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Singapore’s Sky High Vertical Garden Opens To The Public

Singapore’s Sky High Vertical Garden Opens To The Public | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it

The design reflects the city’s surrounding streetscape, housing hotel and office space in a courtyard-inspired design. Labeled a “building-as-garden” concept, the Park Royal features a contoured tower podium from pre-cast concrete that acts as garden terraces concealing an opening to a car park and creating a vertical extension of dramatic greenery.

 

The impressive foliage could be mistaken for part of the adjacent Hong Lim Park, while other sustainable elements of the hotel include the use of automatic light, rain and motion sensors and integrated rainwater collection, irrigation and recycling technology.

 

Plants are not only found on the exterior façade but feature prominently throughout the naturally lit interiors. The decor complements the greenery, with warm, nature-inspired shades and textures worked into light and dark wood, pebbles and water features.


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10 Reasons You Should Use Sustainable Building Materials

10 Reasons You Should Use Sustainable Building Materials | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
It is very trendy, but why else should we use sustainable building materials in our homes? Here we outline 10 benefits to using sustainable building materials. Some may surprise you!
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How Amazon's new Seattle office buildings will recycle 'waste heat' from nearby data centers - GeekWire

How Amazon's new Seattle office buildings will recycle 'waste heat' from nearby data centers - GeekWire | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
A rendering of Amazon's new campus north of downtown Seattle.
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Interesting idea of collaborative approach to green practice! We would like to see more of this happening.

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Singapore launched its 3rd Green Building Masterplan

Singapore launched its 3rd Green Building Masterplan | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Monday (Sep 1) launched the third Green Building Masterplan to guide Singapore’s green building
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We welcome the SIngapore government initiatives. Newly launched masterplan will focus on tenants and occupiers which, together with building owners, will be able to tap on the S$50 million Green Mark Incentive Scheme to adopt more energy-efficient measures in their premises

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What Haze Can Tell Us About Energy Efficiency in Our Homes | Green Asia Force

What Haze Can Tell Us About Energy Efficiency in Our Homes | Green Asia Force | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
Green Building ideas and sustainable architecture design in Asia tropical context.
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What haze can tell us about energy efficiency in our homes.

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Intensifying Singapore’s Green with LEAF | Green Asia Force

Intensifying Singapore’s Green with LEAF | Green Asia Force | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
Green Building ideas and sustainable architecture design in Asia tropical context.
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Singapore launched a new certification for green landscaping and management practice.

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How the language of green building has changed; now it's just weather-proofing.

How the language of green building has changed; now it's just weather-proofing. | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
We once wrote about sustainable design. Then the hot topic was resilient design. Now, it's come to this.
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Not in Asia though. We still have some way to go

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Doing Mies in tropical Asia: building modern glass houses with consciousness | Green Asia Force

Doing Mies in tropical Asia: building modern glass houses with consciousness | Green Asia Force | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
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Tropical Drought-Tolerant Plants | Green Asia Force

Tropical Drought-Tolerant Plants | Green Asia Force | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
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Japanese company leads on green demolition | Green Futures Magazine

Japanese company leads on green demolition | Green Futures Magazine | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
A new system salvages building materials for recycling and harnesses energy as it brings Tokyo’s high-rise down. () Green construction has been the subject of considerable attention for some time now – but what about demolition?
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Green demolition? This is a very interesting idea that make way to even a greener building.

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Jessica Boriani's comment, May 21, 2013 6:05 AM
very interesting
Jessica Boriani's curator insight, May 21, 2013 6:08 AM

very interesting indeed...we think always to sustainable buildings, but little about a sustainable demolition and this will be an important theme for old industrial towns that go through great changes and we will have to think on demololition of industrial buildings or retrofit

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Does Foam Insulation Belong in Green Buildings? 13 Reasons It Probably Doesn't

Does Foam Insulation Belong in Green Buildings? 13 Reasons It Probably Doesn't | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
Architect Ken Levenson starts a series that is positively damning.
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What say you?

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Vetiver Grass : A Sustainable Option for Slope Protection and Many Others | GREENASIAFORCE.com

Vetiver Grass : A Sustainable Option for Slope Protection and Many Others | GREENASIAFORCE.com | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
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A sustainable option for slope protection.

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Building With Shipping Containers In the Tropics (Part 1) | GREENASIAFORCE.com

Building With Shipping Containers In the Tropics (Part 1) | GREENASIAFORCE.com | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
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Fancy building with shipping containers? Do your homeworks first!

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Jessica Boriani's curator insight, May 21, 2013 6:16 AM

an interesting topic on how to ricicle containers as homes

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bamboo house at solar decathlon

bamboo house at solar decathlon | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
the house features two curved roofs and a solar-facing wall which are clad with photovoltaic panels that can generate enough energy to sustain the house, and potentially sell back to the grid.
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Bamboo and solar energy, winning combination for the future?

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Does Passive House Design Work In Extreme Heat?

Does Passive House Design Work In Extreme Heat? | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
Passive House design relies on building mass and super insulation to naturally heat and cool. It has not yet been tested in extreme heat and humidity.
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We in tropic would really like to know the findings! We are a big supporter of passive house design.

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Biophilic architecture: building better buildings for happier inhabitants

Biophilic architecture: building better buildings for happier inhabitants | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
Environmentally conscious design doesn’t necessarily stop at the building’s sustainability performance.
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This is how we should build our buildings, with inhabitants in mind!

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Why Green Architecture Hardly Ever Deserves the Name

7 World Trade Center / SOM. Image © Ruggero Vanni. The following article, by Michael Mehaffy & Nikos Salingaros, originally appeared in Metropolis Mag
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Sometimes green buildings are more than meet the eyes. 

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Can large wooden buildings only be built (ethically) in ancient time? | Green Asia Force

Can large wooden buildings only be built (ethically) in ancient time? | Green Asia Force | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
Green Building ideas and sustainable architecture design in Asia tropical context.
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Contrary to popular beliefs, timber could be the future solution of housing world population.

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Flor Beltran's curator insight, January 18, 2014 2:11 AM

I've been to Japan, and I can say first hand seening these great huge structures made out of nothing but wood is definitely impresing.

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Sustainability: What’s in a word?

Sustainability: What’s in a word? | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
Sustainability’s not an action. It’s not something you do in support of a political agenda. It’s an underlying value — a driver of actions — to be considered on its own merits.
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This is an interesting way of 'formulizing' sustainability!

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Punggol Waterway wins global real estate award

Punggol Waterway wins global real estate award | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
The Housing Board's waterfront project, My Waterway@Punggol, bagged a gold award at a global award ceremony in Taiwan earlier today.
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More award winning waterway in Singapore. This tiny republic is really serious about greening their housing neighborhoods.

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Restaurant Roof Made Entirely of Solar Panels | Sustainable Cities Collective

Restaurant Roof Made Entirely of Solar Panels | Sustainable Cities Collective | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
Solar panels on the roof: no big news there, right? How about a roof made from solar panels, though? No, we’re not talking about solar shingles, we’re talking about a roof made only from solar panels.
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Solar panels as canopy roof should be an idea that is more explored and considered. This is an idea that can kill two birds at the right time.

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Roof Insulation For Tropical Homes | Green Asia Force

Roof Insulation For Tropical Homes | Green Asia Force | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
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13 Elements of a Dream Green Home [INFOGRAPHIC] | Sustainable Cities Collective

13 Elements of a Dream Green Home [INFOGRAPHIC] | Sustainable Cities Collective | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
If you’re thinking about building green, keep this infographic nearby, as it covers thirteen elements that you’ll want to consider in the design and construction of your home.
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Handy infographic for building green home!

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Clean Tech Park

Clean Tech Park | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
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50 ha eco- business park :Cleantech Park @ Nanyang Avenue near Nanyang Techonological Univeristy, Singapore

 

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GreenAsiaForce's curator insight, May 9, 2013 11:51 PM

50ha eco-business park in Nanyang Avenue: Cleantech Park by JTC

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Building With Shipping Containers In The Tropics (Part 2) | GREENASIAFORCE.com

Building With Shipping Containers In The Tropics (Part 2) | GREENASIAFORCE.com | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it
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Second part of the article on building with shipping containers in the tropics.

We talk about the concerns and the way they can be dealt with.

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Singapore’s Sky High Vertical Garden Opens To The Public

Singapore’s Sky High Vertical Garden Opens To The Public | Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices | Scoop.it

The design reflects the city’s surrounding streetscape, housing hotel and office space in a courtyard-inspired design. Labeled a “building-as-garden” concept, the Park Royal features a contoured tower podium from pre-cast concrete that acts as garden terraces concealing an opening to a car park and creating a vertical extension of dramatic greenery.

 

The impressive foliage could be mistaken for part of the adjacent Hong Lim Park, while other sustainable elements of the hotel include the use of automatic light, rain and motion sensors and integrated rainwater collection, irrigation and recycling technology.

 

Plants are not only found on the exterior façade but feature prominently throughout the naturally lit interiors. The decor complements the greenery, with warm, nature-inspired shades and textures worked into light and dark wood, pebbles and water features.


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Eye catching structure this building is indeed!

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