Green roof

Green roofs in Bour, Faroe Islands

A green roof is a roof that is designed to be surfaced with plants. A green roof, usually the roof of a building, is partially or completely covered with vegetation and soil, or a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. This does not refer to roofs which are merely coloured green, as with green corrugated iron… Continue reading Green roof

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Green roof 131 Queen Street

131 Queens Street green roof

The Green roof at 131 Queen Street (Melbourne, Australia), the first roof garden retrofitted to an existing commercial building in Melbourne, was unveiled on 15 July 2010. The new green roof has been fitted on to a 10-storey office block at 131 Queen Street. The roof was previously a blank expanse of concrete, it is now an… Continue reading Green roof 131 Queen Street

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30 The Bond

30 The Bond exterior. Credit: https://ptw.com.au/project/30-the-bond

30 The Bond in Sydney is a sustainable commercial building that was the first CBD building in Australia to be accredited 5 stars under the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating. In May 2007, the building’s official greenhouse result is over 20% better than the 5 star benchmark and about 30% better than the next best certified building… Continue reading 30 The Bond

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ACROS Fukuoka building

ACROS Fukuoka building with green roof, Japan

The¬†ACROS Fukuoka building¬†in Fukuoka City in Japan is an amazing office building with two very distinct sides: one side looks like a conventional office building with glass walls, but on the other side there is a huge terraced roof that merges with a park. The garden terraces, which reach up to about 60 meters above… Continue reading ACROS Fukuoka building

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Asian rooftop gardens

Asian rooftop gardens

Asian rooftop gardens are an effective step towards sustainable living and building communities. Residents of high rise buildings in Asia are creating apartment gardens and “bringing gardening to the masses” and relieving the “monotony” of living in concrete. People are growing: Eighty-two percent of Singapore’s 4.5 million people live in tower blocks built by the government… Continue reading Asian rooftop gardens

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