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Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in Green Roof, Landscape architecture Posts

10 of the Best Green Roof Designs in the World

10 of the Best Green Roof Designs in the World

Article by Cristina Ferrara – We explore 10 of the best green roof designs in the world, looking at what makes them so special and how they impact their environment.  As well as protecting buildings and adding character to the urban environment, green roofs can help to manage rainfall and create diverse new habitats for plants, wildlife, and people. Green roofs help to cool urban environments, improve air quality,...

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Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Environment Posts, Fresh Trends, Green Roof, Landscape architecture Posts

10 Ways that Green Roof Systems can Benefit Big Cities

10 Ways that Green Roof Systems can Benefit Big Cities

Article by Moreira Filho – We explore green roof systems and look at how they can benefit big cities, choosing key examples of how it has already worked. Green roof systems come to landscape architecture as one of the solutions to make up for concrete spaces of big cities nowadays. But, how useful is it? Some people say these green systems are expensive and difficult to install. Let’s think...

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Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Environment Posts, Green Roof, Landscape architecture Posts

6 Ecological Benefits of Green Roofs

6 Ecological Benefits of Green Roofs

Article by Farah Afza Jurekh – Thanks to our partners at ZinCo, we have a been able to build on their knowledge of green roofs to build a list that looks at the ecological benefits of green roofs . The term “heat island effect” is widely being used when it comes to urban areas. Among many other leading factors, traditional roofing material is one of the factors contributing to...

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Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Green Roof, Landscape architecture Posts

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities – 10 Ways Green Roofs Can Help

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities – 10 Ways Green Roofs Can Help

Article by Terka Acton We explore 10 brilliant projects and how they produced green roofs for healthy cities Picture a healthy city. What does it look and feel like? Odds are that you’re thinking of somewhere bustling with commerce, education, and events – but also somewhere that’s cool and clean, with fresh air, attractive architecture, and public spaces that are green, open, and inviting to all. If this is...

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Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Fresh Trends, Green Roof

Green Roof Benefits – 20 Reasons to Have a Green Roof

Green Roof Benefits – 20 Reasons to Have a Green Roof

Article by Erisa Nesimi In this article we explore green roof benefits, looking at 20 reasons why you should have a green roof. If I am to define green roofs, I would like to describe them as: ‘tools to reinvent our cities’. Also known by the term “living roofs”, they stand for a counteraction to the fast urbanization of our cities. As a result of urbanization and technology, we...

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Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in Green Roof, Landscape architecture Posts, Product Reviews

Green Roof Construction – The Essential Guide | eBook review

Green Roof Construction – The Essential Guide | eBook review

Review by Samia Rahman An eBook review of Green Roof Construction – the Essential Guide, produced by LAN and ZinCo. In a sustainable city, the expression of architecture itself is expected to be an eco-friendly response to the environment that provides comfort to people. With the pace of rapid urbanization in a modern era, every day we are losing our natural green spaces by constructing new structures for fulfilling...

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