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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?
French cosmetics brand Yves Rocher has turned its Champs-Elysées store into a flagship. Called the “vegetal cosmetic workshop”, it is made of different areas, staging different scenes and experiences around organic care and environmental commitment.
A Japanese karaoke chain is now offering single karaoke boxes where individuals can practice their favourite songs on their own, without the embarrassment of someone hearing the (poor?) performance.