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2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

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#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

Top 10 Hot List, 10 Categories, 10 Week Countdown

Take a look at installation number nine in my 10-part series counting down our yearly “Greenroofs.com Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design” by category – only one more left!

We inaugurated the “Top 10 Hot List” in 2007, and 2018 is packed with some very cool, awesome, and stunning projects located across six continents.

#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

I presented my fast-paced and always fun whirlwind tour across the world of living architecture in New York in September at the 2018 CitiesAlive conference.  In order to try and keep to my 30-minute maximum presentation time, I removed several projects and slides, but I’m going to show them all here in this series.

Are you ready to be dazzled and inspired by some of the latest and greatest living architecture projects from across the global greenroof and greenwall industry?

I’ve already shown #10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 & 3 – here’s the next one:

2018 Top 10 Hot List Category #2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

 

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre

#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

Kudos to Renzo Piano Building Workshop and all on this awesome multi award-winning project!  Aramis and I actually met designers Deborah Nevins and Helli Pangalou last February at the Urban Oasis Experience – 5th International Green Roof Congress 2018 Kuwait; they both were honored for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.  Very well deserved!

 

Putrajaya 2C5

#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

The Putrajaya 2C5 is the latest completed project from one our perennially favorite architects, Ken Yeang, whom we were delighted to see again in September at CitiesAlive 2018.  Reminiscent of the equally fabulous and future-forward Solaris, Ken’s staggering use of vegetation inside and out puts the majority of designers to shame!

 

DUO

#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

With its greenroofed sky gardens, podiums, and plaza, lush Singapore has another beautiful and green set of towers in DUO!

 

5 Farming Bridges

#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

#2: Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design

Leave it to the brilliant and imaginative mind of Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut to combine hi-tech systems and building integrated greenery with the local vernacular to propose a plan to rebuild a war-torn city. Hi & Low-Tech + Living Architecture = Smart Bioclimatic Design indeed!

 

Next Week: #1

That’s it for this week, and I hope you enjoyed category #2.  Read Greenroofs.com’s 2018 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design Press Release to learn about all 10 categories.

Join me next week where I’ll wrap up this 10-part series and show the final 2018 Top 10 Hot List category #1: Unicorn Status: Divine Vertical Oases Wrapped in Nurturing Green.

Please do send me suggestions for the 2019 Top 10 List at [email protected]

 

Love the Earth, Plant a Roof or Wall ~ Linda S. Velazquez, ASLA, LEED AP, GRP

 

2018 Top 10 Hot List Categories So Far:
#3: The Middle East: Arid & Sub-humid Greening of the Desert
#4: Living Architecture Ecosystem Services: Blending Biophilia Seamlessly with the User Experience
#5: Lushly Landscaped ‘Fractalized’ Terrace Towers
#6: Controlled Environment Agriculture 365 Days a Year: Vertical Soil-free Farming
#7: Overstructure Greenroof Plazas: Green Spaces as Social Catalysts
#8: Sponge Infrastructure: Rebuilding Water Edge Development for Climate Change Resiliency
#9: Eco-Bling to Welcome & Inform
#10: Client Specific ‘Boutique’ Greenroofs & Greenwalls

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