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Everyone loves a green space. Not only is it scientifically proven that urban gardens, woodlands and parks enhance health benefits, reducing depression and promoting well-being, they are immensely valuable for preserving the environment. Urban gardens and vertical farms are starting to pop up all over the world, as the UN predicts 68% of the world population will live in towns and cities by 2050. With the building of ‘urban forests’ around Paris, in a bid to decrease air pollution, and Singapore confronting the food crisis with sky farms and lab-grown shrimp, the trend is catching on.
When it comes to green architecture, the results really are stunning. Whether it’s an apartment block, greener offices, restaurants or rural homes, what makes a building sustainably viable is considerable effort to minimise the environmental impact of the structure. This could be through energy efficiency, use of eco-friendly materials and an awareness of nature’s surroundings, aiming to conserve the biodiversity of the area.
Even from a purely aesthetic perspective, green architecture is a sight to behold.
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