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Livegreenblog addresses issues relating to sustainable living, spanning architecture, ideas, initiatives, materials, workshops and exhibitions through to landscaping. As a daily source of inspiration based around creativity, it explores the green world by means of exclusive interviews with leading players in the sector and by live reporting of major architectural events. Because Livegreenblog isn't just a blog, it's an approach to the world of architecture that cuts across a multitude of disciplines.

Curated by Christiane Burklein

Lufa Farms, 0-km fruit and vegetables in Montreal

29-09-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

Lufa Farms, 0-km fruit and vegetables in Montreal

Lufa Farms was founded in 2009 in Montreal by Lauren Rathmell and Mohamed Hage, growing produce based on their five principles of responsible agriculture: using no new land, recirculating water, conserving energy, reducing waste, and using biocontrols instead of synthetic pesticides. The four greenhouses can feed 2% of the inhabitants in Montreal.

The Aluminum Mountain by Wutopia Lab

28-09-2020 - Materials

The Aluminum Mountain by Wutopia Lab

The Chinese architecture firm Wutopia Lab has crafted an aluminium mountain in Luofu, Canton. This intriguing architecture is the showroom of the Industrial Park of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and it bounces off the power and the spirit of the local landscape.

The new headquarters of the Boa Mistura collective in Madrid

25-09-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

The new headquarters of the Boa Mistura collective in Madrid

Located in the Puente de Vallecas district, near Madrid’s M-30 ring road, the new headquarters of the famous creative collective of artists, Boa Mistura occupies the ground floor of a 1960s building. A project completed with the professionals from Estuyo Studio and Imaginean.

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Rotterdam by bike, from countryside to canals

24-09-2020 - Landscaping

Rotterdam by bike, from countryside to canals

The city of Rotterdam is known for its harbour and its architecture, especially from the post-war period and today’s famous icons, from the Erasmus Bridge to the station and the Markthal, to name but a few. But in no time at all, you can ride your bike out of the city, through the green countryside with its picturesque canals and farms.

y.ad studio designs the Yuangping Meijing Bookstore

23-09-2020 - News

y.ad studio designs the Yuangping Meijing Bookstore

The creatives from y.ad studio worked in an existing shopping mall in Renqui, a city Hebei province, China, where they incorporated a bookshop. The Yuangping Meijing Bookstore acts as a catalyst to rethink the image and atmosphere of the existing retail area and brings a breath of culture to boost the attraction of the structure.

State of Extremes exhibition at Design Museum Holon

22-09-2020 - Design

State of Extremes exhibition at Design Museum Holon

In 2010, the inaugural exhibition at the Design Museum Holon in Israel, designed by the architect Ron Arad was The State of Things. This international exhibition showcased design as a landscape of objects. Ten years down the track, State of Extremes instead describes a world that has changed, and with it, design and the practice of design.

ADHOC architectes, Your Place at the Table, installation in Montreal

21-09-2020 - Landscaping

ADHOC architectes, Your Place at the Table, installation in Montreal

The team from ADHOC architectes is behind the project called Your Place at the Table!, which you can visit in Montreal until October. The installation in Hydro-Quebec park was conceived to allow Montrealers to reappropriate this public space while respecting the regulations laid down by public health officials.

The fourth edition of Milano Arch Week, women’s perspectives and post-Covid strategies

18-09-2020 - Events

The fourth edition of Milano Arch Week, women’s perspectives and post-Covid strategies

The fourth edition of Milano Arch Week aims to give balanced visibility to experiences and projects from all over the world, and it reserves ample space for a variety of female architects and the richness of their perspectives. The guests include Odile Decq, Izaskun Chinchilla, Elizabeth Diller, Anupama Kundoo, Lina Ghotmet, Momoyo Kaijima, Benedetta Tagliabue and Martha Thorne.

Makeover of the Sunriver Resort & Spa in Huangshan by CCD

17-09-2020 - Sustainable Architecture

Makeover of the Sunriver Resort & Spa in Huangshan by CCD

The Chinese studio Cheng Chung Design (CCD), has renovated a historic hotel in the scenic area of Huangshan. They retained the five original buildings of the former Yungu Hotel, and they gave the interiors a complete overhaul to bring them into the modern-day world, infusing the facility with elegance.

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