Italian architect Gaetano Pesce is the mastermind of this amazing organic building in Osaka, Japan. This interesting structure features extruding 'plant pockets' all-over its exterior; a modern take on the hanging gardens of Babylon perhaps?
The striking idea contributes to the overall original look of the building, which happens to be one of the city's most renowned landmarks for the past couple of years. In case you are wondering what this structure houses - it is a nine-floor building with 7,052 square meters of interior space, with restaurants and many business offices are housed within. The 'hanging gardens' feature 80 different species of plants which were
specially selected via the recommendation of local horticulturists, although the most predominant happens to be that of bamboo (hm, go figure?)
This 17-story tower is going to be built in Montpellier, France. Architect Sou Fujimoto won a competition to design it this week, and the building is called L'Arbre Blanc, or "the White Tree." Read more
As part of a Salone Del Mobile during Milan Design Week 2014, a new series titled Where Architects Live shows us their homes instead of their work. From Zaha Hadid's open-space London home to Russian artist El Lissitzky, and architect Shigeru Ban's to Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan resides on the 12th floor of a building he designed in 1980, check it out in the gallery below: Read more
“Peter’s House,” is an 1,800 square-foot home from SF-based Craig Steely Architecture. The structure uses typical practice of staggering foundations up the hillside and it locates a 24' x 24', cast in place concrete garage on the lowest level of the three-story glass structure. Read more