bosco verticale

designboom's article on the top housing projects in 2014 included bosco verticale in milan by architect stefano boeri - we couldn't be more impressed. these two towers made of 113 apartments are a botanical and architectural experiment that define landscape architecture. each dwelling has its own garden, and 780 trees make up the exterior of the apartment buildings. the private gardens reduce energy and protect the interior living space. greywater is filtered and reused. boeri said it best- that trees and people are able to live side by side. bosco verticale is an amazing example of landscape architecture because of the ability for the plants and the architecture to be one. not only are the buildings composed of trees and plants, but the entire structure is integrated with the surrounding greenery.