Pyramidal Green Roofs / Biesbosch Museum Island designed by Studio Marco Vermeulen in Werkendam, Netherlands © Ronald Tilleman
After an eight-month renovation, the Biesbosch Museum reopened to the public this summer. The museum has been completely transformed and extended with a new wing that opens to its beautiful surroundings and houses a restaurant and temporary exhibition space for contemporary art. The permanent exhibition that explains the historical...
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Render / Where the River Runs designed by Penda for the 10th International Garden Expo in Wuhan, China
Where the River Runs proposal designed by Penda was second prize winner in international design competition for the 10th international Garden Expo in Wuhan, China. The landscape pavilion reminiscent of riverbed topography, is an interactive garden installation that gives visitors the chance to be the water guided by mother...
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A pavilion in the park: Bamboo Playhouse designed by Eleena Jamil Architect for the Perdana Botanical Gardens in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia © Marc Tey
The Bamboo Playhouse designed by Eleena Jamil Architect is a public pavilion located in Kuala Lumpur's oldest and arguably, most picturesque park – the Perdana Botanical Gardens. The park is located right in the heart of the capital city and is very popular with locals and tourists. The pavilion...
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Aerial View of the Riverwalk Commons / Story Pod (street library) designed by AKB in the Town of Newmarket, Ontario, Canada © Bob Gundu
The Story Pod echoes AKB's renowned residential projects with a pure, simple form that belies a deeply thoughtful approach to architecture. The abstract, black volume — a compact 8' w by 8' d by 10' h — serves as a book exchange and an urban marker in the town...
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Outdoor Amphitheatre / Zandweteringpark designed by Feddes/Olthof Landscape Architects in Deventer, Netherlands
The Zandweteringpark is a large park in the north of Deventer, Netherlands. The park combines recreation, ecology and water storage. The basis of the park is a new groundform with lowered parts and raised parts. The wetlands in the lowered zone have a ecological function and a function for...
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BREATHE.AUSTRIA Pavilion designed by Terrain for EXPO 2015 in Milan, Italy © Daniele Madia
breathe.austria - prototype for future urban practices Slowly, we are all beginning to realize that we are living in a world in which we are fundamentally influencing and changing the rhythms, dynamics and workings of the natural world. We ourselves have become a force upon nature...
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Thermal Springs Pools Poça da Donna Beija designed by M - Arquitectos in Furnas, Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal / Photography © Paulo Goulart
Recently completed Thermal Springs Pools 'Poça da Dona Beija' designed and re-envisioned by M-Arquitectos in Portugal. Poça da Dona Beija reconfiguration have improved the security conditions and the preservation of the complexity of this natural resources. Dona Beija has been one of most popular places in...
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Birch Trees / Ribbons designed by Cliff Garten Studio at the 50 United Nations Plaza Building in San Francisco, United States
Ribbons, San Francisco, CA, is a site specific artwork for the Art and Architecture Program of the GSA, Courtyard of the Federal Building at 50 United Nations Plaza. The courtyard design by Cliff Garten Studio transforms the classical symmetry of the 1932 Arthur Brown design by...
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Aerial View / The Edge in Williamsburg, New York designed by W Architecture and Landscape Architecture © Alison Cartwright
The Williamsburg waterfront has been dominated by industry for over a century – making it largely off limits to the public. New zoning is changing the public interface with the water's edge by increasing density and emphasizing waterfront access. The Edge Park byseeks to bring people to the river...
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Eagle Nest / Wild Walk designed by Charles P. Chip Reay in the Adirondack Mountains, Tupper Lake, New York, United States
The Wild Walk designed by Chip Reay is an interactive nature walk built in the forests of the Adirondacks. It is designed to bring visitors up and into the canopy of the trees to experience and learn about the local environment. The project consists of a series of platforms...
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Floating Park / NHA Floating Village designed by SSOCA Architecture, Landscape, Planning, Research in Bangkok, Thailand
One of the main characteristics of the NHA Floating Village designed by SSOCA, is its strong social component and purpose. The project’s prime goal is to help bring awareness of the relevance of working with nature when dealing with flood conditions in Thailand. With this project, this has been...
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Digital Break designed by Mathieu Lehanneur in Paris, France © Felipe Ribon
JCDecaux and Mathieu Lehanneur won the call for projects by the Mairie de Paris devoted to intelligent furniture with Escale Numérique or 'Digital Break', a connected haven of peace available to everyone. Set up on the Rond Point des Champs-Elysées, Escale Numérique is a revival of the underground fiber...
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Elevation Detail of ‘The Living Dam’. Showing the strata of the Upper Reservoir, Sluice Referendum Chamber, Living, Purification Gardens and Lower Reservoir.  Daily referendums are held by the inhabitants in the Sluice Referendum Chamber to decide on the
A proposal for the construction of Lake Stew, and a better typology of dam by Louis Sullivan, for the 5th year MArch project at the Bartlett School of Architecture. In response to the UK's imminent water crisis, brought through an increase in population, water usage and...
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Foundation for Polish Science Headquarters design by FAAB Architektura in Warsaw, Poland
The vertical garden, covering front and side elevations, is a tool which allows to integrate the building with its green context. The FNP Headquarters designed by FAAB Architektura has become an element of the landscape in a very common sense. The green face of the building blurs the boundaries...
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Render Markey Canopy / Capitol Canopy designed by ATLAS Lab in Sacramento, California, United States - Competition 1st Prize Winner
Capitol Canopy is a first prize concept proposal designed by ATLAS Lab. The urban forest is an important part of every thriving city. Tree canopies provide critical services for the city, including reducing heat island effects though the provision of shade and the creation of microclimates. With a large...
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Sowwah Square designed by Martha Schwartz Partners in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (c) Duncan Chard
Sowwah Square designed by Martha Schwartz Partners is a significant urban space located on the Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi and provides a green retreat at the center of the new commercial hub. The inspiration for the square was derived from the nature and culture inherent...
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Sustainable Hothouses Aarhus University Botanical Garden by C.F.Moller in Denmark © Quintin Lake
The new Tropical Conservatory at the Botanical Gardens in Aarhus is like a drop of dew in its green surroundings. Sustainable design, new materials and advanced computer technology went into the creation of the hothouse's organic form. The snail-shaped hothouse in the Botanic Garden in Aarhus...
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Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo designed by Studio Gang Architects in Chicago, United States of America © Steve Hall
The Nature Boardwalk project designed by Studio Gang Architects, transformed a picturesque urban pond from the 19th century into an ecological habitat buzzing with life. With the design's improvements to water quality, hydrology, landscape, accessibility, and shelter, the site is able to function as an outdoor classroom in which...
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Vanke Center designed by Martha Schwartz Partners in Shenzhen, China
Vanke Center 'the horizontal skyscraper', a mixed use building in Shenzhen by the largest real estate developer in China is as long as the Empire State Building is tall. It includes apartments, offices and a hotel, with a conference center, spa and car park below ground level. ...
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Beiqijia Technology Business District designed by Martha Schwartz Partners in Beijing, China
The project designed by Martha Schwartz Partners is located in Changping district, Beijing, and belongs to the Beijing Technology Business District and is the first phase of the overall master plan development. The landscape site area is approximately 60,000 sqm. The site is a mixed use development, including residential,...
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Park Valdefierro designed by Hector Fernandez Elorza and Manuel Fernandez Ramirez in Zaragoza, Spain
The major decisions concerning the Valdefierro Park Project in Zaragoza were determined by the opportunities afforded by the context of the site itself. On the one hand, the soil where the park was to be situated was considerably degraded. An L-shaped strip of land covering 11...
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Cassa Piazza designed and built within the Caposaz Architectural Workshop in Transacqua, Italy
Camposaz is a workshop that takes place in the Valle di Primiero (TN) – Italy, in an area of great landscape value at the feet of the Dolomites. The aim of the workshop is to design and self-build wooden architectural objects for landscape enhancement. During the...
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Chinguacousy Sports Park Redevelopment - MJMA
The Chinguacousy Park Redevelopment project designed by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects is comprised of a new Chalet / Clubhouse for the ski hill, outdoor volleyball complex, skateboard park, and BMX trails; the renovation and addition to the Tennis / Curling Club, and a new Park Amenity and Boat Pavilion,...
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Urban Skyfarm by Aprilli Design Studio in Seoul, South Korea
The Urban Skyfarm is a vertical farm proposal designed by Aprilli Design Studio, for a site located in downtown Seoul, right adjacent to the Cheonggyecheon stream which is a heavily populated dense urban area within the central business district. Inspired by the ecological system of giant trees, the Urban...
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Summer - Gellerup Gror Landscape and Urban Revitalization proposal designed by Ecosistema Urbano and Kristin Jensen, Aarhus Denmark
Gellerup Gror Landscape and Urban Revitalization is a shortlisted conceptual project co-designed by Ecosistema Urbano and Kristin Jensen. The main objectives of the landscape intervention were urban revitalization and social activation. Gellerup is a predominantly residential area in the western part of the city of Aarhus...
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Incisisions and Incubators designed by Shift Landscape Architecture
Shift Landscape Architecture was one of eight invited firms to participate in this design exhibit sponsored and organized by the David Suzuki Foundation and Workshop Architecture. Incisions + Incubators focuses on the re-creation of existing schoolyards into more biologically and ecologically focused environments. It is suggested...
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Vulkan Beehive by Snøhetta - Urban Rooftop Beekeeping
Bees are among the world's most important food suppliers. One third of the world's food production is depending on pollination, where bees play the largest role. The Vulkan Bigård project at Mathallen is a partnership between Aspelin Ramm, Scandic, Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, ByBj Birøkterlag, Heier Du Rietz,...
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