China breaks ground on 12-mile treetop walkway in Fuzhou forest

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China’s magnificent new walkway in Fuzhou is giving people a treetop experience of Fuzhou’s sub-tropical forests unlike any before. Singapore-based LOOK Architects recently completed the first phase of the Fuzhou Forest Walkway, a snaking treetop walkway that will span over 19 kilometers (nearly 12 miles) at completion. The elevated pedestrian pathway looks like a dragon’s back threading down the lush Jinniushan mountain and offers urban dwellers the chance to reconnect with nature and brings… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



This urban tree cleans as much polluted air as an entire forest

Air pollution might be invisible, but it results in 7 million premature deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). To scrub the air of harmful particulates, “CityTree” installations have been placed in locations such as Oslo, Paris, Brussels and Hong Kong. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, the invention is said to have the same environmental impact as 275 urban trees.

Developed by Berlin-based Green City Solutions, the CityTree is under 4 meters… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

China breaks ground on first Forest City that fights air pollution

A pollution-fighting green city unlike any before is springing to life in China. Designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, the first “Forest City” is now under construction Liuzhou, Guangxi Province. The futuristic city will use renewable energy for self sufficiency and be blanketed in almost 1 million plants and 40,000 trees—a sea of greenery capable of absorbing nearly 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of pollutants annually.

Commissioned by Liuzhou Municipality Urban Planning… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Giant Wine Barrel Room Overlooks the Black Forest in Germany

There are five “squares” or rooms on a farm in Sasbachwalden village – a tiny community known for its wine-making and wood processing. Named after the kind of wine that was stored in each of the enormous oak barrels, which are so lovingly restored it will View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Gorgeous forest home will fulfill your tiny cabin dreams

Get ready for some serious cabin envy. Architecture firm studio PIKAPLUS crafted a gorgeous tiny home that perfectly harmonizes with its surrounding forested wilderness. Built mostly of timber, the Wooden House is a cozy retreat for those who crave connection with the outdoors and also want simple luxuries and protection from the elements. Keep reading for a tour of the cabin’s light-filled interior.

With just 82 square meters of space, the compact cabin is the result of thoughtful planning… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This incredible forest park lets you trampoline in the treetops

An intricate web of spaces allows visitors of this park near Istanbul to choose their own path through the area while alleviating anxiety and fear of navigating an unfamiliar environment. Studio Dror designed a new masterplan for the area, called Parkorman, with numerous pathways, swing, hammocks, trampolines scattered across the park.

The design transforms the existing green space located six miles north of the city centre into a playground where visitors can create their own unique… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

New York City’s “floating food forest” returns next month

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Inflatable spiky pinecone-shaped roofs top this forest resort in Latvia

Spiky ETFE roofs top this airy forest resort and spa located in a historic region of Kurzeme, Latvia, making it look like a settlement from a movie. 3GATTI Architecture Studio and OFL Architecture teamed up to design the Pinecones Resort using sustainable construction techniques and prefabrication which resulted in a fairytale-like woodland setting in harmony with its natural surroundings.

The resort comprises cone-shaped units with inflatable roofs made from 100% recyclable ETFE that… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

China’s first vertical forest is rising in Nanjing

Stefano Boeri Architetti is bringing the concept of a vertical forest popularized in Milan to China with the Nanjing Green Towers. The two green towers could provide Nanjing, China with a breath of fresh air, producing around 132 pounds of oxygen every day as they absorb carbon dioxide. They’ll accomplish this air cleaning feat with 1,100 flourishing trees from 23 local species and 2,500 cascading shrubs and plants as they comprise Asia’s first vertical forest. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Sustainable eco lodges built on stilts in an idyllic French pine forest

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Photography by Mathieu Choiselat

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