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A Refined Point of View: William Smith’s Philadelphia

Hidden treasures, new finds and plenty of history in Pennsylvania’s biggest city The city of Philadelphia, like the all-new 2020 Range Rover Evoque from Land Rover, is innovative and immediately recognizable. We drove the city-focused, compact SUV with fine artist and Philly local William Smith, who is always on the lookout for beautiful lines, unexpected treasures and perfect light. While driving through Pennsylvania’s largest city …
Tags: Auto, Sponsored, Design, Prisons, Hotels, Restaurants, Cars, History, Architecture, Pennsylvania, Bridges, Philadelphia, Land Rover, Parks, Public Parks, Public Spaces


90,000 New Trees for LA

Los Angeles may be well-known for its long stretches of highway and traffic, but Mayor Eric Garcetti sees the benefits of investing in preserving and fostering the city’s natural environment. As part of the Green New Deal, Garcetti appointed Rachel Malarich as LA’s first Forest Officer. She’ll manage the growth of 90,000 new trees—some will replenish the nation’s largest urban forest and others will be …
Tags: Design, La, Environment, Trees, Los Angeles, Sustainability, Cities, Nature, Culture, Eric Garcetti, Public Parks, Public Spaces, Linkaboutit, Garcetti, City Planning, New Green Deal


LGBTQ+ Activists Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera to Get NYC Monument

A statue planned for Greenwich Village’s Ruth Wittenberg Triangle will honor Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, activists and icons of the LGBTQ+ community. The pair co-founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, an organization that offered support for homeless drag queens, gay youth and trans people. And, as legend has it, Rivera threw the first bottle during the Stonewall riots. Rivera and Johnson, both drag queens …
Tags: Design, Activism, NYC, Culture, Lgbtq, Pride, Public Spaces, Linkaboutit, Stonewall, Greenwich Village, Stonewall Inn, Marsha P Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, LGBTQ Community, Queer Community, Stonewall Riots


Four New Statues of Women for NYC

While NYC is scattered with statues of notable men, there are very few of women—just five, in fact. She Built NYC is commissioning four new statues of historical and influential women: Billie Holiday, Dr Helen Rodríguez Trías, Elizabeth Jennings Graham and Katherine Walker. Each statue will be placed in the borough that each woman called home—from the Bronx to Staten Island. The project is ongoing, …
Tags: Gender, Design, NYC, Culture, Feminism, Statues, Bronx, Staten Island, Public Art, Public Spaces, Monuments, Linkaboutit, Katherine Walker, City Planning, Helen Rodríguez Trías Elizabeth Jennings Graham


Zaha Hadid Architects weaves energy-saving tech into an otherworldly UAE landscape

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed designs for the Central Hub, a new leisure and entertainment destination for the United Arab Emirates that looks positively out of this world. Marked by swirling pathways and pod-like buildings, the futuristic Central Hub will serve as the focal point for the $6.5 billion Aljada development in Sharjah, the UAE’s third-most populous city. Spanning an area greater than 25 football fields, the 1.9 million-square-foot Central Hub will be entirely car-free and inte...
Tags: Design, China, Architecture, Gallery, United Arab Emirates, Solar Power, Water Conservation, Uae, Sharjah, Public Spaces, Carousel Showcase, Native Plants, Mixed-use Development, Natural Cooling, Arada, Zaha Hadid Architects


This "boat" on wheels turns city dwellers into urban adventurers

Urban adventurers, prepare to set sail: A temporary installation in Utrecht, the Netherlands is transforming its site into an unknown land full of discoveries. When city dwellers engage with the project, they become “urbanauts,” contemporary adventurers that sail through the public space. Rome-based design collective orizzontale conceived the project as an LED-lit, modular wooden structure that reimagines the concept of a boat, resulting in a flexible urban space that merges art, design and tec...
Tags: Design, Led, Rome, Architecture, Gallery, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Public Spaces, Green Design, Led Lights, Modular Design, Utrecht the Netherlands, Raum, Tower, Observation Deck, Temporary Installation


Worlds first circular-economy business park mimics nature to achieve sustainability

The Triango sustainable business park in Paris, designed by RAU Architects, SeARCH, and karres + brands, embraces the idea of a circular economy using inspiration from nature. The idea behind the proposal is to create facilities that can behave dynamically throughout their period of use and to use materials that can be used over and over again in the future. The new campus will include over 41 acres (167,000 square meters) of modular offices, incubators, and ateliers, organized around a centra...
Tags: Design, Incubators, Search, Architecture, Gallery, Paris, Green Building, Circular Economy, Public Spaces, Greenhouse, Green Atrium Design, RAU Architects, Modular Office Space, Triango business park, business park in Paris, Karres + Brands


London's first 'High Line' park could transform an abandoned railway in Camden Town

New York’s iconic High Line is inspiring other cities to repurpose and green-up disused elevated railway lines. Representing residents, businesses and community groups of Camden Town district in north London, local business group Camden Town Unlimited organized a crowdfunding campaign to help transform a portion of an old railway line connecting Camden Town and King’s Cross into a vibrant green space. The Camden Highline would run for nearly a kilometer, linking the world-famous Camden Market ...
Tags: New York, Design, London, Architecture, Gallery, Camden, Railway, Green Building, Network Rail, Public Spaces, Green Renovation, Green Architecture, Camden Town, Camden Market, Public Park, Crowdfunding Campaign


Milan's striking wooden UniCredit building is powered by the sun

You wouldn’t expect it, but this radical solar-powered building in Milan is actually owned by a bank. aMDL Michele De Lucchi Studio designed the LEED-certified UniCredit building to house the bank’s general meetings, but also to enrich public life with multipurpose community spaces. Its open structure of curved laminated wood ribs gives it a sense of accessibility and protection. The pavilion has no foundations–it was constructed on a reinforced concrete podium above a parking facility. Inspi...
Tags: Design, Milan, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Solar Power, Public Spaces, Pavilion, Timber Pavilion, Green Architecture, Mixed Use Building, UniCredit, Michele de Lucchi, LEED gold certification, Exhibition Spaces, UniCredit Pavilion


Check out the vibrant outdoor art gallery coming to NYC's High Line park

High Line Art, the arm of Friends of the High Line that manages its public art projects, reviewed more than 50 proposals before shortlisting 12 for the inaugural Plinth commissions. The artists, who hail from all corners of the globe, include veterans such as Haim Steinbach and Charles Gaines, mid-careerists like Matthew Day Jackson and Cosima von Bonin, and emerging talents such as Minerva Cuevas, Lena Henke, and Jonathan Berger. “The High Line Plinth will provide artists with an opportunity ...
Tags: Art, New York, Design, NYC, New York City, Los Angeles, United States, Gallery, Italy, Public Art, Jeremy Deller, Fourth plinth, Public Spaces, Robert Hammond, Anchorage Alaska, Cecilia Alemani


This train station which doubles as city hall in Sweden will function as an "urban living room"

The new station and city hall in the southern Swedish city of Växjö is an urban living room that gathers several functions under one striking, prismatic roof. White Arkitekter's winning proposal for an anonymous competition, the building combines an expressive form with accessibility, and provides a series of public spaces for citizens, visitors and employees. The 150,000-square-foot wooden structure is topped with an elegant, sloping roof that ensures lower energy consumption. The three main...
Tags: Design, Sweden, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Green Building, Public Spaces, City Hall, Green Architecture, Wooden Structure, Vaxjo


The Picnic Project regenerates an industrial mining site into a bucolic mixed-use space

This pastoral vision of the northwest lignite mining area of Ptolemaida in Greece transforms the former industrial site into a sustainable, mixed-use development that combines agriculture, recreation and tourism. Architects Leonidas Papalampropoulos and Georgia Syriopoulou designed and presented the regeneration project in the style reminiscent of the early 20th century Garden City movement, pioneered by Ebenezer Howard, which is based on a radial network of patterns with open spaces, public pa...
Tags: Design, London, Greece, Georgia, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Public Parks, Public Spaces, Greenhouse, Swimming Pool, Communal Spaces, Garden City, Mixed-use Development, Ptolemaida, Green Neighborhood


House of Food Culture in Copenhagen will bring together food lovers and cooking aficionados

The L-shaped building will occupy a prominent location on the tree-lined Frederiksberg Alle, one of the most significant historic avenues in the Danish capital. It will comprise two levels of public spaces dedicated to culinary experiences and food, and 30 new housing units above. Different types of housing for families, students and singles will be distributed across five brick townhouses, including that accommodating the House of Food Culture. Related: Copenhagen’s Tietgenkollegiet Dorm is ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Denmark, Green Building, Copenhagen, Public Spaces, Green Architecture, Mixed-use Development, COBE, COBE architects


One-of-a-kind floating plaza in Palm Beach lets you walk on water

The project aims to transform a vacant area on the coast of Lake Worth Lagoon in West Palm Beach, Florida, and create a new complex that includes housing units, retail spaces and various leisure facilities. Visitors will be able to stroll from the West Palm Beach city center directly into the middle of the lagoon and relax on a unique floating plaza. Related: Brockholes: UK’s First Floating Nature Reserve Is Now Open For Exploration The project utilizes the technology employed in the design o...
Tags: UK, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Public Spaces, Green Architecture, Floating Architecture, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach Florida, Lake Worth Lagoon, Retail Spaces, Carlo Ratti Associati, Hydroponics


Keynsham Civic Center and One Stop Shop brings public space back to Bristolians

The complex occupies a large sloping site located within the town center, and makes it accessible to pedestrians. In addition to office spaces and civic facilities, the complex includes 20,000 square feet of retail spaces on the ground floor. Related: Prefabricated Southend Pier Cultural Centre Sits At the End of the World’s Longest Pleasure Pier "We responded to the challenge of the constrained and sloping town centre site by slicing through it to create two new pedestrian retail streets and...
Tags: UK, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Bristol, Public Spaces, Green Architecture, Pedestrian, Cultural Center, Retail Spaces


Keynsham Civic Center is a vibrant new public space for Bristol

The complex occupies a large sloping site located within the town center, and makes it accessible to pedestrians. In addition to office spaces and civic facilities, the complex includes 20,000 square feet of retail spaces on the ground floor. Related: Prefabricated Southend Pier Cultural Centre Sits At the End of the World’s Longest Pleasure Pier "We responded to the challenge of the constrained and sloping town centre site by slicing through it to create two new pedestrian retail streets and...
Tags: UK, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, Bristol, Public Spaces, Green Architecture, Pedestrian, Cultural Center, Retail Spaces



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