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

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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.

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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

A lush hilly park tops the Nanning Planning Exhibition Hall in China

The green roof of the new Nanning Planning Exhibition Hall in China is an elevated urban park that that brings institutional architecture back to the people. Designed by Zhubo Design Zstudio, the building acts as an artificial mountain that expands the existing park and a new public space for city dwellers.

Instead of acting as a symbol of the Chinese governmental power, like most urban planning halls in the country, the new Nanning Planning Exhibition Hall aims to become a building for citizens…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Dallas is building America’s biggest urban nature park

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates plan to transform Dallas floodplain into a lush city park View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Berlin’s High-Flying ‘Mount Center’ Climbing Park Looks Like a Real-Life Donkey Kong Level

Berlin’s amazing Mount Center opened in 2010 next to a wild park, meters away from the Nordbanhof S-Bahn train station. After a short training session with an experienced guide, visitors are welcome to climb the grand parkour area and discover six different View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Geothermal-powered ferry terminal in Stockholm has a public park on its roof

The new terminal references the shapes of moving marine vessels and the surrounding area’s cranes and warehouses. It functions as a natural extension of the urban fabric. It slowly emerges from the ground to allow city inhabitants to use its roof as a public park. Varied green landscapes with stairs, ramps and niches create a beautiful environment where people can stroll and have relaxing moments while enjoying the view of the ferries, the archipelago, and the city skyline.

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6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park VIDEO

Living in a land of supermarkets, convenient stores, and even food home delivery, in our modern society we have successfully pulled ourselves further and further from our ancestral hunting and gathering roots.. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This Volcano amusement park by Hans Hollein takes visitors to the center of the earth

Hans Hollein, one of the leading figures of Postmodern architecture, has designed a unique amusement park that takes visitors on a journey to the center of the Earth. The Vulcania Center Européen du Volcanisme features a miniature artificial volcano, a geyser-like installation and an underground vibrating cinema that educate visitors on the positive effects of volcanism on oyur planet.

The Center is located in France’s Auvergne region- the largest volcanic area in Europe. Its construction started… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

New York City just approved plans to build the Lowline – the worlds first underground park

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Simple but smart design transforms a concrete plaza into a lively urban park

“The project springs from the need to create a welcoming place for the citizens of Favara while simultaneously donating to the city an innovative public space shaped from the perfect combination of wood and vegetation,” write the architects. In contrast to the site’s original and muted concrete setting, Zighizaghi is filled with greenery and playful elements from its honeycomb shape to the red light fixtures that double as loudspeakers. “Thanks to its interactive character, Zighizaghi transforms… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building