This incredible forest park lets you trampoline in the treetops

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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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Skylights stream light into tiny cantilevering home in German forest

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Casa Quebrada is a tiny treehouse-like haven immersed in the Chilean forest

Casa Quebrada is a tiny home due to site restrictions that limited the build to no more than 40 square meters. The tiny cabin successfully fits all the living needs into one compact space but avoids the feeling of claustrophobia due to a fully glazed wall that visually extends the living room to the outdoors. The house is clad in pine wood painted black to help the home blend into the forest, topped with a tin roof, and raised on stilts so as not to interrupt the flow of water in winter. In contrast… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Vertical forest Mountain Hotel will clean the air in Guizhou, China

The Milan-based design firm made headlines with Bosco Verticale, the world’s first vertical forest built right in the company’s hometown. A few years later, the firm’s design for a second green skyscraper won a competition to add an eco-friendly building in Lausanne, Switzerland which will break ground next year. The Mountain Hotel design follows the same principles, with a focus on sustainable architecture and a green facade that can improve the quality of the air around it.

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Rainforest Solutions Project saves over 12 million acres of forest, wins 2016 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Related: 6 world-changing finalists announced for the 2016 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

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Calming forest oases pop up in the busy streets of London

In one of the busiest areas of East London, designer Asif Khan and auto brand MINI have constructed three temporary green spaces for the public to enjoy during London Design Festival 2016. Light-filled and green with plants, the MINI LIVING “Forests” are a mix of public and private, exploring how we use and share space in changing cities.

Themed Connect, Relax and Create, the trio of rectangular structures invite busy individuals to pause, whether to send a text, to take a deep breath, or… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building