Watch “The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort” by Jaron Lubin from Our Virtual Summit 2013

December 16, 2014 at 3:06 pm

In anticipation of Greenroofs.com’s spectacular 2015 Virtual Summit on April 6 through May 31 – and in order to familiarize you with the event – we are now making the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 videos publicly available on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube to all free of charge.

Today we have the pleasure to air the Individual Video “The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort” by Jaron Lubin, principal of Safdie Architects.  Aramis and I greatly enjoyed hearing him speak in Singapore about his company’s engagement with this awesome and amazing project back in November, 2010, when Jaron and I both spoke there at the International Skyrise Greenery Conference.  To say the Marina Bay Sands is a spectacular feat of engineering – not to mention gorgeous in every way, is simply an understatement!  We visited it as part of our tour and the views were spectacular – inside and out – on top, and all across Singapore.

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The world’s most expensive standalone casino hotel at a cost of $8 billion Singapore dollars, the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort measures 650 ft high with 55 floors. Crowning the amazing structure is the magnificent SkyPark, a 12,400 m2 greenroof that cantilevers 67 meters over the edge which includes gardens, restaurants and bars, and a 50-meter infinity edge swimming pool.

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Jaron will present “The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort,” recorded in November 2012 in Bangalore, India at The INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONFERENCE organized by the Indian Green Infrastructure Network (IGIN).

Here’s more:

JaronLubinSomerville, MA, USA. Jaron Lubin joined Safdie Architects in 2004, and became Principal in 2012.  (As of early 2013) He is currently developing a proposal for the national Arts Museum of Beijing, as well as serving as project designer for a new condominium complex in Bashan, Singapore.  Previously, he led the competition-winning design effort for the Marina Bay Sands project, and then relocated to Singapore to oversee the work there, most notable as resident design architect for the SkyPark.

Marina Bay Sands is a world-class luxury casino and hotel in Singapore capped by the 340m-long greenroofed SkyPark with a capacity of 3,900 people and a 150m infinity swimming pool.  Set on top of the world’s largest public cantilevered platform, it overhangs the north tower by 67m.” ~ VS2013

Watch the “The Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort” by Jaron Lubin below or see it specifically on its own channel, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013:

Our second foray in the world of virtual conferences, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, was very successful at bringing together people from around the world to learn, discuss, and network in our field of living architecture.  This time partnering with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), between Greenroofs.com and WGIN we produced 36 videos involving 59 esteemed international speakers, specifically: 22 Individual Presenters, including 5 Keynotes; 5 Panel Sessions; and 9 Collaborative Presentations.

Watch these other VS2013 videos released so far:

Phyto Kinetic: Gardens in Movement Video by Marc Grañén.

Profiles of Women Business Leaders Greening the Way Collaborative Video with Barbara Deutsch; Lexie Hain and Marguerite Wells; Vanessa Keitges; and Joy Schmidt.

Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices Panel Session Video with Melissa Daniels, Christopher Lyon, Steven Peck, and James Sable

Reflections of a Green Roof Campaigner and Visions of the Future Keynote Video by Dusty Gedge.

Urban Green in Australia Video by Matt Dillon.

2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + Look into 2013 Collaborative Video with Linda S. Velazquez and Haven Kiers.

We hope you will join us in watching all of these as we present them!

Happy watching,

~ Linda V.

Also see these videos below in various languages on our exclusive Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 greenroofs.tv playlist:

Virtual Summit 2013 Highlights Video

Virtual Summit 2013 Trailer

VS2013 Linda Velazquez Promo

VS2013 Steven Peck Promo

VS2013 Julian Briz Promo – Spanish

VS2013 Matt Dillon Promo

VS2013 Manfred Koehler Promo – German

VS2013 Francois Lassalle Promo – French

VS2013 Eun-Heui Lee Promo – Korean

VS2013 Dorthe Romo Promo

VS2013 Wang Xianmin Promo – Mandarin Chinese

VS2013 Tanya Mueller Promo – Spanish

Watch the “Phyto Kinetic: Gardens in Movement” by Marc Grañén from Our Virtual Summit 2013

December 11, 2014 at 11:03 am

In anticipation of Greenroofs.com’s spectacular 2015 Virtual Summit on April 6 through May 31 – and in order to familiarize you with the event – we are now making the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 videos publicly available on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube to all free of charge.

Today we have the pleasure to air the Individual Video “Phyto Kinetic: Gardens in Movement” by Marc Grañén.  He is actually our newest contributing editor here at Greenroofs.com, and I am in the middle of translating his first column – look for it very soon!  We will present it in both English and Spanish, the first time we publish an article in two languages.

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Marc says, “I have a real need to observe all that involves me, to capture the essence of each small part of a landscape, in order to understand the natural balance of Nature, that Nature we had already pushed out from our lives. So I created Phyto Kinetic, to gain those lost green spaces in where there’s only concrete and asphalt; a world trademark to “engarden” the roofs of public transport. Finally, we have started to have green roofs and vegetal walls; now we have also gardens in movement.” Marc’s presentation will be in English.

Marc dice que tiene necesidad de observar todo lo que lo envuelve, para captuar la esencia de cada parte pequeño del paisaje par mejor entender el balance natural de la Naturaleza. Creyó Phyto Kinetic para ganar esos espacios verdes perdidos en donde sólo hay concreto y asfalto. Al fin, hemos comenzado a tener azoteas verdes y muros vegetados; ahora tenemos jardines en movimiento.

Here’s more:

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Bescanó, Spain.  Marc Grañén says, “My artistic point of view of life and my intense love of natural landscapes make the perfect combination for what has become my daily occupation. I am a landscape artist. Nature is my inspiration and my family, my best teacher. We live in Bescanó, our small hometown in the northeast of Spain.” ~ VS2013

Watch the “Phyto Kinetic: Gardens in Movement” by Marc Grañén below or see it specifically on its own channel, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013:

Our second foray in the world of virtual conferences, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, was very successful at bringing together people from around the world to learn, discuss, and network in our field of living architecture.  This time partnering with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), between Greenroofs.com and WGIN we produced 36 videos involving 59 esteemed international speakers, specifically: 22 Individual Presenters, including 5 Keynotes; 5 Panel Sessions; and 9 Collaborative Presentations.

Watch these other VS2013 videos released so far:

Profiles of Women Business Leaders Greening the Way Collaborative Video with Barbara Deutsch; Lexie Hain and Marguerite Wells; Vanessa Keitges; and Joy Schmidt.

Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices Panel Session Video with Melissa Daniels, Christopher Lyon, Steven Peck, and James Sable.

Reflections of a Green Roof Campaigner and Visions of the Future Keynote Video by Dusty Gedge.

Urban Green in Australia Video by Matt Dillon.

2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + Look into 2013 Collaborative Video with Linda S. Velazquez and Haven Kiers.

We hope you will join us in watching all of these as we present them!

Happy watching,

~ Linda V.

Also see these videos below in various languages on our exclusive Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 greenroofs.tv playlist:

Virtual Summit 2013 Highlights Video

Virtual Summit 2013 Trailer

VS2013 Linda Velazquez Promo

VS2013 Steven Peck Promo

VS2013 Julian Briz Promo – Spanish

VS2013 Matt Dillon Promo

VS2013 Manfred Koehler Promo – German

VS2013 Francois Lassalle Promo – French

VS2013 Eun-Heui Lee Promo – Korean

VS2013 Dorthe Romo Promo

VS2013 Wang Xianmin Promo – Mandarin Chinese

VS2013 Tanya Mueller Promo – Spanish

Watch the Panel Session “Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices” with Melissa Daniels, Christopher Lyon, Steven Peck, and James Sable from Our Virtual Summit 2013

December 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm

In anticipation of Greenroofs.com’s spectacular 2015 Virtual Summit on April 6 through May 31 – and in order to familiarize you with the event – we are now making the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 videos publicly available on our GreenroofsTV channel on YouTube to all free of charge.

Today we have the pleasure to air the Panel Session “Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices.”  Steven Peck, Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities is the moderator in Toronto, Canada and leads this panel with Melissa Daniels of Plant Connection in Riverhead, New York, Christopher Lyon of Tournesol Siteworks in Hayward (outside of San Francisco), California, and James Sable of greenscreen® in Los Angeles, California.

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“The session will begin with a description of the different green wall technologies.  Along the way, best practices for design and maintenance planning, associated with facades and living walls, will be addressed and we’ll wrap up will a focus on some of the challenges involved and how to address issues if green walls are not performing as expected.”

Here’s more about the speakers:

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Riverhead, NY, USA. Melissa Daniels has been in the horticulture business for more than twenty years. She is co-owner of Plant Connection Inc., a 42-acre nursery company specializing in green roof and green wall products. Melissa is the current President of the Long Island Nursery & Landscape Association, a board director for the New York State Nursery Landscape Association, and a Certified Nursery Landscape Professional. Melissa serves on the Green Walls Committee for Green Roofs for Healthy Cities and is a Certified Trainer for their Green Walls 101 Course.

Hayward, CA, USA. Christopher Lyon is the president of Tournesol Siteworks, and has been working at the intersection of landscape and architecture for 18 years. He’s been part of the Green Roof & Walls jury for the Green Roofs for Healthy Cities CitiesAlive conference awards for the past two years. Tournesol Siteworks is a leading manufacturer of commercial pots and planters, site furnishings and container irrigation systems. Tournesol recognized the nascent opportunity in living walls in 2008, and has become a premier provider of systems to help designers, contractors and owners install them in commercial settings. They are located just outside San Francisco, and work nationwide.

Toronto, Canada. Steven W. Peck is the Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the North American trade association for the green roof and wall industry. See his full profile here. Steven is the Moderator for the “Green Wall Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices” Panel. He is also a Keynote Speaker, presenting “12 Reasons to Invest in Green Roofs.”

Los Angeles, CA, USA. James Sable is Executive Vice-President of greenscreen®. As a member of greenscreen® James has been documenting green wall examples for more than ten years and manages an image library of over seven hundred installation sites and thousands of green wall images. He is active in the promotion of green wall design and research, and co-authored the distance learning course “Considerations for Advanced Green Facade Design” (2012). James travels internationally, presenting to associations and government groups, describing green facades and living walls and the potential benefits for application in the built environment.” ~ VS2013

Watch the “Green Walls and Maintenance – Needs, Opportunities and Best Practices” Panel Session with Melissa Daniels, Christopher Lyon, Steven Peck (Moderator), and James Sable below or see it specifically on its own channel, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013:

Our second foray in the world of virtual conferences, the Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, was very successful at bringing together people from around the world to learn, discuss, and network in our field of living architecture.  This time partnering with the World Green Infrastructure Network (WGIN), between Greenroofs.com and WGIN we produced 36 videos involving 59 esteemed international speakers, specifically: 22 Individual Presenters, including 5 Keynotes; 5 Panel Sessions; and 9 Collaborative Presentations.

Watch these other VS2013 videos released so far:

Reflections of a Green Roof Campaigner and Visions of the Future Keynote Video by Dusty Gedge.

Urban Green in Australia Video by Matt Dillon.

2012 Top 10 List of Hot Trends in Greenroof & Greenwall Design + Look into 2013 Collaborative Video with Linda S. Velazquez and Haven Kiers.

We hope you will join us in watching all of these as we present them!

Happy watching,

~ Linda V.

Also see these videos below in various languages on our exclusive Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 greenroofs.tv playlist:

Virtual Summit 2013 Highlights Video

Virtual Summit 2013 Trailer

VS2013 Linda Velazquez Promo

VS2013 Steven Peck Promo

VS2013 Julian Briz Promo – Spanish

VS2013 Matt Dillon Promo

VS2013 Manfred Koehler Promo – German

VS2013 Francois Lassalle Promo – French

VS2013 Eun-Heui Lee Promo – Korean

VS2013 Dorthe Romo Promo

VS2013 Wang Xianmin Promo – Mandarin Chinese

VS2013 Tanya Mueller Promo – Spanish

Congrats to João Feijó, Winner of “The Great Community Resiliency Project Contest!”

October 22, 2013 at 10:57 am

Congratulations to João Manuel Linck Feijó of Idealizador de Sistemas Biológicos Integrados, ATV Brasil, and Ecotelhado who recently won Green Roofs for Healthy Cities‘ The Great Community Resiliency Project Contest!”

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The premise was to demonstrate how living architecture can create more resilient communities in face of climate change, resource shortages, natural disasters and environmental degradation.  The Brazilian agronomy engineer’s “Integrated Green Roof Wastewater Recycling System” is a fascinating design with lots of potential here in the U.S. and around the world.

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As a matter of fact, João was one of our esteemed speakers in “The Inspiration Nook” at our Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013: Connecting the Planet + Living Architecture, held live on February 12 through March 13, 2013 and on demand through April 13, 2013.  He spoke about his project in “Natural System for Recycling Wastewater and its Nutrients.” Starting in January, 2014, we will be showing one video per week, either Keynote, Panel Session, or Individual – don’t miss them!

The five finalists for “The Great Community Resiliency Project Contest” were Brien Spier, Fred M. Hunter, Jenny Hill, Bradley Klein, and João Manuel Linck Feijó.   After receiving the most votes for his entry, João Feijó won a free delegate pass to the CitiesAlive 11th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference, and the editor’s top picks will be published in the November (Winter 2013/2014) issue of the Living Architecture Monitor magazine.

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As you know, the 2013 CitiesAlive Conference is this week, starting on Wednesday, October 23 -26 in gorgeous San Francisco.

GRHC: 2013 CitiesAlive in San Francisco

CitiesAlive delegate pass includes: access to all core conference programming (opening plenary and reception, technical sessions, lunch, trade show, CitiesAlive themed party at the California Academy of Sciences and the Awards of Excellence luncheon).  If you haven’t registered yet, do so here.

I really believe João’s new idea is one that can be embraced in many regions of the world!  He will, of course, be in San Francisco this week with his lovely wife Vivian (whom we met last month in Nantes).  He will love to talk to you about his winning project and how it can be implemented on a large scale.  You can also contact him directly at:

João Manuel Linck Feijó
Idealizador de Sistemas Biológicos Integrados
Rua Erechim, 330 – Porto Alegre – RS
joao@ecotelhado.com.br
www.ecotelhado.com.br
www.facebook.com/ecotelhadobrasil
(51) 3242.8215 / (51) 8144.7689

Happy Wastewater Recycling!

~ Linda V.