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Graft Architects’ Living Hill Skyscraper
Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On April 8, 2009 @ 9:00 am In Architecture,Green Building,Green Roof | 2 Comments
Graft Architects  has wowed us again with this spectacular living hill  high rise concept complete with a giant green roof  that drapes over the top and down the sides. The AO Project  is restricted by size, height, and setbacks, and so it expands from its confines and improves the space with lots of lush vegetation.
Details on this project have not been released yet, but this large condo will likely include light retail and add a fresh expanse of green space  to an existing urban landscape. Graft Architects, who are well known for their organic architecture , give form to the exterior shell defined by restrictions and infused it with life. Balconies will cut into the sloping living roof , providing residents a view out into the city over a sea of vegetation.
Originally via Design Boom
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=23516
 Graft Architects: http://inhabitat.com//www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/29/bird-island-by-graft-lab/
 living hill: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/19/new-heden-by-kjellgren-kaminsky-architects/
 green roof: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/23/stepped-manhattan-high-rise-enrique-norten-ten-arquitectos/
 AO Project: http://inhabitat.com//www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/5995/graft-architects-ao-project-japan.html
 green space: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/11/chicagos-eco-bridge/
 organic architecture: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/16/dystopian-farm-by-eric-vergne/
 living roof: http://inhabitat.com//www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/19/new-heden-by-kjellgren-kaminsky-architects/
 + Graft Architects: http://inhabitat.com//www.graftlab.com/
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