Working in a green environment has many advantages for businesses, from one-man businesses to multinationals, where the investment in green soon may have a positive effect on the operating result of your company. In many cases plants in and around the company, prompted by ignorance, are most of the time the final item on the... Lees verder →
Los Angeles based artist Stephen Glassman has this great idea to turn old Billboards into lushy gardens. The artist wants to create living cloud forests and by doing this creating some breathing space for the car-drivers . For URBANFLORA only one thing is important " more green in the city" and this is another example... Lees verder →
"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 verder →
The "Elok House" is a real Plant-home , it's not just an interior-plant that makes the trick but in this home a complete jungle or forest makes the difference. With more plants and trees than you can shake a stick at, each room has a combination of green growth that goes beyond simple decorative... Lees verder →
Inspired by the German Passivhaus approach and technical methods developed by physicist Wolfgang Feist, Bere Architects’ own director Justin Bere started building his own home back in 2002. "The Muse" is a Energy Efficient Solar-powered home located in Newington Green in North London. The home is topped with 4 roof-gardens,40 trees and two meadows. If... Lees verder →
This house build in 2012 has great plant-features , the first great green wall is the front of this Residential Single Family House. The green walls are perfect for the climate-control of the house, in the summer they absorb sunlight and keep the house cool.The spaces in this Box-house are all connected by one staircase... Lees verder →
Dallas residents have a new public park opened last saturday , the Klyde warren park. The park adds the much needed green to this city. The park is built on a cap over the I-35 freeway and it reconnects downtown Dallas with the city's Uptown neighborhood, healing a small portion of the gash created by the... Lees verder →
The original design for Nathan Phillips Square podium in Toronto,Canada is from Finnish Architect Viljo Revell as a public ceremonial space made accessible by a giant sculptural ramp.This space proved to be a grim, paved void, remaining closed to the public for over a decade. Today, this heritage site is the largest publicly accessible green roof... Lees verder →
A budget of 3000 Pounds was all there is to build a home by Simon Dale . Simon had to prove he could be the Architect and Builder all at the same time. and he managed. With £3,000, a few simple tools, and a little help from his father-in-law and friends, Simon constructed an extraordinary... Lees verder →
A great idea, planting a natural sun-screen , helps cool the house and creates a great green view. Architects Hideo Kumaki planted this natural curtain by a Tokyo home. Creating an aesthetically pleasing view from the kitchen. The curtain will continue to grow and become even fuller as the plants mature./source
In 2013 the International Building Exhibition (IBA) is being held in Hamburg and there will be a lot of attention for Green buildings. When it comes to sustainable buildings , nothing gets greener than this building. The world’s first bio-adaptive façade will be installed in the BIQ house wich is being build on the site... Lees verder →
Volet végétal from Barreau&Charbonnet on Vimeo. The Volet Vegetal is a DIY-construction for plants in your window,with this invention you can have plants hanged out or inside. Growing outside and harvesting inside is made easy with this great.
We all now how important green is for our environment. The people in this street in Sitges,Catalunya Spain must be happy when looking at this view.
Having a garden in Amsterdam is a great gift and most of the time these Amsterdam City-gardens are quite small. Having a garden-shed can be a problem,living so close to each other a shed can be real obstacle for your neighbors . Often their view can be spoilt by bricks and for this (Amsterdam)problem Designers... Lees verder →
Beirut is a concrete and pollution mayhem. Ironically, the high pollution levels are not caused by the industries that they do not have, by the crippled political system, by armed militias or by foreign interferences, but instead, it is a problem from within the populace itself, which has proven throughout the years to be uncooperative... Lees verder →
This grey rectangular home is situated in Estoril,Portugal, the home is over 700 m2 in volume . Vertical gardens are used in the several courtyards in this great home. The design is from FVArquitectos.
This is a dream for every Urban Garden Lover ,absolutely Beautiful . Green is all over the place, a perfect living wall in the bathroom and green roofs outside .This penthouse on 684 Broadway is built with the philosophy of a commitment to sustainability by the owner Blesso Properties.
Martin is building a house without money and on this video from TEDXWageningen Juul Martin on location at the Wageningen University he is explaining how !. Check out Martin's website
One of Britain's leading Garden and Landscape-designer Andy Sturgeon created this flying garden for EDF London Eye as part of London's Southbank and Bankside Cultural Quarter Cityscapes Festival. The inaugural Cityscapes garden design festival takes place over the summer at venues such as the Old Vic Tunnels, Architecture Foundation and Design Museum. It showcases the... Lees verder →
In the early 1900's Bryant-Park was slowly deteriorated. The poor design of the park made it unappealing for the public.Public Gathering place ,stairs,walls and overgrown greenery sectioned off the space into small isolated pockets and prevented positive community interaction. Despite re-design efforts made in the mid 1900's the divided space continued to be used by prostitutes... Lees verder →