27-Story Vertical Forest Under Construction

The Milan apartment building will feature a tree on each balcony, at only 5% of the construction costs. Christopher Woodward takes us deeper into the project and others in the "living architecture" movement.
October 29, 2011, 5am PDT | Judy Chang
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"[Architect Stefano Boeri] argues it is a necessary response to the sprawl of the modern city. If the units were individual houses, it would require 50,000 sq m of land, and 10,000 sq m of woodland. Bosco Verticale is the first element in his proposed BioMilano, in which a green belt is created around the city and 60 abandoned farms on the outskirts are restored to community use."

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Published on Friday, October 7, 2011 in Financial Times
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