The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. Since 2002 the event has expanded to currently include 65 participating teams and nearly 10,000 students in three competitions around the world.
For the 2013 competition, Perry Cordoza of Nuvis, and currently the President of the SoCa Chapter of the ASLA invited Site Design Studio to design a courtyard as part of the event. Site Design then enlisted us, along with other manufacturers, to “supply the tools” so they could “create the space.”
We’re looking forward to the summit, which kicks off next week. It is an entire month of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and research papers on one of our favorite topics – living architecture! Think of it as a trade show, but without actually having to go anywhere to attend. Continue reading →
all photographs courtesy of Sean Ealey, Town & Gardens
Town & Gardens of New York, following up on the spectacular living wall they installed at the Technogym showroom in SoHo, put in this fantastic interior living wall in the lobby of an apartment cooperative in Brooklyn. They used our TerraScreen interior living wall system, just like in the other installation. Continue reading →
all images courtesy of Plant Solutions of Scottsdale, AZ
Our friends at Plant Solutions in Scottsdale just shared a fantastic slide show with us of their most recent installation of an interior living wall at the Del Friscos Grille in Phoenix. They’ve done great work in the past with our living walls (see here, here, and here), so we were anxious to share this with you.
Preparing the TerraScreen interior green wall on a custom frame
all images courtesy Joe Zazzera, Plant Solutions, Scottsdale, AZ
Jeff Basset of Unisource Global Solutions, in Chandler, AZ, recently worked with our regional sales representative Jon Willingham to design an interior living wall for their offices. They enlisted the help of Joe Zazzera and his team from Plant Solutions in Scottsdale to install and maintain the wall.
We frequently have people ask us whether it is complicated to install a TerraScreen system. This series of pictures answers that question better than anything…
all images courtesy of Dane Spencer Landscape Architecture
At Tournesol Siteworks, our goal is to manufacture products that allow designers to express their creativity. Landscape architect Dane Spencer took advantage of that and came up with a completely out-of-the-box application for our TerraScreen product at his own office in Sarasota, FL. Continue reading →
The TerraScreen continues to make its way around the world! You can find one at our partner’s office in Dubai, and most recently I received a picture from Rudy Ursem at Green Design in Sydney. They wanted to try out the system, and have been working with our partner A-Z Irrigation in Australia. They put their first one up in their conference room to see how it works. Rudy didn’t think there was anything special about it – we beg to differ!
They are currently looking at using them without irrigation in several applications. They like the sub-irrigation component, and think that they can make it work with their current 4-week maintenance rotations.