The Russell Page Garden at the Frick to be “Destroyed”.

On 5th Avenue in New York City, money is more important than green space. The Frick expansion plan calls for razing the permanent Viewing Garden, designed by renowned British landscape architect Russell Page (one of only two works in the U.S.A)

Piet Oudolf – The Dutch Dream

  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 plants on a much larger scale than usual and the many grasses he is using…

The 606 Bloomingdale Trail Park in Chicago

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 parks and neighborhoods in a seamless way. Plans to turn the abandoned freight line into…

Park Royal Tower opens in Singapore

The Park Royal on Pickering occupies a long and narrow plot in the west part of city’s central business district and connects the historic shophouse district with the Singapore River and park.

Urban Air turns Billboards into “Living Cloud Forest”.

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…

Biowonder-New Green Bank in Calcutta.

“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…

New Linear Park at Embassy Gardens, London.

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 site is currently occupied by some old industrial depots and New Covent Garden , the…

Portal of Awareness in Mexico-city.

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 than 1,497 metal coffee cups. The main structure consist of 41 arches connected te each…

Japanese Botanical Garden illuminated with millions of LED-Lights.

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 of the Country” . Green,Blue and Pink LED-Lights are representing the changing morning Light. Violet…

Blue Ridge House ,Virginia has Geo-thermal Energy.

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 wells make this possible   The location of the Blue Ridge House is a 200…

New Klyde Warren Park Built over I-35 Freeway in Dallas, Texas.

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 with the city’s Uptown neighborhood, healing a small portion of the gash created by the…

The Edinburgh Gardens Rain Garden in Melbourne.

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 sustainable source of treated stormwater for the parks mature trees and sporting fields in a…

Nathan Phillips Square Podium Toronto Largest Roof Garden of Canada.

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 for over a decade. Today, this heritage site is the largest publicly accessible green roof…

Public Park on top of Logrono Railway Station

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 with grasses and other vegetation and serves as public park. Four towers pop up from…

Plans for China’s first Self Sufficient City , Chengdu Tianfu.

“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 great place to live, work and raise a family.” Chicago based Architects Adrien Smith &…

100 Year Old Compton Oak on the Move.

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 City City Council voted to have the tree relocated about 1,500 feet to parkland that…

Great Green Street in Spain.

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.

The (Amsterdam)Watergraafsmeer Garden-studio by CC-Studio.

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 neighbors . Often their view can be spoilt by bricks and for this (Amsterdam)problem Designers…

The Beirut Wonder Forest.

Beirut is a concrete and pollution mayhem. Ironically, the high pollution levels are not caused by the industries that they do not have, by the crippled political system, by armed militias or by foreign interferences, but instead, it is a problem from within the populace itself, which has proven throughout the years to be uncooperative…

Green Master Plan for Huizhou,China.

  Dom Aquitectura made this green master plan for the Chinese city of Huizhou. Vertical gardens create a better environment and fresh air. The use of vertical gardens is really optimized in this plan and so are the plans for the big parks . The park creates a natural flow of pedestrians and clean air….

World Architect Festival Winner,the Kallang River Bishan Park

Mr.Herbert Dreiseitl from Atelier Dreiseitl started to work on the plans for the Kallang River Bishan Park in Singapore back in 2009. Bishan Park is one of Singapore’s most popular parks in the heartlands of Singapore with more than 3 milllion visitors to the park annually. As part of a much-needed park upgrade and plans to…

New Urban Park Jardin Serge Gainsbourg in Paris.

This 6-acres park is built on the circular road at the Porte des Lilas in Paris.The park has two major functions, hiding the unsightly road and connecting two neighborhoods with each other . The park called Jardin Serge Gainsbourg is designed by Territoires and contains a Playground,ball-court,Rain-collection and plenty of space for recreation.

Park of Senses in Spain.

An Area of 13.090 m2 VAM Architects ceated a Garden of Senses . This public area in Castellon(Spain) has an educational and pleasure function.

Dutch Green Buildings Awards

Yesterday for the first time the winners of the Dutch Green Building Award where presented. This competition is organized by Trade-Magazine Dak & Gevel Groen(Green Walls & Roofs). Three winners in there Category,green roofs 0ver 1000 m2,250-1000 m2 and smaller 250 m2 . First price winner in category over 1000 m2 is the new office…

The Green Bunker in Amsterdam.

The Science-park of the University of Amsterdam located in the Eastern part of the City was given a complete make-over the last six years. I used to live next door of this Science-park and walked my dogs over there. Most of the buildings from the 50’s of last century are being renovated and re-designed. When…