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 parks and neighborhoods in a seamless way. Plans to turn the abandoned freight line into... Lees verder →

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Nature prominent in Nordfjell Designs

For the Swedish designer Ulf Nordfjell is the beautiful nature of his country an important part of everything he designs. In addition to gardens and landscapes are also the planters, pergolas, columns and other artistic objects from the mind of the master, mostly for use in his garden designs. His style is characterized by sleek... Lees verder →

Jones Road Garden, Naturalistic Design by Adam Woodruff

‘Jones Road Garden’ in Girard, Illinois, is a wonderful example in wich way Adam Woodruff brings his customers into contact with nature and the greater landscape. In an earlier article (TuinenStruinen) on one of his designs: The Gardens at the Bank of Springfield was discribed how Adam Woodruff is inspired by traveling to a lot... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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... Lees verder →

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