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

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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.

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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

Cactus Park in Taiwan draws architectural inspiration from prickly succulents

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Tropical park with native species will add much-needed green space to Hong Kong

The concrete jungle of Hong Kong will soon become a bit greener. Landscape architecture firm Gustafson Porter + Bowman revealed landscape designs for Taikoo Place to create a new public space that will inject much-needed green space to the dense urban environment. The 69,000-square-foot project will promote biodiversity and public awareness of Hong Kong’s local landscapes with the planting of 53 native trees grown specifically for the park.

Taikoo Place’s landscape design will offer… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

More “rogue” national park Twitter accounts are popping up

The Badlands National Park twitter account went “rogue” and tweeted climate change tweets that were then removed, but it appears other members of the National Park Service refuse to be silenced. Other “rogue” Twitter accounts are popping up; some claim to be run by current NPS rangers. Although it’s difficult to completely verify the accounts are real, it is exciting to think there are rangers out there who are tweeting climate change facts behind closed doors in defiance of the Trump administra… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building