Landscape Architecture

Fibonacci-Inspired British National Wildflower Center

Fibonacci-Inspired British National Wildflower Center

You might not intuitively associate wildflowers with mathematics, but as Ian Simpson Architects proves, the relationship between the two can inspire beautiful architecture. The architecture firm was part

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Bird Bridge in Sweden by Visiondivision

Bird Bridge in Sweden by Visiondivision

We may be biased, given our love of owls here at Inhabitat, but the “Bird Bridge” by architectural firm visiondivision is quite a poetic design solution. Located deep in a forest in

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The Flowing Gardens of the World Horticultural Expo

The Flowing Gardens of the World Horticultural Expo

From the manicured forms of French estates to the sculptural gestures of Japanese gardens, the adjectives we use to describe a garden are often subject to the characteristics of the plants (or lack

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MIO Debuts Line of Eco Products for Target!

MIO Debuts Line of Eco Products for Target!

We loved MIO's Flat Pack Origami table at first sight and couldn't wait to see what would come next from this Philly fave.  Luckily for us, Brothers Isaac and Jaime Salm do not disappoint.  Just in

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Michelle Obama To Plant White House Edible Garden

Michelle Obama To Plant White House Edible Garden

Eleanor Roosevelt's World War II-era Victory Garden was a shining example to Americans that they could grow their own food. And now Michelle Obama is following in her footsteps, taking up the cause by

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Brazil Promotes Sustainability with São Paulo Eco-Park

Brazil Promotes Sustainability with São Paulo Eco-Park

Anna Dietzsch, Managing Director of Davis Brody Bond Aedas' São Paulo office and Levisky Arquitetos Associados designed this beautiful eco-park on what was once a contaminated brownfield in São Paulo,

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Monterey Bay Shores Set to be Greenest Ecoresort in the World

Monterey Bay Shores Set to be Greenest Ecoresort in the World

Monterey Bay Shores is a stunning new development set to break ground this month that will convert a desolate disused sand mine into a thriving environmental preserve and eco-resort. Replete with living

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Passive Designed Llorenç House Optimizes the Sun

Passive Designed Llorenç House Optimizes the Sun

Located in Mutxamel, Spain, this gorgeous green home designed by Eneseis Arquitectura is half buried into the ground in part to take advantage of passive solar design techniques, but also to provide some

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Re-mixed Topographies: Maya Lin’s Systematic Landscapes

Re-mixed Topographies: Maya Lin’s Systematic Landscapes

As in her work on the Vietnam War Memorial so many years ago, the contemporary pieces of artist Maya Lin hit the emotional nail right on the head. In her exhibition Systematic Landscapes, which is showing

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Diller Scofidio & Renfro Dancing Trees at Liverpool Biennial

Diller Scofidio & Renfro Dancing Trees at Liverpool Biennial

With all eyes on the much anticipated first installment of Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s NYC High Line project this winter, it is refreshing to experience their work as ‘moving’ art with Arbores Laetae

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Manhattan Apartment Meets Garden Escape

Manhattan Apartment Meets Garden Escape

Two years ago, Matt Blesso, a real estate developer, bought a 3,100 sq ft apartment in lower Manhattan.  He dreamed of  an apartment with beautiful rooftop gardens, and wanted to be surrounded by nature

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The New Green California Academy of Sciences Unveiled!

The New Green California Academy of Sciences Unveiled!

After nearly a decade in the making, Renzo Piano's California Academy of Sciences is set to open this week - and Inhabitat recently took a sneak peak inside the incredible new institution! A crowning

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Park(ing) Day is TODAY!

Park(ing) Day is TODAY!

New parks will be popping up all over the country today, thanks to Park(ing) Day, an annual event that turns paved parking spaces into temporary green gardens. The event was started in 2005 by ReBar, an

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Greening Downtown Los Angeles: Park 101

Greening Downtown Los Angeles: Park 101

Amidst an endless expanse of concrete and asphalt, Park 101 looks to provide Los Angeles with a much needed green space atop a half-mile length of the infamous 101 Hollywood Freeway. The proposal was

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Uninventing Suburbia and the American Dream

Uninventing Suburbia and the American Dream

photo by Jill Fehrenbacher With alarming reports of crude oil prices now hovering close to $145 US dollars per barrel, and home mortgage lending going bust, it is increasingly apparent that the

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GRASS ART AT WIMBLEDON: Photos Printed on Grass!

GRASS ART AT WIMBLEDON: Photos Printed on Grass!

We all know that art can come in many forms, but the oh so au-natural form of grass is a new one that takes green to a whole new level. This year at the 2008 Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Grass Art

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GROW BAGS: Urban Gardening hits London

GROW BAGS: Urban Gardening hits London

The re-branded London Festival of Architecture is now in its second week of it's calendar of over 600 events. The Grow Bags: Urban Allotments installation, produced by What If Projects, showcases a

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OBERLIN COLLEGE: Setting a Sustainable Example in Ohio

OBERLIN COLLEGE: Setting a Sustainable Example in Ohio

Just north of I-80, between Toledo and Cleveland, is an unexpected educational facility that is setting a shining example of sustainable building for ecological and human health. Completed in 2000, the

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GARDEN SPOTS: Renegade air gardening for NYC

GARDEN SPOTS: Renegade air gardening for NYC

Any of us who live in NYC know its not always the 'greenest' place - at least when it comes to flora and fauna and botanical spaces. Thats why we are enamored with TODO Design and DAS Studio's urban

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PLANTS FOR HEALTH: Fight Air Pollution With Plants!

PLANTS FOR HEALTH: Fight Air Pollution With Plants!

It has been almost 20 years since the EPA confirmed the dangers of indoor VOCs (volatile organic chemicals), yet so little has been done to make the air inside our homes and offices and less toxic. Poor

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Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Awards 2008

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Awards 2008

California Academy of Sciences green roof Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has just announced the Awards for Excellence 2008 honoring projects that exemplify the aesthetic and environmental benefits of

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Sunken Subway Cars To Replace Eroding Barrier Reefs

Sunken Subway Cars To Replace Eroding Barrier Reefs

It's a condo boom for sea creatures as retired New York subway cars are being hurled into the ocean deep. The initiative, headed by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control,

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Coastal Fog Tower Harvests Chilean Mist

Coastal Fog Tower Harvests Chilean Mist

In the spirit of Daekwon Parks' stunning sustainable Symbiotic Superstructure, we're continuing coverage of the eVolo Skyscraper Design Competition with another incredible entry. This dispatch from the

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VISUALIZE THE WIND: With wind-powered LED light Firewinder

VISUALIZE THE WIND: With wind-powered LED light Firewinder

This might not be the most practical outdoor light in the world, but what the Firewinder lacks in pedestrian utility it makes up for in sheer engaging awesomeness. Transforming wind into light, the

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CHIGAGO’S NEXT LEAD: The Green Alley Project

CHIGAGO’S NEXT LEAD: The Green Alley Project

photo J. Crocker Chicago Mayor Richard Daly, who has already sent a successful wave of green roofs over the Windy City, has turned his sights towards his next environmental challenge: greening the

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AR AWARDS: Taketo Shimohigoshi’s Suspended Gardens

AR AWARDS: Taketo Shimohigoshi’s Suspended Gardens

Architect Taketo Shimohigoshi has overcome the challenge of finding green space among dense, urban skylines with an elevated installation of vegetation. His design concept frames the city sky with slices

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‘Ecoboulevard’ Industrial Revitalization wins AR Awards

‘Ecoboulevard’ Industrial Revitalization wins AR Awards

Ecoboulevard grew from an urban design competition in Vallencas, Spain, that aimed to bring both people and greenery to the city’s main street. Ecosistema Urbano Architects brought the

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PICTURING GLOBAL WARMING: Greenpeace’s Photoclima

PICTURING GLOBAL WARMING: Greenpeace’s Photoclima

Photoclima, a new photography book project produced by Greenpeace Spain, is a call to action for countries globally to examine and address the impact of global warming and climate change both locally and

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CLEANING UP AN OIL SPILL WITH HAIR AND MUSHROOMS?

CLEANING UP AN OIL SPILL WITH HAIR AND MUSHROOMS?

The recent Cosco Busan oil spill in the San Francisco Bay may have just met its match in an eco-cleaning solution that uses human hair and mushrooms! A group of intrepid volunteers has embarked on a

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Solar Cynergy Solar LED Paver Lights

Solar Cynergy Solar LED Paver Lights

Solar Cynergy’s new line of solar LED lights is an eco-friendly, reliable and smart alternative to traditional street lights and home garden lights. Run entirely on solar energy, there’s no battery

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