Landscape Architecture

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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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." Southern Italy is

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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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Team Grows Incredible 11 Foot Diameter Chrysanthemum

Team Grows Incredible 11 Foot Diameter Chrysanthemum

If you're one of those people that veer off state highways to visit the largest corn cob or ball of twine, then you just might need to steer your electric car in the direction of Kennett Square,

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Researchers Use Chicken Litter to Replenish Degraded Soil

Researchers Use Chicken Litter to Replenish Degraded Soil

One of the greatest problems facing the agricultural industry today is degraded soil. Soil is often over-farmed and isn't allowed enough time to lie fallow, in turn wearing out over time. However,

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Old Military Planes Repurposed to Drop 900,000 Tree Bombs a Day

Old Military Planes Repurposed to Drop 900,000 Tree Bombs a Day

If we're lucky, seed bombing could jump to a whole new level of awesomeness. A fleet of unused and decommissioned C-130 Hercules cargo planes, originally created to drop land mines, could be

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London Unveils Plans for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

London Unveils Plans for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The UK's Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Rt. Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, recently announced that upon the completion of the 2012 London Olympics, the Olympic Park will be transformed

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Winner of the St. Louis Arch Renovation Competition Unveiled

Winner of the St. Louis Arch Renovation Competition Unveiled

MVVA, who was also responsible for the redesign of Pennsylvania Avenue at the White House, and the design of Brooklyn Bridge Park, has considerable experience in designing urban landscapes. Their plan

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PHOTOS: Adams-Sangamon Park Opens in Downtown Chicago

PHOTOS: Adams-Sangamon Park Opens in Downtown Chicago

An expansive new public park is opening in the heart of Chicago this weekend, putting the final touches on a renewed neighborhood in the West Loop adjacent to Greek Town. Designed by Site Design Group,

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Energy-Generating Kite Park Offers Extreme Green Parasailing

Energy-Generating Kite Park Offers Extreme Green Parasailing

Colombian landscape architecture studio Paisajes Emergentes recently unveiled plans for an energy-generating kite farm on a public beach in Abu Dhabi. Tethered to flexible posts, 200 para-kites would use

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Moss Your City: Gorgeous Living Walls Sprout in London

Moss Your City: Gorgeous Living Walls Sprout in London

Photo by Danica O.Kus Norwegian design studio PUSHAK recently installed a breathtaking series of moss-covered arches in the entry and gallery space of The Architecture Foundation's London headquarters.

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Sydney Transforms Waterworks Ruins into Incredible Public Park

Sydney Transforms Waterworks Ruins into Incredible Public Park

The original water works was completed in 1878, but it was decommissioned after only 20 years due to low pressure and brackish water. And there it sat, occasionally changing hands until a service station

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Los Angeles Dreams of a New Downtown River Park

Los Angeles Dreams of a New Downtown River Park

A 100 year-old rail depot resides next to downtown Los Angeles, and next to the rail yard is the famous LA viaduct, a ribbon of concrete and steel cutting thought the heart of the city. A study was just

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Artist Gad Weil Turns Champs Elysees into Green Boulevard

Artist Gad Weil Turns Champs Elysees into Green Boulevard

We didn’t think Paris could get any more beautiful, but a recent installation on the Champs Elysees proves that the city of lights is a stir pot for stunning things constantly in flux. Artist Gad Weil

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‘Build a Better Burb’ Competition Revitalizes Suburban Areas

‘Build a Better Burb’ Competition Revitalizes Suburban Areas

Calling out to architects, urban designers, planners, students, visionaries, the Build a Better Burb competition seeks to find a bold new design proposal that can retrofit underutilized spaces in suburban

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Herzog & de Meuron’s Parrish Art Museum Breaks Ground on Monday

Herzog & de Meuron’s Parrish Art Museum Breaks Ground on Monday

Next Monday the Parrish Art Museum, located along the Montauk Highway in Water Mill, will officially break ground, introducing a beautiful new design by Pritzker Prize-winning architecture firm Herzog

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Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s Lincoln Center Grassy Remodel Opens To Public

Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s Lincoln Center Grassy Remodel Opens To Public

Lincoln Center and its facelift reflect the place's history: 17 blocks of occupied tenements were torn down to build the altar of high culture in the 1950s. The original design sheltered the center from

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Green-Walled Living Pavilion Garden Sprouts on Governors Island

Green-Walled Living Pavilion Garden Sprouts on Governors Island

This past April we got excited for this year's FIGMENT Festival after taking a sneak peek at the design drawings and plans for the event's Living Pavilion. Now that the annual festival has come and gone,

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Leading Architects Unveil Luxury Bug Hotels in London

Leading Architects Unveil Luxury Bug Hotels in London

The five competing firms and designs include: the Insect Hotel by Arup Associates; Brookfield Bug Buddies by Brookfield Europe and the Pinnacle team; Bumblebee City Nesters by Fisher Tomlin; Inn

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New York’s High Line Park to Double in Size by Next Spring!

New York’s High Line Park to Double in Size by Next Spring!

Good news, New Yorkers: that gem of urban green space, the High Line, will more than double in length by next spring. Fast Company tells us that architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and landscape firm

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