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Sep 20, 2014
Sep 20, 2014
Sep 15, 2014 / 5,788 notes

lorettabosence:

Scott Outdoor Amphitheatre, Swarthmore College, PA. Designed by Thomas Sears and completed in 1942. 

2ft high retaining walls are made from layers of local schist slabs and the randomly spaced trees are Liriodendron tulipifera (Tulip Tree) and Quercus alba (White Oak).

I love the idea of a ‘turf proscenium floor’ and it looks like a great place to learn. I can imagine this kind of space would conform to the theories of design laid out in ‘A Pattern Language’ by Christopher Alexander…

http://tclf.org/landscapes/scott-outdoor-amphitheater

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landscape-architecture-design:

Bird’s eve view of Inman Railroad Yard in Atlanta, GA 
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Raudtee-kangas
Sep 14, 2014 / 390 notes

landscape-architecture-design:

Bird’s eve view of Inman Railroad Yard in Atlanta, GA 

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Raudtee-kangas

Sep 14, 2014 / 326 notes

Aprilli Design Studio’s Urban SkyFarm is a living machine, helping improve environmental quality by filtering water & air, providing edible greens & producing renewable energy. Dense urban developments will benefit from the additional green space by feeling a reduction in heat accumulation, storm water runoff & carbon dioxide. As a net zero facility, its aim is to operate only with renewable solar & wind energy. Harvesting from hydroponic systems, vertical gardens & farming decks, all goods are processed & distributed directly on the farm!

The Urban SkyFarm is a vertical solution that utilizes hydroponic systems as substitution of soil-based agricultural extensions. By using the hydroponic system, the Urban Skyfarm can provide hundreds of light weight farming decks which can be conditioned with supplementary heating, lighting and moisturizing while having the natural light as the main resource.

In order to gain maximum exposure to sunlight, the vertical garden lifts the main outdoor vegetation area higher up in the air in a section known as the “leaf” where mostly medium-based hydroponic fruit trees and larger scale vegetables needing more exposure to outside air and sunlight can be produced. The lower portions are controlled indoor environments using solution-based hydroponic farming with artificial lighting which are more suitable for indoor products such as basil, arugula, bok choy, etc..

It also serves as a community garden hub where urban dwellers can easily visit, grow their own vegetations and participate in the final production by bringing it home or selling it to the community. The central food market will host local mobile farmer markets around the neighborhood which will circulate through the city to facilitate producing and trading local food products grown by the community.

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Sep 14, 2014 / 456 notes

fiore-rosso:

Justo Garcia Rubio
Casar de Cáceres Bus Station
Casar de Cáceres, Spain

Miks Jõhvi ei võiks säärast bussijaama teha?

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Sep 14, 2014 / 251 notes
Sep 14, 2014 / 1,222 notes

jenesaypah:

milobelgrove:

Sickeningly beautiful house in Barcelona belonging to Mari Luz Vidal and Andrew Trotter featured on FvF.

Hopefully they do Air BnB.

Can I live here

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Sep 13, 2014
Sep 13, 2014
Sep 13, 2014 / 1 note

Sep 13, 2014

Ceramic Museum And Mosaic Park / Casanova + Hernandez Architects