190 native Australian and 160 exotic plant species chosen by botanist Patrick Blanc will be integrated into Jean Nouvel’s One Central Park residential tower in Sydney, set to be the world’s tallest vertical garden. The idea is to extend the greenery from the adjacent park onto the building, which consists of two adjoining residential towers housing 624 apartments.
Panes of glass alternate with complimentary panes of plants in this joint project by architects Sansiri and landscape architects Shma in Bangkok. The resulting checkered pattern gives the Vertical Living Gallery a distinctive look.
A house on the edge of Brussels is almost entirely obscured by plants on three sides and its roof, bringing a little bit of the forest into the city. Designed by Samyn and Partners, the curving four-story home has a water-tight envelope that’s made to provide all the support and care the plants need.