Travel: Private “Vegitecture” Tour of Jardí Tarradellas, Barcelona’s Tallest Residential Vertical Garden

July 14, 2013

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These days we find gardens in unconventional places, from highway median dividers to old parking lots. The City of Barcelona has elevated growing plants in unlikely places to an art form, transforming newly exposed party walls into lush vertical gardens, turning … Read More…

Sustainable High-Rise Greens Sydney Skyline

April 2, 2013

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While action toward building ‘greener’ more sustainable structures is gaining momentum in Europe and America, an office tower from down-under is putting Australia on the green buildings map.

A 30 story high-rise office tower in Sydney, Australia’s central business district, 1 … Read More…

Organic Concrete For Living Green Facades

January 10, 2013

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Spanish researchers have developed a living concrete that may define a new method for creating vertical gardens and living walls on building facades.  Capturing rainwater, the multilayered cement encourages and sustains the growth and viability of specific mosses and lichens directly on … Read More…

Shedding Light on Garden Composting

July 2, 2010

Designed by Nicholas Groves-Raines of Groves-Raines Architects as an extension to the garden at Inverleith Terrace, Edinburgh, this sensually curving composting shed includes both a composting area and garden store.

The structure is constructed entirely from industrial concrete reinforcing bar … Read More…

Sky’s the Limit for Japanese Tree House

December 11, 2009

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A Japanese firm, Ryuichi Ashizawa Architects, have designed a tree house situated on a 323 square foot site for a couple in Osaka .

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Their concept is based on sustainable systems. Structural columns intertwine like ivy supporting slabs on each floor, … Read More…

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