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.
Inside Festival 2015: Yarinda Bunnag of Hypothesis explains how the Thai design agency reused elements including scaffolding and tree roots to transform an abandoned warehouse into a Bangkok restaurant (+ movie). More
World Architecture Festival 2015: in this exclusive movie, Andrew Buck of Turenscape discusses the flood-resistant topography of the Chinese landscape firm's award-winning wetland park in Jinhua, China. More
Italian architect Stefano Boeri has revealed designs for a plant-covered 36-storey tower in Lausanne, Switzerland, continuing the "vertical forest" concept he trialled with a pair of towers in Milan (+ slideshow). More
Dutch Design Week 2015: Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Sarah Daher has proposed harnessing airborne molecules released by plants to create pockets of personalised air that could provide health benefits when inhaled (+ slideshow). More