Lucy Wang

 

Lucy got hooked on the ideas of sustainable design ever since a life-changing summer in Portland, Ore. where she learned about "green" living and how to ride a bike. After graduating with a landscape architecture degree, she set off on a half-year trip across North America on mass transit to explore landscape architecture sites and cities, documenting parts of her journey at Landscape Voice. Lucy currently lives in Shanghai.

Lucy Wang
Spruce-clad Öijared Hotel quietly blends into the surrounding Swedish forest

Spruce-clad Öijared Hotel quietly blends into the surrounding Swedish forest

Designed to complement architect Gert Wingårdhs’ green-roofed Öijared Country Club, the Öijared Hotel was similarly designed with a nature-inspired, neutral-toned palette. In contrast to

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Iceland’s Ion Hotel Offers Dramatic Views of the Northern Lights

Iceland’s Ion Hotel Offers Dramatic Views of the Northern Lights

So as not to detract from the surrounding landscape, the Ion Hotel was built to look like an extension of the land, emerging from the mountain base like a mass of hardened lava. The architects

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Contemporary Cone House resembles a shingle-clad boat brought ashore in Sweden

Contemporary Cone House resembles a shingle-clad boat brought ashore in Sweden

Swedish firm Trigueiros Architecture completed the contemporary Cone House, a light-filled and shingle-clad structure located on the Stockholm Archipelago. The waterfront house overlooks a

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Villa Ladybird is an elegant coastal retreat clad in Siberian larch and zinc

Villa Ladybird is an elegant coastal retreat clad in Siberian larch and zinc

Although coastal dwellings often boast spectacular views, they’re also more vulnerable to the elements and rising sea levels. Swedish architecture firm Johan Sundberg Arkitektur skillfully

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Timber artist’s house and atelier imitates northern Italy’s mountainous landscape

Timber artist’s house and atelier imitates northern Italy’s mountainous landscape

Located on a small and sloping site, the house and atelier’s bifurcated lower level is partially buried underground and built from concrete; large glass windows pour natural light into the

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Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum Berlin remembers the Holocaust to prevent future acts of genocide

Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum Berlin remembers the Holocaust to prevent future acts of genocide

Seventy years ago today, Auschwitz, the Nazi regime’s largest death camp, was liberated by the Soviet troops. In commemoration of the over 7 million Holocaust victims, the U.N. established

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Tiny, beautifully detailed children’s playhouse is made from locally milled spruce in Finland

Tiny, beautifully detailed children’s playhouse is made from locally milled spruce in Finland

Barcelona architecture couple Anna & Eugeni Bach built an adorable, light-filled playhouse for their young children on their grandparent’s farm in Finland. Constructed in just two weeks, the

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Plus energy Villa Bondö overlooks beautiful lakeside in Sweden

Plus energy Villa Bondö overlooks beautiful lakeside in Sweden

The 2,690-square-foot house is located in a birch and pine forest on the outskirts of the Swedish city Gothenburg. To maximize views towards the adjacent Gravsjön lake, Kjellgren Kaminsky

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World’s largest candy carpet made from 13 tonnes of sweets pops up in Chengdu, China

World’s largest candy carpet made from 13 tonnes of sweets pops up in Chengdu, China

What's sweet, colorful, and covered with adorable panda patterns? Why, it's the world's largest—and sweetest—candy carpet! Made from a staggering 13 tonnes of colorful candy pieces, the

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A striking metallic shell shields this larch-clad cabin from harsh Swiss winters

A striking metallic shell shields this larch-clad cabin from harsh Swiss winters

Sited on an 8,600-square-foot plot of land, the Vallée de Joux house is located just a few steps from the shores of Lake Joux. The lakeside views and surrounding scenery are framed through

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NL Architects design luxury hotel shaped like a massive amethyst geode

NL Architects design luxury hotel shaped like a massive amethyst geode

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the first Amethyst Hotel will be located on the man-made Ocean Flower Island in China, a country known for its literal architecture and reverence for amethyst. The hotel

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The Lay family transforms an old backyard tool shed into an adorable children’s playhouse

The Lay family transforms an old backyard tool shed into an adorable children’s playhouse

Families often shell out hundreds or even thousands of dollars for a children’s playhouse, but Joni Lay of the blog Lay Baby Lay decided to go the DIY route for a much more impressive and

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Passive solar Martin-Lancaster House is wrapped in glass and cedar shingles

Passive solar Martin-Lancaster House is wrapped in glass and cedar shingles

Overlooking the rugged Atlantic coast, the Martin-Lancaster House’s spatial layout is designed like a “procession toward the sea.” The courtyard home is divided into four primary

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MVRDV proposes twisted, hourglass-like skyscraper in Vienna

MVRDV proposes twisted, hourglass-like skyscraper in Vienna

Rotterdam architecture firm MVRDV scooped the winning bid in a design competition for a modern, mixed-use skyscraper in Vienna. The proposed 361-foot-tall tower is sheathed in a glass curtain

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Contemporary concrete chapel projects over a mountainside to take in spectacular lakeside views

Contemporary concrete chapel projects over a mountainside to take in spectacular lakeside views

Perched atop a grassy knoll, the Capilla Cardedeu chapel features a minimalist, demure design so as not to detract from the surrounding landscape. The wedge-shaped chapel is open on both sides,

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DOMAT designs low-cost, educational waste and recycling collection prototype in rural China

DOMAT designs low-cost, educational waste and recycling collection prototype in rural China

Waste Recycling Point for a Village School; Hunan, China 
 Waste disposal in villages throughout China is a visible, yet neglected issue. As urban influences have spread to rural areas, old

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Dream-like Kaleidoscope is a mirrored, multi-sensory children’s playhouse in Spain

Dream-like Kaleidoscope is a mirrored, multi-sensory children’s playhouse in Spain

Although A2arquitectos kept the squash court building’s short and boxy structure, the space was majorly altered by the insertion of a 29.5-foot-long hexagonal tunnel. Measuring 6.5-feet-tall,

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Solar Impulse unveils route for first round-the-world flight powered by the sun

Solar Impulse unveils route for first round-the-world flight powered by the sun

Slated for take off in either late February or early March 2015, the Solar Impulse 2 flight is expected to span approximately 25 flight days across 5 months and land in 12 different locations.

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Architecture for Humanity headquarters shuts down

Architecture for Humanity headquarters shuts down

Architecture for Humanity, the international nonprofit that addresses global humanitarian problems with sustainable architectural solutions, recently shut down its San Francisco headquarters.

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Energy-efficient Queenscliff House overlooks breathtaking ocean views in Sydney

Energy-efficient Queenscliff House overlooks breathtaking ocean views in Sydney

Closely sandwiched between neighboring buildings on the east and west sides, the Queenscliff House uses large fin walls to provide privacy for the upper level bedroom wing. The wedge-shaped home

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Sweden’s greenest City Hall is topped by solar panels and a green roof in Lund

Sweden’s greenest City Hall is topped by solar panels and a green roof in Lund

Equipped with solar panels and earth water cooling, Lund City Hall only uses a fraction of the energy normally consumed by typical government buildings. Its dynamic, W-shaped facade was key in

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Should we be worried by Oxford Junior Dictionary’s omission of numerous nature-related words?

Should we be worried by Oxford Junior Dictionary’s omission of numerous nature-related words?

Numerous nature-related words, such as “acorn” and “blackberries,” have been omitted from Oxford University’s recently updated Junior Dictionary—and it’s been the cause for

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3D-printed Solar Bytes Pavilion pushes the boundaries of architectural innovation

3D-printed Solar Bytes Pavilion pushes the boundaries of architectural innovation

DesignLabWorkshop 3D-printed the Solar Bytes Pavilion’s 94 modules using a 6-axis robot arm in the Robotic Fabrication Lab at Kent State University’s College of Architecture and

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FCC Arquitectura gives a crumbling stone farmhouse a modern facelift

FCC Arquitectura gives a crumbling stone farmhouse a modern facelift

Sited on a steep slope, Casa RM overlooks sweeping views of the Portuguese city down below. Outdoor balconies and large glazed windows take advantage of those views and bring natural light into

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HAO unveils cloud-inspired 3D movie museum for Tianjin

HAO unveils cloud-inspired 3D movie museum for Tianjin

Holm Architecture Office (HAO) unveiled designs for the Bolong 3D Movie Museum & Mediatek, an 80,000-square-foot entertainment complex in Tianjin, China. Created as part of an invited design

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Ireland’s first shipping container home was built in just three days

Ireland’s first shipping container home was built in just three days

The house was built from a single shipping container measuring 40 feet long by 10 feet wide. Ceardean Architects designed the home, which they envisioned as a working prototype for alternative,

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Incredible ICEHOTEL shows off stunning fantasy-like rooms carved from ice and snow

Incredible ICEHOTEL shows off stunning fantasy-like rooms carved from ice and snow

Constructed from 30,000 tonnes of snice, the ICEHOTEL features 61 hotel rooms, an ice bar, restaurant, main hall, reception area, and a special anniversary-edition ice theater. The most

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Embassy of Finland becomes first LEED Platinum-certified embassy in the U.S.

Embassy of Finland becomes first LEED Platinum-certified embassy in the U.S.

Built in 1994 and designed by Finnish architects Mikko Heikkinen and Markku Komonen, the Finnish Embassy in Washington, D.C. became the first embassy in the U.S. to achieve an Energy Star award

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Planned eco-tourism center will pay respects to Cambodia’s wildlife and dark history

Planned eco-tourism center will pay respects to Cambodia’s wildlife and dark history

Although the brief initially sought a center that focused on the wildlife at Ang Trapeang Thmor, a major ecological hotspot and home to some of the world’s rarest birds, Atelier COLE soon

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Carbon House’s burnt wood facade is a playful reference to the clients’ love of cooking

Carbon House’s burnt wood facade is a playful reference to the clients’ love of cooking

Mjölk Architekti built the Carbon House for a couple named Katka and Honza, their three sons, and their pets. “Katka and Honza are cooking all the time,” write the architects. “So they

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