Gallery: Green Walled Skyscraper Complex Makes Waves in Kazahkistan

 

Solid Waves is a recent competition-winning design for a mixed-use housing development in Astana, Kazahkistan. The three tower development features plenty of southern exposure with lots of green open space for residents plus commercial and public infrastructure. Designed by Italy-based Stefano Boeri Architects and spotted over at Designboom, the complex is wrapped in a leafy green facade that insulates the interior spaces while absorbing rainwater runoff and freshening the urban atmosphere.

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