The predominantly flat, open site called for bold gestures to balance the strong forms of the architects studio. A trilogy of structures – observatory – spa – stone pyramid are grounded by linear forms. The pyramid is made out of … Lees verder Stone Edge Farm by Andrea Cochran
Los Angeles based artist Stephen Glassman has this great idea to turn old Billboards into lushy gardens. The artist wants to create living cloud forests and by doing this creating some breathing space for the car-drivers . For URBANFLORA only one thing is important ” more green in the city” and this is another example of innovative thinking to bring nature into the urban living areas. Lees verder “Urban Air turns Billboards into “Living Cloud Forest”.”
“Men first make buildings and then the buildings make men” say this project’s designers. “We are an integral part of nature, every rhythm or natural phenomenon around us brings biochemical changes in our body. For example, the changes in the sunlight around us influence the ebbing and flow of hormone in our body. It controls our circadian clock (bio-clock) in or body. Similarly thousands of natural phenomenon influence our stress levels, perception etc.”
NASA has built a new facility at the entrance of the Amess Research Center in Silicon Valley . The new sustainable base is completely solar-powered . Lees verder “New- Solar Powered – Sustainsable Base for NASA.”
London-City just presented their plans for a new City-park , the new “Linear Park” winds it’s way through a new housing development project . This project is taken place right now and goes from Vauxhall to New Battersea Power-station. The … Lees verder New Linear Park at Embassy Gardens, London.
Looking at this design you probably recognize the wooden Trellis as the one we use in gardens to assist Climbing Plants. And indeed it is the idea behind these trellis-walls. Nature can go wild against these walls and make these … Lees verder The Trellis “Garden House” .
The Roof-gardens in this project are connecting a series of independent buildings. The buildings have various functions used by family-members.The roofs provide insulation, clean air and even edible produce but are also linked together by a system of bridges and … Lees verder Sublime Japanese Roof-Garden ; Secret Garden.
Heatherwick Studio was commissioned to design a pedestrian bridge to span an inlet of the Grand Union Canal at Paddington Basin, London, and provide an access route for workers and residents. Crucially, the bridge needed to open to allow access … Lees verder London Rolling Bridge .
Tree-houses are a dream of every boy but for some boys this dream becomes reality. This Tree-house floats above the tree-tops is made of metal and wood. Set on a series of thin metal stilts (with tension rods to … Lees verder Floating on a Forest.
The “Elok House” is a real Plant-home , it’s not just an interior-plant that makes the trick but in this home a complete jungle or forest makes the difference. With more plants and trees than you can shake a … Lees verder Living in a Jungle at Home.
Inspired by the German Passivhaus approach and technical methods developed by physicist Wolfgang Feist, Bere Architects’ own director Justin Bere started building his own home back in 2002. “The Muse” is a Energy Efficient Solar-powered home located in Newington Green … Lees verder Four Roof-gardens and Forty Birch-trees ; The Muse in London.
This house build in 2012 has great plant-features , the first great green wall is the front of this Residential Single Family House. The green walls are perfect for the climate-control of the house, in the summer they absorb sunlight … Lees verder The Travessa Vertical Garden Home.
Berlin is not the first destination when looking for a place to Scuba-dive . The Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin offers a great new facility for Deep Sea Divers. The hotel lobby has an 82-feet Aquadom with the guest-elevators running … Lees verder Scuba-Diving in Radisson Blu Hotel Berlin.
One of the major roads in Mexico-city ( Paseo de la Reforma ) is chosen by Coffee-giant Nestle for it’s Portal of Awareness-project. Nestle commissioned Architect Rojkind Arquitectos to make a design , a dynamic urban installation comprised of no fewer … Lees verder Portal of Awareness in Mexico-city.
The Nabana no Sato Botanical Garden in Japan is ready for Christmas , millions of LED-Lights in the Botanical Garden make a fantastical Winter Wonderland. The Light-show is much appreciated and by the public chosen as ” Best Light Show … Lees verder Japanese Botanical Garden illuminated with millions of LED-Lights.
It’s not only the superb location , the foot of Blue Ridge mountain , but also the energy-source of the Blue Ridge House what makes this house so special. The house’s heating and cooling from geo-thermal energy , 10 geo-thermal … Lees verder Blue Ridge House ,Virginia has Geo-thermal Energy.
Dallas residents have a new public park opened last saturday , the Klyde warren park. The park adds the much needed green to this city. The park is built on a cap over the I-35 freeway and it reconnects downtown Dallas … Lees verder New Klyde Warren Park Built over I-35 Freeway in Dallas, Texas.
The office building of Alterra in Wageningen,The Netherlands has two gardens ( 2000 m2 ) inside the building. The garden help with the buildings climate-control and create a better environment to the people working in this building. All the rooms … Lees verder Mediterranean Interior Garden Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Melbourne has experienced some years of drought and this project was to replace the existing need for potable water being used to irrigate the parks and gardens.The Edinburgh Gardens Rain Garden designed by GHD pty Ltd is to provide a … Lees verder The Edinburgh Gardens Rain Garden in Melbourne.
The original design for Nathan Phillips Square podium in Toronto,Canada is from Finnish Architect Viljo Revell as a public ceremonial space made accessible by a giant sculptural ramp.This space proved to be a grim, paved void, remaining closed to the public … Lees verder Nathan Phillips Square Podium Toronto Largest Roof Garden of Canada.
Logrono’s ( Spain ) Railway Station needed to be upgraded for new High-speed Rail. So plans were made for the whole site, five new residential towers are build, the renovated railway-station and a new public park. The railway-station is topped … Lees verder Public Park on top of Logrono Railway Station
The owner of this house , situated in Falco United States , a high-end contemporary art-collector , desired a contemporary sculpture/residence to both himself and his art-collection . The owner is raised in NorthDakota and wished for the design to … Lees verder Sustainable Garden for Falco Art-collector.
Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping container into a playhouse, a garden retreat and a guesthouse for visiting artists. The container measures a narrow and … Lees verder Going Small in Texas.
A budget of 3000 Pounds was all there is to build a home by Simon Dale . Simon had to prove he could be the Architect and Builder all at the same time. and he managed. With £3,000, a few … Lees verder A Bridget the Midget Home in Wales.
The Green House is a project by Architect Hiren Patel . Sustainability is the main principle of this home build in Gujarat,India. This project has many eco-friendly technology and architectural features.Ramp leads to formal living room amidst frangipani unlike … Lees verder The Green House in Gujarat , India.
A great idea, planting a natural sun-screen , helps cool the house and creates a great green view. Architects Hideo Kumaki planted this natural curtain by a Tokyo home. Creating an aesthetically pleasing view from the kitchen. The curtain will … Lees verder Natural Curtain by Tokyo Home.
The Ecotelhado Hotel in Bogota,Colombia made this wonderful rooftop-garden .A recent renovation of the 50-year old building was completed with this garden wich helps cooling the building and rainwater-harvesting. The garden was made of 1,6 ton waste from the Shoe-industry and … Lees verder Beautiful Rooftop-garden Ecotelhado Hotel Bogota,Colombia
Singapore is making a big step forwards in Local Sustainable Food Production with the opening of a Commercial Vertical Farm. This Farm is world’s first commercial Vertical farm and produces 1 ton of Vegetables locally grown. For now the … Lees verder Singapore has First Commercial Vertical farm!.
“Great City will demonstrate that high-density living doesn’t have to be polluted and alienated from nature. Everything within the built environment of Great City is considered to enhance the quality of life of its residents. Quite simply, it offers a … Lees verder Plans for China’s first Self Sufficient City , Chengdu Tianfu.
The Chamber of Commerce in Amiens had to expend their office-building wich is an 100-year old Art-Nouveau building. The new building is almost completely covered with a spectacular Japanese-style Vertical Garden. More then 40 varieties of plants are used in … Lees verder Japanese Vertical Garden in Amiens,France.
The New Zealand Government have got behind a $250,000 aid project and have built a trial aquaponics system on the Cook island of Rarotonga , located in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. Many of the Islanders have … Lees verder Aquaponics in the Pacific.
In 2013 the International Building Exhibition (IBA) is being held in Hamburg and there will be a lot of attention for Green buildings. When it comes to sustainable buildings , nothing gets greener than this building. The world’s first bio-adaptive … Lees verder Live Algae Used In World’s First Bio-Adaptive Facade.
A 100 -Year old Oak Tree is successful moved and replanted . The old tree came in the way for improvements to Louisiana Ave. in Leaque City,Texas and set to be cut down. Instead of cutting down the historic oak, League … Lees verder 100 Year Old Compton Oak on the Move.
Architect Jose Selgas made this creation for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012. This hydroponic system is built to show us the use of different materials to grow plants with,and even with existing materials made for other purposes. This system is … Lees verder Hydroponics at Venice Architecture Biennale 2012.
Volet végétal from Barreau&Charbonnet on Vimeo. The Volet Vegetal is a DIY-construction for plants in your window,with this invention you can have plants hanged out or inside. Growing outside and harvesting inside is made easy with this great. Lees verder Grow Outside, Harvest Inside.
We all now how important green is for our environment. The people in this street in Sitges,Catalunya Spain must be happy when looking at this view. Lees verder Great Green Street in Spain.
Having a garden in Amsterdam is a great gift and most of the time these Amsterdam City-gardens are quite small. Having a garden-shed can be a problem,living so close to each other a shed can be real obstacle for your … Lees verder The (Amsterdam)Watergraafsmeer Garden-studio by CC-Studio.