Lush green roof of native plants breathes life into a Texan cabana

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This minimalist concrete-and-glass cabana looks as if it rose straight from the ground thanks to its beautiful green roof that ties it into verdant surroundings in Palmer, Texas. Dallas-based architecture firm Wernerfield designed the PTX1 Cabana, a simple and transparent structure that provides a strong contrast to the wild and colorful plants like yucca and sage that grow atop its roof. The rectangular pool house also doubles as a “remote” entertaining space with an indoor lounge, bathroom… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



This amazing green office is covered with native plants that were rescued on-site

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Tropical park with native species will add much-needed green space to Hong Kong

The concrete jungle of Hong Kong will soon become a bit greener. Landscape architecture firm Gustafson Porter + Bowman revealed landscape designs for Taikoo Place to create a new public space that will inject much-needed green space to the dense urban environment. The 69,000-square-foot project will promote biodiversity and public awareness of Hong Kong’s local landscapes with the planting of 53 native trees grown specifically for the park.

Taikoo Place’s landscape design will offer… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This all-natural native corn is bejeweled with brilliantly colored kernels

Through his quest to reconnect, Barnes isolated several traditional strains of seeds that fell to the wayside his ancestors traveled to what’s now Oklahoma in the 1800′s. Through years of selective growing, Barnes grew corn that looks bejeweled, creating a colorful celebration of native heirloom varieties of corn.

Related: Plant a Wish Restores Native Plant Habitats Around America

Barnes didn’t hoard the wealth, however, sharing corn seeds with Native American tribe elders and other growers… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Oil company sics attack dogs on Native American protestors in North Dakota

 

A protest against a proposed oil pipeline turned violent on Saturday as Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners unleashed pepper spray and attack dogs against a group of Native American activists. The protestors have been attempting the halt the construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline that would cut directly through their tribal land and scared burial grounds in North Dakota.

 

At least six protestors have suffered bites from security dogs, including a young child,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

natural burialNatural burial ground opens in the Vale

natural burialNatural burial ground opens in the Vale
The first natural burial ground has opened in the Vale of Glamorgan. Native Woodland, the Monmouth-based company, officially opened the site Thursday with the Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan, Councillor Audrey Preston cutting the ribbon. Report by Media Wales’ James Cuff