Category Archives: Green Building

Waste water garden in Bali Eco Stay

Bali Eco Stay: A welcomed move towards sustainable tourism at the foot of Mount Batukaru

Our contributor, Dr. Devisari Tunas recently stayed in Bali Eco Stay in Indonesia. Bali Eco Stay is one of very few eco-lodges in the world which is awarded 5/5 eco rating by Eco Tropical Resorts. She shared her experience and her thoughts with

This striking green wall in The Eaton hotel lobby is just one small part of its sustanaibility efforts (Image courtesy of The Eaton)

Turning Green into Gold in the Heart of Kowloon Business District: The Eaton Hongkong

Nestled in a busy business district of Kowloon peninsula and conveniently located on Nathan Road, Eaton, Hong Kong is a four stars hotel owned and managed by Langham Hotels International….

The dining area by the pool where guests can taste the daily harvest prepared a la minute (image credit: Greenhost Hotel)

Sleeping on an Urban Farm: Waking Up to Rows of Greens in Jogjakarta

The last few years has seen growing interest in urban farming especially in big cities in many parts of the world. The increasing awareness on the importance of self-reliance in…

Bare feet on synthetic turf (image credit: A.Kelana)

Pondering Artificial Turf in Bandung: Contesting The (Ever)Green Turf on an Indonesian City Square

After some months of high anticipation the renovation project of Bandung city square finally came to completion. The renovation project was said to be funded by a consortium of property…

Different kind of bamboo

Bamboo Flooring: The Good and The Bad

The use of bamboo flooring is fast becoming one of the most preferred flooring materials used by floor users worldwide. This is because bamboo floors have a unique flavor of…

Decades old polpolan wall still stands strong in one Balinese village (image credit: Gede Kresna)

Polpolan- Balinese Earth Wall: A Sustainable Choice For Your Wall

With the raise of sustainability awareness, more people from different parts of the world start to adopt ways of life that is more sensible to the environment.  In the building…

Iconic Bangkok Siam Paragon's green wall by Patrick Blanc. (image credit: D.Tunas)

Greening Upright: Greening Our Homes and Cities Vertically

With the raised awareness of sustainability in building practices, vertical gardens gain a new currency. The vertical gardens are not only considered as aesthetically pleasing element but they can also increase a project’s green credibility

World largest bronze image of Buddha in Todai-ji Temple, Nara (image credit: D.Tunas)

Can large wooden buildings only be built (ethically) in ancient time?

On a recent summer trip to Japan, me and my family visited the city of Nara. Located near Kyoto, Nara is one of several cities in Japan that boasts UNESCO…

Haze in Singapore (image credit to Si Tiyok)

What Haze Can Tell Us About Energy Efficiency in Our Homes

The moment news about increasing forest fires hot points in Riau reached Singapore, most Singaporeans and its residents received it with trepidation. Just one month ago, thick haze blanketed Singapore…


Building With Shipping Containers In The Tropics (Part 2)

In order  to provide another perspective to the already heated discussion about the ‘greenness’ of ISBU construction, let us now place it in the warm and humid climate of tropical…


Building With Shipping Containers In the Tropics (Part 1)

  by  jdnx    Shipping containers have been gaining popularity as building materials all around the world. They have been used to build temporary structure and also permanent structure. Generally speaking there…

Rammed Earth Wall

Rammed Earth Homes in the Tropics

Beautiful, comfortable, durable and sophisticated are some of the words that can be used to describe a well built rammed earth house. Millions of people have enjoyed the benefits of…