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Taking urban agriculture to a new level in Berlin, Germany

Taking urban agriculture to a new level in Berlin, Germany

Why just use solar power or wind power when you can use both? Designed by Francesco Colarossi, Giovanna Saracino and Luisa Saracino as part of an Italian desig...

Solar Wind bridge concept could power 15,000 homes, grow vegetables

Why just use solar power or wind power when you can use both? Designed by Francesco Colarossi, Giovanna Saracino and Luisa Saracino as part of an Italian desig...

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Announces Green Roof Initiative-- his goal relates to water runoff, as a way to meet his goals of making 90% of NYC's waterways suitable for recreation...

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Announces Green Roof Initiative

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Announces Green Roof Initiative-- his goal relates to water runoff, as a way to meet his goals of making 90% of NYC's waterways suitable for recreation...

54-story twisting tower in Malmo, Sweden. The Breathtaking Melissani Cave in Greece. A Room With A View – Jade Mountain Resort, St Lucia The Crooked Forest Komodo Island Indonesia Another Roo…

Just a Thing of Beauty

54-story twisting tower in Malmo, Sweden. The Breathtaking Melissani Cave in Greece. A Room With A View – Jade Mountain Resort, St Lucia The Crooked Forest Komodo Island Indonesia Another Roo…

A vision for cities.  China leading the way.  Roof-top gardens in the concrete jungle.

A vision for cities. China leading the way. Roof-top gardens in the concrete jungle.

New York Rooftop Gardens (English, German, French, Italian and Spanish Edition)

New York Rooftop Gardens (English, German, French, Italian and Spanish Edition)

Week 09 :Toronto's Green Roof Policy.Toronto’s requirements are embodied in a municipal bylaw that includes standards for when a green roof is required and what elements are required in the design. Smaller residential and commercial buildings (such as apartment buildings less than six stories tall) are exempt; from there, the larger the building, the larger the vegetated portion of the roof must be. For the largest buildings, 60 percent of available space on the roof must be vegetated.

What Cities Can Learn From Toronto's Green Roof Policy

Week 09 :Toronto's Green Roof Policy.Toronto’s requirements are embodied in a municipal bylaw that includes standards for when a green roof is required and what elements are required in the design. Smaller residential and commercial buildings (such as apartment buildings less than six stories tall) are exempt; from there, the larger the building, the larger the vegetated portion of the roof must be. For the largest buildings, 60 percent of available space on the roof must be vegetated.

The city of Zhuzhou in Hunan, China is taking the idea of green roofs to new heights with a shopping mall topped with a lush living roof and a four-villa development.

Green-Roofed Shopping Mall in China is Topped With 4 Rooftop Villas

The city of Zhuzhou in Hunan, China is taking the idea of green roofs to new heights with a shopping mall topped with a lush living roof and a four-villa development.

Greenroofs.com: Green Roof Energy Series, By Chris Wark. Photo Courtesy Christine Thüring of Green Roof Safari

Greenroofs.com: Green Roof Energy Series, By Chris Wark. Photo Courtesy Christine Thüring of Green Roof Safari

Step Garden at Acros Fukuoka... Location: Fukuoka, Japan. Adding a new building in Fukuoka, Japan, forced designers to encroach upon one of the last green spaces in the densely populated city. Eco-centric architecture firm Emilio Ambasz & Associates created a unique 5400-square-meter green area that flows into what remains of the park by snaking this 14-story, ziggurat-like garden up the side of the civic center. ... #Architecture #Buildings #Architect #Art #Design

Step Garden at Acros Fukuoka... Location: Fukuoka, Japan. Adding a new building in Fukuoka, Japan, forced designers to encroach upon one of the last green spaces in the densely populated city. Eco-centric architecture firm Emilio Ambasz & Associates created a unique 5400-square-meter green area that flows into what remains of the park by snaking this 14-story, ziggurat-like garden up the side of the civic center. ... #Architecture #Buildings #Architect #Art #Design