Rather than let its unused helipad sit idle, Coca-Cola’s Mexico City subsidiary converted it into a green roof and a reconditioned co-working office space.
A proposed primary school in Tiantai County, China, includes a clever rooftop natural-grass track that can reduce its carbon footprint while improving the health of its young students.
Excavation has begun on a 170-acre financial center in Istanbul that promises to include several sustainable features, such as green roofs, renewable energy and new mass transit.
With nearly every square inch covered in live vegetation, Amsterdam’s SportsPlaza Mercator complex takes the green roof/green wall trend to its logical extreme.
Stockholm’s sustainable new traffic and emergency center will include a green roof to absorb stormwater, add insulation, provide solar energy and reduce the heat island effect.
A planned mixed-use high-rise in Berlin mimics the look of an Olympic medals podium and integrates its green spaces with adjacent athletic fields and urban nature reserves.
The windows on the passive Equinox House in Bulgaria are angled outward to ensure that the noontime sun on the summer solstice is exactly parallel to the glazing to lessen solar gain.
An urban plot in Ghent, Belgium, is the scene of two competing ideas for a green apartment block that emphasizes city views, green roofs and natural ventilation and daylight.
The planned Aliah Hotel near Sao Paulo will feature green roofs, green walls, open-air atriums and rainwater harvesting systems just in time for Brazil to host both the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
Located on an old brownfield site, Austin’s Edgeland House is a gesture towards healing old environmental wounds and merging of modern and traditional designs.