January 18, 2018

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International: SLA’s park design for Bjarke Ingels power plant revealed -

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There is still time to submit for IFLA 2018 World Congress- 4 days to deadline -

Friday, January 12, 2018

Urban-Think Tank develops low-cost housing for South African slum. -

Friday, January 12, 2018

Revisiting Landscape Architecture trends of 2017 and looking to 2018 and beyond -

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

This R15.2 Million lakeside home with a sloping green roof was just voted the best house in Britain -

Friday, December 8, 2017

UCT MLA exhibit and Jo Gibbons lecture -

Friday, December 8, 2017

Sneak peek at the Chelsea Flower Show 2018 -

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Despatch: multi-billion rand housing development due to begin Today! -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Despatch: multi-billion rand housing development set to begin today! -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Employment Position: Associate or Full Professor (tenure-stream) in Urban Forest Management, University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo honoured at the National Business Awards -

Friday, December 1, 2017

Cape Town accepts carbon neutral development challenge -

Friday, December 1, 2017

NEW Rainbird XFS-CV Dripline -

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Our suppliers at Itacotto have some great Black Friday Deals -

Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday Deals on the Husqvarna Automower® -

Friday, November 24, 2017

A thank you to Bernadette Vollmer for her dedication to the role of SACLAP Registrar -

Friday, November 24, 2017

Launch of the Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit Announced -

Friday, November 24, 2017

New Build in Higgovale for SAOTA -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Horticulturists and herbalists join hands -

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Competition for architects and urban designers as city embarks on carbon neutral development journey -

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

An indoor garden concept

 

An indoor garden concept uses the soil below the house to bring a bit of greenery into the living space

Indoor gardens can be very charming. Not only is it a great way to bring a natural life into your home, it also helps to improve the air quality.
Windowsill herb gardens have been popular for decades now and we’re seeing living walls taking root all over the place too but it’s not often that we see indoor gardens making use of the actual soil available below the house.
Brazilian landscape architect Juliana Freitas created a gorgeous indoor garden for the Casa Vila Real De Itu project, using the soil available directly below the living room.

To make this indoor garden possible the soil first had to be analysed and treated with natural fertilizer. A special irrigation system was also implemented to ensure that the plants are watered according to their individual needs.
The indoor garden has a metal and glass roof structure that incorporates a system which automatically opens and closes, depending on the weather conditions. The glass allows sunlight to reach the plants during the day.
An interesting concept, this indoor garden is only really suitable for large houses and office spaces. One advantage is that it is a lot simpler than vertical farming.

 

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Taken from Design Indaba

 

 

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