Landscape Architecture

Henning Larsen Architects Win Competition to Design New Emmen Theater and Zoo

Henning Larsen Architects Win Competition to Design New Emmen Theater and Zoo

Henning Larsen Architects, working in partnership with the Dutch Van der Berg Groep, have won first prize in the competition to design a new Theater and Zoo entrance in Emmen, The Netherlands. The 16,000

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Philadelphia Unveils Their Own Elevated Rail Park for the Abandoned Reading Viaduct

Philadelphia Unveils Their Own Elevated Rail Park for the Abandoned Reading Viaduct

Planning for the Reading Viaduct park began in 2010 when the Center City District commissioned an environmental and feasibility analysis of the Viaduct to determine its fate. The study revealed that it

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveil Green Plans for the Future of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveil Green Plans for the Future of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro is vying to win the award for the refurbishment of both Union Square and the Washington Grounds at the Sylvan Theatre. Both designs are heavily focused on the landscape - they

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Lush Living Wall Masks the Construction Site of a New Philadelphia Shake Shack

Lush Living Wall Masks the Construction Site of a New Philadelphia Shake Shack

Shake Shack is set to open their new Philly restaurant in the beginning of the summer at 2000 Sansom Street (corner of 20th and Sansom), near beautiful Rittenhouse Square in Center City. Until it's

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Bishan Park: Singapore Transforms a Concrete Channel Into a Vibrant Riverside Park

Bishan Park: Singapore Transforms a Concrete Channel Into a Vibrant Riverside Park

Situated in the heart of Singapore, Bishan Park is one of the city's most popular green spaces. Once a utilitarian concrete channel, the site has been transformed into a naturalized river through a

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JAILmake’s Reseeding Bricks Help Grow Living Buildings in London

JAILmake’s Reseeding Bricks Help Grow Living Buildings in London

Installing grassy facades on urban buildings are a great way to create a greener city. With this in mind, London-based design studio JAILmake has developed these 'Reseeding Bricks', which can be used to

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Organograph: Giant Kinetic Flower Sculpture is Powered by the Sun

Organograph: Giant Kinetic Flower Sculpture is Powered by the Sun

Bill Washabaugh, Chico MacMurtie, and Geo Homsy developed the climate clock with these fundamental elements in mind: the Clock, the Observatory, the Carbon Cycle Simulation, the Incubator Dome, the Time

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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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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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James Corner Field Operations Wins Competition To Redesign Chicago’s Navy Pier

James Corner Field Operations Wins Competition To Redesign Chicago’s Navy Pier

In addition to the large swimming pool, which will be converted into an ice skating rink in the winter, Corner's plan calls for constructing a dramatic seating area on the east end of the pier overlooking

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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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Barkow Leibinger’s Amazing ‘Loom-Hyperbolic’ Art Installation is Made from Local, Natural Materials

Barkow Leibinger’s Amazing ‘Loom-Hyperbolic’ Art Installation is Made from Local, Natural Materials

"Loom-Hyperbolic" is a site-specific architectural installation that was designed by foreign architects but inspired by local craftsmanship. Created using algorithm-based software programs like

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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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