Vegetation Goes Vertical : Slideshow

Blog: 03.11.13

Monday, March 11, 2013

Stefano Boeri/ Gianandrea Barreca/ Giovanni La Varra

Stefano Boeri's Bosco Verticale, or "vertical forest," consists of two towers sheathed in trees, shrubs, and plant life.

Francesco de Felice

A crane hoists a tree up the side of one of Bosco Verticale's two towers.

Marco Garofalo

A tree en route to its new home.

Francesco de Felice

A tree is placed on a balcony on the tower's exterior.

Francesco de Felice

Workers plant the tree.

Stefano Boeri/ Gianandrea Barreca/ Giovanni La Varra

The Bosco Verticale can hold enough plants to cover roughly two and half acres of forest.

Stefano Boeri/ Gianandrea Barreca/ Giovanni La Varra

Residents of the towers can watch the foliage of their balcony gardens change throughout the year. 

MVRDV

MVRDV proposes to save doomed orchards from Valencia's urban sprawl by transplanting trees onto the balconies of Torre Huerta.

MVRDV

Residents would be able to pick their own oranges and lemons. 

Plantagon/Sweco

A rendering of Plantagon's first vertical farm, which will be constructed in Sweden.

Plantagon/Sweco

The building will combine a greenhouse with office space.

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