9 08, 2017

Orange Regional Museum takes NSW Architecture Award

2017-08-10T14:19:14+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Awards|Tags: , , , |

Orange Regional Museum takes NSW Architecture Award The Orange Regional Museum has been awarded the Sulman Medal for Public Architecture in the NSW Architecture Awards. The iconic building features a large sloping grass roof, serving as a public meeting place and cultural space to hold festivals and movie nights and to display sculptures. The Crone Architects design combines the new museum with existing library and gallery buildings to create a cultural hub for the area. The grassed green roof project was undertaken by Junglefy in 2016 to provide consultation on the initial design concept and to bring the green roof to life. The recommended solution provided was a Geoweb system [...]

19 10, 2016

Top 10 secrets to successful living infrastructure maintenance

2017-06-11T17:59:01+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The building and installation of your green wall, façade or roof might seem like the final stage after months of planning and design but in reality, this is when things really start to take off. In fact, installation is just the beginning of your living infrastructure project – good maintenance will ensure your green façade, wall or roof remains as beautiful and healthy ten years from now, as the day it was first installed. Not only will it look good but it will also deliver some real health, economic and societal benefits too. Jock discussed a few of these in his previous blogs, check out our News & Views section [...]

23 09, 2016

Sourceable: Living infrastructure gains momentum with new RICS guide

2017-06-11T17:59:01+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Last month, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) launched a new living infrastructure guide. Launched by NSW Planning Minister, Rob Stokes MP at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the green roofs and walls guidance note provides surveyors with detailed advice and recommendations on the planning, design and implementation of green roofs and walls on commercial and residential buildings. The guide looks at green walls and roofs from the surveyor’s perspective, exploring the technical requirements of both new and retrofit projects, their potential value, legal considerations, as well as environmental and community impacts. UTS researcher and publication co-author, associate professor Sara Wilkinson, said the guide is a practical and [...]

27 07, 2016

Sourceable: Can urban farming take off in Australia?

2017-06-11T17:59:01+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

With the population booming, there is a need for sustainable food models. What would it take to make widespread urban farming a reality in Australia? Urban agriculture or ‘urban farming’ hasn’t really taken off either in Australia or around the world. The question is, why hasn’t the urban farming movement taken off and what can we do about it? First things first: what’s it all about? According to Urban Agriculture Australia, urban farming is the utilisation of local land and bio systems in order to meet the food needs of urban communities. By growing what we need near where we live, we reduce the food miles associated with long-distance transportation, [...]

14 06, 2016

Sourceable: The benefits of biophilia and greenery in retail

2017-06-11T17:59:01+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

When it comes to sustainability in the built environment, office buildings are often the testing ground for new design principles and technologies. Perhaps this is because they offer a manageably-sized microcosm to monitor, tweak and report on. Whatever the reason, I’m happy to see the expansion of sustainability (and living infrastructure) into other facets of the built environment. People today spend a lot of time in retail centres indulging in our passion for “consumerism” or “retail therapy.” It’s where we buy our groceries, catch up with friends, spend our lunch breaks (and our pay cheques). Shopping is pretty much a daily exercise. It’s time we make the spaces we spend [...]

21 04, 2016

Spotlight on Orange Regional Museum

2016-04-21T16:39:11+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Categories: Living Infrastructure|Tags: , , |

Living infrastructure in public spaces: Part 1 This blog is the first of several I’ll be writing about living infrastructure in public spaces. In this thematic series I’ll discuss a range of projects from around the world and try to shed some light on what makes ‘good’ green infrastructure in public spaces. Of course I had to start with an Aussie one so here it is – Orange Regional Museum, a project Junglefy was lucky enough to be involved in. Currently in the final stages of construction, the new Orange Regional Museum in central west NSW brings exhibition and public spaces together with the creation of a publicly accessible grass [...]

24 02, 2016

The grass is greener in Orange

2016-02-24T13:48:14+00:00 February 24th, 2016|Categories: Case Studies, Living Infrastructure|Tags: , , , |

The Junglefy team recently created an innovative new green roof for the new Orange Regional Museum which included over 1200 rolls of turf. The new museum is attracting widespread media attention, including Prime 7,  The Central Western Daily and ABC News and is set to become a feature of this bustling regional town. Orange City Council have taken a progressive approach to the design and sustainability aspects of the new museum, and the new grass roof will not only be a beautiful place for people to enjoy, it also has numerous sustainability features, including serving as an insulator for the building. In order to ensure the grass and soil don't erode from the roof, we used a product called [...]

10 01, 2016

MBA Award for The Steps at Central Park

2017-06-11T18:00:00+00:00 January 10th, 2016|Categories: Awards, Living Infrastructure|Tags: , , |

Congratulations to Richard Crookes Constructions for their recent MBA NSW Construction award ($50M-$100M) for The Steps at Central Park. This student accommodation project included a green roof, which Junglefy were proud to install.

23 11, 2015

Junglefy explains the many benefits of green roofs in urban environments

2017-06-11T18:00:00+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Green Roofs|Tags: , , , , |

This article was first published in Architecture & Design. Read the full article here... The rooftop is getting its rightful place under the sun with many building owners and developers increasingly adopting the green roof trend. Green roofs are connecting people living in urban environments with nature and the great outdoors. According to Junglefy, with the technical advancements in living infrastructure, no rooftop is safe from going green. Rooftops provide the perfect space for plants and ‘junglefication’ with green roofs seen as a workable solution for addressing issues related to high-density living in urban areas. Cleaner air Being natural air cleaners, plant have the incredible ability to filter particulate matter [...]

29 10, 2015

Architecture & Design: 2015 Sustainability Awards-winning HASSELL-designed urban landscaping project has Junglefy contribution

2017-06-11T18:00:00+00:00 October 29th, 2015|Categories: Awards, Media, Published Articles|Tags: , , , , , , |

This article was first published in Architecture & Design. Read the article here... The Burnley Living Roofs project at the University of Melbourne’s Burnley campus recently won the prestigious BPN Sustainability Award for landscape design. Designed by architecture firm HASSELL, the Burnley Living Roofs project won the Landscape Design category at the Australian BPN 2015 Sustainability Awards held in Sydney for making “an important contribution to the understanding of the benefits of green roof design” according to the jury. The judges explained that the project represented the future of urban landscaping and the successful integration of rooftop green infrastructure. They also noted that this kind of research was imperative to [...]

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