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) Lees verder “The Russell Page Garden at the Frick to be “Destroyed”.”
Master plan and landscape design for 133-acre central Virginia farm. Nelson Byrd Woltz has been working with the client for over 12 years, implementing the master plan. Lees verder “Seven Ponds Farm Virginia by Nelson-Byrd-Woltz”
The history of the Cambo Estate (is located to the south of St Andrews in the East of Fife, Scotland). goes back to the 12th century,but the design of the garden is very much up to date. Lees verder “Cambo, from 12th Century Garden & Victorian Garden to Dutch Wave”
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
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
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.
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.
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
“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.
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.
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.
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 … Lees verder The Beirut Wonder Forest.
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 … Lees verder Green Master Plan for Huizhou,China.
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 … Lees verder World Architect Festival Winner,the Kallang River Bishan Park
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. Lees verder New Urban Park Jardin Serge Gainsbourg in Paris.
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. Lees verder Park of Senses in Spain.
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 … Lees verder Dutch Green Buildings Awards
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 … Lees verder The Green Bunker in Amsterdam.
An abandoned trolley Terminal below Delanceystreet,NYC dating back the 1900’s is the location for New York’s newest Urban Green Adventure. After the succes of ‘The Highline’ this is another great project and again something completely new, the Trolley Station is … Lees verder ‘The Lowline’ New York’s Underground Park.
Landscape – Design in The Netherlands. Architects Karres & Brands. Location Tilburg. Client Tilburg City Council. Area 8 ha. Budget 2.500.000 euro. The Quirijn Park is situated on a narrow strip of land that was once intended for … Lees verder Modern Landscape-design in Tilburg ,The Netherlands