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AMAZE: Magical labyrinth of lights takes over downtown Toronto

AMAZE: Magical labyrinth of lights takes over downtown Toronto

Despite its complex appearance, AMAZE was easily and quickly constructed using an affordable and secure scaffolding system for its base. The prefabricated and modular system of metal pipes lent itself to

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Park(ing) Day 2014: The Most Amazing Pop-Up Parks From Around the World!

Park(ing) Day 2014: The Most Amazing Pop-Up Parks From Around the World!

This past Friday parking spots across the States and around the world turned over a green leaf as pop-up public parks for Park(ing) Day 2014! This annual celebration of public space is one of our favorite

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Yesterday was Park(ing) Day 2014 – Send us Photos of Pop-Up Parks Near You!

Yesterday was Park(ing) Day 2014 – Send us Photos of Pop-Up Parks Near You!

Yesterday was Park(ing) Day, and we'd love to see your photos of the most spectacular pop-up parks near you! If you've never heard of Park(ing) Day before, it's a global event where parking spaces are

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NYC’s Design Trust for Public Space Launches Urban Agriculture Data Collection Portal

NYC’s Design Trust for Public Space Launches Urban Agriculture Data Collection Portal

Some people still criticize the urban agriculture movement as a cute idea with little potential to feed urban populations, or as an unnecessary intrusion on valuable city real estate. Part of the problem

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Japan’s Namba Parks Has an 8-Level Roof Garden with Waterfalls

Japan’s Namba Parks Has an 8-Level Roof Garden with Waterfalls

Namba Parks was conceived when Osaka Stadium closed down, presenting a great redevelopment opportunity for a new commercial district right next to the Namba Train Station, which is just one stop away from

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Richard Meier’s Reforma Towers Celebrate Natural Light in Mexico City

Richard Meier’s Reforma Towers Celebrate Natural Light in Mexico City

Reforma Towers is a two tower mixed-used project planned for Mexico City that will be located on Paseo de la Reforma. Designed by Richard Meier & Partners and developed by Diametro Arquitectos, the

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Park(ing) Day 2013: The Best Pop-Up Parks Across the States! [PHOTOS]

Park(ing) Day 2013: The Best Pop-Up Parks Across the States! [PHOTOS]

San Francisco, CA -- Interstice Architects go big every Park(ing) Day - and this year's park was no disappointment! The Park-a-licious Public Bubble is a huge inflatable structure filled with balloons and

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San Francisco’s Parklets Transform Parking Spaces Into Urban Oases

San Francisco’s Parklets Transform Parking Spaces Into Urban Oases

Local design studio Rebar was instrumental in developing the concept of using public parking spaces to create a more engaging use for the public – even temporarily. Rebar’s original project started in

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Baidu’s Science and Technology Campus is a Circular Green Haven in Beijing

Baidu’s Science and Technology Campus is a Circular Green Haven in Beijing

The green space is so well-articulated that it's possible for students, faculty and visitors to experience all of the seasons on what ZNA proposes to be one of Beijing's greenest university campuses. But

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Saint-Étienne Residents Transform Wasteland Into Public Square and Garden

Saint-Étienne Residents Transform Wasteland Into Public Square and Garden

Collectif Etc won the commission through the Public Urban Planning Agency of Saint-Etienne to design and manage the rehabilitation of the 670 sq meter space into a public square. Part of their task was to

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Greenhamar: Eco Oasis Pops up in a Public Square in Hamar, Norway

Greenhamar: Eco Oasis Pops up in a Public Square in Hamar, Norway

This past weekend Spanish architecture firm Ecosistema Urbano teamed up with the VEA school of gardening to launch Greenhamar - a 24-hour event focused on greening a public square in Hamar, Norway. The

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San Francisco’s Waterfront To Get Green Makeover In Lead-Up To America’s Cup

San Francisco’s Waterfront To Get Green Makeover In Lead-Up To America’s Cup

Under design giant AECOM’s leadership, a wide swath of temporary and permanent installations will be built along San Francisco's waterfront to accommodate race infrastructure as well as a massive influx

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Park(ing) Day 2011: Pop-Up Parks Spring Up Around the World – Exclusive Photos!

Park(ing) Day 2011: Pop-Up Parks Spring Up Around the World – Exclusive Photos!

The Park(ing) Day project began in San Francisco in 2005 when art and design studio Rebar converted one parking space into a temporary public park. Since then the event has grown into an international

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Park Maksimir: The First Public Park in Eastern Europe is Still Open Today

Park Maksimir: The First Public Park in Eastern Europe is Still Open Today

Today, green spaces are accessible to almost everyone in most big cities, but it wasn't always that way. Park Maksimir was a pioneer in the late 1700s when it opened as the first public park in eastern

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PHOTOS: Japan’s ACROS Building is a Mountainous Green-Roofed Pyramid Planted With Trees

PHOTOS: Japan’s ACROS Building is a Mountainous Green-Roofed Pyramid Planted With Trees

Things have changed since we last wrote about ACROS. When the building, which was designed by Emilio Ambasz & Associates, was first built, many of the trees that make up its "step garden" were still

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Giant Pink Recycled Plastic Snails Will Invade Miami!

Giant Pink Recycled Plastic Snails Will Invade Miami!

These eight-foot pink snails will claim Miami on November 19th - not because they want to take over the Earth, but because they're an installation by the Cracking Art Group and Galleria Ca’

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ACROS: A Giant Japanese Pyramid Blanketed in Green Grass

ACROS: A Giant Japanese Pyramid Blanketed in Green Grass

ACROS is a surprising building in more ways than one. If you were approaching the building from one side, all you would see is a typical, glass-walled office building. When Emilio Ambasz & Associates

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Sun Catching Solarflora Sculpture Holds Solar Panels in its Leaves

Sun Catching Solarflora Sculpture Holds Solar Panels in its Leaves

We've seen plenty of creative solar panel designs -- some more attractive than others. The latest to come down the pipeline is Solarflora, a sleek sculpture that holds three solar panels (one panel per

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Brilliant Favela Paintings Energize Neighborhoods!

Brilliant Favela Paintings Energize Neighborhoods!

Check out these cheerful candy-colored buildings! Murals are a fantastic way to sugar-coat concrete and brighten up otherwise drab buildings. Artists Haas and Hahn have adorned several concrete

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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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PARK(ing) Day 2009 is This Friday!

PARK(ing) Day 2009 is This Friday!

This Friday impromptu public parks will be springing up around the world for PARK(ing) Day 2009! Created by San Francisco art collective REBAR, this one-day celebration of public space encourages people

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Architecture and the City Festival 2009 Starts Next Week!

Architecture and the City Festival 2009 Starts Next Week!

Heads up all San Francisco Bay Area architecture fans! Next week marks the start of the 2009 Architecture and the City Festival, and this year they're pulling out all the stops with another incredible

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ReBurbia Favorite Notable Mentions

ReBurbia Favorite Notable Mentions

With voting on our top 20 ReBurbia finalists set to close in less than 8 hours, we'd like to take a moment to pause and consider some of incredible submissions that didn't quite make the list. Greening

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US Government May Bulldoze 50 Cities; Create More Green Space

US Government May Bulldoze 50 Cities; Create More Green Space

It seems virtually everyone—from Wall Street bankers to small business owners—has been affected by the economic downturn. Now, the recession’s latest victims may be American cities. The Obama

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Mosstika Moss Graffiti Brings Greenery to the Concrete Jungle

Mosstika Moss Graffiti Brings Greenery to the Concrete Jungle

When it comes to eco-art, it doesn't get much better than Edina Tokodi's awesome green graffiti made from living moss. Inhabitat has been following artist Edina Tokodi and her tongue-in-cheek moss art

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Sky-Terra Towers Sprout Cities in the Skies

Sky-Terra Towers Sprout Cities in the Skies

As urban areas become more congested and dense, it becomes more challenging for city dwellers to spend time outdoors, exercise and relax. Buildings tower over public parks, blocking out the sun, while

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Peter Gibson’s Street Art Critiques Car Culture

Peter Gibson’s Street Art Critiques Car Culture

Graffiti meets environmental and social activism in Peter Gibson (a.k.a. Roadsworth)'s literal take on street art. Frustrated with the lack of safety provided for cyclists in today's cities, the artist

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Park(ing) Day 2008

Park(ing) Day 2008

Park(ing) Spot Picnic at the Curiosity Shoppe. Yesterday was Park(ing) Day, an all-day long event that converted paved parking places across the US into verdant refuges. Since its inception in 2005,

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Park(ing) Day is TODAY!

Park(ing) Day is TODAY!

New parks will be popping up all over the country today, thanks to Park(ing) Day, an annual event that turns paved parking spaces into temporary green gardens. The event was started in 2005 by ReBar, an

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