The Center for Ecological Learnings

Today I'm pleased to have the opportunity to share Architect Kaveh Samiei's design for The Center for Ecological Learnings in Tehran. Following is a description of Kaveh's design and drawings which he graciously provided. Thank you to Kaveh for sharing this...

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Vancouver’s Green Streets

The City of Vancouver, in British Columbia, has a successful Green Streets program where residents adopt a corner bulge or traffic circle. The gardener then designs, plants and maintains their adopted garden for as long as they like which...

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Not Your Traditional Nest Box

When we talk about a nest box we usually envision a wooden structure, often in the shape of a human house, hanging from a tree in the backyard. However, if you talked about a nest box in the UK,...

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Case Study:: Chicago City Hall’s Green Roof

One of the most impressive green roofs in the country is the one on top of City Hall in Chicago. Part of the impressiveness comes from the fact that the building is over 100 years old and was not...

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Case Study:: Sihlpost Platform at Zurich Main Railway Station

There's a fascinating project in Zurich that is integrated with a major railway. While planning an expansion to the railway, it was discovered that the area was a sensitive habitat area and they had to come up with a...

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Case Study:: Oldham School Green Roof

Over on the BBC news website is a good video about a school in Oldham that was lucky enough to have a company offer to install a green roof on their building. Now the roof is used for lessons...

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