Architects are touting plant-covered tower blocks as a way to tackle air pollution and improve the quality of urban life. From one of the world's tallest living walls to an entire "vertical forest" city in China, here are 10 examples showing the rise of verdant architecture. More
Glazed atriums, walls covered in flowers and indoor courtyards filled with trees feature in this week's roundup of popular homes from Pinterest, which focuses on home interiors that integrate plants. More
Vo Trong Nghia Architects has designed a city hall for the Vietnamese city of Bac Ninh comprising a pair of planted towers, which lean together at the centre to frame a series of elevated viewing decks (+ slideshow). More
Jean Nouvel has completed a tower with foliage bursting out of perforated walls and wide balconies, so we've added this and more verdant architecture to our Pinterest board dedicated to plants. It also includes Vo Trong Nghia's hotel with hanging gardens on its facades and a foliage-strewn house near Brussels by French botanical artist Patrick Blanc.