The architecture MVRDV has unveiled his new design, which has been made for residential purpose in Sint-Michielsgestel city. This city is in the Netherlands and apartment is made with green walls formed of shelves of plants.
MVRDV worked with their co-architect Van Boven to develop "Green Villa" for property developer Stein, the Building in the corner site on the southern edge of the town.
The building is three floor and three-storey housing block will follow the mansard roof shape of the neighbouring building, but the outer part of building will be covered in giant rows of shelves covered in greenery Potted plants, bushes and trees will sit upon shelves of varying sizes and depths. Species planned for the living facade include forsythia bushes and jasmine plants, as well as birch and pine trees. Further pots are to be installed on the roof.
The founding partner of MVRDV Winy Mass said "This design is a continuation of our research into facade-less buildings and radical greening," and also he tells about from where the ideas came. "The idea from the 1990s of city parks as an oasis in the city is too limited. We need a radical 'green dip'," he added, referencing an upcoming book of the same title from think-tank The Why Factory.
A report has been given by Green Dip on the project which developed by The Why Factory, the University of Technology Sydney and the Delft University of Technology examine how nature can be involved with the fabric of urban cities. Mass go further and said "We should also cover roofs and high-rise facades with greenery," who leads the Why Factory. As we know that "trees and plant help us to reduce CO2 emission and also help us to reduce the temperature of cities and promote the biodiversity of the city."
Green Villa's grid of plants will double as a "three-dimensional arboretum" and "tree library". Through this tree library, they will give all the information about each plant with the nameplate. Also, they will use the rainwater harvest system and that water will be used for watering the plants via a sensor-controlled irrigation system, which will keep the plant and tree green all year.