Landscape Architecture

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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Solar-Powered Supertrees Sprout at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay – New Photos!

Solar-Powered Supertrees Sprout at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay – New Photos!

Gardens by the Bay will be Singapore's largest garden project and is central to the country's continued development of Marina Bay. Managed by the Singapore's National Park Board, the gardens will

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Philadelphia Plants Its Very First Bus Stop Green Roof!

Philadelphia Plants Its Very First Bus Stop Green Roof!

Roofmeadow's plan, well executed this first time around, is to take existing bus stops and turn them green. The 60 square foot bus stop green roof at 15th and Market was based off of Roofmeadow's idea to

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INTERVIEW: Paul Kephart of Rana Creek

INTERVIEW: Paul Kephart of Rana Creek

As far as green roof designers go, you can't get much more committed or accomplished than the team at Rana Creek. While their name often gets partially eclipsed by the names of their starchitect

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San Francisco Bay Trail is Landscaped Using Historic Shipping Industry Relics

San Francisco Bay Trail is Landscaped Using Historic Shipping Industry Relics

A continuation of the Bay Trail along the property of the Bay Ship and Yacht Company, this lovely landscape design by Estudio Oca was reflects the history of the site. Relics from the shipping industry

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House Haller Sits Spectacularly within its Stunning Austrian Alp Setting

House Haller Sits Spectacularly within its Stunning Austrian Alp Setting

Located in the small town of Mellau in Austria, House Haller was originally built as a structure intended to incorporate and harmonize with the panoramic beauty of the surrounding Alps. The modern home

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Section 2 of New York City’s High Line Park Opens!

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Section 2 of New York City’s High Line Park Opens!

We have been jumping out of our skin waiting for Section 2 of the High Line to open in New York City, and today we finally got a first look inside! The second section was unveiled during an exclusive

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Inhabitat Interviews Nancy Somerville About Sustainable Sites Landscape Rating System Program

Inhabitat Interviews Nancy Somerville About Sustainable Sites Landscape Rating System Program

Inhabitat: Can you give us a brief overview of Sustainable Sites Initiative? Nancy: The Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) is an interdisciplinary partnership between the American Society of

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Urbanarbolismo Unveils Gorgeous Vertical Garden Set Within a Sweeping Ceramic Facade

Urbanarbolismo Unveils Gorgeous Vertical Garden Set Within a Sweeping Ceramic Facade

The vertical garden was designed to create a sound barrier between the club's outdoor central courtyard and nearby apartments. As the plants grow to maturity, they will help absorb more sound and create a

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Arganzuela Footbridge: Spiraling Conical Bridge Spans Madrid’s Manzanares River

Arganzuela Footbridge: Spiraling Conical Bridge Spans Madrid’s Manzanares River

The Arganzuela Park was created after two embankment roads along the river were removed. The footbridge was designed to connect the left bank with the right bank of the river. Designed as two conical

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INHABITAT VIDEO: The Opening of the NYC High Line!

INHABITAT VIDEO: The Opening of the NYC High Line!

The highly anticipated second section of the High Line Park will open next week in NYC to what's bound to be a flurry of excitement. Back in 2009, just as the park was first inaugurated, we were on site

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Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport to be Resurrected as One of Europe’s Largest Urban Gardens

Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport to be Resurrected as One of Europe’s Largest Urban Gardens

The Tempelhof Airport was originally constructed in 1927, but it was reconstructed in 1934 under Albert Speer's plan for the reconstruction of Berlin during the Nazi era. The limestone-clad 1.2

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Britomart’s Leafy Three Storey Green Wall is New Zealand’s Largest

Britomart’s Leafy Three Storey Green Wall is New Zealand’s Largest

Only 120mm deep, the living wall features native and exotic epiphytes, ferns, climbers, and groundcovers that serve multiple functions. In addition to improving the building's overall air quality, the

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West Coast Central Park is a Verdant Patchwork Quilt of Greenery at Playa Vista

West Coast Central Park is a Verdant Patchwork Quilt of Greenery at Playa Vista

Michael Maltzen Architects collaborated with landscape architect James Burnett to design the park as part of the mixed use Playa Vista development. While the space is currently bordered by vacant land, a

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Henning Larsen Designs Lush Green Heart For Herlev Hospital Expansion

Henning Larsen Designs Lush Green Heart For Herlev Hospital Expansion

Situated next to the existing 26-story tower, the expansion will offer a variety of spaces and facilities needed in the hospital of the future, plus a number of outdoor environments, inner gardens and

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Swirling Australian Earth House Looks Like a Green Crop Circle from Above

Swirling Australian Earth House Looks Like a Green Crop Circle from Above

The Earth House is a 4 bedroom, 465 sq m (5,000 sq ft) house composed of separate living modules including a lounge, a dining area, bedrooms, bathrooms, a study and a kitchen. The modules are connected by

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Former Renault Factory In France Becomes An Undulating Green-Roofed School

Former Renault Factory In France Becomes An Undulating Green-Roofed School

One of the most beautiful urban redevelopment projects we've seen in a long time, the building has a green roof that is allowed to slope down such that it extends to the school's every level. Indigenous

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REVERSE GRAFFITI: Street Artists Tag Walls by Scrubbing Them Clean

REVERSE GRAFFITI: Street Artists Tag Walls by Scrubbing Them Clean

When is cleaning the sidewalks a crime? When you’re doing it to create art. Obviously. A number of street artists around the world have taken to expressing themselves through an innovative practice

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Wind Turbine Bridge Transforms Italian Viaduct Into Public Space

Wind Turbine Bridge Transforms Italian Viaduct Into Public Space

A bridge that repurposes abandoned viaducts, produces energy AND looks futuristically sleek? Yes, it can be true, and it is Italy’s proposed Wind Turbine Viaduct called “Solar Wind.”

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Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens

Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens

Vertical Wall on Jean Nouvel's Musée du quai Branly Plants have found a home on walls for centuries, but are sometimes incongruous with architecture, often breaking down the structural integrity of a

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101 Warren Street Has 101 Pine Trees Growing On Its Roof

101 Warren Street Has 101 Pine Trees Growing On Its Roof

In 2009, 101 Warren Street replaced a parking lot with a mixed-use residential and retail project covering over 2 acres in the Tribeca area. The building's tower is mostly luxury condominiums, but also

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New York City’s Astor Place to Become a Green Pedestrian Dream

New York City’s Astor Place to Become a Green Pedestrian Dream

The city of New York has just unveiled a green plan for the heart of the East Village that's going to make the lives of pedestrians much safer. If you've ever been to the East Village, you've probably

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Innovative Wildlife Crossings for Denver’s Perilous I-70 West

Innovative Wildlife Crossings for Denver’s Perilous I-70 West

The ARC International Wildlife Crossing Design Competition asked architects and designers to come up with beautiful and compelling designs able to meet the needs and improve the safety for both the people

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Solar-Powered Garden Canopy Proposed For New York’s BQE

Solar-Powered Garden Canopy Proposed For New York’s BQE

Starr Whitehouse presented three final concepts in a public meeting to 35 neighborhood residents as well as representatives of city agencies and state and local elected officials. The three concepts

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