Stefano Boeri's Bosco Verticale, or "vertical forest," consists of two towers sheathed in trees, shrubs, and plant life.
A crane hoists a tree up the side of one of Bosco Verticale's two towers.
A tree en route to its new home.
A tree is placed on a balcony on the tower's exterior.
Workers plant the tree.
The Bosco Verticale can hold enough plants to cover roughly two and half acres of forest.
Residents of the towers can watch the foliage of their balcony gardens change throughout the year.
MVRDV proposes to save doomed orchards from Valencia's urban sprawl by transplanting trees onto the balconies of Torre Huerta.
Residents would be able to pick their own oranges and lemons.
A rendering of Plantagon's first vertical farm, which will be constructed in Sweden.
The building will combine a greenhouse with office space.
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