Gallery: Urban Woods: Parasitic Wooden Exoskeleton in Osaka Will Soon B...

Rising like a haphazard heap of wooden beams in Osaka, Japan, Urban Woods is a recent re-skinning project that updated an existing building with a cool new exoskeleton. Ivy has been planted at the base, and in just a short time the parasitic installation will be almost completely covered in greenery. As it stands now, the crazy addition alongside a busy street is just something interesting to look at, but when fully grown, the building will act as an urban forest, exhaling clean air into the streets and providing shade for the building. Urban Woods was designed by Yoshiaki Oyabu Architects and has received a 2011 JCD Design Award.

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  1. tinsol December 15, 2013 at 8:23 am

    the roof rats will love this as it give easy access to the property.

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