We thought that vines growing around the outside of a residential building made it cool, but Singapore condominium Tree House – developed by the City Developments Limited (CDL) – has certainly raised the bar on that aesthetic bias. The residential building recently set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s largest vertical garden! Measuring 24,638.59 square feet, the huge garden stretching all the way up to the 24th floor not only serves an aesthetic purpose, but also helps the building save more than $500,000 in energy and water expenses annually.
Nestled in a quiet corner of Singapore’s District 23, the eco-inspired Tree House is a 24-story condo building that boasts the world’s largest vertical garden and features state-of-the-art sustainable technologies and elements such as heat-reducing windows and motion sensors, which are placed at staircases to automatically activate lights.
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The vertical garden will reduce the estate’s carbon footprint by filtering pollutants and carbon dioxide out of the air. The green exterior wall will reduce heat absorption, which could result in energy savings of between 15 and 30 percent.
According to Mr. Kwek Leng Joo, the deputy chairman of CDL, “The eco-inspired Tree House has not only created a place where residents are proud to call home, but more importantly, is a green icon which places Singapore on the world map.” We must applaud the innovative design thinking that went into this architectural structure. Opening in the December of 2017, we are excited to see just how effective this “Tree House” building will be and how seamlessly this technology has the ability to be integrated.
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What do you think of this green building? Would you live here?