March 2015

Benefits of a green roof

In addition to being a nice place to spend time outdoors, green roofs make the built environment more sustainable. A green roof reduces storm water run-off, increases the quality of water run-off, reduces flash flooding, reduces the heat generated from… Continue Reading →

Extreme gardening on the 92nd floor of the Eureka Tower

The Age has today run a story on the viability of using air plants on the tallest buildings on Melbourne’s city skyline as part of studies into greening the CBD. Interesting article and while we haven’t looked at air plants, it covers a… Continue Reading →

Architect Mordechai Benshemesh

38 Westbury Street was designed by acclaimed modernist architect Mordechai Benshemesh in 1951. He is well known for designing Melbourne landmarks including one of Melbourne’s first large scale modernist apartment blocks, Edgewater Towers in St Kilda. Following is a brief… Continue Reading →

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