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. Living Walls around and inside your home makes it possible to have plants … Doorgaan met het lezen van Living Walls as Artworks around your home
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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van How Plants improve your business profit
The Park Royal on Pickering occupies a long and narrow plot in the west part of city’s central business district and connects the historic shophouse district with the Singapore River and park. The 12-story high tower features massive curvaceous, solar-powered sky-gardens that appear to be an extension of the adjacent city park. Among its many … Doorgaan met het lezen van Park Royal Tower opens in Singapore
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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Urban Air turns Billboards into “Living Cloud Forest”.
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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Living in a Jungle at Home.
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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van The Travessa Vertical Garden Home.
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
Singapore is making a big step forwards in Local Sustainable Food Production with the opening of a Commercial Vertical Farm. This Farm is world's first commercial Vertical farm and produces 1 ton of Vegetables locally grown. For now the farm only produces three varieties of Veggies but when new investors are found the farm … Doorgaan met het lezen van Singapore has First Commercial Vertical farm!.
The Chamber of Commerce in Amiens had to expend their office-building wich is an 100-year old Art-Nouveau building. The new building is almost completely covered with a spectacular Japanese-style Vertical Garden. More then 40 varieties of plants are used in this Vertical Garden. Two office spaces separated by a central atrium spring up from the … Doorgaan met het lezen van Japanese Vertical Garden in Amiens,France.
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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van The (Amsterdam)Watergraafsmeer Garden-studio by CC-Studio.
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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van The Beirut Wonder Forest.
Dom Aquitectura made this green master plan for the Chinese city of Huizhou. Vertical gardens create a better environment and fresh air. The use of vertical gardens is really optimized in this plan and so are the plans for the big parks . The park creates a natural flow of pedestrians and clean air. … Doorgaan met het lezen van Green Master Plan for Huizhou,China.
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.
With this great Pyramide-garden you can grow plants in and outdoor. The tower garden is made complete with drop-irrigation system.
Yesterday for the first time the winners of the Dutch Green Building Award where presented. This competition is organized by Trade-Magazine Dak & Gevel Groen(Green Walls & Roofs). Three winners in there Category,green roofs 0ver 1000 m2,250-1000 m2 and smaller 250 m2 . First price winner in category over 1000 m2 is the new office … Doorgaan met het lezen van Dutch Green Buildings Awards
The Science-park of the University of Amsterdam located in the Eastern part of the City was given a complete make-over the last six years. I used to live next door of this Science-park and walked my dogs over there. Most of the buildings from the 50's of last century are being renovated and re-designed. When … Doorgaan met het lezen van The Green Bunker in Amsterdam.
This edible greenhouse is a design of two dutch artists Marijke Bruinsma from ' de stuurlui.nl ' and Arjen de Groot from ' studio gras '.The idea behind this portable food-garden is to seduce people to grow their own food at home to a wall. The ' Eet mij ' ( Eat me ) garden … Doorgaan met het lezen van The Edible Greenhouse.
Another great way of growing your plants vertical and in this case it's 100 % organic.
All around the world Architects and developers have plans for vertical farming,almost every major city that thinks of itself as being green have at least a plan for this. Until so far it's a shame that these plans are only on the drawing-board of those cities. We have a little break-through , Milan is the … Doorgaan met het lezen van World’s first Vertical Forest.