GreenRoof Food

Posted on Mon, 2019-08-12 14:59 by matt

Wherever insects abound, various species of birds tend to thrive, too. Yet invasive agricultural practices, including the use of pesticides, and relentless urban sprawl pose increasing threats to insects, birds and other wild animals, especially in places where space is already at a premium.

But if expanding green spaces horizontally isn’t possible, there is always another way: expanding them vertically.

Australian Pavillion Venice

Posted on Wed, 2019-07-31 12:35 by matt


The 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia is opening on 26 May and creative directors Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright of Baracco+Wright Architects, in collaboration with Australian artist Linda Tegg have curated a multi-sensory living installation for the Australian pavilion.

Toronto Going Greener

Posted on Mon, 2019-07-15 17:55 by matt

Toronto is raising its game when it comes to vertical neighbourhoods.

Increasingly, a city that works and lives in the sky will play there, too.

Elevated recreational areas, already common in condos and office towers, are now being incorporated into public developments in places where land is at a premium and cost prohibitive.

Green Bus Shelters

Posted on Mon, 2019-07-15 17:26 by matt

Utrecht, a city in Holland, the Netherlands, recently gave makeovers to 316 bus stops, outfitting them with "green roofs," The roofs are covered with sedum flowers and other plants, which act as an oasis for bees. Plus, the added greenery has a slew of other positive environmental effects.