An Urban Farm That Is a Cross Over Between Art and Architecture:Space10 and architects Mads-Ulrik Husum & Sine Lindholm co-created a stunningly beautiful urban farm that was exhibited at CHART ART FAIR in Copenhagen this weekend. With the Growroom, Space10 wants to spark conversations about how we can bring nature back into our cities, grow our own food and tackle the rapidly increasing demand for significantly more food in the future.”

Burbank Water and Power – Ecocampus, Burbank, CA. An abandoned utility tunnel in the Centennial Courtyard was re-purposed into a phytoextraction channel. Stormwater is diverted into this channel, where a carefully selected mix of plant material cleans the water and infiltrates into the subgrade. Credit: Heliphoto

Burbank Water and Power – Ecocampus, Burbank, CA. Photo: Heliphoto

SITES: An ecosystem services framework for built landscapes: “Too often, the landscape is seen as an afterthought – something to be altered and shaped once elements like buildings and roads are finalized. Rather than be an afterthought, though, how can a site or place inform the design process? How can humans be reconnected with nature, particularly at a time when half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and that number is only expected to rise? How can we create beautiful places that are also healthy, functional and resilient?”

 The Altamira Residence, in Palos Verdes, California, designed and built by Marmol Radziner. Photo courtesy of Benny Chan/Fotoworks

The Altamira Residence, in Palos Verdes, California, designed and built by Marmol Radziner. Photo courtesy of Benny Chan/Fotoworks

Building California Cool: “More than ever, and certainly in California, there’s a really strong trend connecting indoor and outdoor spaces. I think people really want to connect to nature, to the garden: spaces that open.”

Bios Urn: “The Bios Incube has been designed for city dwellers with limited access to natural land, those seeking an alternative to traditional burials, and for people who want to meaningfully connect with their loved ones who have passed away.”

The Art of Architecture Inspired by Biology: “Sung constructs windows, walls, and building components with metals, which curl when heated, or thermobimetals. These materials have never been used in architecture before. The lady has so far designed a thermobimetals sunshade, a window panel having an inner layer made of thermobimetals, which responds to sunlight, and walls having vents made of thermobimetals. These components are indeed inspired by the breathing system of a grasshopper.”


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