News roundup: The architecture of greenhouses, and other headlines

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For PropertyGuru’s property news roundup, we look at designing for plants – the architecture of greenhouses. In other headlines, nearly 4,000 hectares of Vietnam’s forests are at extreme fire risk, and check out the “coolest” street in the world, Melbourne’s High Street.

Designing for plants: The architecture of greenhouses and their relationship with the environment

When delving into the envelope of construction and examining how the interior relates to the exterior, the concept of greenhouses emerges as an opportunity to cultivate life indoors, whether dependent on external factors or not. Defined as spaces enclosed by glass or other transparent plastic materials, greenhouses facilitate the growth of vegetables and ornamental plants even during periods of adverse external weather conditions.

However, what does designing for plants involve? According to ArchDaily, climate, species, structural design, and the type of covering are just a few of the considerations to take into account.

Nearly 4,000 hectares of forest in Ca Mau at extreme fire risk

Among the over 33,000 hectares of drought-hit forest in the southernmost province of Ca Mau, more than 13,530ha has fire potential rated as “dangerous” (Level 4) and nearly 4,000ha “extremely dangerous” (Level 5), local authorities said in a VietnamPlus report.

The forest protection sub-department under the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said on March 15 that the most drought-hit forests are located in the areas of the U Minh Ha forestry company, the U Minh Ha National Park, the forest protection unit of Hon Khoai Island, and U Minh and Tran Van Thoi districts.

What it’s like to live and work on the ‘coolest’ street in the world

A Melbourne thoroughfare filled with snug bars, trendy cafes and restaurants, boutique stores, and a buzzing nightlife has been dubbed the world’s coolest.

Time Out magazine bestowed the top honour on High Street, in the inner north, in a decision that left those who live and work there furiously agreeing. The strip stretches from Westgarth at the south end through to Northcote, Thornbury, Preston, and north to Reservoir.

The long thoroughfare is the beating heart of the inner north, with its global dining experiences, unique and locally owned independent stores, intimate live venues, and welcoming vibe.

“It’s less pretentious and just really friendly and welcoming,” said Francesca’s Bar owner Ben Mathieson in, who finds the title “surprising but also warranted”.

“There’s pretty awesome other destinations around the world, so to be named one of the coolest streets in the world is a pretty big deal.”

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