Landscape Architecture

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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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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Claude Cormier + Associés Transform the Canadian Museum of Civilization Plaza in Québec into a Lush Grassland

Claude Cormier + Associés Transform the Canadian Museum of Civilization Plaza in Québec into a Lush Grassland

The Canadian Museum of Civilization was designed by Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal and inaugurated in 1989. The museum consists of two pavilions whose volumes are physical representations of

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Topiary Joe’s Incredible Green Garden Sculptures

Topiary Joe’s Incredible Green Garden Sculptures

For those that consider themselves sophisticated designfolk, topiaries may seem the stuff of Edward Scissorhands suburbia or the artistic outlets of a housewife with hedge shears. But consider this -

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Colombia’s New Sports Center Is a Green Forest Full of Hope for the Local Community

Colombia’s New Sports Center Is a Green Forest Full of Hope for the Local Community

The modular construction is a collection of fabricated shapes, such as a polyhedron of 12 surfaces, that make up a larger lattice within the top canopy. According to reports, the center is situated within

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Parking Garage Rooftop UPGarden P-Patch Almost Complete in Seattle

Parking Garage Rooftop UPGarden P-Patch Almost Complete in Seattle

UPGarden P-Patch is located on the rooftop of the Mercer parking garage on Mercer Street between 3rd and 4th Ave N. Back in 2008, Parks and Green Spaces Levy, Uptown was designated as a priority area for

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Norway’s Havoysund Pathway Winds Gracefully Towards the Shore of the Arctic Ocean

Norway’s Havoysund Pathway Winds Gracefully Towards the Shore of the Arctic Ocean

Norway has built eighteen architect-designed routes that encourage visitors to experience the country's incredible natural beauty. The Havoysund Tourist Route is located at a gorgeous natural cove on the

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MVRDV Unveils Plans to Transform Almere, the Netherlands Into the Greenest City Ever Built

MVRDV Unveils Plans to Transform Almere, the Netherlands Into the Greenest City Ever Built

Floriade is a national horticulture expo held every decade in The Netherlands - and Almere wants to be the next host in 2022. To woo the judges they've hired MVRDV to create the master plan for their expo

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Ballast Point Park is an Old Industrial Facility Restored Using Recycled Materials in Sydney

Ballast Point Park is an Old Industrial Facility Restored Using Recycled Materials in Sydney

Ballast Point has played a prominent role in the history of Sydney and now the park works to bring that history to life through restoration, installations, and design. Choi Ropiha Fighera's design of the

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The Living Garden Map Uses an Array of Flowers to Depict a Blooming Town in Italy

The Living Garden Map Uses an Array of Flowers to Depict a Blooming Town in Italy

The Giardino Mappa of Cassano d'Adda is a cool living art project that uses a colorful range of flowers to represent a blooming town in Italy. Instead of mapping flat concrete landscapes using traditional

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Gleisdreieck Park’s Minimal Playground Is Built Simply from Wood, Ropes and Steel

Gleisdreieck Park’s Minimal Playground Is Built Simply from Wood, Ropes and Steel

With a green area covering more than 30 hectares, Gleisdreieck Park sits on a site that went unused for a very long time. A favorite spot for runners, skaters, and cyclers, the park will boast even more

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Massive Aluminum Mountains in Japan Illustrate how Climate Change Works

Massive Aluminum Mountains in Japan Illustrate how Climate Change Works

Covering a total floor area of 115,000 square foot, this unnatural landscape reflects the elements and how they change (partly as a result of human behavior?) Placed in the sunken garden of the

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Berlin’s Jungfernheide Park Lets You Climb Amidst Hundred-Year-Old Treetops

Berlin’s Jungfernheide Park Lets You Climb Amidst Hundred-Year-Old Treetops

Waldhochseilgarten is only 15 minutes away from West Berlin, and access is provided through a luscious forest road full of oaks, elms and maple trees. The whole climbing park system -- including the

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PICS: 1000s of Flowers Fill Spanish City Streets for Girona’s Colorful Springtime Festival

PICS: 1000s of Flowers Fill Spanish City Streets for Girona’s Colorful Springtime Festival

Tropical flower installations and blooming rose-filled rooms were some of the more traditional displays at the show, but many of Girona's exhibits were more contemporary than others, like a room of

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Twisting Modular Planter Holds Flourishing Micro Gardens Within its Layers

Twisting Modular Planter Holds Flourishing Micro Gardens Within its Layers

Ascensio Mah recently teamed up with students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design to create this beautiful twisting planter embedded with a series of miniature gardens. Showcased at this year's

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Jeppe Hein’s Quirky ‘Social Benches’ are Interactive Sculptures That Engage the Public

Jeppe Hein’s Quirky ‘Social Benches’ are Interactive Sculptures That Engage the Public

Jeppe Hein has re-imagined the average public bench by creating a series of modified benches that open up discussion about social behavior in urban spaces. The Danish artist took the form of a typical

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Winners Announced for National Mall Design Contest in Washington, DC

Winners Announced for National Mall Design Contest in Washington, DC

OLIN & Weiss/Manfredi will redesign the Sylvan Theater, which is located southeast of the Washington Monument, and Rogers Marvel Architects & Peter Walker and Partners will reimagine

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Brick Biotope at FABRIKAAT: Bricks That Double as Bird Habitats Showcased in Milan

Brick Biotope at FABRIKAAT: Bricks That Double as Bird Habitats Showcased in Milan

Compelled by the disappearance of house sparrows due to the depletion of their natural environment, students Micaela Nardella and Oana Tudose designed Brick Biotope, a set of bricks that doubles as a

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Nashville Riverfront Transformed From Wasteland to Cumberland Play Park for Families

Nashville Riverfront Transformed From Wasteland to Cumberland Play Park for Families

The 6.5 acre adventure play park is located on the Cumberland River’s east bank under the Shelby Street Bridge and is the flagship for the New Riverfront Revitalization Plan in Nashville. Cumberland

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Andrew Maynard Renovates a Modern Melbourne Home With a Giant Grassy Hill!

Andrew Maynard Renovates a Modern Melbourne Home With a Giant Grassy Hill!

The award-winning idea has improved solar access access, and the home is flooded with light in during the winter months, helping to reduce energy costs. Facing the original house, the new structure has

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