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Stefano Boeri's Bosco Verticale Breaks Ground in Milan

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The world's first "vertical forest" will produce energy and clean the air

Up until now, the concept of vertical farms has been just that: a fantastic idea, but not feasible in reality. Incorporating abundant plantlife into building facades was a dream for the future. Well, visionary Italian architect Stefano Boeri has changed all that with Bosco Verticale ("Vertical Forest"), now under construction in Milan. The 27-story building will be almost completely covered in......read more

Woolly Pocket

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DIY vertical gardening system made from recycled plastic water bottles in the USA. $49.00

Pockets are simple to install and maintain. Just place and fill with beautiful, full-size plants. Breathable sides release excess moisture and aerate soil. Waterproof lining helps keep walls and floors dry....read more

World's First Vertical Cube Garden

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Visionary horticulturalists Paisajismo Urbano erect world's first four-walled vertical garden in Spain.

The green wall trend is in full flight. Landscape architects are increasingly being tapped to incorporate vertical gardens into building designs, not only for beautification, but also as a means of reducing noise pollution, absorbing dust and producing oxygen. In Getafe, just south of Madrid, Spain, a newly erected four-sided vertical garden takes the trend to another level. Designed and built......read more

DIY Project: Recycled Pallet Vertical Garden

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Pallet recycling and vertical gardening combined for some good green fun

Summer may be officially over, but there's still time for a good gardening project. This vibrant vertical pallet garden is just the one. Spotted on Design*Sponge, this DIY idea comes from Fern Richardson at Life on the Balcony, a gardening blog with tons of great growing ideas. It's been modified by Steph from the local spoon, whose directions are excerpted here.  Materials a pallet......read more

Urbio Happy Family

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Transform bland walls into a living indoor garden $75.00

For those of you that are interested in having a green wall but are intimidated by the prospects of actually doing it, designers Beau Oyler and Jared Aller have created the perfect solution in the form of Urbio, a modular plant system that makes vertical gardening easy. The system consists of a standardized wall plate and a variety of plastic vessels perfect for planting herbs, succulents, or......read more

SportPlaza Mercator by VenhoevenCS

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With its exterior facade completely covered in plants, an Amsterdam leisure center takes green roofs to the next level

De Baarsjes in Amsterdam is a multicultural neighbourhood that is home to people from 129 different countries. The city district wanted to boost community life in the neighbourhood, so they hired local firm VenhoevenCS to dream up a building that combines swimming pools, a therapy pool, fitness, aerobics, a sauna and steam bath, a party centre, café and childcare alongside a restaurant.......read more

Sri Lankan Living Building to be World's Largest Vertical Garden

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This 46-floor apartment block will be home to 33,000 plants

A residential high-rise project located just outside of the Sri Lankan port city of Colombo will be home to over 33,000 shrubs and a rare tree species. Rising 46 stories and topped with a solar panel-covered rooftop, Clearpoint Residencies will boast the world's tallest residential vertical garden.  The 146-unit complex was designed in by Sri Lanka-based architectural......read more

Vertical Gardens Proliferate

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But do the functional benefits meet the aesthetic aims?

From fully vegetated federal building in Portland, to a vertical cube garden in Spain, to a DIY vertical garden made of recycled bottles, the green wall movement is in full swing. A recent article in the New York Times reports on the trend, noting that improvements in technology are making vertical gardens much more attractive to architects and engineers. There's little argument that they......read more

Could the future of modern agriculture be found completely indoors? That’s the question on the mind of Caleb Harper, the research scientist behind the CityFARM project of MIT Media Lab’s City Science Initiative. On any given day on the fifth floor of the glass-walled Media Lab building, a team of 15 researchers led by Harper can be found operating the project's small indoor......read more

SHFT Sampler 7-1-10

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Essential links for your Memorial Day weekend.

The EU, which says it will meet 20% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020, gets set to switch on solar power in the Sahara Desert. Vertical agriculture takes off: 11 "farmscrapers" that build on the success of living walls and mobile gardens. A fake oil spill was staged at the Tate in London, as BP protestors railed against the unholy alliance between oil companies and......read more

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