Trends come and go, but this one is underpinned by science. One recent study found that occupants of green-certified buildings have 26 percent higher cognitive function scores, sleep better, and report fewer health problems compared to those in uncertified buildings. As green roofs increase in popularity, it’s no surprise that architects are getting interested in green walls and their workplace potential.
Housing Corporation VANKE recently commissioned Dutch firm NL Architects to create a proposal for a supermarket as part of a big resort in Sanya, China, which is renowned for its tropical climate and being a popular tourist destination. The proposed site consists of three buildings, each working together as corners of a triangular plot which envelopes lush semi-enclosed gardens.