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Find out how innovative German collaboration by Splitterwerk Architects, ARUP, Colt International and Strategic Science Consult has developed the world’s first algae powered building. Dubbed BIQ , this zero-carbon structure was designed for the International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Hamburg. The bright green façade of the apartment complex is covered…

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Some of the world’s biggest concrete jungles, or cities as they are commonly known, are getting a living facelift.    Read how architects and landscapers are transforming ordinary roofs into green roofs with roof top gardens to combat the urban heat island effect (UHIE).    Split into two products namely…

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It is no surprise that humanity needs nature to survive but with the improvement of science and technology we find ourselves further removed as we construct new buildings.    Read how you can create a green building in three simple steps, vegetation on the roof, vertical surfaces or walls and…

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More drastic measures need to be put in place with increased emphasis on environmental sustainability. Find out how America is using vacant land to create and increase Urban Farms as people seek healthier cities and healthy lifestyles.    Explore strategies for reuse of vacant land to build health and community…

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Outdoor art décor reflects the personalities of homeowners and contributes to creating liveable spaces. Discover how designers and home owners around the world are giving outdoor areas the design attention they deserve. Read more about designs that complement architectural features and how art adds character to spaces that are visually…

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Buenos Aires Jumps on the Green Roof Trend following many cities around the globe that emphasize energy saving. The new Green Roofs Law grants building owners a reduction in service-related costs such as lighting, sweeping and cleaning to help offset the cost of integrating green roofing in the building design.…

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