Landscape Architecture

A Look Into San Francisco’s Downtown Secret Gardens

A Look Into San Francisco’s Downtown Secret Gardens

First we visited 555 Mission Street, a gorgeously designed courtyard between two buildings. You can't miss it because it features some eye-catching and whimsical public art: Jonathan Borofsky's stacked

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Shipping Pallet Garden Wows Visitors at the Canada Blooms Garden Festival

Shipping Pallet Garden Wows Visitors at the Canada Blooms Garden Festival

For their 5th annual installation at the 2012 Canada Blooms Garden Festival, b sq. Design Studio set out to do something a little different. They decided to take a common material, one that people see

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Andres Amador’s Awe-Inspiring Sand Drawings Wash Away with the Tide

Andres Amador’s Awe-Inspiring Sand Drawings Wash Away with the Tide

Getting to the beach early, about an hour before the ocean recedes and usually under a full moon, is where and when it all begins for Andres. He starts with a fine-tip stick, drawing the framework and

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E/B Office Unveils Plans for Soaring SEAT Pavilion Made From 400 Chairs

E/B Office Unveils Plans for Soaring SEAT Pavilion Made From 400 Chairs

New York and Portland-basedE/B Office recently unveiled plans to build this amazing SEAT Pavilion from 400 simple wooden chairs at Freedom Park in Atlanta. Home to a number of permanent art installations,

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Amsterdam Footbridge-Cafe Concept Blends the Traditional and the High-Tech

Amsterdam Footbridge-Cafe Concept Blends the Traditional and the High-Tech

Architect Laurent Sain Val and his team developed this incredible footbridge and cafe as an entry for a design competition calling for new bridge ideas for Amsterdam. Designed to be built in wood and

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Sunset Triangle Plaza: LA’s First Pedestrian Plaza Conversion is Now Open!

Sunset Triangle Plaza: LA’s First Pedestrian Plaza Conversion is Now Open!

Silver Lake residents are mighty happy to have LA's first pedestrian plaza converted from a normal city street. Located on a short cut route from Sunset Blvd to Griffith Park Blvd, Sunset Triangle Plaza

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Designs Unveiled for Section 3 of the High Line!

Designs Unveiled for Section 3 of the High Line!

Initial design plans have been revealed for the third and final section of everyone's favorite elevated park, New York City's High Line! At a community meeting last night, Friends of the High Line

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Chicago Unveils Plans for the Elevated Bloomingdale Trail Park in the Sky

Chicago Unveils Plans for the Elevated Bloomingdale Trail Park in the Sky

The Bloomingdale rail line once served as an important transport corridor, but was then abandoned in the early 1990s. Since the late '90s, the idea has been floating around to convert the elevated rail

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‘Mountain Band-Aid’ Transforms Strip-Mined Mountainside Into a Vertical Eco Village

‘Mountain Band-Aid’ Transforms Strip-Mined Mountainside Into a Vertical Eco Village

Mountain Band-Aid is a plan for a sustainable city designed to help mitigate mining damage in southern China while providing a place for local inhabitants to repopulate the countryside. From a distance,

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Green-Roofed Mirador Interactive Museum Melts into the Chilean Landscape

Green-Roofed Mirador Interactive Museum Melts into the Chilean Landscape

The space is linear and solid, forming an abstract connection with the land itself. Each zone is designed with a simple contemporary style, however the project complements its surrounding landscape and

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The Green At College Park is the First Certified Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) Landscape

The Green At College Park is the First Certified Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) Landscape

The Green at College Park is a sustainable landscape that sits adjacent to the LEED Gold certified College Park Center at UTA. The arena was designed by HKS Architects, while the surrounding park was

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Climbing Green Wall Crafted From Bamboo Scaffolding & Hanging Bags in Norway

Climbing Green Wall Crafted From Bamboo Scaffolding & Hanging Bags in Norway

MMW Architects designed this green wall installation as a stunt project called Skien's MerSmak-festival in the back yard of the Lundetangen Pub. They constructed the bamboo scaffold system, measuring 12m

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Water Works Park Will Connect Residents With the River Watershed in Des Moines, Iowa

Water Works Park Will Connect Residents With the River Watershed in Des Moines, Iowa

Sasaki Associates and their team of RDG and AES beat over 40 proposals to design the river/city interface for the new Water Works Parkitecture in Des Moines, IA. The new Water Works Park will combine both

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Verdant Via Regina Public Garden Dangles Over Lake Como in Italy

Verdant Via Regina Public Garden Dangles Over Lake Como in Italy

The Via Regina Public Garden in Brienno is a 230 square meter plaza that was completed in 2010. Albeit a new urban park, its design is completely congruent with the city's historical character. The new

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Rollerhaus Re-imagines Chicago as a Futuristic Eco Metropolis

Rollerhaus Re-imagines Chicago as a Futuristic Eco Metropolis

Through an extremely in-depth report, paired with dazzling visual representations, design and think tank group Rollerhaus imagined an eco-centric future vision of Chicago that is without cars, with new

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Mission Impossible Burj Khalifa Tower Park: World’s Tallest Building Makes Its Movie Debut

Mission Impossible Burj Khalifa Tower Park: World’s Tallest Building Makes Its Movie Debut

The Burj Khalifa Tower Park is an amazing 11-hectare green oasis filled with native and drought tolerant plants and a geometric hardscape with enough pathways and trails to get lost in. The park has the

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Student Designed Eco-Lodge in Morocco Features a Zero Water Adventure Golf Course

Student Designed Eco-Lodge in Morocco Features a Zero Water Adventure Golf Course

The town of Merzouga, located on the southern edge of Morocco, is home to some of the tallest and most impressive sand dunes in the Sahara Desert. Not long after the establishment of the first hotel in

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Green Stream Linear Park: Vibrant New Public Space in São Paulo Could Help Alleviate Flash Flooding

Green Stream Linear Park: Vibrant New Public Space in São Paulo Could Help Alleviate Flash Flooding

New rain patterns are the cause of the disastrous flash floods of recent years and previous infrastructure is unable to contain the waters. While many neighborhoods have experienced problems, the area

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Spiky Sustainably-Designed Ecology Pavilion Sprouts in East London

Spiky Sustainably-Designed Ecology Pavilion Sprouts in East London

The Ecology Pavilion, the arts pavilion and the children’s center are three architecturally stunning, energy-efficient, green roofed buildings erected at Mile End Park. They are designed to promote

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Please Touch Community Garden Greens Abandoned San Francisco Lot

Please Touch Community Garden Greens Abandoned San Francisco Lot

GK Callahan is the director of the Please Touch project, and is also a teacher at the nearby Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, which serves the Bay Area community. It was while volunteering

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Ginger Group Unveils Plan to Transform the Eiffel Tower Into a Gigantic Tree

Ginger Group Unveils Plan to Transform the Eiffel Tower Into a Gigantic Tree

A group of consultants in Paris has hatched a plan to turn the Eiffel Tower into a giant tree by covering it with 600,000 plants. Their dream is to literally plant the 324 meter tall aesthetic symbol of

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Field of Light: Bruce Munro’s Stunning LED Forest Springs Up in Bath

Field of Light: Bruce Munro’s Stunning LED Forest Springs Up in Bath

This installation includes over 5,000 frosted acrylic orbs that are connected via a series of fiber optic cables to a color-scrolling projector. The orbs are circuited in clusters, so that groups of orbs

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Steel Mill Converted Into a Spectacular Public Park in Luxembourg

Steel Mill Converted Into a Spectacular Public Park in Luxembourg

The former site was once characterized by an expansive and rough aesthetic with only a few pioneer plants such as moss and birch. The goal of the new design was not to upheave the site, but to integrate

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Standard Design Enlivens LA PARK(ing) Day with Topiary Adorned Sandboxes

Standard Design Enlivens LA PARK(ing) Day with Topiary Adorned Sandboxes

Facing the heavily trafficked Sunset Boulevard, the green PARK sign calls to the passerby. As cars, busses and bicycles passed the enigmatic sign, they couldn’t help but notice, and be left with a green

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Multilevel Vertical Allotments Turn Decrepit Buildings Into Spectacular Garden Towers

Multilevel Vertical Allotments Turn Decrepit Buildings Into Spectacular Garden Towers

Translating Yona Friedman’s ideas of participation, Lucie Dadakova designed these 'Multilevel Vertical Urban Allotments' as her final year project for an Interior Design degree course. Dadakova focused

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Retired Italian Railroad Transformed Into a Low Impact Recreational Promenade

Retired Italian Railroad Transformed Into a Low Impact Recreational Promenade

The project entailed completely upgrading and renovating the entire stretch of railroad between the two coastal towns. Converted to a walking path, the promenade also includes a creation of vantage points

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Saint-Étienne Residents Transform Wasteland Into Public Square and Garden

Saint-Étienne Residents Transform Wasteland Into Public Square and Garden

Collectif Etc won the commission through the Public Urban Planning Agency of Saint-Etienne to design and manage the rehabilitation of the 670 sq meter space into a public square. Part of their task was to

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ChonGae Sunken Stone Garden Opens Up an Underground River in Seoul

ChonGae Sunken Stone Garden Opens Up an Underground River in Seoul

For 40 years, the Cheonggyecheon stream was covered with pavement and used as a road. Only those who saw the waterbody before it was filled in and covered over even knew it was a stream until the early

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