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Graft Architects’ Living Hill Skyscraper

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On April 8, 2009 @ 9:00 am In Architecture,green roof,Sustainable Building | 2 Comments

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Graft Architects [2] has wowed us again with this spectacular living hill [3] high rise concept complete with a giant green roof [4] that drapes over the top and down the sides. The AO Project [5] is restricted by size, height, and setbacks, and so it expands from its confines and improves the space with lots of lush vegetation.

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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 [6] to an existing urban landscape. Graft Architects, who are well known for their organic architecture [7], give form to the exterior shell defined by restrictions and infused it with life. Balconies will cut into the sloping living roof [8], providing residents a view out into the city over a sea of vegetation.

+ Graft Architects [9]

Originally via Design Boom


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=23516

[2] Graft Architects: http://inhabitat.com//www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/29/bird-island-by-graft-lab/

[3] living hill: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/19/new-heden-by-kjellgren-kaminsky-architects/

[4] green roof: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/23/stepped-manhattan-high-rise-enrique-norten-ten-arquitectos/

[5] AO Project: http://inhabitat.com//www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/5995/graft-architects-ao-project-japan.html

[6] green space: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/11/chicagos-eco-bridge/

[7] organic architecture: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/02/16/dystopian-farm-by-eric-vergne/

[8] living roof: http://inhabitat.com//www.inhabitat.com/2009/01/19/new-heden-by-kjellgren-kaminsky-architects/

[9] + Graft Architects: http://inhabitat.com//www.graftlab.com/

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