The Picnic Project regenerates an industrial mining site into a bucolic mixed-use space

December 9, 2016 by  
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This pastoral vision of the northwest lignite mining area of Ptolemaida in Greece transforms the former industrial site into a sustainable, mixed-use development that combines agriculture, recreation and tourism. Architects Leonidas Papalampropoulos and Georgia Syriopoulou designed and presented the regeneration project in the style reminiscent of the early 20th century Garden City movement, pioneered by Ebenezer Howard, which is based on a radial network of patterns with open spaces, public parks and agricultural estates.   The project aims to deal with the industrial heritage of the site by introducing new management procedures and “re-instating [a] romantic” vision in order to create a new relationship between the user and the landscape. The team proposes the formation of a new archaeological site with exhibitions of industrial artifacts inside the former quarry. Three dams would be constructed along the stream in order to control its flow, form three water reservoirs for swimming during summer, and facilitate the development of a hydro-biotope. Related: Sugarhouse Studios Pop-Up Cinema & Workshop Encourages Community Interaction in London In attempting to re-appropriate the natural environment, three techniques would be used along the water path. The first would focus on exploiting the existing remote heating infrastructure to create a greenhouse -swimming pool. The second focuses of establishing botanical rooms, while the third would introduce urban residential environments. + Papalampropoulos Syriopoulou Architecture Bureau

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Rotterdam’s new Parkstad development puts urban parks on every block

December 8, 2016 by  
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The new Parkstad residential development will introduce a new city block typology to the city of Rotterdam . The project designed by DELVA Landscape Architects and Powerhouse Company will consolidate three large city blocks and form parks in the heart of each one. Real estate companies Stevast Baas & Groen and Syntrus Achmea commissioned DELVA Landscape Architects and Powerhouse Company to design a new layout for a large residential area on Rotterdam’s Laan op Zuid avenue, part of the Afrikaanderwijk neighborhood which lies in the Feijenoord district of the city. The team’s proposal won the tender for Parkstad in South Rotterdam, and will provide 250 owner-occupied and rental dwellings organized around three unique urban parks . Related: DELVA Landscape Architects created a community oasis for the city of Utrecht Undulating landscapes, vegetables gardens and play areas for kids will dominate the three parks, while warm-toned wood and brick facades will ensure harmony between the built and natural environment. The project’s construction is expected to begin in 2018 and conclude in late 2019 or early 2020. + DELVA Landscape Architects + Powerhouse Company

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Tenderloin’s rehabilitated “Prison Park” taps into San Francisco’s geothermal energy

July 14, 2015 by  
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Urban Skärvet Neighborhood Will Have a Lush Park at its Heart in Sweden

October 30, 2014 by  
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Spanish Artist Lucas Munoz Challenges You to Get Some Sweet Air on His Stone Skateboards

October 30, 2014 by  
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Green-Roofed Samaranch Memorial Olympic Museum Rises in China

August 7, 2012 by  
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Incredible Floating Pre-Fab Neighborhood Pops Up in The Netherlands

March 25, 2011 by  
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Boston’s Macallen Building Fosters a Revitalized Green Neighborhood

July 12, 2010 by  
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As cities around the world make strides to revitalize their urban cores, some projects stand out as beacons of sustainability.

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New Rollable Solar Panels Make Roof Installations a Snap!

July 12, 2010 by  
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We cover a lot of solar panel technologies here at Inhabitat — some are pie in the sky , some are a few years down the road and some are exciting products that are actually available today. SoloPower’s new flexible rolling solar panels are in the latter group, and they stand to significantly reduce production and installation costs. With a notable 11% efficiency , the easily-installed thin-film panels may be able to give traditional silicon panels a run for the money

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Army Testing Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Tanks

July 12, 2010 by  
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Photo by Nevada Tumbleweed We’ve all heard by now that the army is trying to reduce its “carbon bootprint” with everything from solar panels to hybrid aircraft .

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