Pair of towers covered in trees, plants rising in Milan

02/28/2013 | Guardian (London), The

Bosco Verticale, a pair of towers in Milan, Italy, is being covered with trees, groundcover plants and shrubs in an attempt to absorb dust and create a microclimate that "filters sunlight out." The structures are "a kind of biological architecture, which refuses to adopt a strictly technological and mechanical approach to environmental sustainability," says Stefano Boeri, one of the principal designers.

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