3D-printed Valentine heart in Times Square is the world’s largest lens

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If you stop by Times Square this month, you are in for a treat. This year, the city is celebrating love with a massive lens that lets you see the city, and your special somebody, through a totally different perspective.

 

For the 10th anniversary of the New York City Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, designers pulled out all the stops.

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Video of starving polar bear rips your heart out of your chest

To more vividly portray the plight of the polar bear, conservationist Paul Nicklen recorded photos and videos of polar bears struggling to survive in a warming Arctic. With now-viral footage that Nicklen describes as so wrenching that “it rips your heart out of your chest,” Nicklen hopes to motivate action to save the bears and their polar climate. If that fails, he hopes to at least document this tragic ecological period. ”When scientists say bears are going extinct, I want people to realize what… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A rainforest-like green heart grows within Singapores Marina One

Singapore’s new title “City in a Garden” is evident in Marina One, a stunning energy-efficient cluster of four high-rises centered on a spectacular “Green Heart.” Designed by ingenhoven architects in collaboration with local firm A61 and landscape architecture firm Gustafson Porter + Bowman, Marina One, set to open later this year, offers a mix of residences, retail, and offices, but the real draw is the publicly accessible green center that takes inspiration from Asian rice paddy terraces…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A spiraling wood staircase sits at the heart of this wondrous Tbilisi library

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World’s largest vertical garden blooms with 85,000 plants in the heart of Bogota

Vertical gardens are not only eco-friendly, but are also versatile design elements that can adapt to different spaces. The largest one in the world, built in the Santalaia building in Bogota, Colombia, features around 85,000 plants and covers an area of 3,100 square meters (33,368 square feet). Paisajismo Urbano and its franchise in Colombia, Groncol designed and installed the vertical garden using the company’s innovative patented system.

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Glowing orbs celebrate light and poetry in the heart of Istanbul

Light Field II is a public installation designed by Praxis Landscape as a sequel of one of its previous design projects.
The installation is placed in the Şairler Parkı (‘Park of Poets’) in the Besiktas district of Istanbul. Located at the heart of Istanbul, this 5300 m2 park was built in the ’90s to commemorate the heritage of great poets who used to live in this region. Among the old linden and magnolia trees, statues of these poets and their poems characterize the park’s landscape while… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building