Biodiversity and sustainability are becoming increasingly more important and there’s a major role for them in this new way of planting. So let’s name this new way of planting; the Natural garden. (or what ever you like to name it) … Lees verder GO WILD! Guide for Naturalistic Planting Design
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
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 .
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 … Lees verder Nature prominent in Nordfjell Designs
The Quibels bought these seven acres of flat, sheep-grazed orchard in 1996. After several months, the master plan for the garden was ready it had to be a garden in the French formal style but with a planting in a … Lees verder The beautiful Le Jardin Plume in Normandy
Shanghai based Atelier Archmixing has recently changed a former pigpen into a cozy pavilion in a small traditional town located in Yangtze Delta area( China.) It is a supplement for two traditional style residences, providing an extra place for meeting … Lees verder Twin Trees Pavilion, mixing artificial and natural atmosphere.
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 … Lees verder Stone Edge Farm by Andrea Cochran
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 . Lees verder “New- Solar Powered – Sustainsable Base for NASA.”
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 … Lees verder Sublime Japanese Roof-Garden ; Secret Garden.
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 … Lees verder Four Roof-gardens and Forty Birch-trees ; The Muse in London.
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 … Lees verder Blue Ridge House ,Virginia has Geo-thermal Energy.
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 … Lees verder New Klyde Warren Park Built over I-35 Freeway in Dallas, Texas.
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.
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.
Volet végétal from Barreau&Charbonnet on Vimeo. The Volet Vegetal is a DIY-construction for plants in your window,with this invention you can have plants hanged out or inside. Growing outside and harvesting inside is made easy with this great. Lees verder Grow Outside, Harvest Inside.
We all now how important green is for our environment. The people in this street in Sitges,Catalunya Spain must be happy when looking at this view. Lees verder Great Green Street in Spain.
Dom Aquitectura made this green master plan for the Chinese city of Huizhou. Vertical gardens create a better environment and fresh air. The use of vertical gardens is really optimized in this plan and so are the plans for … Lees verder Green Master Plan for Huizhou,China.
This grey rectangular home is situated in Estoril,Portugal, the home is over 700 m2 in volume . Vertical gardens are used in the several courtyards in this great home. The design is from FVArquitectos. Lees verder Great Vertical Gardens in Quinta Patino Home,Portugal.
Matt Liotta, founder of Atlanta-based start-up, PodPonics, aims to offer the ability to grow organic hydroponic lettuce locally in specially outfitted recycled shipping containers. These computer-controlled environmental systems have a bunch of great features: regulate temperature, humidity, pH levels and … Lees verder Shipping Container Nursery,Podponics!.
With this great Pyramide-garden you can grow plants in and outdoor. The tower garden is made complete with drop-irrigation system. Lees verder PET-Pyramide Garden.
The Science-park of the University of Amsterdam located in the Eastern part of the City was given a complete make-over the last six years. I used to live next door of this Science-park and walked my dogs over there. Most … Lees verder The Green Bunker in Amsterdam.
This edible greenhouse is a design of two dutch artists Marijke Bruinsma from ‘ de stuurlui.nl ‘ and Arjen de Groot from ‘ studio gras ‘.The idea behind this portable food-garden is to seduce people to grow their own food … Lees verder The Edible Greenhouse.