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Gerber Architekten - Project - Biological institues of Dresden University of technology

Retrofitted and reused buildings Knocking down the heritage of a city and building anew is rarely a popular choice. So retrofitting and finding new uses for old buildings is a firmly held smart city principle. New York has made one of the most visible moves in this direction with the High Line park, showing that an old municipal railway line can reintroduce green space into the city centre.

Cities get smart: urban innovation - in pictures

Piet Oudolf/ Gustafson Guthrie Nichol: Lurie Garden, Chicago

Gustafson Guthrie Nichol

Lurie Garden, as part of the Millennium Park in Chicago (USA). By Kathryn Gustafson, Piet Oudolf and Robert Israel

Biotope Design: September 2011

Walkway exit via slide. Click image for source via Flickr, visit the Slow Ottawa 'Tactical Urbanism' board for more smart hacks.

Welcome to Turenscape

Welcome to Turenscape

Bike + seat. Concrete and steel on the waterfront.

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Kalvebod Waves

JDS/JULIEN DE SMEDT ARCHITECTS, Urban Agency — Kalvebod Waves

Kalvebod brygge park - Copenhagen, Denmark

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Kalvebod Brygge Copenhagen September 2014

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Kalvebod Waves / JDS Architects + KLAR

Copenhagen - floating hot tub / new boardwalk

Olive Beach / Wowhaus Architecture Bureau

Olive Beach / Wowhaus Architecture Bureau

reshaped the boundaries between sculpture, architecture, landscape design, and installation art by articulating a vision of the public sphere where it is possible for an artist to address the issues of our time.  She has developed the “City as Living Lab”, a framework for making issues of sustainability tangible through collaboration and the arts. Trained as a sculptor, her work creates situations emphasizing a site’s history, its ecology, or aspects of the envi

Mary Miss « Women Environmental Artists Directory

One of my favourite architects - Carlo Scarpa, Brion Cemetery, Trevisio, Italy. (Wow, amazing!)

Cirkelbroen cycle and pedestrian bridge, Copenhagen by Olafur Eliasson. Click image for link to full story with video, and visit the boards >>

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PAM - doe het zelf kistjes - Container trees Amsterdam

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Oakland shopping center - Fountain - Architectural walkway Acīm baudāma ainavu arhitektūra.

Auroville (an experimental town in South India) was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa and designed by Roger Anger.

Auroville belongs to nobody in particular

Place d’Youville

Place d’Youville

tree art museum by daipu architects

tree art museum by daipu architects

Skate Ramp and Stairs // Teenage Playspace // School playground // Kato x Victoria, Copenhagen // 'We wanted to make something that could reflect the emotional drama that floats around a teenager, so we made big things in robust materials that can be used in various ways,' - Diemer Bennetzen

Maximum Garden House / Formwerkz Architects

Wooden deck, seating with lights

High Line - Section 2 - Picture gallery

Tickle Cock Bridge underpass, by DSDHA, 2008