Veg.itecture #38

Time again for a compilation of the best Vegetated Architecture floating about in the ether. It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted anything, so there is a fair amount in the hopper – so onward. One from McDonough + Partners – the Isola Office building in Milan, Italy. The design, via Inhabitat, has a cadre of sustainable features, including: “…aiming for LEED Gold with a variety of sustainable building strategies including solar and geothermal energy, advanced insulation panels, solar shading, and a high-efficiency climate control system.”


:: Isola – images via Inhabitat

It’s interested to see the Isola project on the M+P website – it’s significantly less ‘green’… check it out here. This reminds me, it should be time to see some progress on the C2C project, Greenbridge – which I blogged about way back when in post #3. Here’s another pic from the M+P site, to refresh your memory. I will follow up to see what’s the status, as last x-mas I was quite disappointed to not get a chance to see the design center.


:: Greenbridge – image via Inhabitat

Another similar-scale project via Jetson Green – the 2800 Lincoln building in Chicago: “...has a green roof, large terraces, solar panels, solar thermal hot water heating, and will be powered, in part, by geothermal energy.”


:: 2800 Lincoln – images via Jetson Green

And another mid-sized version from Jetson Green – this time the Beleza: “…a LEED Certified, condo/retail project for Denver’s River North (“RiNo”) neighborhood. Named , a Brazilian Portuguese word for “beauty”, this luxurious green community is modeled after the Brazilian city of Curitiba.” Not sure how one models a building after Curitiba – so definitely some more digging to do on this one.


:: image via Jetson Green

And some graphic examples from World Architecture News – the 1070 Anderson Avenue project by Magnusson Architecture and Planning which brings sustainable and affordable housing to the Bronx – including: “…numerous green initiatives, including green roofs on the 7th and 8th Floors’ setback, a generous fenestration to maximize daylight within the corridors and building envelope…”


:: images via WAN

Finally, a real example – albeit a bit odd, is the mounded grassy knoll on the Freshwater House – via Coolboom… uh, funky?


:: Freshwater House – images via Coolboom

Similar to the ‘Fractal Moistscape‘? – via Atelier A+D


:: image via Atelier A+D

As I mentioned, there are a LOT of example projects in the queue – so more to come soon…

3 thoughts on “Veg.itecture #38”

  1. These are nice. I haven’t seen any posts on Onion Flats out of Philly, although you might have posted about them. They do some nice work, and they have an interesting business model – their own green roof company. Take a look.

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