Archive for the ‘plants’ category

Spacepot by Futurefarms

May 26th, 2017

Branded ‘hydroponics beautifully simplified’ the Spacepot required no pumps, no electricity, and no extra parts to maintain. By mixing space-age technology with cutting edge design, Futurefarms have crafted a planted that delivers all the benefits of hydroponics without any of the maintenance.

Liko-Noe Innovation Center Office by Fránek Architects, Slavkov u Brna – Czech Republic

May 15th, 2017

The structure is comprised of two main volumes. Above-ground office section is constructed from load-bearing wooden CLT panels, insulated by a vapor-open sprayed ICYNENE insulation and covered by vertical gardens – living facade. Underground section with acoustical chamber is built out of monolithic concrete.

Naman Retreat the Babylon by Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Da Nang – Vietnam

November 9th, 2015



Beside the main linking road between Danang city and Hoi An old town, Naman retreat resort, a qualified coastal resort is located 16 km away from Danang international airport.

Green Waters exhibit by Patrick Nadeau for LG Hausys, Paris

December 10th, 2012

LG Hausys partnered with the French designer Patrick Nadeau for their Green Waters exhibit at the IDEO BAIN trade fair in Paris, where they displayed the latest developments in eco-design for bathrooms (savings, recycling and the natural filtration of water).

Green Wall by Rade Kosanović

September 6th, 2012

Basic unit of the green wall is a planter box, which contains a fluid exchange system between individual units. The positive effect of the green wall is to help buildings become more energy efficient, which consequently leads to decreased carbon emissions.

De Kas Restaurant, Amsterdam

February 20th, 2012

In 2001, top chef Gert Jan Hageman, who had earned a Michelin star in Dutch haute cuisine, found a new direction for his own career and a new purpose for the old greenhouse that belonged to Amsterdam’s Municipal Nursery.

WakuWaku ECO restaurant by Ippolito Fleitz group, Hamburg

January 2nd, 2012

This unique sustainability fast food restaurant interior design concept is located in Hamburg’s city centre German. Designed by Ippolito Fleitz group, this sustainability restaurant concept pervades the entire technical restaurant equipment – from energy-efficient kitchen technology, to the team uniform made from FAIRTRADE-certified materials, to economical hand dryers in the toilets. The designer manage to translate the principle of sustainability into an overriding architectural concept.

Replay Store by Vertical Garden Design, Barcelona

September 30th, 2011

Replay’s store on Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona now hosts a vertical garden of just above 100m2. In the storefront location, the two storey wall is set in a dramatic and playful environment with waterfalls, sculptures and contrasting materials.

Bamboo bench by Gal Ben-Arav

August 3rd, 2011

Bamboo is a plant that is quickly replenished, making it a sustainable choice for construction. It also has a high mechanical strength and durability to weather conditions. Choosing to use the material in its natural and raw form, israeli designer Gal Ben-Arav has developed the ‘Bamboo bench’.

MOSSTiles by Benetti Stone Philosophy

July 15th, 2011

Benetti Stone Philosophy came up with an original idea that can be the basis for alluring green decors. MOSStiles were born from the designers’ “love for green” and is a miniature indoor garden created with aesthetics in mind. Here is more from the producers: “MOSStile is obtained by a stabilized lichen which can live thanks to dampness in the environement. It does not need any watering or pruning after installation, nor does it need light for its maintenance.

Plant Wall by Greenworks

June 22nd, 2011

In case you have wall surfaces that you want to be covered by plants, we can tailor make your particular wall with your preferences of plants. In these cases we do the whole installation of a plant wall and its irrigation that is integrated with the working system in the building.

MOODs Eco Hotel, Prague

June 16th, 2011

Settled within a quiet side street just a few steps away from Prague’s city center, the MOODs hotel is a gorgeous, high-tech and eco-friendly boutique accommodation, designed by a team of Czech architects led by Vladimir Žák and Roman Vrtiška. This posh retreat has transformed the hotel scene in the historic capital, offering unparalleled service and luxurious comfort to its visitors. Situated in a refurbished building was once a bank, the hotel opened its doors just two years ago with stunning interiors built from fast growing bamboo, recycled-wood floors and it even features a luscious living wall at the entrance made entirely out of moss.

Symbiotic Green Wall

April 22nd, 2011

Normally at a big construction site, an ugly OSB wall plastered with posters provides a barrier between the site and the rest of the city. Typically thought of as eyesores, these walls are anything but pleasing to the eye. But what if they could be transformed into living urban spaces full of plants and systems that provide both an environmental and social benefit to the people walking by? The Symbiotic Green Wall, by Kooho Jung & Hayeon Kelly Choi, could do just that!

Replay Store by Vertical Garden Design, Florence

April 20th, 2011

The project at the new Replay concept store in Florence was completed in spring 2009. The vertical garden is a part of an ecological theme developed by the architects. It covers a 7m high L-shaped wall in the 3-storey boutique.