External view of the set of buildings Image: STR / AFP
The “vegetated” buildings of a residential complex in southwest China, with lush plants on the balconies of the apartments, are being covered with their own vegetation to the point that residents leave their homes.
The complex of eight experimental buildings was built in 2018 in the large city of Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province. At the time, the project was described as “a vertical forest”.
The apartments in this residential area, called “Jardim da Floresta Qiyi”, have balconies with abundant vegetation, giving the buildings the appearance of a small jungle.
According to the developer’s website, the 826 apartments for sale were sold very quickly in April 2018.