In a world of online design competitions and social image sharing, many architects have taken to crafting ever more extreme models and renderings for public consumption. Some have even started covering their rendered buildings, from groundscrapers to high-rises, with gorgeous-looking trees. The effect can be breathtaking, but are these designs truly green or simply a fresh form of greenwashing?
So it turns out that all those beautiful renderings of proposals for buildings featuring extensive tree-lines all the way to the roof might be a tad misleading. I'm shocked - shocked, I tell you.