Tomas Bolaños

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Overcoming the Nature versus Urban Divide

URBIS Dialogue |<p>Protected Areas in and around cities offer many benefits to citizens by providing vital ecosystem services such as supplying and …

Paris Passes Law That Allows Residents to Plant Urban Gardens All Over the City

With its beautiful gardens, plant-draped balconies, and florists in every quartier, Paris is an undeniably flower-friendly city—and it’s about to get even greener.<p>Thanks to a recent initiative, members of the Parisian public are now entitled—and even encouraged—to plant and maintain their own urban …

A new kind of fake tree has spinning leaves that can generate wind power for your house

But turbines are rarely colorful or aesthetically pleasing — and they're certainly not something many people would want in their front yard. A new kind of fake tree comprised of leaf-shaped mini turbines could change that.<p>The WindTree, created by a french company called NewWind, has 54 spinning …

Prefabricated green residential building is slated for Berlin's new 'live-work city'

On a site in Berlin currently home to old, ugly oilfield tanks, a revitalized district called WerkBundStadt is in the works. ingenhoven architects, …

Skyscrapers

Top 10 Green Home Improvements Plus Their Costs – DIY Green Living Ideas

In today’s fractured world it is next to impossible to find one thing on which everyone agrees, but Eco-friendly home improvement choices are one of …

5 Natural Fencing Ideas As Beautiful As They Are Functional Photos

For most people, a garden or terrace offers an escape from it all, but when neighbors are close by, a traditional fence or wall alone doesn’t always provide the privacy you crave in an outdoor retreat. That’s when it’s time to get inventive with the design and consider natural alternatives, says …

Landscaping

10 Stunning Greenhouse Conservatories Around the World Photos

Found in magnificent gardens around the world, glass conservatories are both practical and beautiful. Though the words conservatory and greenhouse are often used interchangeably, greenhouses are simple structures that function mainly to grow delicate plants and fruit trees. A greenhouse …

Golden Gate Park

Spotlight: Sverre Fehn

1997 Pritzker Prize laureate Sverre Fehn (August 14th 1924 – February 23rd 2009) was a leader in Post World War II Scandinavian architecture. “His …

Architecture

Charla TED del arquitecto Norman Foster: Construyendo sobre la Agenda Verde

El arquitecto británico ganador del Premio Pritzker en 1999, Norman Foster, aborda en esta charla TED la relación entre el consumo de energía de las …

El plan de rediseño vial de Oslo para prohibir los automóviles en su centro en 2019

Fuente: Informe “Estándar para facilitar la bicicleta en Oslo”.En octubre de 2015 las autoridades de Oslo anunciaron que prohibirán la circulación de …

Watch How Mountains Of Trash Spread Across The U.S. Over 100 Years

A new map shows where landfills are located in each state.<p>Americans create a lot of trash ― 254 million tons of it each year. But the landfills that house all that garbage aren’t distributed equally.<p>The recent Land of Waste report from Save on Energy, a company that lets consumers compare …

Nucleo relaunches Terra grass chair with new grow-it-yourself cardboard kit

Italian design collective Nucleo has tweaked its popular design for a grass armchair that grows over time, relaunching it with a crowdfunding …

Skyscrapers Rising From Shantytowns: A Futuristic Vision of Lagos

A Nigerian-American architect imagines one of the densest, fastest-growing cities in the world.<p>The artist Olalekan Jeyifous is fascinated by cities and the changing role they play in art, politics, pop-culture, and the collective imagination of society. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, but …

Video: ¿Qué es la Planificación Urbana?

<i>Click here to view the embedded video.</i><i>“La planificación urbana es esencial para el funcionamiento de la sociedad”</i>, es lo que plantean Dan Sommerville …

¿Qué características tiene un sistema basado en la economía circular?

Llevamos mucho hablado sobre la <b>economía circular</b> y lo que supone con respecto a la <b>sostenibilidad de nuestro estilo de vida</b>. En nuestra anterior …

Sou Fujimoto, Kengo Kuma and more propose future houses in House Vision exhibition

Japanese architects including Sou Fujimoto, Atelier Bow-Wow, Kengo Kuma and Shigeru Ban have all designed houses of the future for a Tokyo exhibition …

Architecture

20 Easy DIY Gutter Garden Ideas

Do you admire the Hanging gardens of Babylon which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world? Maybe we cannot replicate the same put you still …

Jewel Changi Airport wins International Architecture Award

SINGAPORE: The Jewel Changi Airport has been accorded the 2016 International Architecture Award, according to a media release by its developers. The …

Think Green: 20 Vertical Garden Ideas

There’s nothing like a <b>vertical garden</b> overflowing with lush plants! Vertical gardening is one of today’s top trends, and the good news for design …

Landscaping

Revitalizing Boise Using Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Since 2009, the City of Boise has implemented 28 projects to revitalize historic downtown in a healthy and sustainable way. By adopting innovative …

Amazing Photos of Abandoned Soviet Infrastructure Will Show You the Meaning of Desolate

When the snow reclaims a nation.<p>From 2013 to 2015, Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko traveled thousands of miles to some of the most remote regions of the country to photograph once-proud structures of the Soviet Union that have fallen into ruin. The collection, titled Restricted Areas, focuses …

Urbanism

Calculadora de la Desigualdad

<b>Oxfam presenta una aplicación web que permite a la ciudadanía de Latinoamérica comparar los ingresos de su familia con lo que ganan los</b> …

This City Is Home to 820 Urban Farms and Quickly Becoming America's Urban Ag Capital

Who knew that the Windy City has become so green? As Co.Exist reported, Chicago is quietly becoming the country's urban agriculture capital with 821 …

From an "Outhouse" to a "Tin House": Britain's best new homes revealed

This year's House of the Year (formerly Manser Medal) competition is dominated by English entries, and a total of 17 of the homes on display hail …

Architecture Nerds Will Love This Video Game Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

<i>Manifold Garden</i> has some pretty sophisticated design references for a puzzle game. The M.C. Escher-esque video game, created by Chicago-based artist …

7 Different Ways to Design a Simple Garden Walkway

Dream backyards don't come together all at once. It takes years of gardening and landscaping to create an oasis right at home. And much like the …

17 IDEAS PARA CONSTRUIR JARDINES VERTICALES

Los jardines y huertos verticales son una original manera de aprovechar mejor el espacio que tienes en tu hogar para cultivar plantas de una manera …

How Urban Renewal Projects Lead to Sustainable Cities

There are many problems that are causing problems in large cities in 2016. More and more city planners and leadership in big cities are turning to …

Mira cuándo nacieron todas las ciudades del mundo en este mapa de los últimos 6.000 años

La mitad de la población mundial vive ya en ciudades, pero el mundo se está urbanizando más rápido que nunca: en 2030 sólo quedará un 25% de la gente …

Vía Verde, el jardín vertical que transformará la Ciudad de México

En la <b>Ciudad de México</b> las áreas verdes son pocas y están en peligro de extinción. Ante su inevitable desaparición, los habitantes han tenido que …