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Herbow is a window planter ‘tray’ that enables people to grow small crops outside their windows while shielding their interior space from the rain. By swinging Herbow upwards, it becomes a window shelter that blocks the harsh sunlight and the rain.

HERBOW: Rain Shelter and Window Herb Garden

HERBOW: Rain Shelter and Window Herb Garden

TwoFaced. Ventana giratoria 360º. Ideal para jardines en la ciudad.

TwoFaced. Ventana giratoria 360º. Ideal para jardines en la ciudad.

USA Pavilion Expo Milano 2015 | Biber Architects | Archinect

USA Pavilion Expo Milano 2015

Buildings account for a big quantity of land. Sustainable building evidently requires creativity, terrific planning, and obviously, resourcefulness.

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2013 SEED Award for Excellence in Public Interest Design Winner: Maa-Bara: Catalyzing Economic Change Food Security by Designing Decentralized Aquaponics Production

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World’s First Vertical Forest, Bosco Verticale in Milan, designed by architect Stefano Boeri. The towers will host over 900 trees. The plants will comprise a square meter vertical forest.

Tilt-out-garden for city dwellers from Paris-based design and architecture firm BarreauCharbonnet.

Tilt Out Window Garden

Lunchtime Links: how to grow beets, a retractable window garden, and an online map for freegans

Some ideas are very promising to help us in mitigating climate change and among them are green roofs and walls.    Planting grass or trees like in Manhattan (cf. picture) on top of buildings have many advantages as it decreases the air pollution, the local temperature of cities and greenhouse gases emissions and so on. Read More: http://www.edouardstenger.com/2007/11/02/green-roofs-and-walls-a-brilliant-idea/

Green Roof, New York City Sometimes they developed naturally and organically, like this rooftop garden in lower Manhattan that like Topsy, just grew. And grew, and eventually evolved from a New York roof garden into what they now call a Green Roof.

suculentas em telhado verde

Suculentas no Telhado

green Wall

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Beautiful integration of nature, art, and design into the wall of this building! "Revealing A Stunning Living Wall: Patrick Blanc’s Work for Paris Design Week"

German lighting designer Ingo Maurer sitting beneath Biotope.

Convert a Recessed Light Into a Pendant Fixture Add instant style to a room by replacing a recessed light fixture with a stunning pendant fixture.

Herbow, Herbow is a window planter ‘tray’ that enables people to grow small crops outside their windows while shielding their interior space from the rain - Lifts up and down!  Designers: Hsu Hao-Po, Chang Yu-Hui & Chang Chung-Wei

Herbow is a window planter ‘tray’ that enables people to grow small crops outside their windows while shielding their interior space from the rain. By swinging Herbow upwards, it becomes a window shelter that blocks the harsh sunlight and the rain.

DIY Rain Water Catchment System  - a simple way to collect rainwater... #diy #offgrid #homestead #homesteading

DIY Rain Water Catchment System - a simple way to collect rainwater... #diy #offgrid #homestead #homesteading

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