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Old September 23rd, 2016, 01:56 PM   #1
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Landscape architecture

I thought we have a thread for this sort of stuff by now. You can post every structure/building combined with greenery. I'm not sure if we should post proposed projects, or concepts, but I think that if some project is close to starting the construction activities then it might be posted over here.
I'll start with New York's High-line:

The High Line beneath The Standard Hotel - New York City by peter french, on Flickr
Highline Park by jdotshen, on Flickr
Thoroughly Good Shoot of High Line 4 by BEV Norton, on Flickr
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Old September 24th, 2016, 04:57 PM   #2
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I realized that projects such as New York's "Treasure Island" by Thomas Heatherwick and London's "Garden Bridge" also by Thomas Heatherwick fit this thread, so I think we should post proposed projects in this thread, too.
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Old September 24th, 2016, 10:55 PM   #3
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Singapore has a lot of landscape architecture. "Marina Bay Sands" and "Gardens by the Bay".

Marina Bay Sands hotel, Singapore by Uwe Schwarzbach, on Flickr

Gardens by the Bay with Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore by Uwe Schwarzbach, on Flickr

A walk in the park, Gardens by the Bay by Kostas Trovas, on Flickr

IMG_8247fr by Michael Thirnbeck, on Flickr
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Old October 4th, 2016, 05:51 AM   #4
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Landscape architecture isn't just parks and trees.

Landscape architects, trained to be great organizers who understand complex ecosystems, are the ideal designers to figure out how to improve the complex ecosystem that is a modern city.

"On the one hand, it’s analytical and organizational, and on the other hand, you’re the poet craftsman," he says. "But at the end of the day, you’re designing for people, not an art book. Cites at the root are economic machines. They’re looking to attract residents, tourists, and the creative classes. The believe that the economics of the future are ground in this class, and they’re working like hell to attract these businesses and these people, and give their city a hip identity with an edge."

http://www.curbed.com/2016/8/4/12381...e-urban-design
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Old October 6th, 2016, 12:00 AM   #5
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L'Umbracle, part of the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences) complex in Valencia, Spain.
The article on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%27Umbracle

L'Umbracle by Wojtek Gurak, on Flickr

L’Umbracle by Sebastian Grote, on Flickr

L’Umbracle by Sebastian Grote, on Flickr

L'Umbracle, València by Dan, on Flickr

L'Umbracle by leuntje, on Flickr

L'Umbracle by chrmoe, on Flickr
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Old October 6th, 2016, 03:34 PM   #6
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Incredible. I love that tilework.
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Old October 6th, 2016, 05:40 PM   #7
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Post dedicated to suggestions and inspiration.

I already said I like renders and even concepts in this thread. I don't think it should be only about projects that are already realized.
Now, there's hardly a discussion in this thread, it seems I am one of the very few interested in this field, but it really doesn't matter, because it really gets my interest.
I am far from being an architect that could possibly specialize in this field, but at least I can give suggestions about plants that I'd love to see combined with architecture.
I spend quite some time googling cactus plants, there seem to be so many of these, and they have such stunning flowers once they bloom. These could be amazing for places like California. They are strong and don't require too much attention. I only had two small cactus flowers and they had like only 4 cm (I think so), and now there's so many of these in the same pottery (they should have orange flowers, or at least the google search says so, they can have so many colors so they might be white too). I think they are called Echinopsis chamaecereus. These could be amazing if they are used on the edges of a terrace.
If I managed to get you interested about cactus flowers you can search google for Pilosocereus Azureus, Magnificus,or Purpureus. I also like Echinopsis chamaecereus (the one I already mentioned).
Edit: I realized this might not be the best for public places, because they have too many spines and prickles. Well, at least I said this is not my field.

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It's October and the signs of autumn are already here. Morning glories are blooming a lot in this period, they have blooms during summer too, but only in the morning, because when the temperatures go up, they close the flowers until the next morning. I've noticed that during this autumn period they keep their flowers for most of the day. Once again I'm not sure if these are good for public places, depending on maintenance and stuff.
They don't require too much attention I suppose, I think they could be amazing for rainy places and cities like London, but I could be wrong.

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...Pilosocereus Azureus, Magnificus,or Purpureus.
For the record, I've purchased one of those, although I'm not sure which one of those, it is now my new avatar.
It looks so good combined together with Echinopsis chamaecereus.
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Old October 11th, 2016, 06:49 PM   #10
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Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, Queens, NY.

Unisphere - Flushing, NY by Evan Reinheimer, on Flickr

World's Fair Gardens by agent j loves nyc, on Flickr

2010 Flushing Meadows Fall Foliage at Night by NYC Wanderer, on Flickr

'The Unisphere' (1964), Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens by Paul Chibeba, on Flickr

The Unisphere by Matthew Pugliese, on Flickr
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Old October 13th, 2016, 08:58 PM   #11
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The Museé du Quai Branly in Paris

musée du quai Branly by derobs72, on Flickr

Paris, musée du Quai Branly by Christophe Grébert, on Flickr

Paris, musée du Quai Branly by Christophe Grébert, on Flickr

Musée du quai Branly by Mark, on Flickr
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Old October 15th, 2016, 12:50 AM   #12
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I'd like to put the Dakakker in Rotterdam here. Speaking about buildings combined with greenery

Dakakker is atop a six-story office block in the Central District of Rotterdam. An urban farmer runs the place, wich features acres for vegetables and fruits, some small trees and a flower meadow with beehive. The Design is part of the Luchtsingel project (the yellow bridge on the pictures) and was initaited by ZUS Urban Landscape Architects.





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I'd like to put the Dakakker in Rotterdam here. Speaking about buildings combined with greenery
You're welcome to post every project that you find related to the topic.
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Old November 14th, 2016, 10:38 PM   #14
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I've realized roses would be the perfect flowers for public space. Here's some of the reasons:
1. they don't require too much attention, you just plant them and that's it;
2. they have beautiful flowers during spring and early summer, and then again during autumn;
3. I do realize most of the suggestions I've already mentioned are the types of plant you'd find in a lot of gardens, and that's my point, because I've realized that landscape architects usually use wild flowers, or plants. For example I'd love to see heavenly blue, morning glories (or other colors) climbing the trees of London's future Garden bridge. I think they'll use wild flowers too, I'd love them anyway, but still I like giving suggestions about more familiar plants.
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These are called Sempervivum, they could be perfect for public space because as far as I know they can witness both very high and very low temperatures, yet they can still survive.


Semprevivum by ConnyCH, on Flickr

basta una fessura nella roccia (serie) by paola, on Flickr

waterfalls lillaz cogne butterfly and semprevivum by TOM DL, on Flickr
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Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters, Federal Way, WA, USA (1971). By SOM | Architecture

Weyerhaeuser Headquarters by Dan McManus, on Flickr

Welcome to Weyerhaeuser by JD Hascup, on Flickr

Weyerhaeuser Sunrise by JD Hascup, on Flickr

West Entrance Sunrise by JD Hascup, on Flickr

za25May13 125 by Bruce Honda, on Flickr

Symmetrical by Nancy Regan, on Flickr

Ahead of #EarthDay we revisit one of the earliest examples of sustainable architecture: Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters. Composed of gently sloping terraces that step upward the building featured one of the first green roofs in the Pacific Northwest w by raleigh fisher, on Flickr
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Must be nice to look out your office and see greenery and water.
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The architecture reminds me of a greener version of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC.
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Fuente de la Hispanidad Fountain, Zaragoza, Spain (1991)

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Looks great!

Bosco Verticale, Milan, Italy.

il Bosco Verticale by Nick Photography, on Flickr

Towering Green by Massimiliano Sechi, on Flickr

Bosco Verticale / Stefano Boeri by Burçin YILDIRIM, on Flickr

urban jungle by Fotoristin - blick.kontakt, on Flickr

Bosco Verticale by Roberto Agostini, on Flickr

Bosco Verticale by vszakats, on Flickr
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