Are architects and designers doing enough to ensure our properties are green? We take a look at what projects are developing which seek to enhance our architecture’s sustainability, aswell as a quick round-up of the biggest headlines in property and architecture from the past week.
Italian architect Stefano Boeri reveals his plans to build a ‘vertical forest’ in the Chinese city of Nanjing. His designs show two towers covered in over 1,000 trees and 2,500 cascading plants. It is another in the trend of green architecture and design which seeks to work in tandem with the environment and combat climate change. It is Boeri’s third green tower or ‘vertical forest’; his other two in Milan and in Lausanne.