Solar-powered POP-UP Park takes over underused Budapest square

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Hungarian design studio Hello Wood has teamed up with the Municipality of Budapest City yet again to revive a forgotten public space with a dazzling summer haven that’s free and open to all 24 hours a day. Located beside City Hall Park, the temporary park is Hello Wood’s latest POP-UP Park, a short-term urban intervention with eye-catching street furniture. This year’s version is inspired by the Mediterranean with its use of olive trees and wave-shaped seating.

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Freedom for 5 moon bears held captive for 21 years on a bile farm

This Monday non-profit group Animals Asia removed five moon bears that had been captive for over two decades from a farm in Vietnam. They were being held for 21 years, receiving regular bile extractions until their rescue from the southern town of My Tho, according to the group. The NGO transported the freedom five 1,050 miles by truck over the course of the week to Vietnam’s Tam Dao National Park. They were eagerly awaited at the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre, an expansive and lush sanctuary dedicated… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building