How to reduce cooling cost with your roof garden

A roof garden consists of three main components:1.       Turf2.       Shrubs3.       TreesIn terms of aesthetic considerations, design permutations are limitless. When it comes to practical issues such as maintainability, one may be required to manoeuvre through access or structural issues (Choosing between intensive or extensive green roof …

Maintaining a vertical forest

Architect Stefano Boeri is the designer of Bosco Verticale (BV), a residential project consisting 900 trees on the balconies of two towers (Figure 1). It is said that the extensive vegetation produces the same ecological footprint as 10,000 square meters of forest (Click here for details). Fuelled by innovative ideas and technological advancements, urban greenery has evolved from ground level landscaping to vertical greenery on building …