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Benefits of Plants in the Home & Office : Artificial Greenery Article
24 Jun 2012
Plants inside Buildings
Artificial Plants & Trees
Indoor air pollution and low humidity are now ranked among the top five threats to public health. Every day, while at work in our offices, we are constantly bombarded with toxic fumes from carpets, furniture, cleaning products, computers, printers and photocopies. At home, we strive to limit the amount of toxins we breathe in, but it is difficult and not always feasible to get rid of them completely.
Exposure to these chemicals can result in dizziness, nausea, respiratory complaints, blurred vision, or even severe allergic reactions. Unless resolved, this can often lead to poor concentration and even increase in sick leave. Placing air-purifying plants in our office and home can reduce these health complaints significantly.
House Plants do more than just brighten up a room with color and living energy. Along with being pleasing to the eye, they bring real health benefits to your body. Not only do complaints about headaches, stress, heart/circulation-symptoms and colds decrease when indoor plants are present, according to Dr. Leona Rogler in “The comprehensive office series,” but also richly decorating a room with plants can help to keep the air clean.
Although live office plants are well liked, situations and locations aren’t always suitable, if for example the areas are hard to access or have low light levels. In which case artificial plants are a good option, nowadays they are often so life-like that they look like the real thing and require very close inspection to tell them apart.
Seasonal Architecture : article by Trevor Tucker – 15 Feb 2011
The Majlis: a meeting place, San Giorgio Maggiore
photo courtesy of architects office
The Majlis at San Giorgio Maggiore
Caravane Earth Foundation will bring a unique bamboo Majlis to the gardens of the Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice for the 2021 Architecture Biennale.
Madrid Rio, Spain
Design: Ginés Garrido of Burgos & Garrido, including Porras & La Casta, Rubio & Álvarez-Sala, and West 8
Madrid Rio image from West 8 landscape architects
Madrid Rio Landscape
The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) is pleased to announce that the 12th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design has been awarded to Madrid Río, a new linear park in Madrid. The three Madrid architecture studios and the Rotterdam-based landscape architecture firm will share the prize’s $50,000 purse.
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