An innovative forever house renovation features a pocket park for the community

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Mention the word ‘renovation’, and thoughts of expansion immediately spring to mind—especially in the expensive Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. So when the owners of a two-story terrace house in Fitzroy decided against creating a large home and instead sought to turn part of their unused site into a “pocket park”, they smartly tapped Austin Maynard Architects to lead their project. The local Australian architecture firm—known for their creative and anti-McMansion designs—created the King… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Brooklyn’s new Domino Park features relics from the old sugar factory

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Luxurious eco-resort overlooks Sri Lankans most famous wildlife park

Sri Lanka’s most celebrated wildlife park is famous for leopards, elephants, and sloth bears—and now Yala National Park is also known for a stunning, sustainably minded safari camp next door. Designed by Nomadic Resorts and Bo Reudler Studio, the Wild Coast Tented Lodge is an eco-resort with organic architecture set between golden beaches and the national park’s jungles. Located on the country’s southern tip, the “five-star” lodge welcomed its first guests in November 2017 and promises… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Worlds first circular-economy business park mimics nature to achieve sustainability

The Triango sustainable business park in Paris, designed by RAU Architects, SeARCH, and karres + brands, embraces the idea of circular economy– its facilities are designed to behave dynamically throughout their period of use. The main idea behind the proposal, which has recently won the “Inventons la Metropole de Grand Paris” competition, is to build facilities and use materials that can be used over and over again in the future.

The new campus will include over 41 acres (167,000 square… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Artists transform gigantic Japanese park into a psychedelic forest of light

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Soaring timber tower could clean up contaminated water in NYC’s Central Park

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“Aside from supplying water to the pool and Harlem Meer, the Reservoir sits stagnant and fenced off due to its current state as a health threat to millions of New Yorkers, tourists and animals,” said DFA.

“DFA envisions a temporary landmark that is remarkably of its time to creatively transform the reservoir into one of New York’s boldest urban amenities,” said studio founder Laith Sayigh.

“This conceptual project pushes the boundaries of what we perceive is possible in a city as… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Only 25 glaciers remain in Montana’s shrinking Glacier National Park

Our warming climate is ravaging the storied glaciers of Glacier National Park in Montana. 50 years of data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Portland State University reveal the ravages of climate change on the area. The glaciers were reduced by 39 percent on average, but some have dwindled by up to 85 percent. An estimated 150 glaciers filled the park in 1850; today there are around 25. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Zaha Hadid Architects unveil plans for spectacular Eco Park in England

Zaha Hadid Architects unveiled a state-of-the-art technology hub and slatted-timber footbridge at a new eco park in Gloucestershire, England. The architects had previously won the competition to design the entire business park, including its Green Technology Hub, the new Forest Green Rovers football stadium and a footbridge linking the two main sides of the development.

The 100-acre Eco Park, commissioned by renewable energy company Ecotricity, will offer state-of-the-arts sporting facilities… 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

Gorgeous Bostanl Bridge doubles as public park, designed for sunset watching

This beautiful footbridge in Izmir, Turkey, offers much more than a passage from one side of Bostanlı Creek to the other. The timber-clad bridge doubles as a cascading seating structure that complements the adjacent Bostanlı Sunset Lounge. Studio Evren Başbuğ: steb designed both the bridge and lounge area as vibrant urban spaces that offer stunning views of the bay.

Both interventions are part of the ‘İzmirSea’ coastal regeneration project and turn the site into a public attraction point… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building