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Vertical Forest: When Thousands of Trees Grow on a Facade

Green facades of high-rise buildings will have a capacity to absorb few tons of CO2 annually. They are also an answer to the question, how to spread urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory. Italian architect Stefano Boeri belongs to pioneers of vertical forests.

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An office in the trees, or trees in the office?

Do you know what a never-ending work meeting of a large number of trees is called? A forest. According to many scientific studies, greenery and natural elements have a positive impact on people’s health and well-being. They are increasingly becoming a part of office buildings.

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Microsoft presents a meeting in the trees

This year, Microsoft revealed a new version of a “window” into the future - two enclosed treehouses built in the forest next to its campus in Redmond, Washington. “The first thing you notice when you walk into the space is that everyone is really quiet. You stop talking and are just present,” said Bret Boulter from Real Estate & Facilities at Microsoft.

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