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Green Roof Design: 10 Stunning, Sustainable Works of Architecture

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 Related:  immeubles végétalisés architectureGreen ArchitectureGarden

Mogren Garden Our proposal develops the future tourist settlement as an extension of the Mogren cliff, as a volume of five smooth green peaks housing apartments and a hotel, rising from the greenery of the cliff. The five volumes are positioned on the cliff in a way which enables sufficient depth for placing the apartments. A vertical pergola – a grid-like structure that outlines the volumes as a wireframe and anchors them to the cliff, defines the five peaks. The vertical pergola is completely covered with greenery: typical Mediterranean plants wrap around its structure. It seems as if the vegetation supports and carries the built volumes, while it appears as if the vertical pergola of the volumes rises off the cliffs and thus creates their artificial extension. In the spring time, the five peaks of the Mogren cliff is partly covered by bougainvillea, partly by jasmine flowers. All apartments have a splendid view to the sea and most of them a view to the old town of Budva.

Maarit Das Haus Maarit ist ein Projekt einer finnischen Studentengruppe der University of Art and Design Helsinki und befindet sich in Kassel. Inspiriert von den Birkenwäldern Finnlands besteht die Fassadenverkleidung aus ursprünglichem und unbehandeltem Birkenholz. Durch schmale Schlitze in den Wänden gelangt Tageslicht in den Innenbereich des Hauses. All images © Sabine Bielmeier Quelle ville sera élue capitale verte de l’Europe en 2015 ? | Les acteurs de Nantes Capitale Verte Article rédigé par Webmaster Le 31 octobre 2012 Après Stockholm en 2010, Hambourg en 2011, Vitoria-Gasteiz en 2012, Nantes en 2013 et Copenhague en 2014, il est temps de choisir la ville qui sera élue Capitale verte de l’Europe pour 2015. 8 villes candidates Une fois le délai de présentation des candidatures terminé, les noms de 8 villes candidates pré-sélectionnées ont été annoncés. Il s’agit des villes suivantes : Ljubljana (Slovénie),Bruxelles (Belgique),Bydgoszcz (Pologne),Bristol (UK),Dublin (Irlande),Kutahya (Turquie),Kaunas (Lituanie),Glasgow (Royaume-Uni). Celles-ci présenteront en 2013 leurs propositions au jury international qui se basera sur des critères tels que le climat, l’eau, la gestion des déchets, etc. pour évaluer. Et c’est à Nantes, Capitale verte de l’Europe pour 2013, que le nom de la ville gagnante sera annoncé en juin 2013. à propos de Webmaster Administrateur de Nantes-capitaleVerte.fr

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!

agence d'architectes MVRDV imagine une tour décomposée à Jakarta Le nouveau projet de l’agence néerlandaise MDRDV dirigée par le célèbre architecte Winy Maas, est un bâtiment mixte qui ressemble à une tour décomposée. Une architecture insolite pour un projet de 400 mètres de haut, constituant un nouveau point de repère pour Jakarta. Crédits images : MDRDV Peruri 88, c’est le nom de la tour (Peruri est le propriétaire du terrain et 88 correspond au nombre d’étages), ressemble à une architecture emmêlée de différents bâtiments attachés les uns aux autres. Une ville autonome miniature composée d’appartements, d’hôtels, de bureaux, de magasins, de cinémas IMAX, d’une mosquée, d’un amphithéâtre en plein air et de luxuriants espaces verts à tous les niveaux de la structure. Cette ville verticale repose sur une plate-forme commerciale sur laquelle viennent se poser quatre tours, qui supportent des espaces résidentiels et des bureaux. Les niveaux inférieurs contiennent les bureaux, l’hôtel de luxe et le centre commercial.

Attack of the Algae: The Latest Trend in Eco-Architecture It may sound like a plot device out of Margaret Atwood’s latest, but two Boston design firms take their micro-algae seriously. Seriously enough to propose turning a half-built Filene’s downtown into a vertical tower of “pre-fabricated eco-pods” that incubate the green stuff. Ideally, the tower would become a center to test new bio-fuel producing algae species. Sci fi! Howeler Yoon Architecture and Squared Design Lab have proposed a little before-and-after action called Filene’s Eco Pods, a series of modular pods that harbor an algae bioreactor. (Scared yet?) Robotic arms attached to the building would move the pods around to optimize growing conditions. Consider us intrigued. The Filene’s building in its current abysmal state. [via Inhabitat]

Drias, les futurs du climat - Accueil 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 A Green Mountain of Housing Cubes from BIG The architect for this “green” housing is the playful and green-minded Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), which has just completed a ski slope-cum-municipal-incineration project for the city of Copenhagen – by making it into an unlikely combination of green energy and alpine sport, and recently we covered BIG’s imaginative new gallery space for Greenland. The brief here was to create 1/3 housing atop 2/3 parking space. The result is this sweet idea of creating a mountain out of the gigantic parking space and then planting green cubes on the “mountain’s” slopes. “What if the parking area became the base upon which to place terraced housing – like a concrete hillside covered by a thin layer of housing, cascading from the 11th floor to the street edge?” “Rather than doing two separate buildings next to each other – a parking and a housing block – we decided to merge the two functions into a symbiotic relationship”. The mountain is built mostly to house the residents’ cars.

CR Land Guanganmen Green Technology Showroom / Vector Architects Architect: Vector Architects Location: Beijing, China Project Year: 2008 Client: CR Land Design Partner in Charge: Gong Dong Managing Partner in Charge: Hongyu Zhang Project Architect: Shuo Li Site Area: 500 sqm Photographs: Vector Architecture Design Concept: The project is a “temporary” Green Technology Showroom of 3-year use for one of CR Land’s (华润置地) residential projects in Beijing. The idea is to develop the concept of “Temporary” from a meaningful perspective, to design a piece of floating “installation” in the garden, which could be built, demolished, and recycled through an easy and straightforward way with the least impact to the planned site. Sustainable Features: Site Selection We are involved into the project at early stage when client tried to specify the building footprint within the residential compound. 1. the minimal impact of the designed landscape construction 2. the minimal impact of planned pedestrian circulation 3. Structure System Selection 1. 1.

Appel à contribution Contribuer pour relever le défi de la ville durable. Les villes durables, un enjeu mondial Plus de 50% de la population mondiale vit en ville. Les villes cristallisent les enjeux du développement durable dans un contexte de crise écologique, financière, sociétale : eau, alimentation, énergie, gaz à effet de serre, déchets, relations sociales, création d’emplois, foncier, biodiversité, empreinte écologique. C’est l’addition des solutions locales qui produira les effets globaux... Un défi à relever pour les villes Il y a urgence à agir sur de nombreux indicateurs ayant atteint des seuils critiques, notamment les émissions de gaz à effet de serre, l’eau, la biodiversité dont les villes sont l’origine principale. Votre action au cœur des villes est déterminante, vous êtes concerné par cet appel à contribution. Qui contribue ? Consulter la liste des contributeurs

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. These ‘pockets’ are very easy to install and plant. If you’re looking to build one yourself, you can visit Urban Zeal Planters (uzplanters.com) to see all your options.

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