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Urban Reef Encourages Summertime Street Lounging in Vancouver

Urban Reef Encourages Summertime Street Lounging in Vancouver

Each summer Vancouver works to create vibrant pedestrian spaces to help people make the best of the good weather and sunshine. The VIVA Vancouver program supports parklets, hosts concerts and events and

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Spark Architects’ Bass and Flinders Gateway Mimics Rolling Silver Waves in Australia

Spark Architects’ Bass and Flinders Gateway Mimics Rolling Silver Waves in Australia

To strengthen the development's connections with the surrounding urban fabric, Spark Architects created a series of pedestrian-friendly public spaces between the buildings. The building is terraced and

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NEXT Architects’ Möbius Strip Pedestrian Bridge Wins Meixi Lake District Competition

NEXT Architects’ Möbius Strip Pedestrian Bridge Wins Meixi Lake District Competition

NEXT Architects just won first place in a design competition with plans for a sinuous pedestrian bridge in Changsha, China that is modeled after the Möbius strip and Chinese knots. The bridge is designed

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Smith Creek Pedestrian Bridge Connects Downtown Clifton Forge to New Public Park

Smith Creek Pedestrian Bridge Connects Downtown Clifton Forge to New Public Park

VA Tech's design/buildLAB program offers third year architecture students the chance to learn while participating in a project that makes a difference. For the third year now in a row, the program has

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Høse Pedestrian Bridge Connects Local Residents to Hiking Trails in Norway

Høse Pedestrian Bridge Connects Local Residents to Hiking Trails in Norway

The town of Sand, on the west coast of Norway, is bordered by a small, rushing river to the south. On the opposite side is a large wooded area, which is used for running and recreation. Before the bridge

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Sunset Magazine’s 2013 Idea Town Opens This Week in Seabrook, Washington

Sunset Magazine’s 2013 Idea Town Opens This Week in Seabrook, Washington

The Sunset Idea Town 2013 includes two Idea Houses and courtyard guest cottages with a shared courtyard and outdoor living space. The homes are within a close walking distance to Seabrook's local

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BIG Unveils Plans for Massive Green Overhaul of Miami Beach Convention Center

BIG Unveils Plans for Massive Green Overhaul of Miami Beach Convention Center

The goal of the new convention center and surrounding support areas is to bring Miami Beach to the convention center, including the cool shade of tropical trees, art deco styling, human-scaled

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Gateway Villetaneuse Footbridge Unfurls Like a Leaf Over Train Tracks Outside of Paris

Gateway Villetaneuse Footbridge Unfurls Like a Leaf Over Train Tracks Outside of Paris

The transportation network around Villetaneuse was recently upgraded, and though it was necessary, the project unfortunately created a division in the town's pedestrian network. DVVD designed a footbridge

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Los Angeles’ First Parklet Opens on York Boulevard in Highland Park

Los Angeles’ First Parklet Opens on York Boulevard in Highland Park

The new parklet measures 20 feet long by about 6 feet wide, according to The Eastsider, and it cost about $30,000 to assemble. The mini park features redwood decking, some planters that are filled with

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Arching Melkwegbridge Routes Pedestrians & Cyclists Across a Canal in The Netherlands

Arching Melkwegbridge Routes Pedestrians & Cyclists Across a Canal in The Netherlands

The new Melkwegbridge spans a distance of 66 meters across the canal to connect the Weidevenne District to the historical city centre of Purmerend. NEXT Architects, with the help of Ronald Rietveld

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Klyde Warren Park Adds Much-Needed Green Space Atop the I-35 Freeway in Downtown Dallas

Klyde Warren Park Adds Much-Needed Green Space Atop the I-35 Freeway in Downtown Dallas

Photo by Mark Andrew Boyer for Inhabitat At just over 5 acres, Klyde Warren Park isn't a big park -- it spans just two city blocks. It's big enough to make an impression, and to help Dallas transition

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Unique Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Design Crosses Both Above and Below the Water

Unique Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Design Crosses Both Above and Below the Water

The Spanish architecture team who won the Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge design competition consisted of Nicolas Montesano, Victor Vila, and Boris Hoppek. As opposed to a traditional perpendicular

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SOM Wins Master Plan Competition for Beijing Bohai Innovation City Along High Speed Rail Line

SOM Wins Master Plan Competition for Beijing Bohai Innovation City Along High Speed Rail Line

“Beijing Bohai Innovation City establishes a new model of transit-oriented development at an unprecedented scale,” said project chief designer Thomas Hussey of SOM’s Chicago urban planning studio in

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High-Flying Rubem Braga Elevator Complex Improves Pedestrian Accessibility in Rio de Janeiro

High-Flying Rubem Braga Elevator Complex Improves Pedestrian Accessibility in Rio de Janeiro

The new elevator complex serves as the gateway to the local community and improves access conditions. Previously residents of the community relied on a series of precarious stairways and improvised

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Bagley Pedestrian Bridge in Detroit Provides Safe Access to Canada

Bagley Pedestrian Bridge in Detroit Provides Safe Access to Canada

In the 1960's a giant chasm in the middle of Mexican Town was cut to make way for I-96 and I-75, as part of an effort to ease congestion on the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit to Windsor in Canada.

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Caracas Cable Transportation System Helps Venezuelan Neighborhood Grow Sustainably

Caracas Cable Transportation System Helps Venezuelan Neighborhood Grow Sustainably

Metro Cable is a cable car system with five stations for a total of 2.1 km of air time via gondolas. Each gondola holds 8 people and shuttles them between three hilltop stations, and two stations in the

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Henning Larsen Wins Bid To Re-Structure Siemens Munich Headquarters

Henning Larsen Wins Bid To Re-Structure Siemens Munich Headquarters

Siemens has chosen Henning Larsen Architects to give their Munich headquarters a sustainable upgrade. Of the twelve proposals submitted by design houses throughout Europe, the Copenhagen-based firm's

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Abu Dhabi Unveils Its Shahama and Bahia Green Revitalization Plan

Abu Dhabi Unveils Its Shahama and Bahia Green Revitalization Plan

Abu Dhabi's Urban Planning Council recently unveiled their revitalization plan for a messy 1770 hectare sprawl between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The Shahama and Bahia Revitlization Plan is the result of a

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3Beirut: Foster & Partners Break Ground On First Green Roofed Tower in Lebanon

3Beirut: Foster & Partners Break Ground On First Green Roofed Tower in Lebanon

3Beirut is the very first Foster & Partners project to break ground in Lebanon. Beirut has battled to overcome its war scars, but the new mixed-use residential and retail tower strives to be part of

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Mecanoo’s Green Moscow University Plan Wins Support of Russian President Medvedev

Mecanoo’s Green Moscow University Plan Wins Support of Russian President Medvedev

As long as construction begins at the end of this year, President Medvedev has given Moscow's new university campus a green thumbs up. Mecanoo's design for the National University of Science and

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ResilienCity: map-Lab’s 2035 Vision For Boston Includes a 20 Million Gallon Water Cistern

ResilienCity: map-Lab’s 2035 Vision For Boston Includes a 20 Million Gallon Water Cistern

Designed to be built in Boston's innovation district on greyfield and brownfield sites, ResilienCity will provide residential and office space for 300,000 people. A series of new canals will return 100

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Brooks + Scarpa Complete New Eco Upgrades To Gehry’s Santa Monica Parking Garages

Brooks + Scarpa Complete New Eco Upgrades To Gehry’s Santa Monica Parking Garages

The main upgrade to the garages was to clad the exterior in a new shade screen, providing privacy and shade, as well as an a more attractive appearance. A single mass-produced and repeatable panel made

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SBA Design Unveils Self-Sufficient City of the Future for China

SBA Design Unveils Self-Sufficient City of the Future for China

China pumped €300 billion into its 2010 energy consumption goals, and it may be the only country on earth to have actually met them. This is partially thanks to strict environmental requirements for new

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BIG Unveils Energy Valley With Floating Solar Sphere for Stockholm

BIG Unveils Energy Valley With Floating Solar Sphere for Stockholm

Inhabitat has reported on some pretty mind-boggling designs by the Bjark Ingels Group, but their latest winning proposal just may take the cake. BIG's Energy Valley was recently chosen as the master plan

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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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Snøhetta Selected to Design A New Car-Free Times Square

Snøhetta Selected to Design A New Car-Free Times Square

Exciting news for the Times Square Redevelopment Project has come to light! Norwegian firm, Snøhetta has been awarded the project to redesign a car-free, pedestrian friendly Times Square as well as

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“Cool Water, Hot Island” Winning Design for Times Square Makeover

“Cool Water, Hot Island” Winning Design for Times Square Makeover

With Times Square now officially a pedestrian-only zone, the NYC Department of Transportation is looking to implement a massive overhaul to the area. But before that can happen in 2012, they wanted a

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World’s First Double Helix Pedestrian Bridge Opens in Singapore

World’s First Double Helix Pedestrian Bridge Opens in Singapore

This weekend the world's first double helix bridge will open, closing the loop on a 3.5 kilometer pedestrian path around the Marina Bay development in Singapore. Inspired by the helicoidal structure of

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Gorgeous Tubular Lattice Bridge Rises in La Roche-sur-Yon, France

Gorgeous Tubular Lattice Bridge Rises in La Roche-sur-Yon, France

When new TGV rail lines were built from France's Atlantic coast through La Roche-sur-Yon, a new pedestrian bridge was needed to cross the tracks safely. New York-based architect Bernard Tschumi and

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