St. Louis to transform abandoned landscape into a vibrant new greenway

May 21, 2018 by  
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Stoss Landscape Urbanism has won a design competition for the Chouteau Greenway , with a proposal that will soon transform an uninhabited stretch of land into a thriving, nature-filled space connecting St. Louis ’ Foster Park and the Gateway Arch. The winning proposal, titled “The Loop + The Stitch,” envisions an “east-west Loop” that traverses the city’s downtown and connects to a “north-south Stitch” uniting Fairgrounds Park and Tower Grove Park. The greenway will be part of an overall network of greenways commissioned by the non-profit Great Rivers Greenway and partners. Nearly 20 years in the making, the Chouteau Greenway project recently concluded a 10-month competition process, with invited submissions from top firms that included the likes of James Corner Field Operations , W Architecture & Landscape Architecture  and TLS Landscape Architecture . A nine-person jury unanimously selected Stoss Landscape Urbanism’s vision, praising the team members for their clear framework and consideration of different stakeholder needs. “Our concept begins with a recognition of the multiple narratives of St. Louis that shape its identity, both good and not so good,” explained Stoss. “An iconic landmark, a beloved park , nationally recognized universities, biotech and innovation – these identities are present and strong. But there are others – hidden stories, a neighborhood erasure, histories of racial tensions. This proposal acknowledges these icons and lost histories, gives voice to the myriad of amazing voices and places that make St. Louis what it is and assembles and reconciles them into the Chouteau Greenway.” Related: Winding “boulevard in the sky” to snake through Shenzhen The Loop + The Stitch will be open to a variety of non-motorized activities. In the next phase, Stoss Landscape Urbanism will work together with project partners to fine-tune the greenway , a process that could wrap up as soon as mid-July. + Stoss Landscape Urbanism Via ArchDaily Images via Stoss Landscape Urbanism

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ICEBERGS immerse visitors in a beautiful underwater world in Washington, D.C.

July 13, 2016 by  
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMJCd04ehKc ? Created as part of the National Building Museum’s Summer Block Party series, the 12,540-square-foot ICEBERGS project comprises over 30 geometric, iceberg-shaped elements in a variety of sizes ranging from 16 feet to 56 feet in height. Some of the triangular pentahedron and octahedron “icebergs” are suspended in the air, while others appear to float. The jagged landscape was constructed from prefabricated units made from reusable scaffolding and translucent polycarbonate paneling . White slides punctuate some icebergs as a playful interactive feature. ? “ICEBERGS invokes the surreal underwater-world of glacial ice fields,” said James Corner, founder and director of James Corner Field Operations. “Such a world is both beautiful and ominous given our current epoch of climate change , ice-melt, and rising seas. The installation creates an ambient field of texture, movement, and interaction, as in an unfolding landscape of multiples, distinct from a static, single object.” Related: Gigantic swimmable ball pit takes over D.C.’s National Building Museum ? Visitors can experience ICEBERGS from the Great Hall floor that’s punctuated with triangular beanbags, caverns, and grottoes, or from a higher level where they can look down at the “water line” suspended 20 feet in the air. The tallest “iceberg” rises to the height of 56 feet and includes a viewing area. To complement the installation, the Daikaya restaurant provides Japanese ‘kakigori’ shaved ice treats. The installation opened July 2, 2016 and will run until September 5, 2016. + James Corner Field Operations + National Building Museum Images by Timothy Schenck

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James Corner Field Operations designs an iconic circular park for the Philadelphia Navy Yard

October 7, 2015 by  
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Schemata studio renovates an old Japanese home while leaving its wooden skeleton intact

October 7, 2015 by  
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James Corner Field Operations wins major competition to design a new national park in San Francisco

December 10, 2014 by  
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INTERVIEW: Landscape Architect James Corner On NYC’s High Line Park

September 20, 2014 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. NYC’s High Line is a project that exemplifies effective adaptive urban re-use in a city that is littered with structures and spaces that have since reached the end of their useful life. By turning an abandoned, elevated freight train track into a public park , this project has redefined the New York experience, affording never-before seen views of the city’s surrounding natural landscape as well as an expansive and intimate look into one of the world’s most dynamic urban environments . With the completion of the rest of the High Line currently in the works , we couldn’t think of a better time to catch up with one of the brilliant minds behind the design of this beautiful public space. I recently sat down with landscape architect  James Corner , the lead designer behind the High Line , to get his personal perspective on the what it was like to take an abandoned train track and turn it into one of NYC’s best loved spots of greenery. Read on for my exclusive interview with James Corner below… Read the rest of INTERVIEW: Landscape Architect James Corner On NYC’s High Line Park Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Diller Scofidio + Renfro , high line , high line new york city , james corner field operations , landscape architect , Landscape Architecture , native plants , sustainable design , Urban design , urban green space

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PHOTOS: Incredible Edible Sushi High Line Replica is Made of Mashed Potatoes!

September 20, 2014 by  
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DIY: Make your Own Refreshing Herb, Fruit and Veggie Infused Water

September 20, 2014 by  
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The dog days of summer are over, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t craving some seriously delicious hydration. When water has lost its sparkle, consider turning to your own homemade herb, fruit and vegetable infused drinks . There are tons of different combinations to choose from – including spicy apple and cinnamon and refreshing fennel and citrus – to give your daily hydration needs a flavorful boost. Read More >  Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: DIY , DIY water infusion , DIY water recipes , drink recipes , fruit hydration , fruit infused water , herb infused water , hydration , hydration water recipes , Infused water , infused water recipes , vegetable hydration , vegetable infused water , water recipes

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Villa Escudero’s Waterfall Restaurant Lets You Dine at the Foot of the Falls

September 20, 2014 by  
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INHABITAT VIDEO: The Opening of the NYC High Line!

June 4, 2014 by  
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The highly anticipated second section of the High Line Park will open next week in NYC to what’s bound to be a flurry of excitement. Back in 2009, just as the park was first inaugurated, we were on site for a sneak peek of the stellar transformation that gave way to an incredible public space built on the remains of an abandoned rail system. Check out our video ahead of the  High Line , with exclusive interviews with the design team including Lead Designer and Landscape Architect James Corner of James Corner Field Operations and architect Ricardo Scofidio of Diller Scofidio + Renfro who made this stunning new park possible. And stay tuned for more – we’ll be ready to hit up the second section of the High Line Park next week when it opens, camera in tow! Read the rest of INHABITAT VIDEO: The Opening of the NYC High Line! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: diller and scofidio , high line , james corner , new york city , railroad park , sky park

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