Author Archives: Annick

Originally posted on roofmeadow:
By Lauren Mandel, MLA, ASLA As Roofmeadow’s resident Rooftop Agriculture Specialist, I was delighted to attend a food security conference in Philadelphia this past week.  “Feeding Cities: Food Security in a Rapidly Urbanizing World” attracted scientists,…

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Originally posted on Slim Paley:
As Valentine’s Day is but a breathless day or two away, I thought I’d gather a few of my roses for you. Some fun with Instagram  I zoomed these roses through a shop window in…

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Originally posted on Achawin Design:
“THE FUTURISTIC URBANISM MODULAR LIVING” Design team: Achawin Laohavichairat, Montakan Manosong, Peerapon karunwiwat For the Bangkok area, this area is a congested urban area, there are many types of building such as low-rise building, mid-rise building, and high-rise. In our…

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Originally posted on Slim Paley:
Slim Paley photo Fields of TEA, the most consumed beverage on the planet . . Being an Irish lass, what better day to post about my visit to the tea plantations of Sri Lanka than…

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Earth Hour tonight at 8.30pm (local time) !

Earth Hour 2012 takes place on Saturday 31 March at 8.30pm (local time) and is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community throughout the world. It is a call to stand up, to take … Continue reading

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Lush Garden Hotel in Sanya

NL Architects’ Sanya Block 5 is a Lush Garden Hotel for China Sanya is a popular tropical destination in China with average temps of around 25 deg C (77 deg F), making it a perfect spot for a lush garden … Continue reading

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27th edition of the “Salon du Vegetal” in Angers (France) from 21 to 27 February 2012

The 27th “Salon du Vegetal” opens today and will last until February 27 in the Exhibition Park of Angers (Maine-et-Loire – France). Reserved to the professionals, these 3 intense days in events and meetings provide an appointment more than expected … Continue reading

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The Flat Tower

Second Place 2011 Skyscraper Competition Yoann Mescam, Paul-Eric Schirr-Bonnans, Xavier Schirr-Bonnans in France The construction of skyscrapers has been an architectural solution for high-density urban areas for almost a century for its ability to combine height with a small footprint. … Continue reading

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Your Roof: Once Black, Now Green

“Toronto has been aggressive about it: they have a new, comprehensive green roof law, the first one in North America. Efforts are already paying off: Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is reporting that the law has resulted in more than … Continue reading

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Lilypad, the floating city

With global sea levels predicted to rise significantly over the next century due to climate change, a lot of people living in low lying areas are expected to be displaced from their homes. Architect Vincent Callebaut has come up with … Continue reading

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A green domino for Euronews !

Of bright green aluminium ! Lyon, France, Saturday 12 November 2011, at the site of its future world headquarters, Euronews laid the first stone of one of the most prominent buildings in Lyon’s new Confluence district, an urban renewal project … Continue reading

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Skyscraper Recipro-City – Living Structure

The skyscraper proposed by S3 Arquitectos was a finalist in the competition. It will be a living structure which will respond to the requirements of both the density and vibrancy of modern city and the tranquillity of a suburban life. … Continue reading

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Dochodo Zoo Island is an Eden at Sea

It sounds like the plot of the movie Jurassic Park (minus the dinosaurs), but JDS Architects have created an incredible plan for a zoo located on the South Korean island of Dochodo. The island could, according to the architecture firm, … Continue reading

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Project Haiti Orphanage and Children’s Center

Every story about green building is a story about people ! . Project Haiti Orphanage and Children’s Center is about the people of Haiti who are facing ongoing devastation following the earthquake of January 2010. It’s about a replicable, resilient … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2012 !

We wish you a very Happy New Year 2012 !

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