Planters and Works Mixing Technology, Mobile Architecture, and Nature

March 1, 2016

Plant City Runner Up for Core77 Design Awards in Built Environments.

”A collaboration between architects, designers, and technologists who are building new ways of interacting with nature,” say Plant-in City architects Huy Bui, Carlos J. Gómez de Llarena, and Jon Schramm about

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How to Design a Bug Hotel to Attract Beneficial Insects and Bees

February 27, 2016

geoffrey-fisher-insect-hotel Bespoke Insect Hotel, Geoffrey Fisher.

The following article by Robin Plaskoff Horton originally appeared on Fix.com:

At any given time, your garden might contain over 2,000 species of insects. Some of these are pests, the kind you don’t want in … Read More...

Tiling the Walls With Floating Planters

January 12, 2016

SEED floating planters

Crumpled Tyvek and cast concrete take on organic forms to become wall tile planters in the hands of San Antonio, Texas-based architect/designer, Taeg Nishimoto.

SEED floating planters

Inspired by geological formations observed in satellite images, SEED takes on unpredictable shapes when Nishimoto creates … Read More...

With Biomimicry, Designers Turn to Nature to Reimagine Our Food System

November 14, 2015

Jube_biomimicry_design_beekeeping_urbangardensweb Jube, a chamber for capturing insects which its designers predict will be the “food of the future.” 

The common earthworm, termite mounds, and even the Texas Horned Lizard share something in common: they have all inspired innovative design concepts for Read More...

How to Create a Beautiful Garden (Even If You Don’t Have Time to Care For It)

October 20, 2015

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ornamental-grasses-urbangardensweb Photo:© Kool Cats Photography, via Flickr.

Some say that there are two types of gardener: the true gardener and the tidy gardener. The true gardener has the time, patience and knowledge to care for a garden on a long-term Read More...

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