When it comes to the garden design, you might want to make German artist, Cornelia Konrads, as your inspiration. Her work is claimed to be able to convey the illusion of simple of the objects combined into one and these objects are in harmony. You can see that this brilliant artist uses organic objects which include stones, logs, and some sticks to make some structures which seem natural and surrealist at the same time.
If you see the garden design of Konrads, you might not think that you are looking to a garden. Instead, you might think that you are looking at a compilation of art works. For addition, if you are trying to make such garden design become the part of your garden, you will find that your garden will turn to be a condition which is similar to the forest. Thus, you will find the great relaxation whenever you are spending the time at the garden just by simply looking at it.
Although you are living in the town which is quite crowded, your garden will become some kind of spot for you to bring the balance to your Zen. It will feel like you can hear the water in distance and also the sound of the birds chirping.
Pile of Wishes
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Urban Jungle Redefined: Singapore to get a fresh new skyscraper thanks to WOHA Architects. Ownership of the Plaza Hotel could not have designed something so spectacular that when they decided they wanted a new class scraper sky in the heart of Singapore. Although minimal may not be very fond of the integration of both green building and compromise in the sense of modernity, is a real treat for lovers of green architecture. WOHA architects seem to have given new meaning to the “urban jungle” of the term, as they have in fact developed a network of flora refreshing throughout the new building project to take shape at the top of Pickering Street.
Skyscraper - Hotel and Office
Located in central Singapore, the top tier business hotel and office in a garden project at Hong Lim Park, designed by WOHA, demonstrates how they were able to not only conserve greenery in a built-up high-rise city center, but multiply it vertically in a manner that is architecturally striking, integrated and sustainable.
Singapore is already home to some of the best green skyscrapers aware of friendship and power in the world. The new building will look a lot of green, with several floors of vertical gardens and waterfalls that treat their customers with the goodness of green. The green areas in the vast blue sky that each floor is dotted with lush gardens, which regulate the internal temperature and ensure that the energy consumed by cooling systems is kept to a minimum.
The garden design is created in a manner to provide a parking space in natural light and eliminate the use of artificial light during the days. The plant growth will also help clean the air of the city beyond and rainwater is collected from the upper floors of the building’s water plant variety in the vertical garden. The designers intend to grow a large variety of plants ranging from shrubs and bushes to large trees and shrubs that will enhance Singapore’s biodiversity. The valleys and created artificial waterfalls give you a feeling that you are close to the generosity of nature, and might even inspire a trip to one of the many forests in Singapore.
Location: Upper Pickering Street, Singapore
Project Team: Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Donovan Soon, Sim Choon Heok, Francis Goh, Toh Hua Jack, Bernard Lee, Amber Dar Wagh, Mappaudang Ridwan Saleh, Evelyn Ng, Josephine Isip, John Paul R Gonzales, Tan Szue Hann, Alen Low, Pham Sing Yeong, Vanessa Ong, Novita Johana
Client: Hotel Plaza Property (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Hotel Operator: Pan Pacific Hotels Group
Civil and Structural Engineer: TEP Consultants Pte Ltd
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: BECA Carter Hollings & Ferner (S. E. Asia) Pte Ltd
Quantity Surveyors: Rider Levett Bucknall LLP
Lighting Consultant: Lighting Planners Associates (S) Pte Ltd
Landscape Consultant: Tierra Design (S) Pte Ltd
Façade Consultant: Meinhardt Facade Technology (S) Pte Ltd
Greenmark Consultant: LJ Energy Pte Ltd
Acoustic Consultant: CCW Associates Pte Ltd
Main Contractor: Tiong Seng Contractors (Pte) Ltd
Gross Floor Area: 29,227.0 sqm
Plot Area: 6,958.9 sqm, about 205mx33m
Height of Building: 89m
Project Cost: S$ 137 million
Design Inception: 12/2007
Start of Construction: 12/2009
Completion Date: 06/2012
Images Credit: WOHA Architects
Plantagon underway with its first vertical farm in Sweden. A couple of years ago, Plantagon, an American from Sweden, had revealed his plans for the design and construction of a series of greenhouses skyscrapers that will transform the face of agriculture in the big cities. Finally, after a long wait, finally broke ground with his Plantagon first vertical farm project Linkoping, Sweden. This innovative “Plantscraper” would be the hub of urban agriculture could solve the shortage of products in densely populated cities.
Plantagon vertical farm-Architecture
However, one thing that was evident in the design of Plantscraper, Plantagon had changed was that the original design of the geodesic dome and replaced by a simple trick that really works as a showcase for plants that grow inside. This building is the first prototype of this type and would be called the “International Centre of Excellence for urban agriculture.” This building would provide scientists with a new place to test new technologies for optimum spawning methods of urban agriculture.
Inside the jars plantscraper many will be planted with vegetables. These pots, during germination of seeds, are placed in large trays to be taken in the “Elevator Tray” propeller especially great center to give the perfect environment every time.The plants grow as plates move slowly down from the propeller to the basement of the harvest. Food crop that is produced in batches using an automatic extraction machine. After harvest, the empty pots and trays are disinfected and separated for replanting with new seeds. The principal mechanism of this greenhouse is located in the base construction.
Along the way, manure and crop residues are collected for the local production of biogas in an anaerobic digester. The biogas generated is used to power the heating and cooling mechanisms of gases, such as refrigerators and boilers dehumidification and heating inside the Plantscraper. This self-biogas allows the entire building sustainable and profitable. The technology led to a reduced use of fertilizers and harvest work, reduced water consumption, less land and simultaneously allows the production of better quality throughout the year.
Gallery of Plantagon Breaks Ground On Their First Vertical Farm
The construction of this ambitious greenhouse skyscrapers take anything from one to sixteen months for completion. However, if the prototype proves to be effective, then it might be a solution path breaking into the field of urban agriculture.
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BioClimate indoor swimming pool takes inspiration from natural forms. This pioneering project was conceptualized and ecological Eduardo Fernandez of Spain. The basic plan includes a public recreation center, which features an indoor pool and a lush tropical garden.
Bio Climate indoor swimming pool takes inspiration from natural forms
Aware of contemplation and careful planning went into the project design. After much deliberation, decided that a peanut-shaped structure that best fits the garden and pool. A world of peanuts contains ovulate the garden and the other will have the pool, while the space between the two will serve as swap space. Many mathematical models have been applied before arriving at the best possible guidance to the public space.
Bio Climate indoor swimming pool
The entire structure will be opulent and futuristic as it is made of steel and glass.Will have a glass envelope just above. As the summit is not left open, relaxed atmosphere and micro can be created within the structure. The translucent top layer is a great idea, as it will allow sunlight to pass through. The structure also includes a nature school erected in the center of the open garden area, a conference room and an exhibition center.
Indoor Swimming Pool & Tropical Garden
This project proposes the construction of a public leisure centre.
Essentially, a plan of bioclimatic architecture, the project will use clean energy and green as far as possible, thus reducing dependence on conventional energy sources. However, green energy sources are applied are not compromised in human comfort. The pool will be heated by solar panels and the absence of chemical water treatment used here. The garden is irrigated with water used and the structure also cross ventilation. The expanding business park will be open to the public, aims to promote recreational open space with a natural landscape.
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Like every other state in the area of the world, Switzerland has a lot of great andbeautiful art of public art is one of the great design and impressive sculptures youcan find there. This huge art sculpture sits on a beautiful beaches in Switzerland. Images Credit: contemporist
If you are an art lover, you will this great work of modern art sculpture by architect and designer Antony Gormley called The Angel of the North love. Angel of the Northsculpture, which is designed as an angle, steel making. The 20 meter (66 ft) high,with wings measuring 54 meters (177 feet) above the sculpture in Gateshead,England to find. It stands on a hill on the southern outskirts of the Lower Saxon Felloverlooking the A1 and A167 roads in Tyneside and the East Coast Railway LineRoad, south of the location of the coal mine of the team.
Images Credit: Antony Gormley