Landscape Architecture

‘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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METAPHYS INDOOR GRASS PLANTERS FROM TOKYO

METAPHYS INDOOR GRASS PLANTERS FROM TOKYO

With the goal to bring the lawn indoors, Tokyo based product designer Chiaki Murata of Metaphys has designed a stylish product range of stackable white mod grass planters. The Factory product range brings

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PARK(ING) DAY RETURNS This September

PARK(ING) DAY RETURNS This September

What started as a few grassy plots of sod occupying metered parking spots in San Francisco has blossomed into a world-wide event scheduled to take place September 21st, 2007. Rebar's Park(ing) Day is

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BEIJING’S OLYMPIC GREEN

BEIJING’S OLYMPIC GREEN

The Olympics are less than one year away and construction on Beijing’s Olympic Green and Forest Park is stepping into high gear. The Olympic Green, a massive 1,135 hectares along the historic

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CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES GREEN ROOF

CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES GREEN ROOF

One of San Francisco's most exciting green projects is the construction of the new California Academy of Sciences building, designed by renown architect Renzo Piano, to be topped by an undulating,

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MICKEY MOUSE SUSTAINABLE FARMING at Disney EPCOT

MICKEY MOUSE SUSTAINABLE FARMING at Disney EPCOT

(EPCOT agriculture intern shows off specially grown Mickey-shaped pumpkin) Anyone who's ever been to Florida has probably visited Walt Disney World, and if you have - you've hopefully visited EPCOT

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LED TRAFFIC LIGHTS TAKE TO TAIWAN

LED TRAFFIC LIGHTS TAKE TO TAIWAN

Red lights in Taiwan will soon be much greener. By 2011, all traffic lights on the small island republic will be fitted with efficient LED lights thanks to a NT $229 million (US $7 million) project set to

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THE SONGJIANG SUSTAINABLE HOTEL IN CHINA

THE SONGJIANG SUSTAINABLE HOTEL IN CHINA

Near Shanghai, the Songjiang district has become a popular weekend destination for many tourists with its natural beauty and sprawling landscapes. And now the Songjiang Hotel might just become the newest

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MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES: Our impact exposed

MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES: Our impact exposed

Edward Burtynsky's stunning photographs manage to be both beautiful and simultaneously horrifying, and film director Jennifer Baichwal has managed to capture both the aesthetic and concept behind

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GIANT SOLAR POWER FLOWER: London Urban Oasis

GIANT SOLAR POWER FLOWER: London Urban Oasis

Visitors to the recent Chelsea Flower Show in London were no doubt pleasantly surprised to stumble across the London Urban Oasis, a solar-powered urban art installation showcasing an array of clean energy

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TEJO REMY’S PLAYGROUND FENCES

TEJO REMY’S PLAYGROUND FENCES

One of the highlights of our recent Reclaiming Design events in New York was Dutch designer Tejo Remy's presentation. As expected, the Dutch designer spoke about his well known chest of drawers, rag

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SHANGHAI’S UNDERGROUND PARK

SHANGHAI’S UNDERGROUND PARK

The sky is no longer the limit in Shanghai. With heavy metro construction planned for the next few years, Shanghai is looking to expand its current urban underground network immensely (10 million sq

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RIZHAO: China’s Solar-Powered Sunshine City

RIZHAO: China’s Solar-Powered Sunshine City

Rizhao 日照 means “sunshine” in Chinese, which is quite an appropriate moniker… Since 2001, Rizhao City (Shandong Province, China) officials have been educating the public and

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CORONA SOLAR LIGHT

CORONA SOLAR LIGHT

One of our favorite discoveries at this year's ICFF (and winner of the ICFF Editor's Choice Award for Best New Designer), was Emi Fujita and Shane Kohatsu's brand new Corona Solar Light, an outdoor

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EDIBLE ESTATES Needs A Home In NYC!

EDIBLE ESTATES Needs A Home In NYC!

From Salinas, Kansas to the pages of the New York Times, Edible Estates, has had a big year. The combination of increased awareness around resource conservation, rising concern over food safety, and the

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WATAIR: Turning Air Into Water

WATAIR: Turning Air Into Water

With an estimated 5,000 children dying daily due to dirty drinking water, Joseph Cory and Eyal Malka's award-winning WatAir design for Arup and WaterAid’s drawn water challenge might be the response

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LIGHT WIND: Wind Powered Outdoor Light

LIGHT WIND: Wind Powered Outdoor Light

Light Wind, the fabulous new design innovation from Dutch design house Demakersvan, combines lighting technology with clever Dutch design and the clean energy technology of Dutch windmills. Made of

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SKYSCRAPER FARMING: Farming reaches to the sky

SKYSCRAPER FARMING: Farming reaches to the sky

When I saw this fascinating New York Magazine article on skyscraper farming, my first thought was of a much younger and geekier version of myself, who used to play SimCity 2000 a lot on my pc. Towards the

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GREEN TOWERS IN THE PARK: Seoul Commune 2026

GREEN TOWERS IN THE PARK: Seoul Commune 2026

There are green towers and then there are green towers. Subtitled “Rethinking Towers In The Park,” the Seoul Commune 2026 project by Mass Studies is just sheer genius. Aside from its

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ELT EASY GREEN LIVING WALLS

ELT EASY GREEN LIVING WALLS

Our first encounter with a “living wall” was the giant installation in the atrium of the University of Guelph in Canada. Everyone’s always asking whether they can get a similar wall of

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KNITTA PLEASE: Graffiti You Can Cuddle Up To

KNITTA PLEASE: Graffiti You Can Cuddle Up To

Hugging trees is all good, but our arboreal buddies get a lot more snuggly after a visit from one of Houston's most notorious graffiti crews. Knitta Please, a team of 11 women and men who bomb urban

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GREEN ROOF TILES by Toyota Roof Garden

GREEN ROOF TILES by Toyota Roof Garden

While green roofs may be universally accepted as wonderfully sustainable landscapes for a myriad reasons, the thought of installing one atop your own home may nevertheless seem daunting, expensive, and

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GRASS COUCHES HIT THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO

GRASS COUCHES HIT THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO

If you happened to be in San Francisco this Friday, November 17th, you might have noticed the grass couches which sneakily popped up around the Ferry Building and Justin Herman Plaza. The couches were

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SOLAR-POWERED SUN BRICK

SOLAR-POWERED SUN BRICK

Spice up your patio or walkway this fall with Sun Bricks, the solar-powered ground lighting system that will guide people to your front door with their inviting glow. These flush-to-ground patio pavers

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HAPPY GREEN HALLOWEEN!

HAPPY GREEN HALLOWEEN!

Happy Green Halloween from Inhabitat! In the spirit of our favorite fall holiday, we'd like to share with you some ideas for green Halloween decorations.... SOLAR JACK-O-LANTERN PATIO

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D.I.R.T.: Reclaiming America’s Wastelands

D.I.R.T.: Reclaiming America’s Wastelands

One of the largest problems plaguing sustainable development today is the tendency to use the cheapest, most readily available land. More often than not, this results in the degradation of green space and

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RE-CYCLE STAGE: Bike Storage with a Twist!

RE-CYCLE STAGE: Bike Storage with a Twist!

An intriguing project emerged at the London Design Festival's Eco-Design Day: the Re-Cycle Stage. This bicycle storage shed/community event stage is a creation of architect Christos Choraitis. The

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