Bosco Verticale: Vertical Garden Apartments In Milan, Italy

Oct 30, 2014

Category: Living

Pretty cool concept being executed here in the historic Porta Nuova District in Milan, Italy. It’s called Bosco Verticale (means “vertical forest”), and it’s a new residential complex that takes the whole sustainable housing thing to a new level—literally.

Italian architect Stefano Boeri designed the two towers (365 feet and 260 feet tall, respectively) that hold 113 apartments, but the big feature here is the abundant vegetation integrated into its buildings. You’re looking at some 780 planted trees and countless numbers of plants, altogether yielding about 1,000 different species on the property. Each apartment has its own private garden, which not only looks great, but also filters sunlight and cuts down on noise and air pollution. The greens are watered through a self-replenishing irrigation process, and photovoltaic panels on the roof convert sunlight to electricity.

Bosco Verticale- Vertical Garden Apartments In Milan Italy 2

Bosco Verticale- Vertical Garden Apartments In Milan Italy 3

Bosco Verticale- Vertical Garden Apartments In Milan Italy 4

Bosco Verticale- Vertical Garden Apartments In Milan Italy 5

Bosco Verticale- Vertical Garden Apartments In Milan Italy 6

Bosco Verticale- Vertical Garden Apartments In Milan Italy 7

Bosco Verticale- Vertical Garden Apartments In Milan Italy 8

More From Living

Randolph Revamps An Eyewear Favorite With The Archer Fusion Frames

Metal frames with hand-laid Mazzucchelli Acetate and matte black inlays.

Posted By Chris West

Partner

GoPro's HERO 8 Black Is A 4K 1080p HD Camera For Any Occasion

Perhaps the single most versatile camera on the market.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner
Featured Image

This Mojave Desert Facility Was Built To Prepare Astronauts For Life On Mars

Developed with the help of NASA for a trip to the red planet.

Posted By

Dec 10, 2019

Featured Image

The Wishlist: 20 Best Gifts For The Designer

Deck the halls with the absolute best home furnishings and accessories.

Posted By

Dec 10, 2019

Featured Image

You Can Stay The Night In This Sleek Turreted Forest Cabin Retreat

Catering to those who yearn for outdoor seclusion.

Posted By

Dec 10, 2019

Featured Image

These Stilted Prefab Bungalows Elevate Your Life Above The Landscape

Eco-friendly abodes perfect for environmental immersion.

Posted By

Dec 9, 2019