Urban Nouveau proposes to turn a historic Stockholm bridge into housing and a park

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In a bid to save the historic Gamla Lidingöbron bridge in Stockholm from demolition, Swedish studio Urban Nouveau has proposed transforming the structure into 50 luxury apartments topped with a High Line-inspired linear park. Created as part of a petition to protest the tear down of the structure, the design aims to spark greater dialogue and media attention in hopes of galvanizing support for the bridge’s preservation. The design practice has also proposed using the sale of apartments to fund… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Architects transform a derelict lot into an urban oasis in New Delhi

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An urban farm and restaurant flourishes in Utrechts circular pavilion

A new restaurant celebrating sustainability has opened in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Designed by Dutch architecture firm cezeped, The Green House is a “circular” pavilion that houses a restaurant, urban farm and meeting center. Created as part of an initiative by Strukton Ballast Nedam and Albron, the experimental and temporary venue follows eco-friendly principles and features modular components so that it can be dismantled and moved to a new location in the future.

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A new study reveals that urban green spaces may be an antidote to depression

A new study published in JAMA Open Network on July 20th by a group of researchers in Philadelphia suggests that symptoms of depression could be reduced by access to green spaces for those living near them. While previous research has cross-studied the beneficial effects of green spaces on mental well-being, experts such as Professor Rachel Morello-Frosch from the University of California, Berkley’s Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management are regarding this experimentation as “innovative.”… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The LEED Gold-seeking Edible Academy teaches urban farming in NYC

New York-based architecture firm Cooper Robertson recently completed the latest addition to the New York Botanical Garden `in the Bronx—the Edible Academy, a new LEED Gold-seeking facility that will teach the greater community about sustainable agriculture, healthy eating, and the environment. Created as an expansion of the New York Botanical Garden’s Children’s Gardening Program, founded in 1956, the $28 million state-of-the-art development covers three acres on the grounds of the existing… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

C.F. Mller unveils nature-filled urban space at Oslo Central Station

In collaboration with Kristin Jarmund Architects and Rodeo Architects, C.F. Møller Architects has unveiled designs for a new urban space—comprising a square, hotel and high-rise tower—at Oslo Central Station. Located in the heart of Oslo, the Biskop Gunnerus gate 14B project offers the opportunity to create an impactful impression on visitors and locals thanks to its high-traffic site and potential for effective urban connections. The design team earned the commission with their winning proposal—developed… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This “boat” on wheels turns city dwellers into urban adventurers

This temporary installation in Utrecht, the Netherlands, transforms its site into an unknown land full of discoveries. City dwellers become “urbanauts”– contemporary adventurers that sail in the large public space. Rome-based design collective, orizzontale, conceived the project as a LED-lit modular wooden structure that reimagines the concept of a boat as a flexible urban space that merges art, design and technology.

The project is a piece of public infrastructure for RAUM, a workshop in… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Vacant lots are being transformed into urban bee farms in Detroit

“Work hard, stay bumble,” is the motto of Detroit nonprofit Detroit Hives. The organization aims to conserve honeybees by turning abandoned lots into community urban bee farms. Black Enterprise reported so far they’ve transformed one lot into a space with vegetable garden plots and three hives.

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Whimsically windswept cabin-like kiosks are designed to soothe urban stress

A trio of tilted cabin-like kiosks is inviting visitors to escape the stresses of urban life in Mount Royal Park, the most frequented park in Montreal. Atelier Urban Face designed the three minimalist kiosks in the image of a hamlet to encourage congregation. Each building’s dramatically tilted shape is a playful expression of wind strength.

Atelier Urban Face sought to create an artistic refuge that would complement the landscape. “They are not only respectful of the mountain,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Are gyroscopic vehicles the future of urban travel?

What do you get when you mix a car with a segway? A futuristic Gyroscopic wheel with a joystick that may just be the future of urban commuting.

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