Posts tagged ‘garden’

October 20, 2010

Chicago Highway Ripens Into Hothouse Vegetable Farm

by Matt Forcey

Studio Gang made waves on the international architecture scene last year with their award-winning design for the new Aqua Tower in Chicago.  Like many of the firm’s previous projects, the Aqua was designed to foster a strong connection to the outdoors and the surrounding environment.  To this end, the building features outside terraces, integrated solar shading, and one of the largest green roofs in Chicago (btw, Chicago has more green roofs than any other major city on Earth).  Building on their environmental roots, the Gang has also developed a radical plan to incorporate sustainable produce gardens into densely urban environments.

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September 20, 2010

Power Planter

by Matt Forcey

Power Planter is ceramic and comes complete with organic soil and wheatgrass seeds. Just add water and let nature take its course!

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September 18, 2010

Green Roof City at Chicago’s DePaul University

by Matt Forcey

Expanding on Chicago’s already existing 200 green roofs, (more than any other American city), this sloping, garden-topped building won’t be like any you’ve ever seen before. Designed by Yi Huang, Tian Tan & Xu Zhang, Green Roof City is a ramped structure that links together two of the windy city’s existing buildings.

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September 15, 2010

Chicago’s New “Green Line” Subway Cars

by Matt Forcey

When I first saw this I thought, ok, Mayor Daley has finally gone too far with his love of green space.  But then, the idea started to grow on me.  And just as I was really looking forward to planting my feet on the nearest El platform to see this garden on rails, I discovered that

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September 6, 2010

Swimming on the Edge

by Matt Forcey

The Marina Bay Sands hotel is located in Singapore has been designed with one goal in mind, to be the leading business, leisure and entertainment destination in Asia. It holds the title of the most expensive hotel built till this day, as its investment by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation reaches $5 billion. The Marina Bay Sands hotel is a mixed-use integrated resort with

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September 5, 2010

All Aboard Manhattan’s High Line

by Matt Forcey

The High Line, an elevated railroad track running up the West Side of Manhattan, was built in the 1930s and abandoned by 1980.  It thrived for years as a figment of people’s romantic imagination — a wild meadow threaded with rusty rails 30 feet above the street — that was visited primarily by adventuresome truants and graffiti artists. Last summer, the High Line, redesigned to look like a wild meadow threaded with a concrete path and some carefully relocated rusty rails, finally opened as a park — and it does not disappoint.

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September 5, 2010

Plant Your Ass on This: Furnibloom

by Matt Forcey

Furniture that brings the farmers’ market right to your kitchen table.

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Perhaps you are a city dweller with limited access to space; you want a garden, but you also want a patio set—and you don’t have room for both. Then you may want to look into Furnibloom.Designed by Icelandic landscape architect Dagný Bjarnadóttir, beautifully functional Furnibloom plexiglass furniture cleverly houses plants of all sorts—spices, vegetables or flowers—for easy cultivation and a unique set of tables and stools.  

 Via Cool Hunting