Whimsical park built of recycled materials pops up in Shanghai

April 5, 2018 by  
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Shanghai’s hip Anfu Road recently found itself home to a whimsical urban intervention showing how one man’s trash could be turned into public space treasure. AIM Architecture and URBAN MATTERS designed the temporary urban park, called Urban Bloom, as an experimental exercise pairing reclaimed pallets with glowing tree-like sculptures. “Transformed into an ideal urban garden, and constructed entirely from artificial means, it is a project for a city that emphasizes people,” wrote the designers. Open to the public, Urban Bloom is nestled in a quiet courtyard with popular eateries and boutiques within striking distance. Recycled timber pallets are used as modular building blocks stacked to form seating and visual interest. The installation undulates on one side to resemble hilly topography. Related: Shanghai’s sponge districts fight flooding with green space Potted plants are placed around part of the park’s perimeter to create a garden aesthetic. Plastic spheres tied to poles are filled with foliage in a sculptural take on trees. Repurposed materials were predominately used as part of the designers’ desire to promote sustainable concepts. “At the same time, cities are huge producers of waste and trash,” wrote the designers. “We wanted this new space to be low-impact, and interact with natural elements in an artificial way – in short, proving it’s possible to make something new from nothing new at all.” + AIM Architecture + URBAN MATTERS Via ArchDaily Images © URBAN MATTERS by MINI, CreatAR Images

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PHOTOS: The most amazing Park(ing) Day 2015 parks from around the world

September 18, 2015 by  
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Happy Park(ing) Day everyone! This week we asked you to send in photos of the most amazing pop-up parks taking over parking spots near you – and today we’re publishing them for all the world to see. From San Francisco to Baltimore, Australia, Europe and beyond, click through our gallery to see all the fun ways people transformed bare patches of pavement into green urban oases. If you’d like to join in, there’s still time to contribute – send a photo to editor@inhabitat.com with a short description of the park and who created it and we’ll share it with our readers! You can also tag your Park(ing) Day photos with #Inhabitat on Facebook , Instagram , or Twitter . Read the rest of PHOTOS: The most amazing Park(ing) Day 2015 parks from around the world

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Park(ing) Day 2014: The Most Amazing Pop-Up Parks From San Francisco and Beyond!

September 20, 2014 by  
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Happy Park(ing) Day everyone! Today’s the day when parking spots across the States and around the world turn over a green leaf as pop-up public parks. This annual celebration of public space is one of our favorite events of the year – all it takes is a bag of quarters and some comfy seats to reclaim the roads for some rest and relaxation. We’re hitting the streets to bring you a look at this year’s most amazing parks, so keep checking back – and if you spot a great park nearyby send a photo and a description to editor [at] inhabitat [dot] com and we’ll include it in our post! Read the rest of Park(ing) Day 2014: The Most Amazing Pop-Up Parks From San Francisco and Beyond! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-art , green architecture , green art , green design , green events , green space , Landscape Architecture , park , parking day , parking day 2014 , parking lot , parking spot , Parklet , parks , pop up park , rebar , sustainable design , Urban design , urban space

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The Best Green Designs from Designersblock at the London Design Festival

September 19, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of The Best Green Designs from Designersblock at the London Design Festival Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: AI , chairs , Cooking Objects , Daniela Toledo , Dawn B. Haleta , Designers Block , designersblock , Destructive Creative , edible paint , edible spraypaint , Effie Koukia , insect eggs , laminate , lamps , Laura Daza , leaves , London Design 2014 , London Design Festival , London Design Week , phobia materials , phobia textures , plumen , recycled , resin , reused , rice ash , Salsabeel Amin , Shubhi Sachan , street lamp , Terri Ng , upcycled , Virginia de Colombani , Yangzi Wang

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Today is Park(ing) Day 2013 – Send Us Your Photos!

September 20, 2013 by  
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We want to see your Park(ing) Day photos! Today is Park(ing) Day and we’re on the hunt for the coolest pop-up parks reclaiming parking spaces around the world! Park(ing) Day is a chance to take back the streets from gas guzzling vehicles in a creative way – and in past years we’ve seen everything from mini golf courses to tiny soccer fields and even spaces to stretch out into warrior pose . So are you joining in on the  Park(ing) Day fun where you live? We want to see your pics! Tweet us your photos at @Inhabitat with the hashtag #ParkingDay, or email us at editor[at]inhabitat.com with ‘Parking Day’ in the subject line. And don’t forget to tell us where you spotted your Park(ing) Day park so that we can share your find with other readers! + Park(ing) Day Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , Gardening , green design , parking day , parking day 2013 , parking meter park , Parklet , pop up park , public art , public space , sustainable design , Urban design , urban intervention        

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Whale Spotter App Seeks to Reduce Collisions with Ships in San Francisco Bay

September 20, 2013 by  
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Whale and commercial ship collisions are a tragic side effect of global shipping, but a new app called Whale Spotter has been designed to arrest such occurrences. In the busy ports of the San Francisco Bay Area , more than 7,300 large ships head through the Golden Gate each year. Their routes often coincide with whales swimming along the continental shelf, where their food supply is plentiful. In order to reduce the amount of collisions and whale deaths each year, government officials teamed up with sailors, fishermen and marine scientists to build an app that can spot whales on a user-friendly, interactive map. Read the rest of Whale Spotter App Seeks to Reduce Collisions with Ships in San Francisco Bay Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean tech , commercial shipping , global shipping , green gadgets , green tech , San Francisco , san francisco bay , whale collisions , whale spotter , whale spotter application , whale spotting , whales        

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Parkcycle Swarm’s Mobile Pop-Up Parks are Powered by Bicycles

August 23, 2013 by  
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INTERVIEW: Eric Mandu on Turning Aquaponic Gardens into an Internet Connected Resource

August 23, 2013 by  
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250 MW Nevada Solar Farm To Be Built With Chinese Solar Panels

August 23, 2013 by  
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Chinese company Trina Solar will supply 1.1 million 250-watt solar panels for a 250-megawatt (MW) solar farm in Nevada . When the project is completed, it will be one of the biggest solar photovoltaic power plants in the world. The project, located in the desert town of Boulder City about 20 miles from Las Vegas,  is the third expansion of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power’s Copper Mountain Project . When the project is completed in 2015 the total solar capacity will be up to 458 MW. Read the rest of 250 MW Nevada Solar Farm To Be Built With Chinese Solar Panels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chinese solar , nevada , solar farm , solar panels , Trina Solar        

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Park(ing) Day 2012: Photos of the Best Pop-Up Parks From Coast to Coast!

September 21, 2012 by  
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