Plants for great autumn colors

Autumn, time of warm and intense colors in nature and our gardens. It’s the time for red, gold and plenty of berries. This is a selection of plants that will make your garden even more ready for the great colors of autumn. Berberis thunbergii, red leaves and yellow golden flowers in spring and red berries … Doorgaan met het lezen van Plants for great autumn colors

Yourtopia Pavilion Rotterdam by SeARCH

The 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. Therefore … Doorgaan met het lezen van Yourtopia Pavilion Rotterdam by SeARCH

Urban Oasis in Concrete Jungle

Interior Designer Jacqueline Volker is also busy as a Garden Designer. Jacqueline created this urban-Oasis in between three Apartment Blocks in the Dutch city of Capelle aan de Ijssel. Jacqueline Volker’s clients wished for a ‘Cottage-Garden‘ with Annuals and typical ‘Cottage-Garden’ plants in White , Lime and Blue colors . They also wished for some … Doorgaan met het lezen van Urban Oasis in Concrete Jungle

East meets West – Cornwall Japanese Garden

East meets West in unique Garden for All Seasons. Spectacular Japanese maples and azaleas, symbolic teahouse, koi pond, bamboo grove, stroll, woodland, zen and moss gardens. An oasis of tranquillity. Stand on the bridge or *Teahouse balcony, watch the fish glide by, listen to the waterfall tumbling into the pool, sit in the Zen viewing … Doorgaan met het lezen van East meets West – Cornwall Japanese Garden

The Telegraph Show Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Garden Designers Tommaso del Buono & Paul Gazerwitz (del Buono Gazerwitz) and The Telegraph both had the daunting task to keep up the long tradition of being a Gold Medalist at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The design they made for this modern Italian Garden is inspired by the historical  Italian garden,  revisiting some of the … Doorgaan met het lezen van The Telegraph Show Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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 bank manager was more than satisfied if only for the many awards the gardens won … Doorgaan met het lezen van Gardens at the Bank of Springfield by Adam Woodruff

URBANFLORA PROFILE…..Carrie Preston

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 … Doorgaan met het lezen van URBANFLORA PROFILE…..Carrie Preston

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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    

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.

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.

London Eye Flying Garden

One of Britain's leading Garden and Landscape-designer Andy Sturgeon created this flying garden for EDF London Eye as part of London's Southbank and Bankside Cultural Quarter Cityscapes Festival. The inaugural Cityscapes garden design festival takes place over the summer at venues such as the Old Vic Tunnels, Architecture Foundation and Design Museum. It showcases the … Doorgaan met het lezen van London Eye Flying Garden