Gallery: Osborn Architects Re-Imagines Paved Parking Lots as an Urban F...


Sunny southern California is synonymous with transportation by car, but today as the auto industry struggles, there are large swaths of fallow concrete-covered expanses where car dealerships once thrived. In Glendale, California, a mile-long corridor known as the Brand Boulevard of Cars takes up over 33 acres for the exhibition, storage, and maintenance of new and used cars. Envisioning a better use for this prime real estate, Osborn Architects has a put forth a novel idea that would re-skin and re-purpose this area, essentially creating an urban forest out what is now a desolate wasteland.

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  1. El Goteam January 4, 2011 at 7:26 am

    I like the urban forest. What about planting grass on roofs?
    How about outlawing plastic bags?

  2. jesi4formi April 8, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Osborn Architects did a great job doing so, other projects done by Osborn Architects could be found on

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