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Galería de Apilamiento Verde / Vo Trong Nghia - 1

Stacking green / Vo Trong Nghia + Daisuke Sanuki + Shunri Nishizawa one of my favourite small site home projects stairs Architeture greenspace

Landscape designer Margie Ruddick’s “Urban Green Room,” the first permanent living indoor installation, helped her win a National Design Award last week. (via Smithsonian Magazine)

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award winner Margie Ruddick talks about blending ecology, architecture in first-ever permanent living indoor installation

Green office building, Tokyo, Japan. Building has fruit trees, tomato vines, rooftop garden & a rice paddy.  Design: Kono Designs, NYC.

Pasona Urban Farm - New York firm Kono Designs created the urban farm in in a nine-storey office building in Tokyo to allow employees to grow and harvest their own food at work.

Cute Organic Bakery in Amsterdam Boasts Recycled Shipping Pallets Interior

Cute Organic Bakery in Amsterdam Boasts Recycled Shipping Pallets Interior...

NYC-based firm Kono Designs renovated Pasona’s nine-story, 215,000 SF office with a double-skin green facade, offices, auditorium, cafeterias, rooftop garden, and urban farming facilities integrated with the building. The green space comprises 43,000 SF with 200 species, including fruits, vegetables, and rice. (The main lobby has a rice paddy—and a broccoli field!) “It is the largest and most direct farm-to-table of its kind ever realized inside an office building in Japan,” says Kono.

An employee harvests vegetables grown under Hybrid Electrode Fluroescent Lamps inside of an office of Pasona Group in Tokyo

Seattle:   First Food Forest of the Nation (Thank you Kong Wai and Catalyzing Change for sharing this this!)  Super foods: bit .ly / 1a4taVl  bit . ly / 1a25T6p

It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest Forget meadows. Seattle's food forest will be filled with edible plants, and everything from pears to herbs will be free for the taking.

Recycle rain gutters into elevated strawberry beds.

Recycled Gutters Into Strawberry Planters

Repurpose rain gutters into elevated strawberry beds.Recycle rain gutters into elevated strawberry beds.

amoebic mossy carpet/planter

Moss Carpet Grows in the Heart of Your Home ...

Apple's Largest Data Center is Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

Apple's Largest Data Center is Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

Apple Store Third Street Promenade store hours, contact information, and weekly calendar of events.

Americans spend approximately 90% of their time indoors and as a result their comfort, health and work performance rely heavily on indoor environmental quality.

Understanding whole building system components and their complex interrelationships with other systems can optimize building performance and occupant well-being.

Rainforest Alliance - Working to make sustainable farming methods the new normal

Understanding whole building system components and their complex interrelationships with other systems can optimize building performance and occupant well-being.

It is critical to consider whole building systems as nested components of the larger building itself. Their interrelationships greatly affect performance.

Lighting accounts for nearly 35% of the total electricity consumption of commercial buildings in the United States.

Understanding whole building system components and their complex interrelationships with other systems can optimize building performance and occupant well-being.

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