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Milan Builds Up in a Very Green Way

Posted: May. 15th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

In an effort to give Milan more green space, architect Stefano Boeri has designed one of the coolest buildings you will see this year. Not only does this kind of construction help reduce its residents' impact on the environment, it's incredibly beautiful as well.

Milan, one of the trendsetting capitals of the world, is applying their avant-garde tactics off the runway as well with 'vertical forests'.

The city has become one of the most polluted in Italy; with little room for an oxygen-giving forest in the middle of the bustling fashion capital, the only place to go was up.

Architect Stefano Boeri designed Bosco Verticale, a vertical forest which will plant 900 trees on the balconies of 2 towers. This vegetation produces the same ecological footprint as 10,000 square meters of forest. And anyway, this way is much more fashion-forward.

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