Green Wall, Green Roof

Perhaps not quite what you’d expect.

House Plants

Built with recycled sheet metal, its tin roof held down by bricks, this shack in Hong Kong’s Tai Wai Village is covered by potted plants — an improvised take on the sophisticated green walls pioneered by people like Patrick Blanc.

Green Experiments in Public Housing

Hong Kong’s public housing estates are going green. In recent years, the Housing Authority has been using its estates as laboratories for the latest green technologies, a move that could help reduce Hong Kong’s air pollution and encourage more sustainable building practices. Some of the authority’s latest efforts can be seen in Yau Lai Estate, […]

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