This 5-story apartment building in Turin, Italy is unlike any other because 25 Verde, designed by Luciano Pia, creates a vertical forest, holding 150 trees, that absorb close to 200,000 liters of carbon dioxide an hour, thus bringing pollution protection to its residents. That’s not all, it also helps eliminate harmful gasses caused by cars and the loud noises from the traffic. All of the plants’ full foliage serve double duty, as they block rays of sun during the summer while letting in warm light during the winter. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“The building holds 63 units, each benefiting from the terraces and vegetation just beyond their windows and walls. Each species of plant has been chosen purposefully from deciduous plant life in Turin to provide the highest variety of color, foliage, and blooming. This innovative design provides a childlike dream while also instilling real world benefits to those who live in this urban treehouse,” reports Colossal.