Landscape Architecture

e(co)stratègia Nature Bridge Will Reconnect Barcelona With the Collserola Mountains

e(co)stratègia Nature Bridge Will Reconnect Barcelona With the Collserola Mountains

Taller Sau Arquitectura recently received first prize in a design competition to come up with urban interventions to reconnect the Collserola Mountains with the city of Barcelona. The competition was

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Chicago Unveils Ambitious Plan to Extend Riverwalk Park

Chicago Unveils Ambitious Plan to Extend Riverwalk Park

The design team of Ross Barney Architects, Sasaki Associates, Benesch, and Jacobs/Ryan Associates, propose creating a series of public spaces along the riverwalk. Each new block would have a different

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Singapore’s Bishan Park Wins Landscape of the Year Award at the World Architecture Festival

Singapore’s Bishan Park Wins Landscape of the Year Award at the World Architecture Festival

Bishan Park is part of Singapore's Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Program, a long-term initiative to transform the city-state's bodies of water into more inviting public parks. Prior to

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PHOTOS: Les Docks Design Center is Topped by a Luscious Green Roof Terrace in Paris

PHOTOS: Les Docks Design Center is Topped by a Luscious Green Roof Terrace in Paris

Les Docks´ four floors can be wandered around using the iconic indoor-outdoor green stairs located on the facade of the concrete building. The top floor offers great views of the city as well as a green

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Spectacular Roberto Ercilla-Designed Home Cantilevers Over Spanish Hillside

Spectacular Roberto Ercilla-Designed Home Cantilevers Over Spanish Hillside

As well as creating a beautiful home, Dwelling in Etura was designed to help residents reduce their energy consumption. As such, the architecture studio incorporated an insulating green roof, biomass and

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The Atlanta BeltLine is a Smart, Ambitious 6,000 Acre Public Transportation Network by Perkins + Will

The Atlanta BeltLine is a Smart, Ambitious 6,000 Acre Public Transportation Network by Perkins + Will

This ambitious urban development, produced by Atlanta BeltLine Inc., began with the formulation of the idea in 1999. Overwhelming support of the idea from Atlanta led to the development of the Atlanta

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Jardin Serge Gainsbourg: Paris’ New Urban Park Bridges a Highway to Unite Two Communities

Jardin Serge Gainsbourg: Paris’ New Urban Park Bridges a Highway to Unite Two Communities

The ring road at the Porte des Lilas created a disconnect between two neighborhoods, so the city of Paris sought to bring them together. A design competition yielded a successful plan from local firm

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Te Mirumiru is a Sweeping Green-Roofed Building that Combines Maori Tradition with Sustainable Architecture

Te Mirumiru is a Sweeping Green-Roofed Building that Combines Maori Tradition with Sustainable Architecture

The architects based the complex’s design on the genius loci, the Maori Spirit of the Place. The resulting submerged structure was built in the Te Whare Whenua tradition, which means house of the earth.

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Construction To Begin on Chicago’s Elevated Bloomingdale Trail Next Summer

Construction To Begin on Chicago’s Elevated Bloomingdale Trail Next Summer

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates presented the team's latest renderings and plans for the Bloomingdale Trail and park to the public last week. This was the last chance for public comment before final

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Construction Begins on Texcoco Lake Ecological Park – The World’s Largest Urban Park in Mexico City

Construction Begins on Texcoco Lake Ecological Park – The World’s Largest Urban Park in Mexico City

As the Texcoco region is key to the hydrological systems of Mexico City, the park will serve as part of the city’s water infrastructure with 11 rivers, 14 canals for waste water, 4 water treatment

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MVRDV Chosen to Create Green Garden Paradise in the Netherlands for Floriade 2022 Horticultural Expo

MVRDV Chosen to Create Green Garden Paradise in the Netherlands for Floriade 2022 Horticultural Expo

As the current Floriade 2012 expo wraps up in Venlo, Almere and MVRDV are excited to begin with their plans for the next expo site, which will be the greenest event yet. Almere, which is a suburb of

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San Francisco Exploratorium Announces Move to New Net-Zero Energy Facility at Pier 15

San Francisco Exploratorium Announces Move to New Net-Zero Energy Facility at Pier 15

The Exploratorium is a museum of “science, art and human perception" that features hands-on, interactive exhibits. It was the first of its kind when it opened in 1969, and it has had a wide-ranging

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Arkadien Winnenden is a Family & Earth Friendly Eco Village Near Stuttgart, Germany

Arkadien Winnenden is a Family & Earth Friendly Eco Village Near Stuttgart, Germany

Arkadien Winnenden was designed to provide families with affordable, sustainable and healthy housing. The densely developed neighborhood allowed the project to be built more economically, thus providing

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Nowa Huta is a Sustainable City of the Future That Combines Urban and Agricultural Areas

Nowa Huta is a Sustainable City of the Future That Combines Urban and Agricultural Areas

Located next to a thriving river, Nowa Huta’s lands are fertile and well irrigated, making it a prime location for agricultural production. To maximize the land’s potential, Basic City A+U partnered

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Pelli Clarke Pelli’s Arboleda Urban Village in Monterrey, Mexico Integrates Smart Growth and Green Design

Pelli Clarke Pelli’s Arboleda Urban Village in Monterrey, Mexico Integrates Smart Growth and Green Design

ODG is constructing Arboleda (Spanish for "grove") in the prosperous San Pedro Garza Garcia suburban municipality in the southwest area of the Monterrey metropolitan area. Monterrey, Mexico's

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Fray Leon House Communes with its Natural Surroundings in Santiago, Chile

Fray Leon House Communes with its Natural Surroundings in Santiago, Chile

A native Peumo tree greets the family as they access the home from the south; likewise an avocado tree is located near the interior hall windows, and an old Cypress boards the east side of the building.

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Heneghan Peng’s Giant’s Causeway Visitor Center is a Stone Sanctuary on the Cliffs of Ireland

Heneghan Peng’s Giant’s Causeway Visitor Center is a Stone Sanctuary on the Cliffs of Ireland

Giant's Causeway is a coastal area where about 40,000 basalt columns sprung up from the earth due to an ancient volcanic eruption. The remarkable collection of hexagonal rocks has been named the fourth

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Green Roof Garden by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects Is a Peaceful Escape In the Chicago Sky

Green Roof Garden by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects Is a Peaceful Escape In the Chicago Sky

Few people driving the ramps of the parking deck at Rush and Walton Streets in Chicago know of its verdant green roof. Visible from surrounding office and residential towers, the 16,000 square foot green

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Berlin’s High-Flying ‘Mount Center’ Climbing Park Looks Like a Real-Life Donkey Kong Level

Berlin’s High-Flying ‘Mount Center’ Climbing Park Looks Like a Real-Life Donkey Kong Level

Berlin's amazing Mount Center opened in 2010 next to a wild park, meters away from the Nordbanhof S-Bahn train station. After a short training session with an experienced guide, visitors are welcome to

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The Hague’s Stadskantoor Leyweg by Uytenhaak Architectenbureau Rise from the Dutch Urbanscape

The Hague’s Stadskantoor Leyweg by Uytenhaak Architectenbureau Rise from the Dutch Urbanscape

Built by Uytenhaak Architectenbureau—directed by Rudy Uytenhaak, a TU of Eindhoven's graduate and professor at TU Delft—the Hague's City Offices are one of the most striking city landmarks. The

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Sunken Fort Werk Aan’t Spoel to be Transformed into Gradated Public Park in the Netherlands

Sunken Fort Werk Aan’t Spoel to be Transformed into Gradated Public Park in the Netherlands

Rietveld Landscape and Atelier de Lyon see the new space as an outdoor park lounge, attracting locals from Culemborg for days of relaxation in the sun. The existing landscape is built up into a series of

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Smale Riverfront Park in Downtown Cincinnati Has a Big Urban Impact

Smale Riverfront Park in Downtown Cincinnati Has a Big Urban Impact

Back in the spring of 2011, John G. Smale, the former Chairman of Procter & Gamble, gave a gift of $20 million to the Cincinnati Parks Foundation in honor of his late wife Phyllis. This great urban

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John Magee’s Native Landscape Designs Create Habitat for Wildlife

John Magee’s Native Landscape Designs Create Habitat for Wildlife

Many of Magee's designs have qualified for the National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) Certified Wildlife Habitat program, which rewards homeowners, schools, parks, businesses, or other entities for creating

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Andersonville Parklet is Chicago’s First Permanent Parking Space Urban Oasis

Andersonville Parklet is Chicago’s First Permanent Parking Space Urban Oasis

Andersonville Parklet is Chicago's first parking space park, or "people space" as they're calling it, and hopefully the first of many. The urban oasis took over two parking spaces at Clark and Farragut

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Europa City is a Massive Green-Roofed City of the Future for France

Europa City is a Massive Green-Roofed City of the Future for France

The massive culture, recreation, and retail center for Triangle de Gonesse, France is situated along the approach between the Charles de Gaule Airport in Roissy and Paris. Designed for an international

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Construction to Begin on Studio Gang’s Ambitious Northerly Island Park in Chicago

Construction to Begin on Studio Gang’s Ambitious Northerly Island Park in Chicago

Northerly Island was part of Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago; it was one of several manmade islands included in the plan, but it ended up being the only one that was actually built. In 2003,

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James Corner to Redesign 55-Acre South Plaza of London’s Olympic Park

James Corner to Redesign 55-Acre South Plaza of London’s Olympic Park

The redesigned Olympic Park will include a 12-metre wide tree-lined promenade that will open up to a series of outdoor “rooms”, separated by tall grasses. These active spaces will host a classic

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Studio Weave Transforms the Site of London’s Burned-Down St. Pancras Church into a Vibrant Public Garden

Studio Weave Transforms the Site of London’s Burned-Down St. Pancras Church into a Vibrant Public Garden

The gorgeous new St. Pancras Church Garden is surrounded on three sides by tall buildings, making it feel a bit like a secret garden. It's paved with large stones in an interesting herringbone pattern,

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Paris’ Promenade Plantée Gave Inspiration to New York’s High Line Park

Paris’ Promenade Plantée Gave Inspiration to New York’s High Line Park

The Vincennes railway line was active through Paris from 1859 to 1969, until it was abandoned when the more modern RER train line was built. As Paris grew, buildings were erected around the Vincennes

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Studio a+i’s Revised AIDS Memorial Park is a Meditative Green Trellis

Studio a+i’s Revised AIDS Memorial Park is a Meditative Green Trellis

While their original concept was denied by community members, Studio a+i has gone back to the drawing board to create a second take on the international competition to design AIDS Memorial Park in

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