Stone Edge Farm by Andrea Cochran

The predominantly flat, open site called for bold gestures to balance the strong forms of the architects studio. A trilogy of structures – observatory – spa – stone pyramid are grounded by linear forms. The pyramid is made out of re-used stone from the old garden. Ancient olive trees take care of natural structure and … Doorgaan met het lezen van Stone Edge Farm by Andrea Cochran

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. The 12-story high tower features massive curvaceous, solar-powered sky-gardens that appear to be an extension of the adjacent city park. Among its many … Doorgaan met het lezen van Park Royal Tower opens in Singapore

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Urban Air turns Billboards into “Living Cloud Forest”.

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Biowonder-New Green Bank in Calcutta.

New- Solar Powered – Sustainsable Base for NASA.

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 . The building and landscape are design 'native to place' - they capitalise on the natural resources of its location and blend seamlessly with their contextual environment and culture. The … Doorgaan met het lezen van New- Solar Powered – Sustainsable Base for NASA.

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van New Linear Park at Embassy Gardens, London.

The Trellis “Garden House” .

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 walls into great vertical-gardens.   The relatively simple crisscrossing wooden trellises span from ground to … Doorgaan met het lezen van The Trellis “Garden House” .

Sublime Japanese Roof-Garden ; Secret Garden.

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 stairs.   Sadly (or fortunately, depending on your perspective), this critical design choice would not … Doorgaan met het lezen van Sublime Japanese Roof-Garden ; Secret Garden.

London Rolling Bridge .

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 for the boat moored in the inlet. The aim was to make the movement the … Doorgaan met het lezen van London Rolling Bridge .

Floating on a Forest.

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 prevent torque), the design by HSWSG is a Japanese weekend getaway both apart from and … Doorgaan met het lezen van Floating on a Forest.

Living in a Jungle at Home.

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 stick at, each room has a combination of green growth that goes beyond simple decorative … Doorgaan met het lezen van Living in a Jungle at Home.

Four Roof-gardens and Forty Birch-trees ; The Muse in London.

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 in North London. The home is topped with 4 roof-gardens,40 trees and two meadows. If … Doorgaan met het lezen van Four Roof-gardens and Forty Birch-trees ; The Muse in London.

The Travessa Vertical Garden Home.

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 and keep the house cool.The spaces in this Box-house are all connected by one staircase … Doorgaan met het lezen van The Travessa Vertical Garden Home.

Scuba-Diving in Radisson Blu Hotel Berlin.

Berlin is not the first destination when looking for a place to Scuba-dive . The Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin offers a great new facility for Deep Sea Divers. The hotel lobby has an 82-feet Aquadom with the guest-elevators running trough the Sea-world a great way to meet some divers. All the 427 hotel rooms … Doorgaan met het lezen van Scuba-Diving in Radisson Blu Hotel Berlin.

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Portal of Awareness in Mexico-city.

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Japanese Botanical Garden illuminated with millions of LED-Lights.

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van Blue Ridge House ,Virginia has Geo-thermal Energy.

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van New Klyde Warren Park Built over I-35 Freeway in Dallas, Texas.

Mediterranean Interior Garden Wageningen, The Netherlands.

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 are connected to the garden for optimal benefits. The design for the interior gardens is … Doorgaan met het lezen van Mediterranean Interior Garden Wageningen, The Netherlands.

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van The Edinburgh Gardens Rain Garden in Melbourne.

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van 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 with grasses and other vegetation and serves as public park. Four towers pop up from … Doorgaan met het lezen van 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 reflect the prairie archetypes . The design for the garden is low-maintenance and planted with … Doorgaan met het lezen van Sustainable Garden for Falco Art-collector.

Going Small in Texas.

  Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping container into a playhouse, a garden retreat and a guesthouse for visiting artists. The container measures a narrow and long 8 by 40 feet; Hill asked that a portion of the square footage be … Doorgaan met het lezen van Going Small in Texas.

A Bridget the Midget Home in Wales.

A budget of  3000 Pounds was all there is to build a home by Simon Dale . Simon had to prove he could be the Architect and Builder all at the same time. and he managed. With £3,000, a few simple tools, and a little help from his father-in-law and friends, Simon constructed an extraordinary … Doorgaan met het lezen van A Bridget the Midget Home in Wales.

The Green House in Gujarat , India.

  The Green House is a project by Architect Hiren Patel . Sustainability is the main principle of this home build in Gujarat,India. This project has many eco-friendly technology  and architectural features.Ramp leads to formal living room amidst frangipani unlike other houses in area. Dining space-facing ‘Buddha Court’ connects formal living space and Family room. … Doorgaan met het lezen van The Green House in Gujarat , India.

Natural Curtain by Tokyo Home.

A great idea, planting a natural sun-screen , helps cool the house and creates a great green view. Architects Hideo Kumaki planted this natural curtain by a Tokyo home. Creating an aesthetically pleasing view from the kitchen. The curtain will continue to grow and become even fuller as the plants mature./source    

Beautiful Rooftop-garden Ecotelhado Hotel Bogota,Colombia

The Ecotelhado Hotel in Bogota,Colombia made this wonderful rooftop-garden .A recent renovation of the 50-year old building was completed with this garden wich helps cooling the building and rainwater-harvesting. The garden was made of 1,6 ton waste from the Shoe-industry and it’s capable of retaining 11.5 cubic meters of rainwater./source  

Singapore has First Commercial Vertical farm!.

Singapore is making a big step forwards in Local Sustainable Food Production with the opening of a Commercial Vertical Farm. This Farm is world's first commercial Vertical farm  and produces 1 ton of Vegetables locally grown.   For now the farm only produces three varieties of Veggies but when new investors are found the farm … Doorgaan met het lezen van Singapore has First Commercial Vertical farm!.

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 & … Doorgaan met het lezen van Plans for China’s first Self Sufficient City , Chengdu Tianfu.

Japanese Vertical Garden in Amiens,France.

The Chamber of Commerce in Amiens had to expend their office-building wich is an 100-year old Art-Nouveau building. The new building is almost completely covered with a spectacular Japanese-style Vertical Garden. More then 40 varieties of plants are used in this Vertical Garden. Two office spaces separated by a central atrium spring up from the … Doorgaan met het lezen van Japanese Vertical Garden in Amiens,France.

Aquaponics in the Pacific.

The New Zealand Government have got behind a $250,000 aid project and have built a trial aquaponics system on the Cook island of Rarotonga , located in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean.   Many of the Islanders have limited access to fresh water and lacked suitable soil for producing food.  Given that a … Doorgaan met het lezen van Aquaponics in the Pacific.

Live Algae Used In World’s First Bio-Adaptive Facade.

  In 2013 the International Building Exhibition (IBA) is being held in Hamburg and there will be a lot of attention for Green buildings. When it comes to sustainable buildings , nothing gets greener than this building. The world’s first bio-adaptive façade will be installed in the BIQ house wich is being build on the site … Doorgaan met het lezen van Live Algae Used In World’s First Bio-Adaptive Facade.

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van 100 Year Old Compton Oak on the Move.

Hydroponics at Venice Architecture Biennale 2012.

Architect Jose Selgas made this creation for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012. This hydroponic system is built to show us the use of different materials to grow plants with,and even with existing materials made for other purposes. This system is easy adaptable in any building and let you grow plants on places that were unsuitable … Doorgaan met het lezen van Hydroponics at Venice Architecture Biennale 2012.

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van The (Amsterdam)Watergraafsmeer Garden-studio by CC-Studio.