Social housing in four locations in Amsterdam will be fitted with smart blue-green roofs to help protect the buildings from extreme weather conditions.
he company behind the development, Shenzhen Qianhai Development and Investment Holding Co., is trying to protect at least some green space for its denizens, so it tapped Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to design an elevated sky garden that runs nearly a mile through the district’s buildings.
Meet the skyline rebel. This eye-popping red and green tower in Singapore’s largely monochromatic village of high-rises, is anything but conventional.
The new skypark project will be made from timber, have a green roof and a double façade to reduce noise pollution and energy use. It will also use photovoltaic panels to generate energy and collect rainwater.
SCOTTISH cities are rich in history and heritage, attracting international tourists and revenue. But with the Scottish urban population growing at record rates, with most residing in the central belt and urban areas, work needs to be done to ensure the high quality of life and living spaces in major towns is preserved.
Princeton Uni, USA have added a green roof to a new transport hub.
Additional living space can now be created in what had previously been difficult places to develop.
COURTESY ANASTASIA COLE PLAKIS/BROOKLYN GRANGE ROOFTOP FARM
In the heart of a city, traditional agriculture has some drawbacks.
Having long been known as the Garden City, Singapore has now set its sights on becoming a City in a Garden.
Used to the abundance of plants and trees well integrated into our parks, roads, waterways and even our buildings, when visiting places overseas, many Singaporeans often find it uncomfortable when they are surrounded by the concrete jungle with little green in sight.
A 15% cut in the energy bill with a 40% reduction of the direct solar radiation in dwellings and a lower indoor temperature by up to 3 degrees thanks to plants grown on roofs, balconies and external walls. These are part of the outcomes of the Italian pilot project ENEA is conducting at its research center near Rome.