I’ve noticed (and blogged about) many architectural projects that push eco-friendly to a whole new level. From MIT’s experiments with literal treehouse neighborhoods that grow and sustain themselves, to community schools submerged into lush landscapes, proposals for “living architecture” vary in complexity, but they share a simple theme: building with nature –instead of on top of it — is the way of the future…even if it takes decades to do it.
The Patient Gardener, by Stockholm-based VisionDivision for Italy’s Polytecnico di Milano Campus, is another example of this architectural wisdom, and I am excited to see the effect that it has, though we’ll be waiting a while to find out. But in a world that seems addicted to speed, I’m grateful for these sensible pioneers who are digging deep and slowing down. If you can, take a second to check it out.