Floating sky gardens and rooftop terraces join two halves of this tower in Taiwan

March 21, 2018 by  
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Aedas has unveiled plans for a soaring 656-foot tower that’s broken into two pieces held together by a series of ‘floating’ sky gardens and glass boxes. The architects drew inspiration from the Chinese character ‘?’ in the logo of the Taichung Commercial Bank. The 40-story high tower is a mixed-use development comprising the Taichung Commercial Bank Headquarters and an internationally-branded five-star hotel. Instead of stacking all the large functions such as the ballroom and swimming pool in a singular tower, the design creates two separate towers with a vertical void in the middle of the building. Related: Village-inspired office in Jakarta is topped with living trees and a green roof A series of transparent glass boxes house public exhibition space, sky gardens , a ballroom, a swimming pool, and conferencing facilities within the void. This plan enriches the building’s shape and creates a unique, iconic feature facing the main road. A terrace retreat at the rooftop features a restaurant and a VIP club long. Landscaped outdoor space and sweeping balconies provide magnificent city views for guests. Aedas’ design recently won the Tall Buildings category at MIPIM/The Architectural Review Future Project Awards 2018. + Aedas Via Archinect

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Revamped NYC rooftop is brought to life with tinted resin panels

July 1, 2016 by  
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Evan C. Lai Landscape Design (ECLLD) designed this green rooftop above a gritty East Village townhouse in Manhattan. The 400sf space was maximized with an extensive green roof, neutral stone, and tinted resin panels. In the lounge the green resin transforms a skylight into a glow-in-the-dark daybed; in the foyer it casts a semi-translucent shade over an exterior shower and sauna; by the bar it adds a concentrated brushstroke across walls and benches. The design is topped off with a green roof above the sauna that improves insulation and water runoff. + Evan C. Lai Landscape Design The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Dynamic residence in Singapore brings nature to the city with a green roof and vertical gardens

January 18, 2016 by  
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Buying Green & Good Intentions Won’t Even Slow Climate Change Down

September 9, 2011 by  
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Photo: Capitan Giona via Flickr/CC BY-SA And here comes an economist from the Environmental Defense Fund writing in the New York Times with a message that 95% of devoted “green” lifestyle-livers won’t want to hear: Your ethical consumer spending habits, your Prius-driving, your organic diet curation, your diligent efforts to dial down the A/C — none of that is making even a teeny tiny dent in addressing climate change or the biodivers… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Gorgeous Composting Shed Woven From Re-Bar By Groves-Raines Architects

August 1, 2011 by  
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Photos: Groves-Raines Architects Who said composting bins have to be unimaginative, boring boxes? Taking composting to fancier heights is Scottish architecture firm Groves-Raines Architects (GRA) , which designed this free-flowing composting and storage shed in Edinburgh. Made out of re-bar that’s woven into an undulating form, the structure is open on one end to allow access, and is topped with a green roof. It may be just a shed, but its innovative design has earned it some surprising accolades and awards, internationally a… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Ian MacDonald’s Meadow House Melts Into the Canadian Landscape

January 17, 2011 by  
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Situated one hour’s drive north of Toronto in a rolling pasture, Architect Ian MacDonald ‘s Meadow House is a kind of modernist extension of the land.

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Asia’s First Tidal Power Plant Coming to India

January 17, 2011 by  
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Wind and solar power may get the most attention in the realm of green energy, but tidal power is slowly edging its way in: Scotland , Korea , and even New York City all have tidal power projects currently underway. Most recently, India joined the tidal power wave with the approval of a commercial-scale tidal power plant in the Gulf of Kutch. The 50 Mw plant will be developed by the London-based company Atlantis Resources Corporation in partnership with Gujarat Power Corporation, and construction will start this year.

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Sewage Treatment Plant for Blue Danube Gets New Green Roof

November 1, 2010 by  
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As part of efforts to clean up the Danube River , the famous waterway is getting a new sewage treatment plant — and in one of those sustainability twofers we love so much, the gigantic structure will be capped with a 10,000-square meter green roof . The idea is that sewage treatment plants have enormous footprints, and without a roof all of that surface area is lost for other purposes.

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Victoria couple builds world’s strictest green house out of cob

October 18, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Cob home utilizes green technologies for energy self-sufficiency. Ann and Gord Baird, the Victoria residents have allowed the traditional, European Cob homes to adorn a strictly American countryside. Working for more than one and a half years, the couple brought their multi-generational home, named the Eco-Sense Project, into existence

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Triple Treat: Prefab Garden Shed With a Green Roof

November 2, 2009 by  
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Colin Viebrock needed a new garage on his house a few years ago, and decided to make it green, topping it off with a green roof. He blogged about it , got some good press and the next thing he knew, he was in the green garage and shed business. Everyone in Toronto has massive new recycling and garbage containers, as well as green bins for raccoon dinner compost, creating a big market for sheds

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