British Designer Thomas Heatherwick has recently completed a new complex for gin company Bombay Sapphire in Hampshire, England that transformed historically listed buildings with sustainable features. More than 40 derelict buildings were restored as part of the plan.
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you cleaning up a polluted waterway in Amsterdam, time slicing urban landscapes and yoga in the streets of Bhopal.
In an effort to promote beekeeping and plant pollination in Oslo, Norway, architecture office Snøhetta has designed and realized ‘Vulkan Beehive’, perched atop a roof adjacent to the Mathallen Food Hall. The project’s location relates both to the cuisine center as well as various green spaces in the urban area. Continue reading
In the hot summer months, it might be a shame to use a swimming pool for anything other than splashing around in. But then turning your pool into a highly productive growing system is more practical. It’s also cheaper, overall.
Community gardeners in Ottawa can now flex their green thumbs year-round: a biodome that’s been under construction in Brewer Park is now complete. Located in the Old Ottawa South neighbourhood, the structure uses solar power to maintain ideal growing conditions throughout the winter months. Continue reading
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you a map of privately owned public spaces in Toronto, growing food on reclaimed mafia lands and a reflective urban photo series. Continue reading
Green your Neighbourhood (Planta tu Barrio) is an urban intervention developed by Ciudad Emergente (previous interventions include Okuplaza and Valparaiso Recycling Plaza) under the Clean and Connected Antofagasta Plan as part of an initiative to transform illegal landfills into usable public spaces through active citizen participation. Continue reading
DR: Well, it’s not so much about beautifying, it’s about reforming it in a way. When you look at the grid and when you look at the city, it’s quite weird in a way in that you don’t feel the architecture you feel the roads. Continue reading