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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…

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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…

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…

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[TED Video] Shigeru Ban: Building with Paper

Long before sustainability is on everybody’s lips, Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has started to think about what happen to his buildings after they serve their purpose. Paper is not just…

Rooftop greening in a Singapore's hospital

Tropical Drought-Tolerant Plants

A green landscaping is very much a part of the big picture in our effort to adopt a truly green building practice. Allocation of space for greeneries is crucial but…

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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…

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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…

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The Pros and Cons of Cargo Container Architecture

See on Scoop.it – Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices With the green premise growing in popularity across the globe, more and more people are turning to cargo container structures…

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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…

A composite of bamboo and ferro-cement done by local craftmen create a lighter roofing structure

A green house of harmony and balance in the heart of Ubud, Bali

Inspired by traditional Balinese philosophy of life called the Tri Hita Karana that is about keeping harmony and balance between human to God, human-to-human and human to environment,  Michael Huffman built his…