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Australia’s largest Junglefy Breathing Wall opens in Melbourne

Australia’s largest Junglefy Breathing Wall opens in Melbourne L-R: Jock Gammon, Junglefy; Deputy Mayor Arron Wood, City of Melbourne; Scott Mosley, Lendlease Australia’s largest Breathing Wall was unveiled on Friday 13 October at 485 La Trobe Street in Melbourne. At 88sqm, the large-scale Breathing Wall sets an aspirational benchmark for incorporating living infrastructure in our cities. The Junglefy Breathing Wall was officially opened by Scott Mosely from Australian Prime Property Fund Commercial, Lendlease and Deputy Lord Mayor from the City of Melbourne, Arron Wood who said, “The refurbishment at 485 La Trobe St demonstrates Lendlease’s ability to reposition an asset with sustainability as the first principle, guiding [...]

Living Infrastructure Will Benefit Australia’s Ageing Population

Living Infrastructure Will Benefit Australia’s Ageing Population By Jock Gammon This article was originally published in Sourceable Australia’s ageing population is about to greatly increase the country’s demand for living infrastructure. Anyone who knows Baby Boomers knows this generation is not going to go off quietly into old age. Combine that with the fact that Australians are living longer, and it is essential we unlock the benefits of integrating plants and living infrastructure systems into our aged care facilities. Green roof, Bridgepoint Australians have one of the highest life expectancies in the world, and more than 15 per cent of our population is currently aged 65 years [...]

Another award win for City of Adelaide

City of Adelaide receives Award of Excellence The City of Adelaide has received an Award of Excellence in the 2017 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) National Landscape Awards for its capacity to respond to big challenges. The Colonel Light Centre in Adelaide's city centre was transformed through the addition of living infrastructure to its facade and columns, creating a living building that provides a aesthetic beauty, a wildlife habitat, rainwater harvesting and cooling properties. The City has also previously received an AILA 2017 SA award for this project and were commended on their leadership in creating a more liveable city. Read more about this project: [...]

LFIA Symposium 2017 – recap

By Suzie Barnett and originally published on the Living Future Institute of Australia's website The venue: Quarantine Station I was lucky enough to attend the first Living Future Institute of Australia (LFIA) Symposium in Manly on 15 September and thought I’d share some thoughts inspired by the event. When Paolo Bevilacqua, Director and Chair of the LFIA opened the day’s discussions he said something that stirred me. He said “we all spend too much time creating spaces that are just less bad. Less bad for us, for the people that use them, for the communities around them, and for the environment.” Less bad. Could it be true? [...]

2017-10-09T11:24:04+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Events, Industry News|Tags: |

Sydney Design Awards for Breathing Wall projects

Sydney Design Awards for Breathing Wall projects The Atlassian office in Sydney has received a Gold Award at the 2017 Sydney Design Awards for its interior office fitout by Siren Design. The fitout, featuring cascading plants and the Junglefy Breathing Wall, fulfilled the brief to create a practical and flexible workspace whilst providing a unique and highly creative space that would live up to Atlassian’s credentials as “The Best Place to Work”. Receiving Silver in the Sydney Design Awards, is Orange Regional Museum for its architecture by Crone. The project was recognised for its innovative blend of architecture, public meeting place and [...]

City of Melbourne’s Rooftop Project

Leading by green example - City of Melbourne's 'Rooftop Project' As London's mayor announced an impressive plan to make London zero-carbon and 50% green by 2050, we are now seeing local initiatives emerging to benefit Australians too. The City of Melbourne currently has its Urban Forest Fund in place and has now developed the Rooftop Project to encourage urban rooftops to be used for solar, cool or green roofs.  With Melbourne rooftops totaling 880 hectares of potential usable space, the new initiative could help to drive the uptake of green and living infrastructure on what has traditonally been an underutilised space. The Rooftop Project's webpage provides an interactive map [...]

2017-10-17T10:38:24+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: Green Roofs, Industry News, Living Infrastructure, News|

Living Futures Institute of Australia – Symposium 2017

Do you believe in a living future? Join industry leaders to discuss ‘Abundance + Spirit’ and help define, redefine, examine and challenge this concept at the inaugural Living Future Institute of Australia’s Symposium 2017. This year’s event will investigate what a ‘Living Future’ would look like. We are proud sponsors of this event and 100% support the drive toward a more resilient, restorative and socially just future. So come along and join us. Attendees are encouraged to not only listen, but to actively participate in what promises to be an engaging and lively discussion around our future. As you are a friend of Junglefy, you are able to purchase [...]

2017-08-28T09:10:48+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Categories: Events, News|

‘Healthy Offices: Why Wellness is the new Green’ report

‘Healthy Offices: Why Wellness is the new Green’ report The property industry has undergone a seismic shift over the last few decades with the design and construction of sustainable buildings now the norm in building standards. The last piece of the puzzle yet to be addressed is the health and wellbeing of building occupants. In the recently published ‘Healthy Offices: Why Wellness is the new Green’ report by The Fifth Estate, it reveals that the average Australian spends 90% of their time indoors, and a large portion of that time is in an office. Healthy workspaces lead to increased staff productivity, increased profitability, reduced sick days and a reduced [...]

2017-08-30T10:47:32+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing, Industry News|

Victoria here we come!

Victoria here we come!  We are excited to announce the appointment of Russ Hogan as our Victorian State Manager. Junglefy has recently won a number of projects in Melbourne including Australia's largest Breathing Wall at 485 La Trobe Street. This signals a new era for Junglefy and we couldn't be happier to welcome Russ into our our senior management team. The introduction of the Urban Forest Fund by the City of Melbourne has driven demand for our living infrastructure services in Victoria and we felt it important that we appoint someone local to the Victorian market. Russ joins us with over 15 years of business development and management experience across [...]

2017-08-23T09:52:12+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|

Five times green walls elevated interior architecture

Five times green walls elevated interior architecture This article was originally published in Architecture & Design Plant-covered buildings have become immensely popular over the last few years – and understandably so. Exterior green roofs and walls have several benefits for our environment, from ‘cleaning’ the air in our cities to acting as noise insulators and regulating the indoor temperatures of a building. Not to mention how good they look, and how little maintenance they require if they are properly installed. These same advantages are shared by green walls that are used indoors. Interior living walls help to improve indoor air [...]

2017-08-21T14:38:02+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Categories: Breathing Wall, Case Studies, News, Published Articles|
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