Home-garden: the most beautiful trend in architecture

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The faster cities grow and develop, the more attractive projects with sophisticated greenery look

” Forest City “- a project of the Italian bureau Stefano Boeri Architetti in China

A cedar grove, an oak alley, a private garden – all this is becoming an indispensable attribute of expensive real estate in megacities. And not around and around the house, but directly in it. Garden houses improve the ecological situation in the city, allow preserving biodiversity, providing a refuge for local animals and birds. Finally, scientific research has proven that living in natural surroundings makes people happier.

The Bosco Verticale complex was built in 2014 in Milan according to a project by Stefano Boeri Architetti

According to this theory, the happiest people live in Singapore, where, according to statistics, there is the largest number of trees and shrubs for every inhabitant. It is followed by Sydney and Vancouver. “It's interesting that just half a century ago, Singapore was like Hong Kong. It was cramped, densely built up and with very few trees, but then the authorities launched a clear program to turn the city into a green garden, ”Jim Chi-Yun, one of the world's leading urban forestry experts, told CNN. Moscow does not appear in these statistics yet, but there is something to strive for.

The Bosco Verticale complex was built in 2014 in Milan by a project by Stefano Boeri Architetti

These two towers in Milan – designed by architect Stefano Boeri – offer a fresh vision of what the city of the future might look like. The Bosco Verticale complex (“Vertical Forest”) consists of two towers 116 and 76 meters high, includes more than 800 trees and 14,000 plants, placed on balconies reinforced with steel structures. The complex, built in 2014, has received prestigious awards, but the main recognition it received from nature itself. “Biodiversity is one of the most important issues in our urban environment,” says architect Stefano Boeri. – Bosco Verticale contains over a hundred species of trees and plants, but also attracted twenty species of birds! “

” Cedar Tower »- a new project by Stefano Boeri Architetti. The tower includes over 100 cedar trees. Construction will begin in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2017

Recently, Stefano Boeri Architetti won a competition for a 36-story skyscraper in Lausanne. The La Tour des Cedres project takes its name from the cedar trees that are integrated into the tower. By the way, Switzerland is a leader in integrating environmental aspects into its urban infrastructure and has been actively constructing buildings with green roofs and roof gardens since the 1970s. Basel residents boast the largest green roof area per capita of any city in the world. But the trend is gaining momentum across Europe.

London Kensington Roof Gardens opened in the 1930s In recent years, London has become the leader among European capitals in terms of urban rooftop greening Modern roof gardens can be seen atop the Numura building in the City of London In Guizhou, China, architect Stefano Boeri's bureau is designing a 250-room Mountain Forest Hotel

Garden houses are one of the most beautiful trends in the world of modern architecture. And the best part is that such a house brings joy not only to its owners, but also to residents of neighboring houses, whose windows and balconies now overlook the garden. We remember that, according to research by scientists, living surrounded by nature makes people happier.

Project by Stefano Boeri Architetti in China. According to the architects, the image of the building was suggested by the surrounding landscapes

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