Sunday, July 20, 2008

Veg.itecture #34

Time for another installment... a good amount of new projects, both interior and exterior vegetation. The first, shown a while back in Veg.itecture #31 has gotten a lot of press of late (and some new images) - under the moniker Xeritown. Sounds kind of dry...?

:: images via Xeritown

A little bit of greenery atop Brisbane, Australia's Limes Hotel by Alexander Lotersztain. I really like the wall surfacing in the courtyard in the second image as well.

:: images via Dezeen

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien are, according to the NY Times, developing: "...Harmony Atrium between West 62nd and 63rd Streets as a “theatrical garden” featuring 20-foot-high walls of plants and rods of falling water. ...The two plant walls are to consist of ferns, bromeliads, moss and flowering vines. “You’ll really have a sense of the oxygen they give out,” he said."

:: images via NY Times

Fresh on the heels of some photographic vegetation at Wimbledon - some more vegetated architecture on some adjacent housing, via BDonline: "All three units are to be topped with sedum roofs, and the architect also plans to include grey water recycling, ground source heat pumps and underground water tanks to hold surface water."

:: image via BDonline

Jetson Green featured a sedum-covered rooftop on the is Blue Ridge Parkway Destination Center in Asheville, North Carolina.

:: image via Jetson Green

Wood Wharf in the London Docklands, with a range of rooftop greening, as well as a waterfront park designed by Martha Schwartz (via BDonline)

:: images via BDonline

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