De Italiaanse architect Stefano Boeri is internationaal vooral bekend geworden voor zijn ontwerp van het eerste verticale bos – Bosco Verticale – in Milaan. Dezelfde architect heeft … Lees verder Woontoren Eindhoven krijgt eerste Verticale bos van Nederland
The design of the temporary house can be best described as a Yourtopia, a personal but also utopian vision on living in the early 21st century. Social issues like the influence of globalization, the longing for privacy and the almost perverse imbalance in the distribution of wealth have changed our vision on contemporary architecture. Lees verder “Yourtopia Pavilion Rotterdam by SeARCH”
Hof van de vierde Sortie in Amersfoort The Netherlands by Sergey. After visiting The Netherlands Garden Photographer Sergey Karepanov went to the UK where the private garden of Noel Kingsbury was the first on his list. Sergey is a great … Lees verder Noel Kingsbury’s Experimental Grounds
More and more Architects discover the advantages of Living Walls to make a building more sustainable. Facade greening has the same benefits as Green Roofs, the Living Walls can help to cool a building in summer and keep it warmer in winter. Lees verder “Living Walls as Artworks around your home”
Working in a green environment has many advantages for businesses, from one-man businesses to multinationals, where the investment in green soon may have a positive effect on the operating result of your company. Lees verder “How Plants improve your business profit”
Garden Designers do their best, the Plants do the rest. Another 2 Gardens and the plants of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014. Lees verder “Chelsea Flower Show – Designers do their best, the Plants do the rest”
The Garden Designers did their very best but the real winners are the plants! The planting Lists of 3 gardens, tomorrow 3 other gardens. Lees verder “The Plants of the Winning Gardens at Chelsea”
After the form of the flower, seedbuds or afterlife of plants are most important and after this the texture of leaves and on the last place the color of the flowers. Structure is important in creating a succesful planting. Lees verder “GO WILD! 30 Plants for a Naturalistic Planting Design”
In the specially designed wetland, a pump recirculates rainwater, moving it through layers of gravel, sand and plant roots that filter and clean the water through this natural biofiltration system. Grasses are important in the native garden and are used … Lees verder NYBG Native Plant Garden
Garden Designers Tommaso del Buono & Paul Gazerwitz (del Buono Gazerwitz) and The Telegraph both had the daunting task to keep up the long tradition of being a Gold Medalist at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The design they made for … Lees verder The Telegraph Show Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Thinking of roses gives a romantic feeling to many of us, we think of the beautiful fragant flowers. Roses have long been used in the English Border wich gave them a ‘classic’ peformance. Declining interest in gardening at the end … Lees verder Go Wild with Roses
Piet Oudolf is from the mid 90′s of the past century the leading figure in International Garden & Landscape Design. In the international field of Garden & Landscape Design his planting-designs are pioneering and innovative. The use of native … Lees verder Piet Oudolf – The Dutch Dream
Biodiversity and sustainability are becoming increasingly more important and there’s a major role for them in this new way of planting. So let’s name this new way of planting; the Natural garden. (or what ever you like to name it) … Lees verder GO WILD! Guide for Naturalistic Planting Design
The assignment that the Chief of the Bank of Springfield gave to Adam Woodruff was clear; the design must have a boldly impact on the streetscape. If Adam was succesfull in doing so you can judge for yourself, in any case the … Lees verder Gardens at the Bank of Springfield by Adam Woodruff
Photography; Jolanthe Lalkens
At last I had a meeting with Carrie Preston , something I had been looking for a long time. This American Garden Designer living in the Netherlands had often managed to get my attention. On the initiative of Carrie we met at the ‘Bakker’s Winkel’ on the site of the former gasworks in Amsterdam. It was rather busy in this trendy restaurant but without effort I was able to recognize her among all these people .
Carrie was sitting at a table at the back of the restaurant behind her laptop with her lush dark blond curls and with a serious expression on her face and as time went by our conversation became more spontaneous but the serious expression remained , especially when our conversation came to her great passion: desiging beautiful , livable and functional gardens .
The abandoned freight line that cuts diagonally across Chicago will soon be a beautiful green-lined recreational trail. Construction has officially begun on the Bloomingdale Trail—now renamed The 606—which will be a 2.7 mile elevated recreational area connecting 5 area local … Lees verder The 606 Bloomingdale Trail Park in Chicago
Shanghai based Atelier Archmixing has recently changed a former pigpen into a cozy pavilion in a small traditional town located in Yangtze Delta area( China.) It is a supplement for two traditional style residences, providing an extra place for meeting … Lees verder Twin Trees Pavilion, mixing artificial and natural atmosphere.
‘Jones Road Garden’ in Girard, Illinois, is a wonderful example in wich way Adam Woodruff brings his customers into contact with nature and the greater landscape. In an earlier article (TuinenStruinen) on one of his designs: The Gardens at the … Lees verder Jones Road Garden, Naturalistic Design by Adam Woodruff
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.
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.