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  of innovative thinking to bring nature into the urban living areas. Lees verder “Urban Air turns Billboards into “Living Cloud Forest”.”

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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 … Lees verder Nathan Phillips Square Podium Toronto Largest Roof Garden of Canada.

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 … Lees verder Public Park on top of Logrono Railway Station

Sustainable Garden for Falco Art-collector.

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.

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

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 … Lees verder World Architect Festival Winner,the Kallang River Bishan Park

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. Lees verder New Urban Park Jardin Serge Gainsbourg in Paris.

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 … Lees verder Dutch Green Buildings Awards

‘The Lowline’ New York’s Underground Park.

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.

Modern Landscape-design in Tilburg ,The Netherlands

  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

Bryant Park designed for the future.

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.

Helsinki Roller-Coaster Garden.

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.

World’s first Vertical Forest.

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.