A new kind of “vertical forest” has been envisioned for Toronto where trees would grow on every balcony. Architecture firm Penda teamed up with Canadian company Timber to design the Toronto Tree Tower, an 18-story mixed-use tower covered in greenery and built of cross-laminated timber. The large and modular balconies are staggered to look like branches of a tree and to optimize views for every resident.
Designed to appear as a giant tree in the city, the Toronto Tree Tower is covered…
from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/trees-to-grow-on-the-balconies-of-pendas-timber-high-rise-in-toronto