Bioclimatic Garden Building Promotes Biodiversity

August 22, 2015 by

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Part of a plan to promote biodiversity and protect the surrounding environment in the South American city of Cali. Colombia, the multi-use Host and Nectar Garden Building also seeks to establish a network of gardeners Read More…

Life, Shelter, and Nature: Contemporary Interpretations of the Sukkah

August 20, 2015 by

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The Kehilla Residential Programme’s annual Sukkahville Design Competition invites architects, students, artists, builders and design professionals to submit design proposals for the design and construction of a contemporary Read More…

Self-Watering Modular and Magnetic “Connect a Pot” Planters

August 19, 2015 by

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For those of us who have downsized to smaller digs where space is at a premium, there’s a new self-watering modular pot system for growing plants, herbs and flowers indoors in compact areas.

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Connect a Pot fits well into the … Read More…

Not All Work and No Play in These Eco-Friendly Garden Pods

August 18, 2015 by

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UK designer-inventor Chris Sneebsy says he designed his backyard office pod, Archipod, “around the idea that a garden building should become part of the garden landscape.”

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Until American architect Judy Bernier fell for … Read More…

Guerrilla Gardener’s Covert Gardening Devices

August 15, 2015 by

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Vanessa Harden channels her inner James Bond for the collection of covert gardening devices she’s designed for her subversive guerrilla gardening exploits. Together with like-minded cohorts, she secretly plants flowers, shrubs, and vegetables in her neighborhood’s neglected spaces.

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For her … Read More…

Nature Reflected in Artist’s Digital Billboard Tableaux

August 13, 2015 by

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Drivers on the interstate in Massachusetts got some “visual realignment” from the real world as they passed artist Brian Kane’s temporary site-specific public art installation for a few weeks this summer.

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Healing Tool, Kane’s digital billboard tableaux, offered commuters a … Read More…

Rooftop Airplant Vertical Garden Hides Solar Panels

August 7, 2015 by

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When the homeowners added solar panels to the roof of their spectacular Ray Kappe designed house in Los Angeles’s Rustic Canyon, they wanted to screen the panels with a design that celebrated their passion for airplants without sacrificing their view Read More…

London’s Serpentine Pavilion

August 3, 2015 by

London's Serpentine Pavilion

What makes pop-up, temporary, and experimental installations so intriguing? Maybe it’s that they are by nature ephemeral, to be experienced for a limited period, and often constructed of unusual materials as longevity isn’t a concern. London’s Serpentine Pavilion is one Read More…

Voltasol Sun Chasing Planters

August 2, 2015 by

 

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How cool would it be if your potted plants could chase the sun all by themselves? Welcome Voltasol, a flowerpot that turns on the axis of its semi-conical base to follow the trajectory of the sun and attract more Read More…

Take a Riverfront Seat at DC’s Yards Park

July 31, 2015 by

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On a former wharf and industrial site along the Anacostia River in Washington, DC, the 5.5 acre waterfront Yards Park is the new centerpiece of the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood just south of Capitol Hill.

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Replete with a riverfront boardwalk, public … Read More…

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