Landscape Architecture

Sydney Transforms Waterworks Ruins into Incredible Public Park

Sydney Transforms Waterworks Ruins into Incredible Public Park

The original water works was completed in 1878, but it was decommissioned after only 20 years due to low pressure and brackish water. And there it sat, occasionally changing hands until a service station

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Los Angeles Dreams of a New Downtown River Park

Los Angeles Dreams of a New Downtown River Park

A 100 year-old rail depot resides next to downtown Los Angeles, and next to the rail yard is the famous LA viaduct, a ribbon of concrete and steel cutting thought the heart of the city. A study was just

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Artist Gad Weil Turns Champs Elysees into Green Boulevard

Artist Gad Weil Turns Champs Elysees into Green Boulevard

We didn’t think Paris could get any more beautiful, but a recent installation on the Champs Elysees proves that the city of lights is a stir pot for stunning things constantly in flux. Artist Gad Weil

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‘Build a Better Burb’ Competition Revitalizes Suburban Areas

‘Build a Better Burb’ Competition Revitalizes Suburban Areas

Calling out to architects, urban designers, planners, students, visionaries, the Build a Better Burb competition seeks to find a bold new design proposal that can retrofit underutilized spaces in suburban

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Parrish Art Museum Breaks Ground on Monday

Herzog & de Meuron’s Parrish Art Museum Breaks Ground on Monday

Next Monday the Parrish Art Museum, located along the Montauk Highway in Water Mill, will officially break ground, introducing a beautiful new design by Pritzker Prize-winning architecture firm Herzog

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Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s Lincoln Center Grassy Remodel Opens To Public

Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s Lincoln Center Grassy Remodel Opens To Public

Lincoln Center and its facelift reflect the place's history: 17 blocks of occupied tenements were torn down to build the altar of high culture in the 1950s. The original design sheltered the center from

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Green-Walled Living Pavilion Garden Sprouts on Governors Island

Green-Walled Living Pavilion Garden Sprouts on Governors Island

This past April we got excited for this year's FIGMENT Festival after taking a sneak peek at the design drawings and plans for the event's Living Pavilion. Now that the annual festival has come and gone,

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Leading Architects Unveil Luxury Bug Hotels in London

Leading Architects Unveil Luxury Bug Hotels in London

The five competing firms and designs include: the Insect Hotel by Arup Associates; Brookfield Bug Buddies by Brookfield Europe and the Pinnacle team; Bumblebee City Nesters by Fisher Tomlin; Inn

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New York’s High Line Park to Double in Size by Next Spring!

New York’s High Line Park to Double in Size by Next Spring!

Good news, New Yorkers: that gem of urban green space, the High Line, will more than double in length by next spring. Fast Company tells us that architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and landscape firm

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Green Rollercoaster High-Rise Takes Off in Vietnam

Green Rollercoaster High-Rise Takes Off in Vietnam

No, this is not the latest roller coaster -- it’s actually a self-sustaining community designed by DWP Architects in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Noticed at Designboom, 'Everrich 2 Apartments' is a

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Sweeping Alcala Da Guadaria Stadium Blends in With the Landscape

Sweeping Alcala Da Guadaria Stadium Blends in With the Landscape

We have been looking at a lot of stadiums lately because of the World Cup, but this unique re-envisioning of what a sports venue can be caught our eye. By bringing the fans closer to the action and

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Tree Museum With a Collection of 2,000 Trees Opens in Switzerland

Tree Museum With a Collection of 2,000 Trees Opens in Switzerland

Yesterday the Tree Museum opened outside of Zurich in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, showcasing an incredible collection of 2,000 different species of trees. The museum was designed and built by Swiss

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Electrolux’s Outdoor Kitchen Integrates with Your Garden

Electrolux’s Outdoor Kitchen Integrates with Your Garden

If you enjoy inviting company over for outdoor entertaining but are on the fence about dedicating your precious garden space to an outdoor kitchen -- why not just do both and integrate the kitchen with

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Bug-Like Urban Gardens Filter Water and Air in Skyscrapers

Bug-Like Urban Gardens Filter Water and Air in Skyscrapers

Watch out -- swarms of gigantic bugs are invading the city and may be coming soon to a rooftop near you! Designer Natalie Jeremijenk has conceived of a series of bug-like urban gardens that are

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Architects Design Luxe Bug Hotels For London Parks

Architects Design Luxe Bug Hotels For London Parks

The five shortlisted designs provide homes for various insects found in the city and include everything from skyscraping bug towers, landscape and garden installation, a mountain chalet, and luxury bug

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Hill-Shaped French Eco House is a New “Wave” in Green Building

Hill-Shaped French Eco House is a New “Wave” in Green Building

Parisian architect Patrick Nadeau is currently constructing a gorgeous green house disguised as a grassy hill in the city of Reims, France. Spotted over on Dezeen, La Maison-Vague or the "Wave House" is

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San Francisco’s Vertical Gardens Exhibit Closes This Weekend!

San Francisco’s Vertical Gardens Exhibit Closes This Weekend!

Bright green, hanging and vibrant flora are invading the city of San Francisco, in the most global and ubiquitous sense. Vertical Gardens, an exhibit at the American Institute of Architects, San

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US Embassy in Beijing Showcases Energy Efficient Design

US Embassy in Beijing Showcases Energy Efficient Design

The US Embassy in Beijing, China, designed by Craig Hartman of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, is the State Department’s second largest project in its history. Like the newly unveiled embassy in London,

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Hollywood Sign Site Saved By Hugh Hefner & Generous Donations

Hollywood Sign Site Saved By Hugh Hefner & Generous Donations

Photo credit: brunosan These last couple of months have been touch-and-go for the site of the iconic Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles, but now thanks to a generous donation from Hugh Hefner, the site has

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Living Pavilion: Green Walled Garden Wave Coming to Governors Island

Living Pavilion: Green Walled Garden Wave Coming to Governors Island

If you’re trying to keep cool in NYC this summer, you can skip the beach and head straight to Governors Island! Although the much-anticipated eco-renovations are set to begin in 2012, the island is

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NYC’s $220 Million Governors Island Park Unveiled!

NYC’s $220 Million Governors Island Park Unveiled!

This week New York City officially unveiled it's finalized plan for a $220 million renovation of Governors Island! Starting in 2012, construction will begin on what could become one of the coolest urban

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Living Lawn House Blends in With the Earth

Living Lawn House Blends in With the Earth

Green building gets literal in this beautiful grass-covered living Lawn House designed by Italy-based experimental architecture firm, altro_studio. The rolled lawn design not only offers a natural

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Pre-Packaged Vertical Gardens Give a Green Glow to Urban Spaces

Pre-Packaged Vertical Gardens Give a Green Glow to Urban Spaces

We live in a world where pre-packaged items have begun blur the lines between what is natural and what is not. So why should our outdoor gardens be any different? Taking note of the lack of green spaces

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One & Ortakoy: A Sustainable Mixed-Use Complex in Istanbul

One & Ortakoy: A Sustainable Mixed-Use Complex in Istanbul

Inhabitat reader e_meliss tells us that Global Architectural Development (GAD) is on its way to constructing a mixed-use complex that will be a reflection of technology, sustainability and aesthetics in

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Artist Pete Dungey Turns Potholes Into Guerrilla Gardens

Artist Pete Dungey Turns Potholes Into Guerrilla Gardens

Some years ago a councilwoman of Davis, California protested the repaving of several historic alleyways in her neighborhood, claiming that new asphalt would destroy the 'mellow' ambience of the roads.

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LEED Platinum Vancouver Convention Center has Canada’s Largest Green Roof

LEED Platinum Vancouver Convention Center has Canada’s Largest Green Roof

Led by Seattle based architecture firm LMN, the most extraordinary addition to the center is the 5-acre living roof that is landscaped with more than 400,000 indigenous plants and grasses, and provides a

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South Korea Unveils Stunning Eco Dome Environmental Center

South Korea Unveils Stunning Eco Dome Environmental Center

The National Ecological Institute of South Korea recently released plans for a large-scale nature reserve complete with an incredible series of eco domes, an education center, and an environmental

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Green Roofed Suncheon Wetlands Center Flows With the Tides

Green Roofed Suncheon Wetlands Center Flows With the Tides

Each year over 2.8 million people visit the Suncheon wetlands in Korea, which comprise world's 5th largest tidal flat. To host them, Gansam Architects' G.lab* have designed a visitor's center that works

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New Zealand Train Station Transformed Into Green Meadow

New Zealand Train Station Transformed Into Green Meadow

Often times standing around in even the most modern and sleek subway stations can be an utter drag. But imagine the surprise if your local platform suddenly sprouted a vast green meadow! Not too long ago

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AECOM’s Giant Amusement Park in Seoul Wins International Competition

AECOM’s Giant Amusement Park in Seoul Wins International Competition

Seoul, Korea's existing Grand Park is a basic big city park with trails, playgrounds, an art museum and a zoo. But major plans by design and engineering firm AECOM to transform the area into a mammoth

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