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”.”
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.
“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.
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.
Martin is building a house without money and on this video from TEDXWageningen Juul Martin on location at the Wageningen University he is explaining how !. Check out Martin’s website Lees verder House of Plenty – TEDXWageningen
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
One of Britain’s leading Garden and Landscape-designer Andy Sturgeon created this flying garden for EDF London Eye as part of London’s Southbank and Bankside Cultural Quarter Cityscapes Festival. The inaugural Cityscapes garden design festival takes place over the summer at … Lees verder London Eye Flying Garden
This edible greenhouse is a design of two dutch artists Marijke Bruinsma from ‘ de stuurlui.nl ‘ and Arjen de Groot from ‘ studio gras ‘.The idea behind this portable food-garden is to seduce people to grow their own food … Lees verder The Edible Greenhouse.
In the early 1900’s Bryant-Park was slowly deteriorated. The poor design of the park made it unappealing for the public.Public Gathering place ,stairs,walls and overgrown greenery sectioned off the space into small isolated pockets and prevented positive community interaction. Despite re-design … Lees verder Bryant Park designed for the future.
This great roof-garden with penthouse located in Chelsea,New York can be yours!.It’s one of the most famous roof-gardens. When you think this is something for me , check all the details overhere. For only $4.5 million you can drink your … Lees verder Roof-garden for sale.
Helsinki is the Urban Horticultural Capital of Europe,okay it’s not official but more and more initiative is taken on Urban-Farming. This year Helsinki is World Design Capital 2012 and this gave the Urban-Farming Movement a great boost forwards. This Roller-Coaster … Lees verder Helsinki Roller-Coaster Garden.
All around the world Architects and developers have plans for vertical farming,almost every major city that thinks of itself as being green have at least a plan for this. Until so far it’s a shame that these plans are only … Lees verder World’s first Vertical Forest.
The Atocha Train-station in Madrid,Spain is probably one of the greenest in the world. Since 1992 the station-building is the host for this botanical Garden and Turtle-Sanctuary. Passengers can wait for their next train on one of the many benches … Lees verder Botanical Garden in Atocha Station , Madrid.
Carrot City is een initiatief om Urban Agriculture en Design bij elkaar te brengen en hun kennis hierover te delen met de wereld. Carrot City toont hun designs voor Urban Farming op een soort Mood-Boards waarmee overal in de wereld expositie’s mee worden gegeven,momenteel zijn ze tot 22 juni nog te bewonderen in Amersfoort,waarover aan het einde van dit artikel meer informatie. Om een indruk te kunnen krijgen van wat u van Carrot City kunt verwachten hier alvast een impressie. Zelf weet ik zeker dat ik deze expositie ga bezoeken en zal daar in een later bericht nog over schrijven, … Lees verder Carrot City brengt Urban Agriculture en Design samen.