Jakob Rope Systems is a worldwide leader in manufacturing custom-made stainless steel wire rope, nets, rods, fasteners, and fittings providing design solutions and products for over 100 years in more than 55 countries. Green facades are appealing, ecologically sensible, and useful. The latest insights on climbing plants, combined with tastefully designed and technically sophisticated training systems, open a treasure chest of greening variations and styles. Jakob’s green solutions can be used to create a pleasant atmosphere, regulate interior temperature, and protect building facades. The product line includes Spacer and Wire Rope, Trellis Systems, Column Greening, Greening Barrier, Assembly Aids, and Webnet/spacers. Jakob uses AISI 316 high-grade stainless steel, and therefore will not rust. For more detailed information about Jakob Rope Systems (https://www.jakob-usa.com/), please visit their company profile (http://www.greenroofs.com/premium.php?sid=310#.VMPQ3f54qi3) in The Greenroof & Greenwall Directory (http://www.greenroofs.com/adv_directory.htm.) Stay on top of the Greenroof & Greenwall World by subscribing here: http://bit.ly/1HAbujW. Situated in the middle of Fukuoka City, Japan, ACROS Fukuoka Prefectural International Hall is a center of international, cultural and information exchange and underneath lies over one million square feet of multipurpose space. Designed by Emilio Ambasz, a pioneer of ecological architecture, the nearly 100,000-square-meter Tenjin Central Park in the city center was transposed by the architect onto 15 stepped vegetated terraces of the ACROS or “Asian Crossroads Over the Sea.” The very green design provided a solution for a common urban problem: reconciling a developer’s desire for profitable use of a site with the public’s need for open green space. The plan for Fukuoka fulfills both needs in one structure by creating an innovative agro-urban model. Its north face presents an elegant urban facade with a formal entrance appropriate to a building on the most prestigious street in Fukuoka’s financial district. The south side of the Hall extends an existing park […]
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