The Nanjing Towers in Nanjing, China will be the first ever vertical forest in Asia. The two towers stand at 656 feet and 354 feet, respectively, and they can house 1,000 trees and 2,500 shrubs from various local species.
However, it’s not just a tower filled with plants, as the taller of the two towers will also house offices, a museum, a green architecture school, and a rooftop club. As for the smaller tower, guests can lounge in the rooftop pool and stay in the 247-room Hyatt hotel.
The Nanjing Towers were created to help regenerate local biodiversity in the area.
The Nanjing Towers also give tourists a marvelous view with lots of fresh air.
The designer of these towers is an Italian architect named Stefano Boeri.
Another project by Boeri in China is The Forest City, which addresses the high rate of air pollution in China.
The Forest City is mean to be a literal city made of plant- and tree-filled towers and buildings.
He has also created a similar structure called “La Tour des Cedres” or The Tower of Cedars in Lausanne, Switzerland.
La Tour des Cedres is made up of 36-stories of lush gardens.
It houses over 100 trees, 6,000 shrubs, and 18,000 plants within its 3,000-square meter frame.
Another green space-filled project by Boeri is the General Hospital Polyclinic in Milan, Italy.
The General Hospital Polyclinic is made to be an integrated building that links two different buildings.
Lastly, one of Boeri’s more horizontal projects is the Fiume Verde or Green River.
The Green River is a continuous system of parks, forests, gardens, and orchards bound together by green corridors.
The corridors are made right on the the unused rainway freight terminals.
With all of these green projects sprouting up all over the world, we guess it’s safe to say that we’re giving back to mother nature, one plant at a time!
One Hand Tying QuickShoelace is The Newest Fashion Accessory Perfect For Your Shoes
A must-have for anyone who hates and struggles with tying their shoelaces.
How else would a woman stick to her old pair of quality sneakers over a 5-inch heels? The things we do for comfort indeed - so shout-out to those who value comfort more than style!
Yet as much as we cling to our favorite trainers, tying those shoelaces time and again is "no-fun" at all. Athletic shoe consumers--runners, children and even those with disabilities know such struggle. And that is what this Kickstarter project was built for.
Inventor and young entrepreneur David Knez from Zagorje Ob Savi, Slovenia came up with an idea to create easy, fashionable and functional shoelaces for everyone. After more than 2 years in the making, David and his team wants to make people's life easier with a quality product aptly called "QuickShoeLace." ...
Patient Beautifully Sings Opera in the Middle of His Brain Tumor Surgery
What an epic OPERA-tion!
Advancements in medicine never fail to amaze us, especially because most of these innovations save a lot of lives. Reflecting back from where we were centuries ago, we can say that we have come a long way indeed. From savagely performed operations and outbreak after outbreak of deadly pathogens to robotic arm surgeries and life-saving vaccines - it was one hell of a ride.
While we're on the subject of medical advancement, we cannot help but imagine how surgeons from centuries ago would react upon seeing the kinds of surgeries that can be performed today. Take for example an awake craniotomy, with the patient conscious and, well, singing opera. Doctor John Hunter would've had a heart attack!
A craniotomy involves removing part of the skull to expose brain tissue.
Boiled Potatoes Produce Enough Power To Light A Room for 40 Days
Got no power? Here’s a potato.
You'll never go wrong with potatoes. Mashed, boiled, fried, baked, roasted - you name it, it's delicious. And aside from almost always being a treat to the palate, it is also packed with vitamins B6, C, and D and with minerals including potassium, zinc, iron, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. As if those weren't enough, just know that potatoes are also rich in protein, fiber, and antioxidants.
If you're still not a fan of potatoes even after reading the nutritional benefits that it offers, then hopefully, this next bit will bring a change of heart. You see, aside from filling our tummies, a potato can also be transformed into a powerful battery. Isn't that a-"peel"-ing?