green goes up

Urban planners and architects have long understood that in crowded cities with limited land space, the only direction to develop is up. This has resulted in taller and taller buildings, so much so that the record for the world's tallest building changes almost yearly. However, it wasn't until the last couple of years that we've seen environments at higher altitudes. This blending of landscape and building architecture has led to some very interesting creations.

The first two images are of Namba Parks in Osaka, Japan and the latter three are of the School of Art, Design & Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.