Thursday, May 13, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lace Hill, A Living Green Mountain Building For Armenia

Hello, how's your day people? I'm doing good here. College is in the corner, and I'm looking forward to it. Anyway, I just found out this very cool and fantastic building. Enjoy and do leave some comment about it.

Instead of designing a large glass-faceted building for a new mixed-use development in Yerevan, Armenia, Forrest Fulton Architects came up with a giant living man-made mountain! The entire facade of the hill-shaped building is covered in native plants, which act to absorb heat, filter air and water, and provide habitat to animals and insects, while the entire surface is irrigated with recycled gray water. Inspired by traditional Armenian lace needlework, Lace Hill, is punctuated with recessed windows, has interior voids that act as cooling towers, and includes many other sustainable building strategies.

Lace Hill is a proposed 85,000 sq meter (900,000 sf) mixed-use development with a hotel, office space, retail, restaurants, and apartments.

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