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architecture goes back to its roots
‘Baubotanik’ is a botanical architecture office in Germany that creates buildings and objects such as pavilions or animal watching platforms. Baubotanik’s unusual approach is that they organically grow buildings by mending artificial components e.g. steel with living plants or trees.
Why it matters
This living architecture shows just how respectful we can be to the environment when building new structures. Will we see these techniques being used for larger projects, will the first living flagship store be just around the corner?
Advertising agency TBWA in Lisbon used 19 of its office windows to display messages measuring 1,5 metres tall. Called the “19 Characters Project”, the initiative aims to create positive and encouraging real-life-tweets such as “Smiling doesn’t pay taxes” or “Mitigate pessimism”.
“Breathing Building Geox” is the building above the Geox store in Milan. It is covered with 734 inox steel panels that can be opened with different inclinations, letting the building “breathe” natural air and supporting in a green way the building’s air-conditioning system.