The Rooftop Garden Climbs Down a Wall

November 20, 2009,AEST

Ken Belson of the New York Times has written an interesting piece about green walls which looks at the green wall as a source of food production. Belson talks to a varied number of designers, universities and manufacturers about the | Read More

Urban Garden inside Bank of America

November 20, 2009,AEST

WRT’s New York office have installed living sculptures in the Urban Garden Room at Bank of America Tower’s 60-foot high street-level atrium space at One Bryant Park, New York. The Durst Organization, the building’s owner and developer, commissioned WRT to | Read More

WPA 2.0 & WPA 2.0 SE winners announced

November 20, 2009,AEST

PORT, Andrew Moddrell and Christopher Marcinkoski, from Chicago and New York for their project, Carbon T.A.P. // Tunnel Algae Park. The jury of Elizabeth Diller, Cecil Balmond, Marilyn Taylor, Walter Hood, Stan Allen, and Thom Mayne was unanimous in its | Read More

New sample designs for Sydney railway stations

November 18, 2009,AEST

Sydney Metro have released sample designs for Pyrmont and Rozelle metro stations are now online following a second successful design principles workshop. The three different visions for how the stations might look were developed during the workshop process, which was | Read More

Michigan school creates sustainable architecture program

November 17, 2009,AEST

design-training.com reports Michigan”s Ferris State University has announced plans to introduce a new undergraduate degree program in sustainable design. Beginning in fall 2010, the Bachelor of Science in architecture and sustainability program, a degree offered through the school”s College of | Read More

Lecture – Harvard GSD – NIALL G. KIRKWOOD

November 15, 2009,AEST

FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED LECTURE: MUMBAI ELEGY? MATTERS OF DESIGN IN AN ARDUOUS LANDSCAPE NIALL G. KIRKWOOD Niall G. Kirkwood is Professor of Landscape Architecture and Technology at the Harvard Design School. November 18 – 6:30pm – 7:30pm ·   Piper | Read More

UBC students design pavilion for 2010 Olympics

November 12, 2009,AEST

Sarah Chung at the THEUBYSSEY.CA reports The 24-hour design session, or 24-hour charette, consisted of interdisciplinary architecture student teams designing a rain-proof, bright, and lively pavilion to be erected in Downtown Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics. The event was held | Read More

White vs Green roofs at McGill

November 11, 2009,AEST

Henry Gass of McGill Daily reports The fight for Montreal’s environmental future has recently reached new heights, as various environmental groups in the city promote the installation of energy-efficient green and white roofs. Green rooftops, or rooftop gardens, are becoming | Read More

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