Stefano Boeri proposes SUPERVERDE urban greening modules

August 13, 2020 by  
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In a bid to bring more greenery to our cities, Milan-headquartered architecture practice Stefano Boeri Architetti has proposed SUPERVERDE, a series of scalable, modular soil blocks designed for greening urban spaces. Described as “a modular portion of living soil,” the SUPERVERDE units are meant to be installed in both public and private urban areas with the intent of strengthening connections between people and nature. The design would also help increase biodiversity, decrease the urban heat island effect and demineralize soils. Best known for his Vertical Forest project — residential towers topped with trees — architect Stefano Boeri is passionate about embedding greenery into cities worldwide. Unlike his typical projects, the SUPERVERDE concept focuses on adaptable, vegetated architecture and consists of a permeable and flexible surface that could be measured and purchased by the square meter. These modular units of living soil would be designed to support a variety of plant life and, by extension, fauna biodiversity.  Related: France’s first Vertical Forest will add a “hectare of forest” to Paris’ skyline “SUPERVERDE, which can be used for always new and different landscapes, is composed of a fine edge, available in various finishes, which contains all the technological equipment necessary for the maintenance of vegetation and supports the tectonic movements of the ground,” the designers explained. “Its versatility and adaptability to any type of urban open space — public, semi-public or private — is the main feature of the project, which allows to demineralize impermeable surfaces thanks to its modular system, suitable to cover even large areas.” The modular concept proposes two main sizes. The first is small, with surface areas ranging from 9 to 20 square meters capable of containing up to three tall trees, 20 medium-sized shrubs and numerous grasses and perennials. The second, extra-large version ranges from 60 to 100 square meters and is capable of hosting a dozen trees or 1,600 medium-sized shrubs and grasses. + Stefano Boeri Architetti Images via Stefano Boeri Architetti

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Does Eco Tech Do More Harm Than Good?

April 27, 2016 by  
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Eco tech is a rising industry sector which creates new innovations and inventions every day. There’s no question that the technological leaps provided by eco tech products allow for new ways of measuring and even controlling energy use and…

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Solar suburbs: The future is now

October 6, 2015 by  
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A solar panel on every roof, an electric vehicle in every garage, ultra-efficient home batteries to store excess energy, and the easy transfer of electricity among house, car, and grid. But will the technological pieces fall in place to make this dream a reality?

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New Hong Kong school campus to boast a green, bioclimatic facade

March 18, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of New Hong Kong school campus to boast a green, bioclimatic facade Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bioclimatic facade , green building awards , Hong Kong , light permeating , natural ventilation , ronald lu & partners , sustainable campus , Technological and Higher Education Institute , THEi , THEi campus

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Amazing Modern Day Trojan Horse Made From Over 18,000 Salvaged Computer Keys

October 2, 2012 by  
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Artist Babis Panagiotidis has got us keyed up with his beautiful work “Hedonism(y) Trojaner” – a giant resin rocking horse encrusted with over 18,000 recycled computer keys ! Modeled after the Trojan Horse , the piece draws upon the famous story from Greek mythology while bringing an ancient legend into the technological age. Read the rest of Amazing Modern Day Trojan Horse Made From Over 18,000 Salvaged Computer Keys Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: babis panagiotidis , computer , computer keys , germany , greek , hedonism , hedonism(y) trojaner , nuremberg , Technology , trojan horse

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China Has More Shale Gas Than US, But Faces Bigger Technological, Environmental Hurdles

October 24, 2011 by  
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EIA /Public Domain If you’re opposed to fracking for natural gas in the US you well may have enough on your ming that thinking about fracking in other parts of the world would overflow your compassion threshold, but here’s a glimpse of the situation in China, which has considerably more shale gas reserves than exist in the US (1.3 trillion cubic feet versus 862 cubic feet, according to the EIA). … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Low Carbon Revolution is Everywhere. And Visibility Matters.

September 9, 2011 by  
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From massive solar warehouses to stunning urban wind turbines, I have made the case before that visibility is almost as important as productivity in these early phases of the low carbon revolution. We need to make the technological and cultural break that are undoubtedly happening tangible for the majority of the population—and we need to make the case for why they make the world, and our economies, safer, better and more stable. In a great piece over at Business Green, James Murray reminds us that the

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Jaguar Super Performance Car Is Also Super Green

October 1, 2010 by  
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Jaguar’s latest concept vehicle C-X75 is a sleek, beautiful car that even has two small gas turbine engines in back. But despite all the performance features, it is actualy an range extended electric hybrid (REEV) like the Chevy Volt with four electric motors in the wheels, on-board batteries that give it an all electric driving range of nearly 70 miles (110 km)

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Singapore to ferry Youth Olympic Games’ athletes in its first fuel-cell bus

July 13, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Hydrogen-electric hybrid bus emits no carbon dioxide, or sulphur dioxide. Singapore stands just one-step away from getting its first fuel-cell bus and the guess who will be the first fortunate passengers.

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Where the Quality and Sustainability Movements Converge

July 7, 2010 by  
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For those of us who lived through the "Quality" movement during the 1980s and 1990s, the similarities with the sustainability movement are striking.

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