Administrative and Industrial Complex for Stonex / Urbanscape Architects

Text description provided by the architects. Stonex India’s administrative and industrial complex serves as an eminent landmark in Kishangarh. Product of simultaneous interactions between dynamic ordering of principles across varying systems and scales, and responses towards the site, the complex succeeds in carving out a niche of its own amidst the industrial landscape. Production: The […]

WHY RAINWATER HARVESTING SHOULD BE IN YOUR WATER MANAGEMENT TOOLKIT

This article originally appeared in Water Quality Products February 2020 issue as “Rain, Rain, Here to Stay” Harvesting rainwater may not solve all of the world’s water problems, but what it can do when combined with a complete water supply strategy is provide an alternative source of freshwater for daily consumption while also relieving some […]

See Asia’s largest organic rooftop farm — located in busy Bangkok

This green roof and farm offer a Swiss army knife of solutions — flood control, solar energy, fresh produce, green space for city dwellers, jobs, learning opportunities, and more — to some of our most pressing urban problems. Landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom tells us how it works. Could cities actually be designed to improve the […]

The design hotels pushing towards a more eco-friendly future

It wasn’t too long ago that hotels could collect praise for adopting LED lights and ditching plastic straws. But in this time of climate strikes and carbon offsets, travelers have become more aware – and critical – of the environmental impact made by the hotels they book. With eco-friendly straws and reusable water bottles now […]

EPA Proposes Tougher Rules to Monitor Runoff at Transportation Facilities

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comments on proposed changes aimed at expanding and strengthening its permitting authority to regulate activities at motor freight transportation facilities, and other industrial sectors, that are often exposed to stormwater runoff. Stormwater runoff may discharge pollutants into nearby bodies of water or storm sewer systems. The agency said the […]

For a rainy day: Amsterdam plans to make new buildings catch rainwater

New build projects in Amsterdam would be forced to capture the first 60mm of rainfall thanks to proposals currently under public consultation. The city, which today launches a ‘roadmap’ charting its way to becoming climate neutral, is also concerned about how the built environment absorbs ever-increasing rainfall. A proposal, submitted in February, suggests that new […]