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The age of flower towers –
Bosco Verticale

Milan-based architecture studio Stefano Boeri Architetti has designed an outstanding project that was entitled Bosco Verticale or Vertical Forest. 

Bosco Verticale by Stefano Boeri Architetti

The Bosco Verticale is a system that optimizes, recuperates, and produces energy. Covered in plant life, the building aids in balancing the microclimate and in filtering the dust particles contained in the urban environment (Milan is one of the most polluted cities in Europe).... more deZeen


Green Walled Homes

Guz Architects. Meera House on the island of Sentosa, which is adjacent to Singapore.

Green wall homes (sometimes called living walls, green facades, bio walls or vertical gardens).  Green walls are either free-standing or part of a building, and they are defined as having some sort of vegetation growing directly on them.

Indian Creek Island in Miami and designed by GSky Plant Systems.

Green Walls are conceptualized by architects who have taken on the challenge to make homes more environmentally friendly.  By taking on this... more



Harvest Green Project

Winner of he 2030 Challenge organized by the City of Vancouver to address climate change plans and to guide greener and denser development, reducing carbon emissions for the future, the Eco Harvest Green Project. It will grow vegetables, herbs, fruit, fish, egg laying chickens, and a boutique goat and sheep dairy facility through the vertical farming.

Harvest Green Project by Romses Architects

Featuring a green design, the structure will harvest renewable energy with photovoltaic glazing and small and large-scale wind turbines to support the solar and wind-farm infrastructure. The concept of ‘harvest’ is explored in the project through the vertical farming of vegetables, herbs, fruits, fish, egg laying chickens, and a boutique goat and sheep dairy facility... more designboom


New Product Showcase

Dri Design
This durable and affordable wall panel system doesn't delaminate and uses no expensive joint sealants or gaskets.

The world leader in molded gypsum, concrete and composite based architectural products.  

Fabritec Structures
A leading a design/build contractor specializing in tensile membrane architecture. 

Trust Unilock to achieve your vision without having to compromise either creative design or long-term performance.

The Modern Fan
The original and premier source for contemporary ceiling fan design, producing the most complete, modern collection of ceiling fans available.  
Recognized as the first name in synthetic lawn grass for residential and commercial landscaping applications. 

Stûv America
A state of mind ! Since it was created in 1983, Stûv has focused its efforts on developing a contemporary approach to the fireplace.  

Provia Door
We offer professional-class door engineering to meet the highest possible industry standards and manufacture doors. 

A well-proven, high-performance, translucent fenestration system with energy-efficient performance that surpasses all other existing technologies.

Heritage Stone
Some of the market’s finest manufactured stone products and offers a complete range of stone profiles and colors.
Filtrexx is a global leader in the research and development of sustainable, compost based BMPs for erosion control.

Outdoor furniture that fits in well with every open-air challenge due to its functionality, variety and longevity. 

CTW Eng. Glazing Systems
Designed to provide window and curtain wall systems that integrate with any potential need of any project.

Bollards by Reliance Foundry Co.
A leading manufacturer and wholesaler of bollards, post covers, bike racks and cycle storage lockers for architecture.

Capri Cork
A high quality commercial floor coverings created with cork, rubber or a combination of both rubber and cork. 

Innovators - a look back


Jon Jerde
(1940 - 2015)
"We put people in a popular and collective environment in which they can be most truly and happily alive"


In trying to reinvent the town square, Mr. Jerde was something of a controversial figure; he was lauded for his contem- porary spin on the pre-suburban down town and for creating urban or urbanlike destinations that drew diverse crowds for sightseeing, people-watching and money-spending. But he was also criticized for replacing authentic places with ersatz... more Jerde CityLab


Alan Buchanan  
(1922 - 2015)

"His designs dominated yacht racing in the 1950s"

The naval architect probably best known for his design of the 31ft Taeping.


He worked from his home in Jersey and is credited with having designed upwards of 2,400 boats in his career.... more Buchanan

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