Hybrid Art Project Creates Symbiosis Between Plants and Computers

September 24, 2015 by


Throughout much of history, art and science have co-existed in a symbiotic and synergistic relationship. Inquiry, experimentation, and observation lead to creative works in both the studio and the laboratory. A modern-day example of this melding of the … Read More...

PARK(ing) Day Turns Parking Spaces Into Parklets

September 18, 2015 by


What began in 2005 as a local art project designed to call attention to the need for more open urban social spaces, PARK(ing) Day has become an annual global event which now engages local communities in rethinking the way they Read More...

Farm-to-Table Communities Create Sustainable Suburban “AgriHoods”

September 17, 2015 by


Where you live is the foundation of your lifestyle. Urban areas lend themselves to a lifestyle of social interaction, cultural events, career climbing, and because of limited space, world-building that includes what’s outside of the home more than what’s inside.Read More...

Guerrilla Architecture: Hacktivist Urban Housing

September 4, 2015 by

Rebel-Architecture-Guerrilla-Architect_domuswebHacked space by Santiago Cirugeda. Via Al Jazeera.

Guerrilla architecture is a social movement aimed at bringing awareness and responsibility to urban housing design. It’s focused on reclaiming and utilizing underused space that is available to everyone. Like their guerrilla Read More...

Reclaiming Urban Spaces: Modular Micro-City On Parisian Bridge

September 2, 2015 by


Parisian Architect Stéphane Malka addresses the economic inequities inherent in urbanization in a concept that reimagines how people might live in today’s mobile world–in this case, hanging off the side of the Pont Neuf bridge in Paris.


Malka thinks people …

Fiskars Project Orange Thumb Grant Recipient: Washington Shores Community Garden

August 29, 2015 by


Since we posted earlier about the Fiskars Project Orange Thumb community gardens grant program, thirty grant recipients in the U.S. and Canada have begun using their awards to bring their garden plans to fruition.


One of those grant recipients was

Bioclimatic Garden Building Promotes Biodiversity

August 22, 2015 by

husos-hostandnectar-garden-building_urbangardenswebPhoto: © Javier García

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

desert_veil_sukkahville_2015_urbangardenswebItalian Gianluca Pelizza’s Desert Veil, a wood-framed cube roofed with olive branches.

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


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.


Connect a Pot fits well into the …

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

August 18, 2015 by

JPow_Archipod_garden_office_urbangardenswebPhoto: Jonathan Pow.

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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