Tower 25 is a 220-foot-tall structure by French architect Jean Nouvel that features a range of perforated square openings packed with a variety of lush greenery. The building opened in Nicosia, Cyprus in 2015 and includes a vertical landscape on the south facade that is 80% covered in verdant matter. This element works as a natural awning for the apartments and offices during the summer, and allows the plants to absorb the maximum amount of light in the winter. The top two floors of the building surround a courtyard inspired by Cypriot architecture, further incorporating a green landscape into the structure’s design. You can see more of Nouvel’s projects on his website. (via Jeroen Apers)
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