Monocle on Design

Green buildings and landscapes – how do we make them?

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22 September 2020

Episode 467

30 minutes


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From sustainable concrete alternatives to urban reforestation, we talk to architects, landscape architects and designers who are finding innovative ways to make their projects – and our planet – just a little bit better.

22 September 2020

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Chapter 1

5 minutes


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Chapter 1

Oxara

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We speak to Gnanli Landrou, CEO of Oxara, a Swiss company whose pioneering product is a mineral mixture that can be added to construction waste to form a sustainable concrete.

5 minutes

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Chapter 2

13 minutes


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Chapter 2

Healthy landscapes and urban forests

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Nic Monisse speaks to Mikyoung Kim and Elise van Middelem about the impact of carefully designed urban landscapes on the natural environment.

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Chapter 3

6 minutes


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Chapter 3

Brisbane’s creeks

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Mikaela Aitken explores landscape architecture studio Lat27’s plans to regenerate Brisbane’s Oxley Creek.

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