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May 16, 2021

5 stunning examples of green architecture around the world

Not only has it been scientifically proven that urban gardens, woodlands, and parks reduce depression, in a study by the University of Leeds for example, they are immensely valuable for preserving the environment.

Urban gardens and vertical farms are starting to pop up all over the world, as the UN predicts 68 per cent of the world population will live in towns and cities by 2050. With the building of ‘urban forests’ around Paris, in a bid to decrease air pollution, and Singapore confronting the food crisis with sky farms and lab-grown shrimp, the trend is catching on.

When it comes to green architecture, the results are stunning. But what makes a building sustainable?

It’s all about the minimizing the environmental impact of the structure. This could be through energy efficiency, eco-friendly materials or a deliberate awareness of its surroundings, aiming to conserve the biodiversity of the area.

Check out these extradordinary sustainable builds:

  1. Architect Chris Precht has designed the Toronto Free Tower, a proposed residential block made from timber, incorporating staggered walls with plants and trees sprouting from the generous balconies. The second image is of Precht’s Yin & Yang house, with gardens on its interlocking roof, near the German city of Kassel. It is completely self-sufficient.

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