Candy-colored pop-up park creates a relaxing oasis in busy Stockholm

June 14, 2016 by  
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Humlegårdsgatan was once seen as a noisy and dirty means to get from point A to point B, but that was before the Gamla Liv-commissioned Pop Up Park appeared. Tengbom architect Åse Larsson said, “We wanted to brighten it up, give it air and add places to pause – rather than simply pass by. A room to live in.” Visitors are giving positive feedback for the space, comparing it to New York’s High Line . Related: Temporary Market Hall made from sustainable materials pops up in Stockholm Wooden platforms painted pink and mint green are assembled in varying heights, allowing passersby to relax amidst the area’s popular shopping destinations. All car traffic is halted while the park is open, effectively slowing down the tempo of the street. As the popularity for such parks continues to rise, Tengbom hopes the city will be open to expanding the project to even more areas. This summer four more Pop Up Parks are expected to open, which may eventually grow into permanent oases. + Tengbom Architects Images via Tekla Evelina Severin

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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 of the world’s greatest city parks

July 7, 2015 by  
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Urban parks are one of the most important components of a healthy and livable city. Not only do they sequester carbon and provide respite from the concrete jungle, but parks are also great cultural and historic landmarks. In honor of urban parks, Fairmont created an infographic highlighting eight of the greatest city parks from around the world from London’s Hyde Park to the Singapore Botanic Gardens . The infographic offers an overview of each park and their design, random facts, and insider’s tips to give readers a greater appreciation for these landscapes. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: 8 of the world’s greatest city parks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: city park , Fairmont , Hyde Park , infographic , reader submitted content , Singapore Botanic Gardens , urban park , urban park infographic

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DELVA Landscape Architects created a community oasis for the city of Utrecht

July 1, 2015 by  
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The World’s Tallest Vertical Garden Lives and Breathes in Sydney

February 21, 2015 by  
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Pink has a special message for people who wear fur

February 21, 2015 by  
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Pink recently did a photo shoot for PETA admonishing New York Fashion Week attendees to forgo the fur . Posing in nothing but her tattoos, the singer urged people to “wear your own skin,” and, for those who don’t, she hopes they get a swift nip in the ass. “I hope fur wearers get bitten in the ass by the same kind of animal they they wear on their back,” she said. READ MORE >  Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ecouterre , People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals , PETA , PETA fur campaign , PETA naked campaigns , Pink fur , Pink fur campaign , Pink naked , Pink PETA

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The World’s Tallest Vertical Garden Lives and Breathes in Sydney

September 30, 2014 by  
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New Biomass Plant for the UK Looks Like a Giant Green Volcano

September 30, 2014 by  
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Ai Weiwei’s Spectacular Chinese Dragon Flies Through the Air at Alcatraz

September 30, 2014 by  
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Foster + Partners unveil plans for a carbon-neutral ‘City Park’ in Hong Kong

August 21, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Sustainable development minimizes energy consumption. Forster + Partners have unveiled the masterplan for West Kowloon Cultural District that will be built in Hong Kong. The development will make use of a reclaimed harbor-front site and will include a 23-hectare great park and a green avenue that will provide a landscaped setting for a series of spectacular new cultural buildings

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Sony Eclipse concept MP3 player churns out sustainable music

August 21, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Environmentally-friendly MP3 player powered by solar energy. Industrial designer Hoang Nguyen has taken inspiration from the solar eclipse to create an environmentally-friendly concept MP3 player that runs on renewable solar energy. Christened the Sony Eclipse, the concept integrates photovoltaic cells for power generation

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