Thomas Heatherwick’s London Garden Bridge officially scrapped

August 16, 2017 by  
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Plans to build Thomas Heatherwick ‘s controversial Garden Bridge in London have been officially scrapped. The Garden Bridge Trust charity – created to build and run the bridge  – just announced the end of the project due to the lack of support by London mayor Sadiq Khan. Khan’s reasoning, according to his earlier statement, was led by the project’s spiraling construction and maintenance costs. A financial inquiry into the Garden Bridge project found that the initial estimated costs escalated from £60 million ($77 million) to over £200 million ($259 million). This was determined to be too large of a financial risk to London taxpayers. Related: Architects and artists sling harsh criticism at Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge project Khan withdrew his support for the project following the recommendations of the report which also raised concerns about the fairness of the process of choosing the architects– it was said that Heatherwick Studio and Arup were favored by the procurement system. Heatherwick first unveiled the design for the Garden Bridge in 2013 as a verdant structure that would span the River Thames between Temple and South Bank. “The Garden Bridge has not found its right moment, but I hope one day it will and that London continues to be open to ideas that make life here better,” said a statement from Thomas Heatherwick. + Heatherwick Studio Via Dezeen

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Living green bridge keeps wildlife safe from a busy highway

June 28, 2017 by  
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This stunning green bridge creates a natural connection between two mountain peaks near Seoul in Korea . Blending seamlessly into its surroundings, the bridge provides safe passage for wild animals and references the traditional Korean garden pavilion. The sides of the undulating structure simulate an organic mountainside path, while the center provides a more linear experience for humans. The bridge acts as an extension of two existing mountain slopes separated by a busy highway. It is positioned at an optimal altitude in order to create a safe separation for traffic and wildlife. Related: Living Growing Root Bridges Are 100% Natural Architecture The architectural language of the structure reminds of the rhythmic nature of the traditional Korean garden pavilions which were used as a way of establishing a stronger connection with nature. The central core of the bridge forms a straight path for humans, while the suspended segments on its sides create a gently undulating slope used by animals. Offering an experience similar to that of walking on a side of a mountain, the gradually opens up toward expansive vistas of Seoul and the north. The structure, designed by team KILD –architects Ivane Ksnelashvili , Petras Išora and Ona Lozuraityt? – received first prize at the Yang Jagogae Eco-Bridge Design Competition. + Ivane Ksnelashvili + Petras Išora + Ona Lozuraityt?

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Ethereal bubble building pops up in the middle of a Dutch forest

June 28, 2017 by  
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This gigantic bubble tucked in the middle of a forest may look like something out of a fairy tale, but it’s actually a gorgeous performance space in the Netherlands. Berlin-based collective Plastique Fantastique created the monumental inflatable pavilion – named Loud Shadows – for the Oerol Festival as a music and art space that integrates completely with the surrounding forest. Loud Shadows was conceived as a joint project of Plastique Fantastique, Kate Moore, The Soltz, and LeineRoebana. It references the name of the festival, which means “everywhere’ in Dutch, and the intent to use the entire island as a large performance and exhibition space . Related: Inflatable pop-up night club can disappear as soon as the party is over The transparent skin blurs the line between the interior and the exterior, the building and its natural surroundings. It offers views of the forest, while creating an intimate space where art, music and dance merge together. The temporary installation is divided into three parts: two bubbles placed on either side of an opaque walkable circular tube. Made of plastic, this space can be installed almost anywhere. + Plastique Fantastique Via Plataforma Arquitectura Photos by Marco Canevacci , Jelte Keur, Maria Purik

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Solar-powered Paleisbrug pedestrian and cycle bridge doubles as a raised park in The Netherlands

May 25, 2015 by  
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Shigeru Ban’s Incredible Cardboard Bridge Can Hold 20 People at a Time!

March 25, 2014 by  
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You wouldn’t expect cardboard to be strong enough to build load-bearing infrastructure, but that’s exactly what ingenious architect Shigeru Ban used to build a bridge across the Gardon River in France. You might be familiar with his previous work (his Curtain Wall House , Nomadic Museum, and Paper Church in particular), but the bridge, proves that Shigeru Ban is truly a brilliant architectural mind in the world of green and context-sensitive design. Read the rest of Shigeru Ban’s Incredible Cardboard Bridge Can Hold 20 People at a Time! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bridge , cardboard , Cardboard architecture , cardboard bridge , Eco Bridge , eco design , Gardon River , Green Bridge , green design , paper bridge , recycled paper , Recycled Plastic , shigeru ban , southern France , structural cardboard , sustainable design        

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Thomas Heatherwick Unveils New Images of London Garden Bridge as Public Consultation Phase Launches

November 5, 2013 by  
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A garden-topped bridge designed by Thomas Heatherwick  could span the River Thames by 2017, creating a new green park for London. The project’s engineering consultants at Arup just unveiled exciting new images of the design as the Garden Bridge Trust begins public consultation, supported by Transport for London (TfL). Read the rest of Thomas Heatherwick Unveils New Images of London Garden Bridge as Public Consultation Phase Launches Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Green Bridge , green bridge London , green bridges , london parks , southbank london , thomas heatherwick        

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In-Tenta’s Elegant ONA OLED Lamp Provides Flexible Storage for Books and Magazines

November 4, 2013 by  
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In-Tenta recently unveiled ONA – a new OLED light that fits between a portable light and a table/floor lamp. The design draws inspiration from organic shapes found in nature, and its simple form is composed of OLED lights and a molded plywood base. The lightweight lamp can easily be moved and stacked, and its folded form can be used to store magazines or books on a nightstand or bedside table. + In-Tenta The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco lamp , energy efficient lighting , green design , green interiors , green lighting , IN-TENTA , OLED , OLED Lamp , ONA , organic light emitting diode , sustainable design , Sustainable Interiors        

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Standard Architecture’s Garden-Wrapped Salford Meadows Bridge Changes With the Seasons

October 11, 2013 by  
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AZC Unveils Plans for a Giant Inflatable Trampoline Bridge in Paris

October 17, 2012 by  
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There are plenty of beautiful bridges that carry cars and pedestrians across the Seine River in Paris, so awesome design firm AZC has another idea in store. Why not create a bridge dedicated to fun? Their inflatable crosswalk features enormous trampolines in the center of each of the three rings for people to bounce and flip their way over the water. With their eyes set on a strip near the Bir-Hakeim bridge, AZC wants their blow-up bridge to be a place where anyone can engage with their surroundings, and experience Paris like never before. Read the rest of AZC Unveils Plans for a Giant Inflatable Trampoline Bridge in Paris Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: azc , azc bridge , azc design , Eco Bridge , eco design , eco design paris , french design , Green Bridge , green design , green design paris , inflatable bridge , Paris , paris bridge , paris design , seine river bridge , seine river design , seine river paris , sustainable bridge , sustainable design , sustainable design paris , trampoline bridge

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AZC Unveils Plans for a Giant Inflatable Trampoline Bridge in Paris

October 17, 2012 by  
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There are plenty of beautiful bridges that carry cars and pedestrians across the Seine River in Paris, so awesome design firm AZC has another idea in store. Why not create a bridge dedicated to fun? Their inflatable crosswalk features enormous trampolines in the center of each of the three rings for people to bounce and flip their way over the water. With their eyes set on a strip near the Bir-Hakeim bridge, AZC wants their blow-up bridge to be a place where anyone can engage with their surroundings, and experience Paris like never before. Read the rest of AZC Unveils Plans for a Giant Inflatable Trampoline Bridge in Paris Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: azc , azc bridge , azc design , Eco Bridge , eco design , eco design paris , french design , Green Bridge , green design , green design paris , inflatable bridge , Paris , paris bridge , paris design , seine river bridge , seine river design , seine river paris , sustainable bridge , sustainable design , sustainable design paris , trampoline bridge

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