Have you ever seen a happening city life flowing up in the air? Seems to be a dreamy concept, doesn't it? But Atmos Studio has turned this dream into a real design that synthesizes and blends a beautiful piece of art with architecture. Atmos has tried to create an articulated three-dimensional sky garden, Branching Boroughs, which is a perfect example of the merger of a micro design with a global concept. The project design aims at utilizing the leftover real estate in an urban setting of London and thus offers an exclusive three dimensional creation. By utilizing the underexploited and neglected waste air, a micro sky garden for birds and people has been designed to be constructed above the traffic island.
Branching Boroughs visualizes to reflect London's city structure in a vertical garden displaying a constant regeneration of the life and birth's ecology. The design includes a tree structure with each of its branch depicting the Inner London's single electoral ward that is mapped per a relative size on the tree. This tree seems to branch outward like the electoral wards branch out of the old city in a three-petal layer manner of adjacent wards. The whole sky garden structure spreads in a pattern that helps it grow out of the limited available space. This space has been carved out of the area having existing underground service routes, pedestrian paths, and planning envelopes over the head. (see also the Concept of Vertical Forest here)
People standing under the shade of the Branching Boroughs tree would find that there is a flow of traffic around them while they still experience a human communion and interaction point where they get away from the city and find relaxation. Encouraging wider issues such as those of biodiversity, this vertical garden may also simply act as a rest point for travelers. It may be termed as a diverse habitat on one hand and a beautifying shady creation on the other. This tree can be planted anywhere the space allows on the running traffic roads or on the stop lights. Branching Boroughs offers people to reach new vantage points and adds on to the beauty of a place by glowing brightly at night.
Visitors may experience to rise above the fog while going up the web of stairs that forms a network of connections to various branches of the tree. This garden structure has nice and cozy seating places where one may rest and enjoy a drink while watching the beauty of this structure in the middle of cars and buildings. Branching Boroughs represents the rebirth of the city of London and how the city in this miniature form welcomes its guests from all around the world. This may be a point of attraction for anybody who wants to witness the nature growing in the lap of the running city life as such a structure is an amazing integration of the city inhabitants, whether these are humans and animals or other living things. Branching Boroughs is a display of the whole living ecosystem that coexists with the daily city life.
Via : http://www.greendiary.com/branching-boroughs-3d-vertical-garden-regenerates-ecology-life.html