Science Nation - Green Roofs

submitted by: nsf
Ingenuity sprouting from the rooftops The rooftops of Manhattan are as varied as the city itself. A glance at the city skyline reveals a myriad of shapes and colors. Look a little closer and the shapes reveal themselves to be the things we often see rooted on Manhattan buildings, such as water towers, ventilation systems and communications equipment. But, on a few rooftops, something else is taking root--literally. For this and more Science Nation, go to...

21st Century Ideal Building

submitted by: hcau
Recent studies suggest the importance of sustainability when designing buildings and architecture. This paper identifies a new and ideal form of buildings for the near future: green buildings with the contribution of art. The result from interviews and surveys show that people think art can make a significant difference from green buildings that have not considered any artistic element, and they want urban planners and architects to pay more efforts to design artistic sustainable...