Architecture, Nature & Art. It’s Love At First Sight!

25 Verde, designed by Luciano Pia. Phot by Beppe Giardino ©

25 Verde, designed by Luciano Pia. Photo by Beppe Giardino ©

This is absolutely awesome! As soon as I saw this I thought, “Ooh, hell yes!”

I live in the middle of the city. That city is Seattle. More specifically, I live on Capitol Hill. And I love it. A whole fucking lot.

But, let’s be honest, living in the middle of the city is well…noisy. Which, if you are like me, can really grind on your nerves after a while.

I’m fortunate that outside of my bay window (ok, ‘bay window’ might be a stretch, let’s go with ‘only living room window’), is a small park. And it the spring and summer it looks something like this…

This is the view from my living room window. And there's my partner in crime, Lucy, enjoying that view for me while I work.

The view from my living room window, with my partner in crime, Lucy, enjoying it while I work.

…which I am forever grateful for! The calming effect of this view is a most wonderful break from the frantic energy of the city. Seeing the leaves and branches sway outside my window makes me smile on the inside. It’s something that helped keep me sane in the bustle of ‘city living.’

So, the idea of someone (Luciano Pia) designing apartment buildings of this type really appeals to me. Sierzputowski captures the benefits of this type of building well below…

25 Verde, designed by Luciano Pia. Phot by Beppe Giardino ©

25 Verde, designed by Luciano Pia. Photo by Beppe Giardino ©

“The undulating structure creates a transition from outdoors to in, holding 150 trees that absorb close to 200,000 liters of carbon dioxide an hour. This natural absorption brings pollution protection to its residents, helping to eliminate harmful gasses caused by cars and harsh sounds from the bustling streets outside. The trees’ seasonal progression also creates the ideal microclimate inside the building, steadying temperature extremes during the cold and warmer months. The plants’ full foliage block rays of sun during the summer while letting in warm light during the winter.”

25 Verde, designed by Luciano Pia. Phot by Beppe Giardino ©

25 Verde, designed by Luciano Pia. Photo by Beppe Giardino ©

“The building holds 63 units, each benefiting from the terraces and vegetation just beyond their windows and walls. Each species of plant has been chosen purposefully from deciduous plant life in Turin to provide the highest variety of color, foliage, and blooming. This innovative design provides a childlike dream while also instilling real world benefits to those who live in this urban treehouse. (via Divisare) –by Kate Sierzputowski on March 10, 2015, Vertical Forest: An Urban Treehouse That Protect Residents from Air and Noise Pollution

Props once again to the crew over at Colossal, they find some fantastic shit. I suggest heading over there (after you’ve checked my own pretty kickin’ sight!) to investigate!

Art the World!
Savage1

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  1. Great post, Shawn! What an awesome idea!

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