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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 [...]

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 [...]

Orange Regional Museum takes NSW Architecture Award

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 [...]

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

Top 10 secrets to successful living infrastructure maintenance

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 [...]

Sourceable: Living infrastructure gains momentum with new RICS guide

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 [...]

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

Sourceable: Can urban farming take off in Australia?

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, [...]

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

Sourceable: The benefits of biophilia and greenery in retail

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 [...]

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

Spotlight on Orange Regional Museum

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 [...]

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

The grass is greener in Orange

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 [...]

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

MBA Award for The Steps at Central Park

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.

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