Tag Archives: green materials

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…

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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…