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Roof Top Villas Built Atop Green Roof Shopping Mall in China

September 4, 2012 / No Comments

In order to tackle the urban heat island effects, New York has been promoting green tops all through the city. But the city of Zhuzhou in Hunan, China has taken the idea of green roofs a step further by developing villas atop a green roof shopping mall. Zhuzhou has been engaged in a mission of greening its infrastructure after it was ...

360º Kransberg Highlands International Green Estate is South Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Green Estate

March 4, 2011 / No Comments

360º Kransberg Highlands International Green Estate, expected  to become South Africa’s first carbon neutral green estate, is under its first phase of construction. This first of its kind estate concept, an exemplary of sustainable development has got many remarkable features as well.

Energy Efficient Science Tower to Come Up at University of Copenhagen

December 1, 2010 / No Comments

An energy efficient science tower designed by C. F. Moller Architects will be constructed within the University of Copenhagen’s Panum Complex. This sustainable design will feature an impressive vertical atrium.

WWF’s New Green Roof is a Sight to Behold

October 14, 2010 / No Comments

Work was competed last month on the third largest green roof garden located in the city of Washington D.C. the initiative was carried out by WWF – The World Wildlife Fund – on their building as part of their efforts to create a model world home that was good for the environment.

Designers Propose Giant Solar Roof for Seoul

January 29, 2010 / No Comments

Designers have a way of coming up with very innovative, and sometimes, difficult to implement ideas. But then ideas are what bring innovation. South Korean designers SAMOO have come up with an interesting plan that proposes a giant, 131 acre green roof over a part of Seoul.

Green Roof? How About Roof Tiles That Change Color Depending on the Temperature?

October 26, 2009 / 1 Comment

We've all heard of green rooftop gardens. But, did you know that a team of recent MIT graduates has developed what could prove to be an even better way to make a roof eco-friendly? These innovators are working to produce roof tiles that change color, depending on the temperature. The tiles become white when it's hot, and then turn black when ...

Vancouver Convention Centre Gets Green Roof

April 7, 2009 / 1 Comment

Designed by Seattle's LMN Architects, the green roof on top of the west expansion of the Vancouver Convention Centre is all set for its grand opening. Large in size and packed with green features the very special roof deserves a huge mention for its planet-friendly message that it shouts out loud and clear. The largest of its kind in Canada and ...

Brazilian Leaf House Adds to Nature’s Splendor

November 19, 2008 / 1 Comment

Designed by Mareines + Patalano, this great beach home outside of Rio de Janeiro stands as a beautiful compliment to nature and adds to the planet's beauty and tranquility. Except for a stunning architectural show, the Brazilian Leaf House packs many green features, a perfect combination of form with function. Designed as a giant tropical banana leaf and looking like a ...

2008 Green Roof Award of Excellence in Downtown Chicago

September 29, 2008 / No Comments

And the winners are ... Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects. It looks like there's a trend these days to redesign rooftops into spectacular eco-friendly retreats no matter what the costs are. Do these guys do it for publicity or just to do their good deed for the environment? A little bit of both I suppose. Take the guys at Hoerr Schaudt ...

ACROS Fukuoka – That’s What We Call a Green Roof

July 22, 2008 / 2 Comments

Built on the last remaining green space in the city center, ACROS Fukuoka (Asian Crossroads Over the Sea) is an amazing building in Fukuoka City, Japan. It got our attention because it preserves the green space as much as possible, thanks to its stunning design. On one side it has glass walls and looks just like a conventional office building that ...