It's no secret that green interior design, also known as biophilia, is a hot trend within workplaces right now. With a strong focus on plants and other natural elements such as water, biophilia design is said to improve the health, productivity and well-being of office workers. You can read more about this phenomenon here.
Many architects are latching on to this growing phenomenon and are continuing to push the boundaries of modern design. Take a look at this incredible building created by Paris-based firm Vincent Callebaut Architectures, the Arboricole. The plans were unveiled this year and the building will be situated in Anger city in the Western area of France. This 10-story structure consists of 50 'vegetated, adaptable and experimental apartments, a next-generation hotel residence, bar, beer brewery and concert hall.'
The 9.400 square metre building combines advanced renewable with plants to create unique, 'sinuous balconies'. Vincent Callebaut Architects, recognised for their innovative eco-perspective take on architecture, designed this incredible building for the international competition 'Imagine Angers' organised by the mayor of Angers, Christophe Béchu, and it was amongst the five finalists.
The name Arboricole is derived from the Latin words ' arbor' and 'cole' which mean to cultivate and to live. Look at the stunning concept images of this unique building:
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