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!
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.
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.
Inventare la Natura Urbana Competition The competition is dedicated to the innovation of green in urban areas. Participants can be creative professionals (landscape architects, designers, architects, planners, artists, and associations) as well as students (schools of horticulture, landscape design, architecture, etc.). The competition theme is the creation of innovative proposals for the creation of small urban areas, a terrace, a roof, balcony, walls, windows and any other city in the “Garden” theme. Particular attention will be given to projects that will appeal to the jury’s senses (fruits, edible flowers, aromatics, etc..) The maximum area to be developed is 15 m2. Seen at Abitare. Farm in Tokyo / ON design partners Architects: ON design partners Location: Tokyo, Japan Project area: 21 sqm Project year: 2010 Photographs: ON design partners An urban farm right in the middle of Roppongi which is the center part of Tokyo. People who visit this place can see the process how vegetables grow and also eat the vegetables at the restaurant right next to this farm. This is a place where agriculture and people become close.