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Can City Tree-Houses Convert London Into A Greener City?

Posted by Pete Winter on November 17, 2015
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The city tree-houses make use of 150 trees to keep residents from pollution and surrounding noise.

The need for green spaces in major cities all around the globe, just like London, is vastly increasing. As these cities continue to develop, and consume some of the neighboring green spaces, pioneering architects are now looking for innovative ways to bring green spaces into the city landscape.

Architect Luciano Pia from Italy, is one of these pioneering and environmentally friendly innovator. He has a striking idea for how nature and people can live together, even in a painstakingly urban landscape.

An apartment complex he designed in Turin, Italy, is a woven 5-story combination of steel girders and trees that lets urban residents feel as if they’re residing in an enormous urban tree-house.

The asymmetric and organic structure of its terraces allows potted trees to grow out from the building at random spaces, while the ponds in the courtyard offer residents with a revitalizing place to relax during summer.

Those 150 deciduous trees used, will then fall out their leaves during the winter, allowing light to enter in to the building throughout the darker months.

The building helps to maintain the city air to be cleaner and detach the residents from the city smell and sounds near them.

Could Luciano Pia’s innovative idea perhaps make it to London as well?