Well, alas I’d like to think my love is more one-dimensional than just swooning over the work of James Corner. Austria, for one, sounds lovely this time of year, i hear. Vegetated architecture on the other hand, is my one true love … and here’s a real mash note to those vertical, vegetated, and very verdant. After finishing an article recently on the work of Ken Yeang (to be posted after publication in December), it is truly time to demonstrate the irascible savoir faire that has vaulted L+U to such great(ish) heights… over these long, long year. 🙂
:: High Line Renderings – image via Landscape Architeck
Some new additions to the long-running mash note… a couple of green rooftops on Ninetree Village via Dezeen, from David Chipperfield Architects, in Hangzhou, China.
:: images via Dezeen
:: images via Jetson Green
The Design Blog offers some great views of the Vauxhall Sky Garden in the United Kingdom. Aimed at high density living that encourages social interaction, the vegetation provides an antidote to proximity and urban ills.
:: images via The Design Blog
The Elok House by Chang Architects in Singapore (via World Architecture News) offers a variety of landscape types including living walls, and some unique multi-story trees winding through the spaces: “A rich array of garden types was arranged; a kitchen entrance grove of trees, a 2-storey internal enclosure of fern walls to the living spaces, moss pebble entrances to bedrooms. The design has a living, organic quality, where the plants grow and mature, where the smell of wet soil fills the air, where the leaves drop and wither in the house. The configurations of the spaces and luxuriant use of plants and water elements generate a cool microclimate within the house, reducing the need for air-conditioning and artificial lighting. This house offers a congenial atmosphere, where residents can enjoy quality of its spaces and be in sync with nature.”
:: images via WAN
And a tag-team of posts from WAN and Arch Daily for the Galindez Slope and Pau Casals Square by ACXT in Bilbao, Spain. WAN mentions the landforms, with the designers: “…shaping the embankment by using inclined polygonal planes of different materials, such as the existing rock, various vegetation and concrete, to accentuate and complement the unique topography of the area”
:: images via WAN
And a plan a few more pics from Arch Daily. Hot.
:: images via Arch Daily
For some more examples Web Urbanist offers a wide variety of 24 Fantastic Future Wonders of Green Design, with a bunch of projects (many seen here on L+U), including these cool Origamic Emergency Relief Shelters…
:: image via WebUrbanist
And for those jonesin’ (or Jamesin’ perhaps) check out ‘Designing the High Line’ – a new love note from Field Ops… I’m looking for a copy and will get a review in soon. Kisses.
:: image via Amazon