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March 8th, 2012 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

Mar. 8th, 2012

04:14 am - Bosco Verticale – the first vertical forest in Milan

Originally published at craschworks. You can comment here or there.

Via Archdaily.com.

Bosco Verticale, by Boeri Studio (now recognized as Barreca & La Varra and Stefano Boeri Architetti), is a high-density tower block that experiments with the integration of a lush landscape within the facade of the architecture.  The Vertical Forest, currently in construction in Milan, , deal with the concept of regenerating the lost forests on the ground within the inhabitable space of buildings.  The towers are 80 metres and 112 metres tall.  Together they will have the capacity to hold 480 big and medium sized trees, 250 small size trees, 11,000 groundcover plants and 5,000 shrubs – the equivalent of a hectare of forest.”


05:06 am - Wonder-Talk: How to Open Up Instead of Size Up

Originally published at craschworks. You can comment here or there.

“In fact, talking correlates with happiness. Kristin Vukovic Psychology Today (June 2010) recently cited Matthais Mehl’s study of conversation reported in Psychological Science this March. Over four days, Mehl and his team used unobtrusive recording technology to “eavesdrop” on participants. After correlating the types of conversations with participants’ personality types and levels of happiness, Mehld concludes that happier participants spend 70% more time talking than unhappy participants and that they spend more time having substantial conversations.”


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