Landscape Architecture

PHOTOS: Sister Cities Park & Green-Roofed Cafe is a Perfect Lunch Spot in Philly

PHOTOS: Sister Cities Park & Green-Roofed Cafe is a Perfect Lunch Spot in Philly

Located on the east side of Logan Square in downtown Philadelphia, Sister Cities Park is just a stone's throw from the Academy of Natural Sciences and across the street from the Basilica Cathedral of

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London Plans a High Line-Style Park for the River Thames

London Plans a High Line-Style Park for the River Thames

London may be getting its own version of the High Line park along the River Thames. The team of Erect Architecture and J&L Gibbons landscape architects were chosen in a competition organized by RIBA

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Shanghai World Expo Site to Be Redeveloped into a Lush Business District

Shanghai World Expo Site to Be Redeveloped into a Lush Business District

The Shanghai World Expo site is located on the south banks of the Huangpu River, and during its heyday in the summer of 2010, 73 million people had visited. The theme, "Better City – Better Life," had

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Natural Swimming Ponds Ditch the Chemicals

Natural Swimming Ponds Ditch the Chemicals

This gorgeous swimming pool isn't a typical chlorine-filled watering hole--it's actually a natural swimming pond that relies on plants to filter the water. (Don't worry, you're not swimming among the

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Architect Liam Young Imagines a Sci-Fi Future City Under Tomorrow’s Sky

Architect Liam Young Imagines a Sci-Fi Future City Under Tomorrow’s Sky

Liam Young is an independent designer, futurist, critic and curator, and also the founder of Tomorrow's Thoughts Today. Based in London, this imaginative think tank explores fictional near-future

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NBBJ Unveils Striking Biosphere Greenhouses for Amazon’s Seattle HQ

NBBJ Unveils Striking Biosphere Greenhouses for Amazon’s Seattle HQ

Amazon's new Seattle campus will revamp three blocks in the Denny Triangle area in between South Lake Union and the commercial core. The plan calls for three 37-story towers complemented with lower

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James Corner Unveils New Design Scheme for Overhaul of Chicago’s Navy Pier

James Corner Unveils New Design Scheme for Overhaul of Chicago’s Navy Pier

The initial plan, which won the international design competition last year, called for the addition of a large swimming pool with a sand beach on the south side of the pier. That feature and a few others

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BIG Unveils Plans for Massive Green Overhaul of Miami Beach Convention Center

BIG Unveils Plans for Massive Green Overhaul of Miami Beach Convention Center

The goal of the new convention center and surrounding support areas is to bring Miami Beach to the convention center, including the cool shade of tropical trees, art deco styling, human-scaled

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West 8 Plans to Transform a Polluted Area of China into an Ecologically Sound Flower City

West 8 Plans to Transform a Polluted Area of China into an Ecologically Sound Flower City

Like much of China, the Flower City will inhabit an area of the country with heavily polluted waterways. In order to ensure the longevity of the region, the local government called for urban plans that

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MVRDV to Transform Industrial Port in Caen, Normandy into Urban Garden “Mosaic”

MVRDV to Transform Industrial Port in Caen, Normandy into Urban Garden “Mosaic”

Caen Presqu’ile is a large brownfield located on a peninsula near the center of Caen, which was hastily rebuilt after Word War II. MVRDV's comprehensive redevelopment plan calls for reconstructing the

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Take a Virtual Tour Through the 2013 HGTV Smart Home + See How You Can Win It!

Take a Virtual Tour Through the 2013 HGTV Smart Home + See How You Can Win It!

While the Smart Home is aiming for LEED Gold certification, it is arguably not what one might typically expect from a green home, (and HGTV makes this distinction—see more info on this here). The 2,400

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Turenscape Architects Turns a 54-Acre Garbage Dump Into a Luscious Low-Maintenance Park in China

Turenscape Architects Turns a 54-Acre Garbage Dump Into a Luscious Low-Maintenance Park in China

Tianjin Bridged – Qiaoyuan post-industrial park is a 54-acre site built on what was once a heavy polluted, littered and deserted garbage dump. The city’s municipal government called Turenscape to

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Non Program Pavilion: Reflective Building Melts into the Spanish Landscape

Non Program Pavilion: Reflective Building Melts into the Spanish Landscape

Paris-based Spanish designer Jesús Torres García Architects created the Non Program Pavilion in the old town of Salobreña, in Granada, Spain. Clad in vertical wooden planks on one side, its other

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Proyecto Roble is a Landscaper Architect’s Dream Eco Office in the Rural Netherlands

Proyecto Roble is a Landscaper Architect’s Dream Eco Office in the Rural Netherlands

Landscape architecture firm Van Helvoirt Groenprojecten's striking home office is a barn-style volume with red slats on the exterior. Drawing upon passive design principles, the building was oriented and

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Strawberry Tree Flow: Solar Power Park Invites Passersby to Charge their Gadgets in Belgrade

Strawberry Tree Flow: Solar Power Park Invites Passersby to Charge their Gadgets in Belgrade

Strawberry Energy recently unveiled a new solar powered park in Belgrade that invites visitors to charge their mobile devices using the power of the sun. Designed by Tamara Švonja and Vojin

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Parallax Landscape Re-Imagines a Low-Carbon Future for a Coal-Dominated Australian City

Parallax Landscape Re-Imagines a Low-Carbon Future for a Coal-Dominated Australian City

Parallax Landscape is a design collaborative consisting of Yu Ding, designer at Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates in New York; Kees Lokman, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Washington

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The Cultured Landscape Sets Out a Strategy for Sustainable Transformation of an Australian Brownfield

The Cultured Landscape Sets Out a Strategy for Sustainable Transformation of an Australian Brownfield

Rather than simply let the Latrobe Valley revert to a supposed “natural” state, NAAU proposes a new urban design that retains and adaptively reuses “the significant industrial infrastructure as a

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LA River Restoration Moves Forward With Opening of the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk

LA River Restoration Moves Forward With Opening of the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk

The LA River begins in the San Fernando Valley and moves east and then south through LA county. Flooding in the early part of the 19th century led to the river being walled up in a concrete canal to

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Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay Feature the World’s Largest Climate-Controlled Greenhouses

Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay Feature the World’s Largest Climate-Controlled Greenhouses

The cooled conservatories at Gardens by the Bay cover an area of 16,500 m2 and achieve carbon neutral status with the help of low-energy and renewable systems. The two greenhouses were designed by

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X Marks the Spot at the Striking Naturally Daylit NEO Bankside Residences in London

X Marks the Spot at the Striking Naturally Daylit NEO Bankside Residences in London

NEO Bankside is located directly south of the Tate Modern and features four buildings with 217 residences and a six-story office block. The hexagonal buildings have a distinctive external cross-bracing

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Nice Architects Win First Prize for Lush Parkhill Development in Bratislava

Nice Architects Win First Prize for Lush Parkhill Development in Bratislava

The Parkhill location is currently an open-air amphitheater in Bratislava, Slovakia near the city centre and an urban forest. The development will be located on a steep slope, which will help to

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Boston Architectural College Offers Sustainable Design Degrees, Online Courses & Certificates

Boston Architectural College Offers Sustainable Design Degrees, Online Courses & Certificates

Interested in sustainable design and looking to go back to school for further study? Whether you're interested in a full Bachelor's or Master's degree, or just looking to brush up on your sustainable

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Extraordinary Sustainable Retreat by roomTEN Design Opens Onto Michigan’s Lake Shore

Extraordinary Sustainable Retreat by roomTEN Design Opens Onto Michigan’s Lake Shore

Creating the home as a sustainable and healthy living space for the family was top priority, beginning with site selection. Calculating what available property would be the shortest in drive time (not

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Noriega Street Parklet is a Succulent Meeting Spot Crafted by the Community in San Francisco

Noriega Street Parklet is a Succulent Meeting Spot Crafted by the Community in San Francisco

Noriega Street Parklet is built in the shape of a parallelogram outside Devil's Teeth Bakery on the north side of Noriega Street in the Outer Sunset District. The 45 deg angle provides an interesting

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BOARD’s Recycled Apartment Playground is Made from Items Donated by Surrounding Apartments

BOARD’s Recycled Apartment Playground is Made from Items Donated by Surrounding Apartments

BOARD began its design by first recognizing the competition organizers’ wish to involve the surrounding buildings as much as possible. The design team enlarged a typical neighboring apartment floorplan

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Exploring the Sustainable City With Harvard’s Ecological Urbanism iPad App

Exploring the Sustainable City With Harvard’s Ecological Urbanism iPad App

A new free iPad app is taking an iconic vision of sustainable cities and making it accessible to millions of tablet users in an interactive format. The Harvard Graduate School of Design has released an

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‘Under the Canopy’ Creates a Peaceful Meeting Place Amidst Manchester’s Dunham Massey Gardens

‘Under the Canopy’ Creates a Peaceful Meeting Place Amidst Manchester’s Dunham Massey Gardens

Under the Canopy is a low-impact and sustainable pavilion designed and built for the National Trust’s Dunham Massey Gardens. Conceived by students from the Manchester School of Architecture, the

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North Carolina’s Research Triangle Master Plan Seeks to Get More Done in Less Space, Sustainably

North Carolina’s Research Triangle Master Plan Seeks to Get More Done in Less Space, Sustainably

Located on a then-rural tract of land between the university cities of Raleigh (NCSU), Durham (Duke University), and Chapel Hill (UNC) the 7,000-acre Research Triangle Park was established in 1959. Since

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Architecture Students Design Lattice Bib to Protect Lower Manhattan from Rising Sea Levels

Architecture Students Design Lattice Bib to Protect Lower Manhattan from Rising Sea Levels

As Hurricane Sandy demonstrated, rising sea levels, combined with increasingly powerful storms, can be devastating for New York City. While relief efforts continue in many parts of NYC, the storm has many

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London Unveils High Line-Inspired Linear Park for Southbank’s New Nine Elms Development

London Unveils High Line-Inspired Linear Park for Southbank’s New Nine Elms Development

The Linear Park will wind through the Embassy Gardens housing development from Vauxhall to the Battersea Power Station. Residents will be able to open their doors right onto the meandering park, which

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