VENICE BIENNALE LIVING ARCHITECTURE FUSION
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.
The University of Toronto (U of T) Scarborough and Centennial College, Ont., have teamed up to establish the EaRTH (Environmental and Related Technologies Hub) District in Toronto, an initiative aimed at advancing the clean tech sector through research, academic programming, and commercialization.
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.
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.
New York’s ambitious plan to fight climate change by virtually eliminating greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is underway — and the battle begins at home.
The growth for the green infrastructure industry in Australia needs the backing of a strong economic benefit for commercial building owners. As buildings age, long term tenants start to look elsewhere for new office space especially if they want to keep their staff loyal and content.... leaving vacant offices and reducing rental income for the owner. A retrofit with green walls has long term economic benefits, that is, it increases building value & rental income ... read on to see why.
The unprecedented rate of urbanization across the world has led to increased demand for good, affordable housing. A recent survey revealed that of 200 cities polled around the globe, 90% were considered unaffordable when applying the widely-used standard of average house prices being more than three-times median income.