Image Credit | Peter Bennetts
Green infrastructure, including the installation of plants on under-utilised urban surfaces, can provide significant environmental benefits for our cities. These green interventions have the capacity to cool the urban environment, reduce energy consumption, mitigate flooding and increase habitats for biodiversity. They provide an opportunity to evolve the way we develop the built environment, to maximise existing infrastructure and lower the need for costly upgrades.
Continue reading Burnley Living Roofs | Melbourne Australia | HASSELL
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Marsh Lane is within the Lea Valley and sits in the flood plain of the river Lea and Dagenham Brook.
Continue reading Marsh Lane | London UK | Kinnear Landscape Architects
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This project establishes two major landmarks on UCSF’s Mission Bay campus. A new entrance welcomes visitors from downtown San Francisco, and a one-acre courtyard connects the Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building and the new Smith Cardiovascular Research Building, a five-story, 236,000-square-foot laboratory facility. The facility houses specialized cardiovascular research groups and associated administrative and support functions and includes an 8,000-square-foot outpatient clinic.
Continue reading Smith Cardiovascular Research Building | University of California San Francisco | Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture
Courtesy of Elizabeth Felicella
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum unveiled today the Museum’s historic Monks Garden redesigned by Michael Van Valkenburgh. The Garden, which was originally designed by Isabella Stewart Gardner during the installation of the Museum in 1901, has been reinstalled several times since that time. Van Valkenburgh was commissioned in 2012 to redesign the cloistered garden adjacent to the historic building and connected to the exterior gardens which surround the Museum’s new wing designed by Renzo Piano.
Continue reading Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Opens Historic Monks Garden Redesigned by Michael Van Valkenburgh