Kengo Kuma's plant-covered Park Habitat building in Silicon Valley

Dezeen Agenda newsletter features a plant-covered building by Kengo Kuma

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Construction has begun on Park Habitat, a 20-storey building in San Jose that was designed by Japanese studio Kengo Kuma and Associates with a "green lung" atrium at its centre.

The mixed-use building will have a glass and wood facade covered with vines and planters, as well as operable vents on its exterior to bring in and flush out air.

MIT engineers build load-bearing structures using tree forks instead of steel joints

Other stories in this week's newsletter include a construction technique developed by MIT researchers that replaces load-bearing steel joints with tree forks, a "self-powered" ADU that uses no fossil fuels and an introduction to our series exploring deconstructivist architecture.

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