Archives for December 2014

The Origins of the First Ever Decorated Christmas Trees

In the Northern Hemisphere, between 20 and 23 December, the winter solstice occurs. Daylight hours are shorter and night hours are longer. In many cultures these days are seen as a symbol of rebirth and festivals are celebrated in honor of fertility deities or gods. Evergreen trees play a special role as they were seen […]

The Vertical Forest Growing in the Middle of Milan´s City Center

There are many kinds of forests in this world, but have you ever thought about or heard of a vertical forest? The studio led by Italian architect Stefano Boeri thought this was the “way to combine high-density residential development with tree planting in city centers”. Thus, one has been planted and is growing in Milan since October […]