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Ideas and insights in support of the greater use of plants in buildings for health and wellbeing

Corporate Greenery Design Issues

The Ten Largest Issues Architects/ Landscape Architects Currently Face When Working On Interior Landscapes in Tall Buildings A successful project must incorporate an eye for detail and design, as well as a greater understanding of the current trends, issues and needs...

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Corporate Greenery

A necessary collaboration between architects, engineers and plant specialists  Hassell Principal and Practice Architecture Leader, UK. Julian Gitsham, in a recent post “Buildings Need to be Curated; Collaboration With Other Fields Is Vital to an Era of Experience”...

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The Tree on the 35th Floor: An Update

WOW What a view! Yes, that is The Sydney Harbour Bridge. Since my recent post, from installation in July 2016 to December, the Ficus tree is looking superb, with dark glossy green leaves, having grown from 3.6m at installation to 4.0m now and 3.6m width, and heading...

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How to make the pitch for corporate greenery

Making the Pitch for Corporate Greenery Highly successful workspaces designed to enhance collaboration, innovation and productivity, embrace building features that impact on health and wellbeing. Incorporating creative interior landscapes that reconnect people with...

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Transforming the Mall

The way ahead is to stay ahead with outstanding interior landscapes According to a recent Shopping Centre Council of Australia Briefing Note, shopping centres must constantly reinvent themselves to stay relevant and contemporary. David Segal, in a December 2016...

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The Tree on the 35th Floor

Leading-edge CBD Building Feature Tree The recently completed (July 2016) 37-storey tower at 200 George Street, Sydney, occupied by Mirvac and Ernst & Young’s Sydney headquarters is described as one of Australia’s most environmentally advanced and sustainable...

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Indoor Air: “A product for concern”?

Clearing the air As a first step, we need a clear understanding of the terms IEQ (indoor environmental quality) and IAQ (indoor air quality), as they are frequently confused and often used interchangeably. We each need to take a deep personal interest in IAQ as it is...

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Good Light Brings Wellness Benefits to People and Plants

Nightingale, Florence, Notes on Nursing: What It Is and What It Is Not, London: Harrison, 1960 Second only to fresh air ... I should be inclined to rank light in importance for the sick. Direct sunlight, not only daylight, is necessary for speedy recovery ... I...

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