St. Louis to transform abandoned landscape into a vibrant new greenway

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Stoss Landscape Urbanism has won a design competition for the Chouteau greenway that will soon transform an uninhabited stretch of land into a thriving nature-filled space connecting St. Louis’ Forest Park and the Gateway Arch. The winning proposal envisions an “east-west Loop” that traverses the downtown and also connects to a “north-south Stitch” uniting Fairgrounds Park and Tower Grove Park. The greenway will be part of an overall network of greenways commissioned by the non-profit Great… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Elegant net-zero home wraps around a large pond in Connecticut

Cutler Anderson Architects has completed a modern woodland home that fully embraces the outdoors. Built to wrap around a large lake, the Connecticut Residence takes design inspiration from its surroundings with a subdued palette mainly comprising natural materials. As an “emotionally sustainable” home, the dwelling not only provides a relaxing atmosphere for its homeowners, but also generates all the energy it consumes through renewable sources.

Created for a family of five, the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building