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”

Woodland Garden in Arcadia National Park

chalet 2 The home consists of two main parts: The Tea House dates to the early 1900s and is not winterized; The Fox House, built in 2007, is winterized. During the construction of The Fox House, trees on the forest edge were damaged or removed, which left others in the interior vulnerable to wind. Lees verder “Woodland Garden in Arcadia National Park”

Gardens at the Bank of Springfield by Adam Woodruff

The assignment that the Chief of the Bank of Springfield gave to Adam Woodruff was clear; the design must have a boldly impact on the streetscape. If Adam was succesfull in doing so you can judge for yourself,  in any case  the … Lees verder Gardens at the Bank of Springfield by Adam Woodruff

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”.”