Adding some Green to Design, Literally

I’m working on a project that explores biodiversity as a possible metric for sustainability within design. It’s an interesting concept and I’m curious to know what the end success would look like. Integrating more “nature” directly into design is a great vision, but exactly what sort of nature is going to be an interesting discussion. I’ve begun to collect more examples of design that literally uses nature within the design. Some of these are playful and some of them are doing their best to make pragmatic arguments for the inclusion of greenery. Enjoy!

The Value of a Forest and Condo Tower

images © boeri studio (stefano boeri, gianandrea barreca, giovanni la varra) - from design boom: showing the proposed structures with a cross section with full grown trees.

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