The Artdog Image of Interest

I’m focusing on “green” architecture this month. Not only green as environmentally sustainable, but green as in there are lots of plants incorporated into the design. In this case, it’s an urban apartment building that is designed to incorporate a small “forest” of about 50 trees.

This video shares photos and several people’s thoughts about a project called 25 Verde in Turin, Italy. It’s an apartment building designed by architect Luciano Pia.

As a gardener, I definitely understand the concern by the gentleman from the German Green Building Council over the high-maintenance aspects, but it sure is a cool-looking place to live!

VIDEO: Many thanks to international broadcaster Deutche Welle for this YouTube video. I also am grateful to DesignBoom and photographer Beppe Giardino for the featured image.