Landscape Architecture

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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American Society of Landscape Architects Highlights 479 Green Infrastructure Projects

American Society of Landscape Architects Highlights 479 Green Infrastructure Projects

The American Society of Landscape Architects just released an incredible useful and comprehensive database of 479 case studies of successful "green rainwater infrastructure" projects. It exemplifies

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Inhotim Art Park Blossoms Inside a Brazilian Botanical Garden

Inhotim Art Park Blossoms Inside a Brazilian Botanical Garden

A breathtaking art park is emerging in Brazil, as a brilliant addition to the country's already blooming contemporary arts scene. Bernardo Paz, an entrepreneur from the mining industry, has put his dream

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Dazzling Light Installation by Bruce Munro Set to Sprout at Longwood Gardens

Dazzling Light Installation by Bruce Munro Set to Sprout at Longwood Gardens

Circuitry really is the new root system, no? Wires connecting us all over the planet. So it's inspiring to envision the coming work of artist Bruce Munro: a field of glowing orbs growing up out of

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The Green Cathedral Is an Interpretation of Notre Dame in Trees

The Green Cathedral Is an Interpretation of Notre Dame in Trees

John Muir once called a redwood grove his cathedral. Similar in vein, De Groene Kathedraal (translated as the Green Cathedral) is an organic copy of the famed Notre Dame, and is very much in

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High-Tech Supermarket Farm to Grow Food for Cities in The Netherlands

High-Tech Supermarket Farm to Grow Food for Cities in The Netherlands

Back in the day, a polder in the Netherlands was capable of providing all the necessary food for a nearby town. As the nation's population has grown and diversified it relies less on locally produced food

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Green-Roofed Urban Park Springs Up Atop a Railway Deck in Munich

Green-Roofed Urban Park Springs Up Atop a Railway Deck in Munich

The new park is built in-between a series of residential buildings that measures 300 meters long by 50 meters wide. The deck originally provided a connection between the newly built apartments and it was

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AnneMarie van Splunter’s ‘Rubber Tree’ Turns Used Tires Into a Spectacular Playground

AnneMarie van Splunter’s ‘Rubber Tree’ Turns Used Tires Into a Spectacular Playground

Every year consumers in the United States toss 220,000,000 automobile tires in the trash. But while these defunct tires are being seen as useless by the majority, designer AnneMarie van Splunter has a

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South Pointe Park is a Sweeping, Ecologically Sensitive Park in South Beach

South Pointe Park is a Sweeping, Ecologically Sensitive Park in South Beach

South Pointe Park is an urban green space and has a number of assets as its disposal, particularly the park's expansive views out onto the Atlantic and across Government Cut. It sits next to a lively

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Portable Parks Pop Up All Over Downtown San Francisco

Portable Parks Pop Up All Over Downtown San Francisco

CMG Landscape Architects designed Yerba Buena’s new Parkmobiles: tiny portable gardens housed in dumpster-style containers. The mini-gardens are just one part of the Street Life Plan’s strategy to

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9/11 Memorial Opens in New York City

9/11 Memorial Opens in New York City

Nearly ten years have passed since the devastating September 11th attacks, and much contention has swirled around the re-design of Ground Zero. With all discord finally placed aside to mark the decade

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Awesome Modular Public Lounge Takes Over Vancouver’s Parking Spaces

Awesome Modular Public Lounge Takes Over Vancouver’s Parking Spaces

The goal of VIVA Vancouver is to transform street spaces where cars normally go, into people places to give residents more room to walk, bike, dance, skate, sit, hang out with friends and neighbors. So

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Rhizotron and Xstrata’s Treetop Skybridge Soars Above London’s Kew Gardens

Rhizotron and Xstrata’s Treetop Skybridge Soars Above London’s Kew Gardens

The soaring tree-centric superstructure was designed to weather extreme conditions while following the form of the forest, maintaining a balance with the surrounding gardens. The final construction, made

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Mexico’s Subterranean Children’s Museum is an Immersive Educational Environment

Mexico’s Subterranean Children’s Museum is an Immersive Educational Environment

Standing at the site of an old steel mill, the reclaimed buildings will host administration, storage, exhibit development, and an eatery in the old brick buildings. Adjacent to the original buildings

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Telok Blangah Hill Park’s Flying Bridges Soar Through the Sky

Telok Blangah Hill Park’s Flying Bridges Soar Through the Sky

Telok Blangah is certainly breathtaking, but it also has the right kind of attitude when it comes to respecting nature. While some parks are constructed by chopping trees down to make room for open space

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Utrecht ‘Transfer Accelerator’ (a Slide) Encourages Passengers To Take the Train

Utrecht ‘Transfer Accelerator’ (a Slide) Encourages Passengers To Take the Train

The Overvecht station was originally built in 1995, but had since fallen into disrepair with the concrete crumbling and an unmanned kiosk. ProRail, the railway maintenance company, hired HIK Ontwerpers to

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New SoMa Skatepark Coming to San Francisco’s Mission District

New SoMa Skatepark Coming to San Francisco’s Mission District

San Francisco is about to boost its street sports cred with a long-awaited skatepark. After two years of petitioning and planning, the Department of Public Works is ready to break ground on the $3 million

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Green Country Cottage For Sale Just North of NYC

Green Country Cottage For Sale Just North of NYC

In the market for a new home? As any environmentally inclined individual (like you!) knows, one of the greenest houses you can buy is one that's already built, but it can be tedious to find that perfect,

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Yosemite To Chop Down Thousands of Trees To Preserve Iconic Views

Yosemite To Chop Down Thousands of Trees To Preserve Iconic Views

Yosemite National Park is right up there with the Grand Canyon and the Rocky Mountains when it comes to awe-inspiring landscapes in America. The park's striking cliffs, waterfalls, and towering forests

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SHoP Architects Design New Waterfront Esplanade for NYC’s East River

SHoP Architects Design New Waterfront Esplanade for NYC’s East River

When it comes to landscape design in New York City, the High Line certainly takes the cake, but it's not the only new park worth talking about. The East Side's waterfront has just received a major

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Surface Deep: Honeycomb Moss Sculpture Swells Across Quebec’s Reford Garden

Surface Deep: Honeycomb Moss Sculpture Swells Across Quebec’s Reford Garden

The structure greets visitors on first arrival with an impressive take on a traditional wall that would otherwise be an overlooked necessity. The temporary entrance simultaneously acts as both a resting

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Karen Bausman’s Living Wall Project will Fill NYC’s Meatpacking District with Greenery

Karen Bausman’s Living Wall Project will Fill NYC’s Meatpacking District with Greenery

Hip, trendy and home to some of the hotest high-fashion boutiques, NYC's Meatpacking District may rake in the green, but greenery is something to be desired. A former industrial area, the famed

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Inhabitat Visits New York City’s Future Freshkills Park!

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Inhabitat Visits New York City’s Future Freshkills Park!

Inhabitat recently toured the future site of Freshkills Park, a reclaimed landfill in New York City's Staten Island that is currently being capped and repopulated with native flora and fauna. The

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6 Awesome Parks Made From Rehabilitated Urban Structures

6 Awesome Parks Made From Rehabilitated Urban Structures

Marvel at how abandoned urban structures have been reclaimed in these amazing adaptive reuse projects from around the world: Cheonggyecheon River Project in Seoul Ghost Train Park in

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Gillespies’ MediaCityUK is the World’s First BREEAM Accredited Sustainable Community

Gillespies’ MediaCityUK is the World’s First BREEAM Accredited Sustainable Community

The tree-filled, waterside plaza is composed of three distinct areas. The media square (which is framed by the largest studio in Europe, the BBC's new northern headquarters) is MediaCityUK's main

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