urban green space

INTERVIEW: Landscape Architect James Corner On NYC’s High Line Park

INTERVIEW: Landscape Architect James Corner On NYC’s High Line Park

NYC’s High Line is a project that exemplifies effective adaptive urban re-use in a city that is littered with structures and spaces that have since reached the end of their useful life. By turning an

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Tessellated Tree-Like Transportation Shelters Offer Unique Shade for Local College Students

Tessellated Tree-Like Transportation Shelters Offer Unique Shade for Local College Students

When architects from Public: Architecture + Communication visited the University of British Columbia, they noticed a slight flaw in the campus' urban design plan. Although the main university avenue was

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PHOTOS: Walk Atop the Treetops at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

PHOTOS: Walk Atop the Treetops at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

Designed by Grant Associates and Gustafson Porter, Gardens by the Bay is a public park built on 101 hectares of reclaimed land in Singapore. The gardens are located at 18 Marina Gardens Drive adjacent

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HighLink: Green Promenade Turns San Francisco’s 280 Freeway into a Vibrant Urban Gateway

HighLink: Green Promenade Turns San Francisco’s 280 Freeway into a Vibrant Urban Gateway

The HighLink is a proposed pedestrian promenade and recreational space that would turn a section of San Francisco's 280 Freeway into a vibrant new urban gateway. Chosen as one of the winning projects for

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NBBJ Unveils Striking Biosphere Greenhouses for Amazon’s Seattle HQ

NBBJ Unveils Striking Biosphere Greenhouses for Amazon’s Seattle HQ

Amazon's new Seattle campus will revamp three blocks in the Denny Triangle area in between South Lake Union and the commercial core. The plan calls for three 37-story towers complemented with lower

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MVRDV & Space Group Propose Plan for Green & Sustainable Growth in Norway

MVRDV & Space Group Propose Plan for Green & Sustainable Growth in Norway

Danish firm, MVRDV and the Norwegian firm of Space Group joined as a team to envision a future growth pattern for Stavenger, Norway on the southwest coast. The town, which is booming from growth in the

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Nice Architects Win First Prize for Lush Parkhill Development in Bratislava

Nice Architects Win First Prize for Lush Parkhill Development in Bratislava

The Parkhill location is currently an open-air amphitheater in Bratislava, Slovakia near the city centre and an urban forest. The development will be located on a steep slope, which will help to

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Solar- and Geothermal-Powered Guthrie Green Park Replaces an Old Truck Loading Facility in Tulsa

Solar- and Geothermal-Powered Guthrie Green Park Replaces an Old Truck Loading Facility in Tulsa

The site of the new Guthrie Green Park was once a 2.7-acre truck loading facility - essentially a concrete jungle. Now it's a green oasis and community gathering space offering gardens, interactive

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HNTB Unveils High-Flying Ribbon Bridge to Renovate Los Angeles’ 6th Street Viaduct

HNTB Unveils High-Flying Ribbon Bridge to Renovate Los Angeles’ 6th Street Viaduct

HNTB collaborated with Michael Maltzan Architecture, AC Martin, and Hargreaves Associates to design the new bridge, which was inspired by the arches of its predecessor. Opened in 1932, the art deco 6th

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Jardin Serge Gainsbourg: Paris’ New Urban Park Bridges a Highway to Unite Two Communities

Jardin Serge Gainsbourg: Paris’ New Urban Park Bridges a Highway to Unite Two Communities

The ring road at the Porte des Lilas created a disconnect between two neighborhoods, so the city of Paris sought to bring them together. A design competition yielded a successful plan from local firm

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Construction To Begin on Chicago’s Elevated Bloomingdale Trail Next Summer

Construction To Begin on Chicago’s Elevated Bloomingdale Trail Next Summer

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates presented the team's latest renderings and plans for the Bloomingdale Trail and park to the public last week. This was the last chance for public comment before final

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Andersonville Parklet is Chicago’s First Permanent Parking Space Urban Oasis

Andersonville Parklet is Chicago’s First Permanent Parking Space Urban Oasis

Andersonville Parklet is Chicago's first parking space park, or "people space" as they're calling it, and hopefully the first of many. The urban oasis took over two parking spaces at Clark and Farragut

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Ballast Point Park is an Old Industrial Facility Restored Using Recycled Materials in Sydney

Ballast Point Park is an Old Industrial Facility Restored Using Recycled Materials in Sydney

Ballast Point has played a prominent role in the history of Sydney and now the park works to bring that history to life through restoration, installations, and design. Choi Ropiha Fighera's design of the

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Flower Tower: 380 Potted Plants Line Parisian Apartment Facade

Flower Tower: 380 Potted Plants Line Parisian Apartment Facade

Jonathan Glancey of The Guardian called the Flower Tower "one of the best places to live in Paris," and it's easy to see why. Even though the actual building is two tones of grey and quite drab, the

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Writhing Tower Boasts a Garden and Trees for Each Condo in Peru

Writhing Tower Boasts a Garden and Trees for Each Condo in Peru

When designing a new residential tower for a swanky neighborhood in Lima, LYCS Architecture focused on ensuring that its inhabitants would have views of both a nearby public park and the Pacific Ocean.

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Nashville Riverfront Transformed From Wasteland to Cumberland Play Park for Families

Nashville Riverfront Transformed From Wasteland to Cumberland Play Park for Families

The 6.5 acre adventure play park is located on the Cumberland River’s east bank under the Shelby Street Bridge and is the flagship for the New Riverfront Revitalization Plan in Nashville. Cumberland

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Philadelphia Unveils Their Own Elevated Rail Park for the Abandoned Reading Viaduct

Philadelphia Unveils Their Own Elevated Rail Park for the Abandoned Reading Viaduct

Planning for the Reading Viaduct park began in 2010 when the Center City District commissioned an environmental and feasibility analysis of the Viaduct to determine its fate. The study revealed that it

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Sunset Triangle Plaza: LA’s First Pedestrian Plaza Conversion is Now Open!

Sunset Triangle Plaza: LA’s First Pedestrian Plaza Conversion is Now Open!

Silver Lake residents are mighty happy to have LA's first pedestrian plaza converted from a normal city street. Located on a short cut route from Sunset Blvd to Griffith Park Blvd, Sunset Triangle Plaza

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Chicago Unveils Plans for the Elevated Bloomingdale Trail Park in the Sky

Chicago Unveils Plans for the Elevated Bloomingdale Trail Park in the Sky

The Bloomingdale rail line once served as an important transport corridor, but was then abandoned in the early 1990s. Since the late '90s, the idea has been floating around to convert the elevated rail

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Water Works Park Will Connect Residents With the River Watershed in Des Moines, Iowa

Water Works Park Will Connect Residents With the River Watershed in Des Moines, Iowa

Sasaki Associates and their team of RDG and AES beat over 40 proposals to design the river/city interface for the new Water Works Parkitecture in Des Moines, IA. The new Water Works Park will combine both

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Urban Patches is a Website That Teaches and Connects Aspiring City Farmers

Urban Patches is a Website That Teaches and Connects Aspiring City Farmers

Hoping to get your own urban farm started this year but unsure where to begin? Urban Patches is a website that can help! With interviews from current, economically successful urban farmers, best

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Mission Impossible Burj Khalifa Tower Park: World’s Tallest Building Makes Its Movie Debut

Mission Impossible Burj Khalifa Tower Park: World’s Tallest Building Makes Its Movie Debut

The Burj Khalifa Tower Park is an amazing 11-hectare green oasis filled with native and drought tolerant plants and a geometric hardscape with enough pathways and trails to get lost in. The park has the

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ChonGae Sunken Stone Garden Opens Up an Underground River in Seoul

ChonGae Sunken Stone Garden Opens Up an Underground River in Seoul

For 40 years, the Cheonggyecheon stream was covered with pavement and used as a road. Only those who saw the waterbody before it was filled in and covered over even knew it was a stream until the early

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South Pointe Park is a Sweeping, Ecologically Sensitive Park in South Beach

South Pointe Park is a Sweeping, Ecologically Sensitive Park in South Beach

South Pointe Park is an urban green space and has a number of assets as its disposal, particularly the park's expansive views out onto the Atlantic and across Government Cut. It sits next to a lively

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Wind-Powered Pavilions in Shanghai Are Fun Candy-Coated Play Houses

Wind-Powered Pavilions in Shanghai Are Fun Candy-Coated Play Houses

Parks in China are used extensively by residents throughout the day to practice tai chi, dance, meet friends, relax or eat. Bailanjing Park along the river is a new development to increase the urban green

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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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Guerrilla Gardening: Mini Ecosystem Installations On the Streets Of Madrid Take Root

Guerrilla Gardening: Mini Ecosystem Installations On the Streets Of Madrid Take Root

In a symbolic way, Luzinterruptus wanted to protect and preserve the small timid plants that live in the cracks around the city. Their outrage at the lack of usable green space in the city center was

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Flat Tower: Massive Honeycomb Skyscraper Arches Over Green Space

Flat Tower: Massive Honeycomb Skyscraper Arches Over Green Space

The massive arch is 800 meters across or the length of the Burj Khalifa building set on its side. The principle was to build a large building without disrupting the skyline of a midsized city.

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Intexure Architects Transform Parking Garage Into a Rooftop Zen Garden

Intexure Architects Transform Parking Garage Into a Rooftop Zen Garden

The 6,000 sf garden is divided into textural zones, with each serving as a distinct open or enclosed space for group meetings and quiet contemplation. A white tensile structure in the center gives way to

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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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