French botanist Patrick Blanc is a pioneer in soil-free systems for growing gardens on indoor and outdoor load-bearing walls. Vertical gardens temper urban heat islands, improve air quality and insulate the building, reducing energy consumption.
incorporating passive design principles, 'green screen house' by japanese firm hideo kumaki architect office, is located in saitama, japan. the house features a large green wall that is supported by the building's curving facade.
Only a matter of time before green roofs became mobile! Bus Roots is the thesis project of an NYU graduate student. If every bus in NYC became a mobile roof garden, it would create 35 acres of new green space