International News

St Louis MO Modular

Posted on Tue, 2020-02-18 16:38 by matt

The lobby and main entrance of the St. Charles Methodist Church in St. Charles, Missouri looks out over a small flat roof area, below. Like many white membrane roof owners, they quickly learned how fast they can get ugly.

As this roof is highly visible to every visitor, they turned to Green Roof Blocks to it spruce up last summer 2019.


Posted on Mon, 2020-02-17 17:50 by matt


MVRDV has revealed a renovation scheme for the Tripolis office complex in Amsterdam, originally designed by Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck. Entitled Tripolis Park, the proposal that will accommodate the offices of Uber, will also enlarge part of the existing space, add an office block and a new park.

Bangkok+Roof Farm

Posted on Mon, 2020-02-17 17:40 by matt

Sea levels are rising around the world, but as they rise, Bangkok is sinking. The low-lying megacity, built on marshland, is also now so covered in concrete that during heavy rains—the type of storms that are becoming more common because of climate change—streets can quickly flood.

ISRAEL living walls

Posted on Thu, 2019-10-24 23:28 by matt

Sensor-controlled smart planters allow building owners to place hundreds of plants up and down a wall, indoors or outdoors - increasing tenancy & improving value.


Plants work their magic by transforming carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen via photosynthesis. Installing a Vertical Field living biofilter in your home or office can remove about 95 percent of the pollutants in a building, the company claims.

Climate change: won or lost in cities or by cities?

Posted on Mon, 2019-09-23 14:29 by matt

If climate change is down to cities, then it is the role of national governments to enable them to act: they need the policy and investment power.

A total of 983 jurisdictions stretching from Poland to the Philippines have now declared a climate emergency. However, a major question remains open in all cases: once declared, whose role it is to act?