Copenhagen Adopts a Mandatory Green Roof Policy As part of its overall strategy to become a carbon neutral city by 2025, Copenhagen has become the first Scandanavian city to adopt a policy that requires green roofs for all new buildings with roof slopes of less than 30 degrees. Copenhagen presently has 20,000 square meters (over 215,000 square feet) of flat roofs. It is hoped that as much as 5,000 square meters of new development each year will be covered with vegetation. Vegetated roofs, or green roofs, provide several benefits for buildings and their surroundings. Via LivingRoofs.org Thanks for the tip @mona_jensen!
Cob Building Resource Guide Now, we get to have some real fun! It is time to roll up your sleeves and play in the mud! The easiest way to test different cob recipes is by making test mud bricks. The goal here is to devise as many different ways to make a batch of cob as logically makes sense, make the mud bricks, test them, and record your findings. This will help you make an objective decision about which cob recipe works best, and it will help you get used to the process of making cob in small, manageable amounts. Feel free to use a form for your bricks such as an old loaf pan. Making Cob Bricks Even though you will only be making small batches, you should use the same techniques you will use for making larger amounts so you can gain some practical experience working with cob. Here are some ideas for different test batches. Unmodified - You will need to find out what type of cob your soil will produce without any additional inputs. Testing your Cob Bricks Let your bricks dry completely. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
AG&P Architettura dei giardini e del paesaggio Emanuele Bortolotti Agronomo, laureato in Scienze Agrarie a Milano e specializzato in Architettura dei Giardini (ISAD 1983). Dal 1984 è socio AIAPP. Docente a contratto presso la Facoltà di Scienze Agrarie di Milano al Corso post-laurea di perfezionamento: "Progettazione del verde negli spazi urbani" e dal 1998 presso il Politecnico di Milano, Facoltà di Architettura, Scuola di Minoprio al Master post-laurea in "Progettazione e Realizzazione Parchi e Giardini". Nel 1984 fonda lo Studio AG&P, Architettura dei Giardini e del Paesaggio a Milano, opera nella progettazione del verde e delle sistemazioni esterne a diverse scale. Specializzato in progettazione e direzione tecnica degli interventi di miglioramento urbano e di verde tecnologico.
Resources for Natural Building These are the publications that are used by cob and natural builders, students, apprentices and dreamers that give them the most elementary resources for building with sand straw and clay. Although there are many more on the market, I have found these the most useful. You really can’t go wrong with getting any of these as a way to inspire you, or to start planning a natural building project. The Hand Sculpted House, by Ianto Evans, Michael Smith and Linda Smiley. 346 pages. Although only a workshop or work experience can truly give you the feel for cob building, this book will give all the knowledge and inspiration you need to build your own cob cottage. The Art of Natural Building, edited by Joseph F Kennedy, Michael G. This book consists of a great number of articles written by experts in “the field”. The Cob Builders Hand Book, by Becky Bee. 173 pages. This is a simple, no nonsense and fun written book on the basics of cob construction. Cob, the DVD, by House Alive!
Urban Vertical Garden Built From Hundreds of Recycled Soda Bottles As part of an innovative partnership called Home Sweet Home (Lar Doce Lar) between multidisciplinary design firm Rosenbaum and TV producer Luciano Huck, the teams went through dozens of Brazilian homes doing dramatic makeovers of interior and exterior spaces. On their 48th home Rosenbaum designed a pretty amazing vertical garden that was suspended in a narrow walkway just outside the house. Reponse to the garden was so huge the firm quickly released design schematics (in Portugese) detailing how to build one. A huge thanks to the team at Rosenbaum for sharing these photos with Colossal!
Green Roof Design: 10 Stunning, Sustainable Works of Architecture Green Roof Design: 10 Stunning, Sustainable Works of Architecture Green Roof Design | While the practice of building green roofs is centuries old, it has experienced a renaissance as the structural philosophy of the future. A living green roof reduces the costs of heating and cooling, encourages the local wildlife and naturally filters the rain water it receives. Here, we celebrate the work of some of today’s most talented, most progressive architects, who have adopted green roof design techniques to yield beautiful, sustainable works of architecture. Villa Bio by Enric Ruiz-Geli The green roof design of Villa Bio stands out amongst a community of cookie-cutter, Mediterranean-style homes in Llers, Spain. Villa Bio Green Roof Gallery Mill Valley Residence by McGlashan Architecture This terraced, multi-family home in Mill Valley, California is as hilly and green as the environment around it. Mill Valley Residence Gallery Mountain Dwellings by BIG Architects Nanyang School of Art OS House Gallery
Plant-In City: Architecture and Technology for Plants. by Huy Bui, Carlos Gomez, Jon Schramm Collections Sections Categories On Our Radar Start a projectStart Sign in Explore About Support Hello More from Kickstarter Kickstarter, PBC © 2018 Create your own Vertical Garden - Living walls and Vertical Gardens Vertical gardening is a fun, creative way to grow plants in urban spaces! Below is just a sample of what you can create with ready-to-go planters and kits. The first few images are of GroVert Vertical Gardening Systems by Bright Green. There are two different sized panels (10 and 45), and each are planted, then hung on the wall using their included mounting bracket. The last images are of living walls made from felt pockets. If you’re looking to build one yourself, you can visit Urban Zeal Planters (uzplanters.com) to see all your options.
Clément Briend French photographer Clément Briend is playing with projections as a photographic exploration of his surroundings. He works with this medium in very unusual modalities, that propose another interpretation, another perception of pictures. Using homemade prototypes, he is able to project huge scaled pictures on trees, houses, walls and whatever suits him. Like this he creates hybrides spaces, forms his imaginary and finally takes pictures of it. All images © Clément Briend Planter Score + Solder is selling these beautiful planter. They come in different shapes, such as diamond, quartz, cube or hanging. We just love the simple, graphical design as a mix of traditional fabrication techniques with contemporary forms. All images © Score + Solder
Cages for Macaws / Enric Batlle & Joan Roig Architects Architects: Enric Batlle & Joan Roig, arquitectos Location: Barcelona, Spain Collaborators: Francesc Puig, architect & Elena Mostazo, engineer Project year: 2007 Construction year: 2008 Client: Foment de Ciutat Vella, S.A. – Barcelona Serveis Municipals Contractor: COPISA Project Area: 1,375 sqm Budget: $343,239 Euro Project year: 2009 Photographs: Eva Serrats, Wenzel The palm grove in the Parc de la Ciutadella is a small 1,500 sqm garden made up of a wide collection of palm trees of different heights and a thick tropical bush vegetation. It has always been used as an habitat for the macaws. Its remote location and the noisy and colorful presence of the birds turn it into an exotic oasis inside the park and a unique place inside the city. The design of the cage was developed following the instructions of the Zoo’s technicians. The total surface of each unit is 21.5 sqm, from which 14.40 sqm can be seen by the general public.