Gardens of the Deadly Sins – Chaumont Garden Festival

In 22 seasons, almost 580 gardens have been designed at the International Garden Festival in Chaumont sur Loire, France. The diversity and the high quality of the projects have contributed to the Festival’s international reputation, which has become a meeting place for displaying the work of a new generation of landscape gardeners, architects, designers or gardeners. Lees verder “Gardens of the Deadly Sins – Chaumont Garden Festival”

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

Yourtopia Pavilion Rotterdam by SeARCH

1317_2_Het Nieuwe Paviljoen - Yourtopia_exterior_underground_grass_green roofThe design of the temporary house can be best described as a Yourtopia, a personal but also utopian vision on living in the early 21st century. Social issues like the influence of globalization, the longing for privacy and the almost perverse imbalance in the distribution of wealth have changed our vision on contemporary architecture. Lees verder “Yourtopia Pavilion Rotterdam by SeARCH”

URBANFLORA PROFILE…..Carrie Preston

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Photography; Jolanthe Lalkens

At last  I had a meeting  with Carrie Preston , something I had been looking  for a long time. This American Garden Designer living in the Netherlands  had often managed to get my attention. On the initiative of Carrie we met at the ‘Bakker’s Winkel’ on the site of the former gasworks in Amsterdam. It was rather busy in this trendy restaurant but without effort I was able to recognize her among all these people .

Carrie was sitting at a table at the back of the restaurant behind her laptop with her lush dark blond curls and with a serious expression on her face and as time went by our conversation became more spontaneous  but the serious expression remained , especially when our conversation  came to her great passion: desiging beautiful , livable and functional  gardens  .

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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 … Lees verder The 606 Bloomingdale Trail Park in Chicago

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”.”

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 our circadian clock (bio-clock) in or body. Similarly thousands of natural phenomenon influence our stress levels, perception etc.”

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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 … Lees verder New Linear Park at Embassy Gardens, London.