Designed to absorb 25 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, the vertical forest being created in Nanjing, China, could change how cities fight climate change.
Darwin's climate is getting even hotter and people are leaving because of it. But a lot can be done to make our tropical cities safe, cool and enjoyable.
Conceived as an ‘urban tree farm’, each terrace in the 33-storey building will feature a different species, allowing the adjoining park to 'climb' up and into the building.
A boom in environmentally friendly construction is creating a jobs sector with massive potential.
Social housing in four locations in Amsterdam will be fitted with smart blue-green roofs to help protect the buildings from extreme weather conditions.
Green spaces are going to play a big part in the twisting skyscraper, Green Spine, in Melbourne, but figuring out how to grow plants in the clouds took some serious work.
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.