There’s really no arguing that people are trying to do their part to help clean up our planet a little bit. Even if that comes in the form of a new building, those who are sprucing up the architecture scene are looking to do so more economically and environmentally sound. Take Kengo Kuma and Associates’ “Green Cast” building out of Japan.
Located in Kanagawa Perfecture, Japan– this building a a multi-use shell with an organically designed exterior complete with a vertical walled garden. There are aluminum panels on the building’s facade that help to create the ‘garden’ with irrigation and ventilation just behind the panels.
This 5 story building is enjoyed by many, but only a residency available for one complete with a private terrace gets to be enjoyed time and time again.