Giant bamboo planters protect a Ho Chi Minh City home from the sun and rain

September 7, 2017 by  
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Vo Trong Nghia Architects worked their bamboo magic on a slender residence in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City . In a bid to add green space in the city’s increasingly dense concrete jungle, the architects installed giant bamboo-filled planters to the building’s street-facing facade. Located in the city’s colorful and bustling central urban district, the House in District 1 uses the green screens for privacy, air purification, shading, and visual appeal. From the street, the House in District 1 looks like a series of stacked and staggered planters bursting with bushy bamboo . The overgrown effect contrasts sharply with the home’s minimalist and modern design. Concrete is predominately used and is texturized to lessen its monolithic appearance. “In addition to growing bamboo on the front facade, the concrete formwork is also made by using bamboo to allow a consistent design language,” said Vo Trong Nghia Architect, according to Dezeen . “The bamboo texture also helps to reduce the intense and heavy appearance of conventional concrete wall and thus, improves the overall aesthetic quality of the house.” Related: Lush green rooftop terrace invites homeowners outdoors in the foothills of Vietnam The four-story Ho Chi Minh residence features a guest room and entry hall on the first floor with an open-plan living room, dining area, and kitchen on the floor above. The kids’ bedroom and the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom are located on the second and third floors, respectively. The top floor houses the home office that opens up to an outdoor rooftop swimming pool. The bamboo planters are on every floor and provide privacy, shade, and protection from the tropical rains. + Vo Trong Nghia Architects Via Dezeen Images via Hiroyuki Oki

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Art Barn is a Beautiful Leaf-Covered Retreat in Connecticut

February 13, 2013 by  
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Can’t you just smell the fresh, crisp air surrounding this beautiful leaf-clad home in Greenwich, CT? Called the Art Barn , this multi-functional space is an art gallery, a studio and a residence all in one. Aside from its striking green appeal, the home’s living screen also keeps it cool in the summer and warmer in the winter. Check out our full gallery for more pics of this naturally insulated home . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , art barn , art gallery , art studio , connecticut , ct , eco design , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green home , green screen , greenwich , living facade , living screen , robert young architects , Robert Young Architecture , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , vegetated facade

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Reed Residence is a Zero-Energy Rustic Mountain Retreat in Colorado

February 13, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Reed Residence is a Zero-Energy Rustic Mountain Retreat in Colorado Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , Architecture , clean tech , colorado , eco design , geothermal , geothermal heat pump , Gerber Berend Design , green design , green roof , reclaimed wood , Recycled Materials , Reed Residence , Robert Hawkins Architects , sedum , solar panels , Solar Power , solar-thermal energy , sustainable design , Zero energy

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Modern Charred Timber Rooftecture HH Home in Japan Boasts Abundant Daylighting

February 13, 2013 by  
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President Obama Vows to ‘Go It Alone’ on Climate Change in State of the Union Speech

February 13, 2013 by  
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During President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address, he briefly touched upon his plans for combating climate change and reducing emissions, but didn’t go into any meaningful detail. However, during the State of the Union address last night, the President was able to clearly lay out his agenda and draw attention to the issues that will matter most over the next 12 months. And when it came to climate change , he didn’t mince his words. Read the rest of President Obama Vows to ‘Go It Alone’ on Climate Change in State of the Union Speech Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Approval Ratings , barack obama , Climate Change , fracking , global warming , Obama Address , Obama Approval Ratings , Obama State Of The Union 2013 , obamas state of the union , Obamas State Of The Union 2013 , Politics News , Pollster Analysis , President Obama Address , President Obama Speech , SOTU , Sotu 2013 , state of the union , State Of The Union 2013 , State Of The Union Address 2013 , State Of The Union Approval Ratings , State Of The Union Speech , State Of The Union Speech 2013 , Video

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Waterlife.

June 1, 2010 by  
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With the oil spill still spilling in the Gulf of Mexico, Greenissexy has water health on the brain so we turned to the award winning documentary Waterlife to explore more of North America’s most precious resource.   Directed by Kevin McMahon and narrated by the Tragically Hip’s Gordon Downie, Waterlife takes us on an epic journey through the mighty Great Lakes – their long history and their potentially fragile future

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the green party

June 1, 2010 by  
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> Spring has sprung and there’s lots to celebrate!  Whether you’re cooking up plans to host a birthday, wedding, graduation or other party, keep it sexy and green with a few simple tips:   location, location, location :  Pick a spot that’s centrally located to most of your guests to cut back on commuter emissions.  Choosing a spot on a convenient mass-transit route is also a good way to help guests keep their cars parked at home.  If the venue is farther away (for a wedding, for example), encourage guests to carpool. decorations/shmecorations :  When dressing your party, try to incorporate items that will live on in other ways when the last guest has left the party, or ones that can be used up completely.  Decorating with potted plants or dishes filled with fruits and vegetables is a good way to add color to a room without buying a bunch of junk.  Instead of streamers, consider strips of scrap fabric or ribbons that can be used for wrapping gifts throughout the year.  Soy-based candles can add ambience, as can images of the guest of honor, projected from a computer onto a blank wall.  Get creative!  Low-impact party decorating can save money and means you’re not left storing a bunch of junk later

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Score!

May 31, 2010 by  
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On Memorial Day weekend, green is sexy got a chance to attend an event in a place like no other: Score! Tucked away in the industrial Gowanus Canal area, between some of Brooklyn’s most coveted neighborhoods, there is a reclaimed space lovingly deemed the BKLYN Yards.  The space is home to many community events, including outdoor parties in the summer and mingling food truck on the weekends.  This past weekend, however, an event called Score! was held, which was quite possibly one of the sexiest green parties we’ve ever attended. The unofficial free-cycling program is not new to most New Yorkers: when you’re done with something, you can put it on the street and someone else will take it

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Green Screen: A Living, Carbon-Capturing Face Mask That Filters Bacteria

April 25, 2010 by  
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Face masks are certainly on the rise these days, with more and more people hoping to ward off the most unforgiving airborne ailments without the prick of a needle or the popping of anti-bodies.

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Girls Gone Green

April 1, 2010 by  
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With Spring Break behind us, say goodbye to Girls Gone Wild and hello to Girls Gone Green !  This new book is an inspirational collection of stories about real girls using their lives, time and talents to make a difference in the environment (and the world!) every day.  Whether they’re organizing beach cleanups, creating non-tox cosmetics or encouraging their community to switch to wind power, these green gals walk with tiny footprints and will inspire you to do the same.  The book’s author, Lynn Hirshfield, has worked on some of our favorite Green Screen picks, like Food, Inc. and An Inconvenient Truth , which inspired her to write the book.  Girls Gone Green is page after page of bright colors, fun stories and lots of great tips and ideas on how to become greener girls and guys ourselves.  Whether you’re a tween, a teen or somewhere beyond, we think you’ll find this book to be as sassy and cool as we did.  Check it out !

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