Henning Larsen tops Danish sewage works with park

A green roof with meandering pathways disguises this weathering steel water treatment facility, which Henning Larsen has completed on the island of Zealand, Denmark. Named the Solrødgård Water Treatment Plant, the building contains a recycling centre and wastewater treatment plant for the city of Hillerød, and is topped by a public urban park. Henning Larsen designed the rooftop […]

Vanke Design Community is cluster of workspaces topped by parks

A campus-like park of concrete offices topped with green roofs forms the new Vanke Design Community in Shenzhen, featuring two sunken plots completed by architecture practice FCHA. Located in a green corridor of the Dashahe Innovation Zone, the masterplan for the new design community was developed by Urbanus, who collaborated with several firms on structures […]

Shipping container micro homes with green roofs planned for UK

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects has obtained planning permission for a development of micro homes made from shipping containers with green roofs in Aylesbury, England. Gatehouse Road is a low-cost housing scheme that is part of a series of regeneration plans for underused sites owned by the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust. Currently the site is occupied by […]

Tierney Haines Architects adds lavender-topped writer’s study to a house in Ireland

Dublin practice Tierney Haines Architects has completed Library Lookout, a cedar-clad study space and library with a green roof, for two authors in Connemara, Ireland. The 20-square-metre extension was added to an existing stone house, nestled into a hollow in the rocky landscape overlooking the sea. “The form was imagined as a sort of square martello […]

Perkins+Will incorporates biophilic design principles into Ribeirão Preto Residence in Brazil

Retractable glass walls, wooden screens and a verdant green roof are among the features that global firm Perkins+Will has included in this family dwelling to offer a strong connection to nature. Designed by Perkins+Will‘s studio in São Paulo, the residence is located in Ribeirão Preto, a city in southeast Brazil. The dwelling is meant to serve […]

Approach Design covers convention centre in Hangzhou with a sports park

Chinese architects Approach Design has added a new hall to the Hangzhou Cloud Town Exhibition Centre in China and concealed it under a green roof featuring a running track and sports courts. After originally designing a large latticed structure for the first stage of the convention centre in 2015, demands for more space led to the architects […]

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