Green Walls Green Roofs: Designing Sustainable Architecture

Images Publishing


Gina Tsarouhas

  • Sustainable architecture is one of the most popular trends today. With dense urban living and less green space available, green walls and roofs are helping to fill that gap.

    These living structures can be created with vegetation, which helps to absorb rainwater, provide insulation and lower temperatures while creating a habitat for natural flora and fauna.

    Green Walls Green Roofs features projects from all over the world, showing how these elements work in various climates. Ranging from the tropical houses in Singapore to inner-city buildings in North America, this beautifully illustrated book will show you how living architecture can enrich our world.

  • ISBN: 9781864705522

    Dimensions: 254mm x 254mm

    Page Count: 224

    Publication Date: May 2014

    Colour: Full Colour

  • Chicago Botanic Gardens

    Matthew Dillon, a principal consultant with Verdant Solutions in Sydney, explains in his Foreword how the 40 examples found in this book represent the incorporation of green infrastructure into the urban fabric of our towns and cities as one solution towards a sustainable future with nature. Not only do these buildings have extensive green areas, but most of them are irrigated by harvested rainwater...[More] - Nov 2014

    Belle Magazine

    Green walls and green roofs are sprouting everywhere these days - on the side of high-rise buildings, curling over the top of swimming-pool cafes and changing rooms, and on interior walls of homes that are totally tapped into the zeitgeist. See the best from around the world in a collection that's split evenly between residential and commercial properties. - Aug/Sept 2014

    Specifier Magazine

    From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the rooftop greenery of Le Corbusier, vegetecture has a long and impressive pedigree. Yet living walls, green roofs, urban forests, canopy trees, street swales, and rain gardens are still outside of mainstream conceptions of urban life. Green Walls, Green Roofs: Designing Sustainable Architecture seeks to change this, by celebrating instances of greenery being incorporated into the urban fabric of cities across the globe. From the largest living plant wall in New Zealand, to the 1.5km ecological vertical linear park of Solaris in Singapore, to the green wall created from recycled plastic drink bottles by students of Mosman Primary, the book covers a wide range of projects. Pages of glossy photos emphasise the aesthetic appeal of green cities, while accompanying text lends context and draws attention to environmental benefits of each project. With a foreword by Matthew Dillon, this book is a paean to the possibilities of green architecture. - July 2014


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