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Green Space

Posted on Sat, 2019-08-31 17:39 by matt

One of the best ways to promote environmental sustainability is to incorporate natural elements into a building design. This makes the building more energy efficient, because it can purify air and perform other functions with vegetation, rather than machines that suck energy.

Paris Urban Green

Posted on Tue, 2019-08-27 16:52 by matt

EIFFEL TOWER GREEN REVAMP

€72m makeover will create mile-long stretch of pools, fountains and parks.

A garden stretches for a mile, free of cars with one of the world’s most recognisable monuments at its centre. Crossing the river on a tree-lined and lawned bridge, the roar of traffic has been replaced by the sound of water from fountains.

Hamptons_NY

Posted on Sun, 2019-08-18 23:33 by matt

LEAVING A LIGHT FOOTPRINT

The concept being to REPLACE the LANDSCAPE on the roof surface. It maynot be deep soil connectivity but the minimum soil profile of 250mm sustains plants and provides insulation. By treading lightly on the site, the architects crafted a modernist multigenerational family retreat—the Peconic House—that blends into its meadow setting with a lush green roof, Corten steel exterior and timber interior.

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.

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