Jean Nouvel's residential tower in LA was a very similar concept. He had lots of desert plants on his. It was one of my favorite big name residential projects that got shelved in the recession.
Nevermind. It looks like Nouvel took his tower to Sydney
5 Franklyn place in NY should be on that list as well.
Originally Posted by HORNS
^ Am I crazy or do those balconies look way too shallow for the size of those trees' roots systems?
That's one of my "concerns" if they aren't deep enough or haven't been made properly, the concerete will be destroyed by the roots.
Originally Posted by erictheobscure
Not sure if this has been posted here:I'm guessing the video has no new info to offer the architecture junkies here, but it warms this Angeleno's heart.
Who would have thought Ice Cube was in to Architecture
The Atelierhouse Bardill replaces an old barn in the protected centre of the village Scharans. The building permission was granted by the local authorities only under the condition that the new building would have exactly the same volume as the old barn. The client, musician Linard Bardill, who lives in a house a very short walking distance away from the site, needed only one single space, a room to work in. This working space occupies not even a third of the stipulated volume. The rest of it constitutes a courtyard that is monumentalized by a huge round opening to the sky. This is where the house expresses greatness and clearness in contrast to the arbitrary geometry of its external appearance and to the small-scale environment of the village.