Landscape Architecture

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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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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