Are green roofs worth it? [infographic]
Architecture

Are green roofs worth it? [infographic]

Green roofs are all the rage at the moment. Environmental groups are talking about them, architects are designing them, and companies like Walmart are investing in them. In reality, green roofs have been around for centuries, having first appeared in northern Scandinavia. They increased in popularity in the 1960s when Germany started developing them, and … Continue reading

Interview: Whenever I see a crane in London, I know there’s a green rooftop
Architecture / Cities

Interview: Whenever I see a crane in London, I know there’s a green rooftop

The Green Green Roofs of Soho from dustygedge on Vimeo. This week I went to interview Dusty Gedge, an ecologist and President of the European Federation of Green Roof Association. He travels the world talking about green rooftops. He is co-founder of livingroofs.org, a non-for-profit green roof organisation that educates and advises on green roof … Continue reading

Stripe House: an efficiency masterpiece
Architecture

Stripe House: an efficiency masterpiece

Stripe House was designed by the Dutch firm GAAGA, with energy efficiency in mind. It is based in a new urban planning area in Leiden, Netherlands, where residential streets have little vehicle traffic. In Holland, all new buildings must comply with government energy performance regulations. Stripe House surpasses the minimum requirements with ease. The building … Continue reading