Rural Italian home clad in lush greenery blends into its idyllic surroundings

November 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Rural Italian home clad in lush greenery blends into its idyllic surroundings

It would be safe to say that Italian firm Zanon Architetti Associati really loves nature. The firm recently renovated a country home in Treviso, Italy by not only adding a new glass and steel extension to the home, but by covering its exterior walls almost entirely with lush vegetation . The renovation of the 1,500 square-foot home was focused on blending the new addition into the home’s existing structure, without taking away from its original character. Accordingly, the architects used a combination of glass and steel to create a seamless connection between the home’s expansive living space and its idyllic surroundings. Related: Stunning home in India blends into the earth with segmented green roofs “From the outside, the glass volume reflects the surrounding landscape and becomes part of it,” the architects said. “From the inside the windows become invisible giving the impression of being outdoors: the living room becomes one with the countryside.” The interior of the home is an eclectic design that is perfect for both quiet contemplation or lively socialization. The ceilings are covered in weathered steel panels that give off an industrial look, which is enhanced by the brick-tiled flooring. These two materials create a nice frame for the home’s main feature: the various large glazed walls that flood the new living space with natural light and incredible views. + Zanon Architetti Associati Via Freshome Photography by Paolo Belvedere

Here is the original post:
Rural Italian home clad in lush greenery blends into its idyllic surroundings

Gehry Partners unveils plant-covered offices for Los Angeles

July 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Gehry Partners unveils plant-covered offices for Los Angeles

Frank Gehry’s firm Gehry Partners is bringing a burst of greenery to Los Angeles’ Playa Vista neighborhood. The world-renowned architecture firm unveiled renderings for their new eight-story office project, called New Beatrice West, that will incorporate the firm’s current offices next door. The eco-conscious structure will be covered in green walls , topped with trees, and feature energy-efficient systems. Located on a corner lot across five contiguous lots, New Beatrice West will be a mixed-use structure that will be integrated into its nearly 88,000-square-foot neighbor, 12541 Beatrice Street, that currently houses Gehry Partners’ offices. Three levels of retail and restaurant space make up the lower floors, while the upper five levels will house offices. Parking is mostly tucked underground across two levels. The building will also accommodate long- and short-term bike parking spaces, as well as locker rooms and showers for bike commuters . Related: Frank Gehry to revitalize the LA River as “a water reclamation project” The building will comprise a series of terraced glass boxes topped with trees and covered with green walls. To minimize energy use, the architects plan to include low-flow water fixtures, energy-efficient lighting, and passive design prinicples. The project’s construction period is estimated at 22 months. + Gehry Partners Via Curbed Images via LA Department of Planning

See the original post here:
Gehry Partners unveils plant-covered offices for Los Angeles

The world’s largest vertical garden blooms with 85,000 plants in the heart of Bogota

May 11, 2017 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on The world’s largest vertical garden blooms with 85,000 plants in the heart of Bogota

Behold: the largest vertical garden in the world. Located in Bogota, Colombia, the Santalaia building is completely covered with a lush layer of 85,000 plants that span 3,100 square meters (33,368 square feet). A vertical garden of this size can produce enough oxygen for more than 3,100 people every year, process 1,708 pounds of heavy metals, filter more than 2,000 tons of harmful gases and catch more than 881 pounds of dust. The record-setting vertical garden in Bogota was completed in 2015 after over a year of planning. Paisajismo Urbano ‘s Colombia-based franchise Groncol designed and installed the vertical garden using the innovative F+P system, patented by Ignacio Solano. Related: Posh new Vietnamese hotel with a lush green facade brings guests closer to nature This system is based on a series of pillars – each with its own vegetal cover – installed vertically over the facade . Various endemic species were included in the design of the vertical garden to boost biodiversity . + Paisajismo Urbano + Groncol

Here is the original: 
The world’s largest vertical garden blooms with 85,000 plants in the heart of Bogota

Visitors become hour hands in this temporary museum for luxury watchmaker Piguet

November 9, 2016 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Visitors become hour hands in this temporary museum for luxury watchmaker Piguet

The architectural installation , which Mathieu Lehanneur refers to as The Ring, is nestled within the Yuz Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai . Exploring both the rich history of the Audemars Piguet brand and Lehanneur’s interest in combining nature and technology, the Ring aims to be emotionally engaging and informative. Its monolithic exterior is elegant and simple, while the interior is reminscent of the intricate inner mechanisms of Piguet watches. Related: Superstudio Più’s Temporary Museum Leaves a Permanent Impression at Milan Design Week The main entrance leads visitors to 12 open doors, separated by lush green walls, that evoke the hours of a watch dial. This layout converts visitors into imaginary needles that mark the different moments in the brand’s history and its technical innovation. Mathieu Lehanneur said, “This temporary museum is a reflection on time… a dreamy vision of time where each instant differs from the previous one. Here every door opens onto a new story.” + Mathieu Lehanneur

Read the rest here: 
Visitors become hour hands in this temporary museum for luxury watchmaker Piguet

Feng Shui-inspired luxury clubhouse breaks ground in China’s southern mountains

March 9, 2016 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Feng Shui-inspired luxury clubhouse breaks ground in China’s southern mountains

Read the rest of Feng Shui-inspired luxury clubhouse breaks ground in China’s southern mountains

See the original post:
Feng Shui-inspired luxury clubhouse breaks ground in China’s southern mountains

Gorgeous self-watering green walls add life and fresh air to any room

December 4, 2015 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Gorgeous self-watering green walls add life and fresh air to any room

Read the rest of Gorgeous self-watering green walls add life and fresh air to any room

See the original post:
Gorgeous self-watering green walls add life and fresh air to any room

Green-roofed Hong Kong health center is 100 percent naturally lit and ventilated

March 16, 2015 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Green-roofed Hong Kong health center is 100 percent naturally lit and ventilated

Read the rest of Green-roofed Hong Kong health center is 100 percent naturally lit and ventilated Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cross-ventilation , green roof , Green Walls , health architecture , Hong Kong , low-carbon design , natural daylight , ronald lu & partners , SK Yee Healthy Life Center , Tuen Mun

View original here: 
Green-roofed Hong Kong health center is 100 percent naturally lit and ventilated

LTL Architects Create a Living Green Wall Shaped Like Central Park for a NYC Office

February 15, 2015 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on LTL Architects Create a Living Green Wall Shaped Like Central Park for a NYC Office

From the largest living wall in North America to high rises wrapped in vertical gardens , we have seen quite a few impressive green walls. But LTL Architects has built an 84-foot-long green wall in a New York City office that might just be our favorite. Located in the offices of OpenPlans , LTL’s masterpiece is a near-exact replica of Central Park , complete with ponds, lawns, and specific paths. The green wall is surrounded by built-in shelves which mimic the streets and avenues of Manhattan. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: central park green wall , central park living wall , Green Walls , Living Walls , ltl architects , ltl architects green wall , ltl architects living wall , open planning project nyc , open planning project offices , openplans , openplans nyc , Parker Interior Plantscapes , Parker Interior Plantscapes green wall , Parker Interior Plantscapes living wall , the open planning project

Go here to read the rest: 
LTL Architects Create a Living Green Wall Shaped Like Central Park for a NYC Office

Diamond-Shaped Tornado Treehouse Made From Reclaimed Wood Springs Up in LA

February 15, 2015 by  
Filed under Eco, Green, Recycle

Comments Off on Diamond-Shaped Tornado Treehouse Made From Reclaimed Wood Springs Up in LA

Read the rest of Diamond-Shaped Tornado Treehouse Made From Reclaimed Wood Springs Up in LA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bel-air , eco design , Green Building , green design , green sustainable building , jeff caseper , reclaimed wood , recycled wood , roderick romero , romero studios , sustainable design , tree house , tree-less tree house , Trees

Original post:
Diamond-Shaped Tornado Treehouse Made From Reclaimed Wood Springs Up in LA

Malaysian Factory Harmonizes Elegantly with Nature

January 21, 2015 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Malaysian Factory Harmonizes Elegantly with Nature

Read the rest of Malaysian Factory Harmonizes Elegantly with Nature Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , “sustainable architecture” , eco design , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green roof , Green Walls , Japanese architects , Malaysia , Malaysian Architecture , Ryuichi Ashizawa , sustainable factory

Excerpt from:
Malaysian Factory Harmonizes Elegantly with Nature

Next Page »

Bad Behavior has blocked 1094 access attempts in the last 7 days.