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Green architecture – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments9 October 2011

bill-and-melinda-gates-foundation-building-1Completed in the spring of 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus is located in downtown Seattle across the street from the Space Needle. It has been recently awarded with LEED-NC (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction) Platinum certification – making it the largest, non-profit LEED-NC Platinum building in the world…. »


Midori-chan – vegetation planting system minimizes water usage

By Damir Beciri
One Comment28 January 2010

kawada-midori-chan-green-roof1After writing about green roofs and green walls implemented in various architectures, we are going to write an article of a system that eases the maintenance of green roof foliage. Midori-chan is a system designed to maximize vegetation growth and recycle waste, while dramatically minimizing water usage. The engineers at the Kawada Group in Japan… »