Tag Archives: environment

The Most Grand Aerial Photos

Via: Bernhard Edmaier; wiki

Reclaiming Nature in the City: The Restoration of Cheong Gye Cheon

Earlier this month we posted a Design Spotlight of the plaza designed by Mikyoung Kim, that marks the beginning of the Cheong Gye Cheon Restoration project. Well, here comes the rest. This isn’t the Cheong Gye Cheon’s first nip and tuck, although this time around deserves a most improved award. Over 600 years ago, during the Joseon Dynasty, Seoul was chosen to become […]

Infographic: How Much Oil is Left?

Peak oil is the point in time when the maximum rate of global petroleum extraction is reached, after which the rate of production enters terminal decline. Leading geophysicists predict that peak is either currently occuring, or will have occured by 2015. Meanwhile, demand for oil continues to increase at an extraordinary rate. Which raises the question….

Floating Landscapes and Social Structures

Net z33 by Numen is a social sculpture of interwoven nets that provide a floating landscape and a massive community hammock. When I saw people rolling around, it brought me back to the DZ days. The Discovery Zone was the more exciting Chuck-E-Cheese. Instead of being centered on video games, it promoted exploration and physical […]

Update of 2012 Presidential Candidates on Environmental Issues

Not everyone is an expert at everything, which is why we listen to the people who devote their life to the study of a particular subject, like doctors. If a doctor told me, ‘Yep, your leg is broken. Don’t walk on it for 4 months.” I would be inclined to take his word for it. […]

ChonGae Canal Restoration Project by Mikyoung Kim

The transformation of the historical ChonGae River from a polluted and covered canal into a 7-mile green corridor is one example of Seoul’s efforts to create more public landscapes for the bustling city of South Korea. As an international design competition, the main requirement was to show the future reunification of North and South Korea. […]

Plaza del Milenio

Plaza del Milenio lies at an important intersection of two rivers, Esgueva and Pisuerga in Valladolid, Spain. The site is composed of an underground car park, a pavilion for cultural events, a public square and an environmental reserve. Each component was designed by different teams. EXP Architects designed the public square to redevelop the riverfront and reconnect with the historic district.