In this issue, We take a look at a project in Buenos Aires, Argentina - MeMo house – that was completed in 2016 by Estudio Bulla and BAM! The team’s key objective was to create a house that would also be a garden. The design specifications by the client, required the garden not to need watering, mowing, and maintenance. Over on page 18, Dubai Properties leads the way by creating the largest green wall in the region. On page 30, we learn more about Patrick Blanc, the French botanist and the creator of the Vertical Garden. The article details Blanc’s successful career and the effects the Vertical Garden has had in landscaping. On page 40 we see the impact of vertical garden’s directly on the industry, with a profile of Schaduf, the leading provider of urban green solutions in the Middle East.
Founded in 2011, the company are dedicated to enhancing quality of life through social and environmental changes using vertical gardens and green walls. We look at desert INK’s latest project, The Block. Known for creating exciting places which enhance lives, desert INK are a registered design consultancy based in the Dubai Design District. The Block was constructed over a seven-month period along the Dubai Canal in Dubai Design District (d3). Re-purposing seven hundred 30-ton concrete blocks left over from the canal construction, this urban park features recycled materials, countless play areas for children, an outdoor gym, sports facilities and food and beverage outlets.
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