Therefore every step in the building’s design was taken with natural integration in mind.

The organic and asymmetric shape of its terraces lets potted trees to “sprout” out from the building at random intervals. The beautiful ponds in the courtyard offers residents with a refreshing place to relax in the summer, and the 150 deciduous trees, which lose their trees in the winter, allow light to filter in to the building during the darker months. The building also assists to keep the city’s air cleaner and isolates the residents from the urban sounds and smells surrounding them. The modern building, which was completed in 2012, is located at Via Chabrera 25 in Turin, Italy.


Well, this is indeed a valuable and different idea. The practical part appears not to be thought of. still construction is exposed and a matter of rust. The planting buckets are huge and heavy and cause a heavy structure, so the construction would be extra expensive. Accepting all this, it is a nice artistic planning totally agrees. Also the roots of these high trees cannot grow sufficient in these shallow buckets.

This makes them standing unstable a vulnerable for wind. Although I agree that this is a beautifully visual concept. In practical it would probably demand to cut more trees to build this than there would grow in this building. Not even mentioning the production and transportation of the heavy steel girders. Although the subsequently emitted greenhouse gasses. Either way, it would not be a contribution towards a sustainable “green” environment love the idea. I love everything about the design and I like how strong and the trees, planters.16 15 14 13 12 7 8 9 10 11 6 5 4 2



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