Zo ondertussen is Amazon alweer op een nieuwe plek zijn hoofdkantoor aan het vestigen, maar laten we nog eens kijken naar hun vorige downtown Seattle office. Deze werkruimte is naar aan te nemen, het grootste groene kantoor op aarde. In de drie aan elkaar geregen bolvormige plantenkassen werken zo’n 800 mensen. In dit mini regenwoud… Lees meer
More and more Architects discover the advantages of Living Walls to make a building more sustainable. Facade greening has the same benefits as Green Roofs, the Living Walls can help to cool a building in summer and keep it warmer in winter.
“Men first make buildings and then the buildings make men” say this project’s designers. “We are an integral part of nature, every rhythm or natural phenomenon around us brings biochemical changes in our body. For example, the changes in the sunlight around us influence the ebbing and flow of hormone in our body. It controls… Lees meer Biowonder-New Green Bank in Calcutta.
NASA has built a new facility at the entrance of the Amess Research Center in Silicon Valley . The new sustainable base is completely solar-powered .
Looking at this design you probably recognize the wooden Trellis as the one we use in gardens to assist Climbing Plants. And indeed it is the idea behind these trellis-walls. Nature can go wild against these walls and make these walls into great vertical-gardens. The relatively simple crisscrossing wooden trellises span from ground to… Lees meer The Trellis “Garden House” .
The Roof-gardens in this project are connecting a series of independent buildings. The buildings have various functions used by family-members.The roofs provide insulation, clean air and even edible produce but are also linked together by a system of bridges and stairs. Sadly (or fortunately, depending on your perspective), this critical design choice would not… Lees meer Sublime Japanese Roof-Garden ; Secret Garden.
Heatherwick Studio was commissioned to design a pedestrian bridge to span an inlet of the Grand Union Canal at Paddington Basin, London, and provide an access route for workers and residents. Crucially, the bridge needed to open to allow access for the boat moored in the inlet. The aim was to make the movement the… Lees meer London Rolling Bridge .