While most city landscapes try to incorporate trees, most of them are still considered concrete jungles. An apartment building in Turin, Italy is trying something innovative by incorporating trees and shrubs in the building design to reduce air and noise pollution for its residents.
The urban treehouse was designed by Luciano Pia and is named ’25 Verde’. The 5-storey building houses 63 units which all have a beautiful patio with carefully selected plants and shrubs.
This urban treehouse in Turin, Italy named ’25 Verde’ was designed to give its residents clean air and reduce traffic noise.
The building contains approximately 150 trees and shrubs which filter about 200,000 liters of carbon dioxide per hour.
While providing clean air, the thick vegetation also helps to shelter its residents from city noise.
Another advantage is that the trees also reduce the ambient temperature by providing shady areas during the summer.
There is lush vegetation everywhere which makes it feel like you’re walking in a park.
This project design showcases just how much attention was given to ensuring a perfect mix of foliage.
The exterior of ’25 Verde’ also contains tree “cutouts” to give it a unique treehouse look.
The residents of ’25 Verde’ are living their childhood dreams of living in a real treehouse even as adults.
If there was a building like this in my city, I would move there in a second. ’25 Verde’ in Turin stands as a beacon of sustainable and forward-thinking urban design. Luciano Pia’s innovative approach not only adds aesthetic beauty to the urban skyline but also provides tangible benefits in terms of air quality and noise reduction. By blending natural elements with contemporary architecture, the building challenges conventional cityscape norms and paves the way for future constructions. As urbanization continues to surge worldwide, ’25 Verde’ offers a vision of how cities can harmoniously coexist with nature, ensuring a healthier and more balanced environment for their inhabitants.
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