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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?
The Dutch auto association (ANWB) will be touring around the autoroute de soleil (the main transport route) and at rest stops this summer. It will be a mobile service providing assistance like tire checks and traffic updates but also selling items like sun block and their own maps and travel guides.
As part of London High Street Fashion week, eight girls from Storm modelling agency paraded along the Central Line in the first ever pop-up fashion show to take place on the Undergound. The models walked through each carriage promoting clothes from the autumn collections of Selfridges, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Debenhams, Next, River Island, Marks & Spencer and Uniqlo.