Urban Design / Landscape Architecture / Water Engineering
Winner of the World Architecture Festival Landscape of the Year 2012. Watch how Singapore has transformed a utilitarian drain into a natural meandering river. The new river now runs through the centre of Bishan - Ang Mo Kio Park and is fully integrated with the rest of the park's design.
What do you get when volunteer local engineers and one of Portland’s venerable neighborhoods join forces to transform an urban blight into a green community oasis? The innovative and creative Tabor Commons, with sustainable stormwater facilities that filter 500,000 gallons per year—almost enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool.
Tabor Commons is the subject of KPFF Consulting Engineers’ second Stormwater Cinema film short, “A Garden to Play In,” created by local filmmakers Jen Wechsler and Ian Probasco.
Join KPFF project manager Josh Lighthipe, Café au Play Executive Director Kristin Heying and SE Uplift Neighborhood Representative Paul Leistner for the inspiring story of this dynamic community spot that brings clean stormwater, coffee and families together.
For more information, contact Katie Taylor, 503.542.3830 or firstname.lastname@example.org
the Laban Dance Centre green roof is over ten years old. It is the original 'brown' rubble roof. Although the weather can seriously effect the roof, the forest of Viper's bugloss (and other wildflowers) shows that green roofs can survive extend droughts and relive. On the roof were also four species of bees, grasshoppers, moths and butterflies. Nature on roofs in the heart of London.
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This is one of the most atmospheric places I've been to in Berlin. Schrebergärten aka allotment gardens have been quite popular in German cities. People who live in apartments rent a little garden with a house and spend their summers there.
In Berlin a few of these garden colonies have been abandoned due to development plans.
During my time in Berlin I've had the opportunity to visit a few of these gardens for true random raves and to take pictures. Yet, I can't tell you where any of them are because, you know, Berliners wouldn't want the tourists to show up...
During my explorations it became clear that plenty of people come through to party and to crash for a little while.
This was also one of my favorite shoots. If only it hadn't been so hot I could have stayed there all day. I have too much footage as it is and will make an extended version soon. It certainly was a special thrill to climb through a fence, remain undetected by the people in the neighboring still functioning allotment and explore this place full of forgotten memories. It certainly had a feel of "after the rave is before the rave" and the continuous cycle of nature and man replacing each other.
For the soundtrack I slowed down Jason Matherne's song "Indus III" and left in the original audio of the shoot, with the birds and the bees and the whispers and stepping on broken pieces that go crack.
Music by Jason Matherne: facebook.com/pages/Goonygoogoo-Productions/321663465094
Personal blog: goodhardworkingpeople.blogspot.com