French botanist Patrick Blanc is a pioneer in soil-free systems for growing gardens on indoor and outdoor load-bearing walls. Vertical gardens temper urban heat islands, improve air quality and insulate the building, reducing energy consumption.
Vancouver Land Bridge ~ Vancouver, WA ~ This earth-covered pedestrian bridge, lined with indigenous plants and Native basket weavings, reconnects historic Fort Vancouver with the Columbia River waterfront, was dedicated August
Miyawaki Greendo by Keita Nagata Residential rental complex comprised of five floors buried into the foot of a small mountain. The roof of the first floor also serves as the garden for the second floor, and so on.