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?)
If you have money to spend on a renovation this year, you could do worse than install a new bathroom. It is an upgrade that could add value to your home if you complete it to a high standard. We all need a haven where we can get away from the rest of the world and soak our troubles away with hot water, candles and a glass of wine. Create one in your home and make life more comfortable than it is now. Read more
People seek to improve their surroundings wherever they live, and they add billions to the economy. Maybe it is only by purchasing new wallpaper and paint. Hundreds of thousands of people decide to take on a significant project every year. Those renovations cost a lot of money and keep others in employment. It is just another way to keep money turning over and society functioning. Read more
Norman Foster and Frank Gehry reveal their preliminary look at the residential spaces in the Battersea Power Station. The project will include 103 homes, a doctor's clinic, a commercial gym, a 167 room hotel and a range of shops, cafes and restaurants. Read more