Cool Product Alert: The Alluringly Beautiful Crassula Capitella Succulent

October 29, 2017 HD Staff 0

Sometimes you come across plants that just blow you away with their natural beauty. This south African succulent Crassula Capitella (Campfire plant) is one of them with its neatly stacked red-edged stemlets that radiate out. It’s a low maintenance plant and all you need to ensure is a fair share of sunlight for those beautiful […]

Vo Trong Nghia incorporates trees into chequerboard facade of Hanoi university building

October 19, 2017 Alyn Griffiths 0

Vo Trong Nghia Architects has completed an office building at Hanoi’s FPT University, featuring gridded facades that incorporate recessed windows shaded by trees. Nghia’s firm, which has offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, designed the administrative building as part of the first stage of a masterplan to upgrade the university’s campus, making it

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MVRDV’s “Seoul High Line” captured in new photographs

October 2, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Four months after MVRDV revealed its plant-covered walkway on a former elevated highway in Seoul, photographer Jim Stephenson visited the project to see how it is settling into the city. Known by locals as the Seoul High Line, Seoullo 7017 is a 983-metre-long park created on a disused stretch of road built in the 1970s. Featuring

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Hearth Architects designs family house in Shiga with tree-planted atrium

September 24, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

This family house in Japan’s Shiga prefecture was designed by local studio Hearth Architects around an indoor garden, which is planted with a tree that extends towards a skylight. Kyomachi House is located in Koga, a city in the southern part of the Shiga Prefecture. The residence is set within the former boundary of the town of Minakuchi,

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DANstudio adds “green balconies” to facade of Hanoi townhouse

August 22, 2017 Amy Frearson 0

Big shelves create places for displaying pot plants on the facade of this house that DANstudio has completed on the outskirts of the Vietnamese capital. TH House was built as a part of a wider development, but Hanoi-based DANstudio was tasked with transforming it from a shell into a family home. To do this, the studio came

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Instagram photo inspires brightly hued terrarium shop in London

August 17, 2017 Natasha Levy 0

The owner of this terrarium store in south London used an image she chanced across on Instagram to inform the interior’s bright colour palette. It is the first retail space for London Terrariums, which creates plant-filled vessels for commercial and private clients. The company’s co-founder, Emma Sibley, came up with a concept based on an

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Heatherwick Studio releases new video of 1000 Trees under construction in Shanghai

August 10, 2017 Jessica Mairs 0

Thomas Heatherwick’s studio has revealed its own video and photographs of its tree-covered development in Shanghai, following the release of drone footage earlier this week. Heatherwick Studio’s 1000 Trees, previously called Moganshan, is currently under construction next to the city’s M50 arts district. The huge tree-covered development design is split across two sites, connected by a narrow strip of land containing a

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Vão Arquitetura organises São Paulo boutique around indoor garden

August 5, 2017 Alice Morby 0

An opening in the roof sheds light on this concrete-lined boutique in São Paulo, which Brazilian studio Vão Arquitetura has designed around a lush indoor garden. The Acolá store, located in the Pinheiros area of the city, is set inside a peculiarly shaped townhouse, which gets narrower towards its rear. Before their renovation, the Vão

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Stefano Boeri designs “vertical forest” city to eat up China’s smog

June 28, 2017 Eleanor Gibson 0

Italian architect Stefano Boeri has unveiled plans for a city near China’s Liuzhou, featuring towers completely covered in trees and plants to combat air pollution. The Liuzhou Forest City will feature nearly 40,000 trees and almost one million plants, comprising 100 different species. The greenery is designed to trail over balconies and the roofs of a series of skyscrapers spanning 175 hectares along the

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19 Pictures Of The Plant Covered Exterior Of The Oasia Hotel In Singapore

December 7, 2016 Eric Chen 0

Photography © WOHA   Architecture firm WOHA have designed the Oasia Hotel Downtown in Singapore that’s covered in plants, making this tropical “living tower” an alternative looking building compared to the other sleek buildings around it. The hotel has its own sky garden, pool, and generous public areas, and is covered in 21 species of climbing plants with colorful […]