All posts tagged: landscape architecture

The Rich Brothers

If you follow the trends and rising stars of landscape design you might have heard about the Rich brothers. These two gorgeous-looking, fun and talented men are the ones you should follow. Because Harry and David Rich are the present and future superstars of garden and landscape design. They design little home gardens for regular people (and you can see those processes with an awesome show from BBC One and the show is called Garden Rescue, totally recommending!). But what they are mostly known are their designs for the luxury brands like Chanel and Massimo Dutti. I say WOW! They have also participated in many RHS Chelsea Flower Shows with their garden designs. But the best thing about these two is that they seem so down-to-earth. You can see that they are so talented, modern designers who are interested and excited about their field of choice. But they are not too proud to do small scale designs, they seem authentically warm, nice and fun, their Instagram account is full of surfing pics and relaxed feeling. LOVING …

Let’s float at Pier 55!

Exciting news reached to me few days ago! Another reason to go to New York. I’ve been following the planning for Pier 55, a floating garden park, designed by Thomas Heatherwick, collaborating with landscape architect Mathews Nielsen. The park is going to be floating over The Hudson River and the construction is starting this summer. The design images look amazing and inside the park there will be spaces for different events. Maybe I finally have to schedule the time for a vacation in NY… More cool info about the project here.   Kuulin taannoin jännittäviä uutisia! Taas uusi syy matkustaa New Yorkiin. Olen seuraillut Pier 55-nimisen kelluvan puiston suunnitteluprosessia jo jonkun aikaa. Puiston on suunnitellut Thomas Heatherwick, yhteistyössä maisema-arkkitehti Mathews Nielsenin kanssa. Puisto tulee kellumaan paalujen päällä Hudson-joella ja rakennus aloitetaan vihdoin tänä kesänä. Suunnittelukuvat näyttävät tajuttoman hienoilta ja puistosta tulee löytymään erilaisia tiloja erilaisille tapahtumille. Ehkä nyt vihdoin mun pitää varata kalenterista tilaa New Yorkin matkalle… Lisää siistejä yksityiskohtia projektista löytyy täältä.

Vihervuosi/The Green Year 2016

It’s always a great idea to focus more on everything green so the idea of a theme year for people to get inspired with plants and to improve their vicinity is awesome. This year it’s the fifth time The Green Year (in Finnish Vihervuosi) is celebrated and the main theme this time around is “Sustainable Finnish landscape”. There are different events all year around. This weekend I bumped into one of the year’s events called “Itupiilo” which is like a treasure hunt in different cities in Finland. It goes on from 31th of March to 3rd of April on Instagram and Facebook. Follow them and you get hints where to find exciting treasures related to plants. The point is that people get to know more about city gardening spaces and the close environment. What a cool idea! I’m definitely going to follow what other great events and happenings the year is going to give.   Mun mielestä on aina hyvä idea keskittyä vähän lisää kaikkeen vihreään, joten ajatus teemavuodesta, jonka avulla ihmiset voivat inspiroitua kasveista …

‘Lines for Life’ for Singapore

I guess everyone knows New York’s High Line nowadays. I love that project and I think world needs more projects like that. And so thought Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority, too. Redesigning an unused 24 km long rail corridor a Japanese firm Nikken Sekkei is creating an urban park and garden called ‘Lines for Life’ for the people living in Singapore. The construction is starting this year continuing to 2019. I also love the idea of so many masterminds co-operation in this project: there’s designers, architects, bio-engineers, engineers, plant and animal scientists. The park will consist of camping areas, bike lines, different gardens, playgrounds for kids and adults, anything an urban space should and could have. Again, a new spot for me to visit one day…   Kaikki varmaankin nykyään tietävät New Yorkin High linen. Rakastan koko sitä projektia ja mun mielestä maailma tarvitsee myös lisää sellaisia. Ja niin ehkä ajattelivat myös Singaporen kaupungin kunnostamisesta vastaavat viranomaiset. Japanilainen Nikken Sekkei -yritys suunnittelee uusiksi ja luo käyttämättömästä junaradasta 24 km pitkän urbaanin puutarhan ja puiston, ‘Lines of Life‘:n. Rakennustyö …

Landscape architecture blogs that I like

Lately I’ve found myself again and again sourcing everything including landscape design and landscape architecture. My pinterest is all about it, I’m googling it all the time and I’m starting to really think that it could be my next step. I guess I’m having a some sort of epiphany: I’ve always wanted to somehow combine my creative and design skills and the love and knowledge of plants. I love mathematics and exact plans and I want to design better gardens and natural places for people. Landscape architecture ticks all the boxes. I’m intrigued. Here’s what I’ve found so far in my research: I guess everyone who knows anything about landscape architecture, knows this blog. But I’m a beginner so this is all new for me. Loving all the illustrations. bldgblog.blogspot.fi       One of my favourites so far. You can browse the site like a blog or then use choose keywords like a country or design studio. Cool landscape architecture designs and wonderful photos. landezine.com       This blog is written by many different garden …

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The living church

Religion is something that doesn’t exist in my world but I’m always interested in things that include plants. As does this living tree church made by Barry Cox in New Zealand. I say WOW! And all this has been grown in 4 years (clearly I’m jealous because somewhere in the world there’s places that are perfect for fast growth, unlike Finland is). Imagine what this church and its labyrinth garden will look like in 10 or 20 years: WONDERFUL! It’s obvious that the closeness of the nature and the quiet whispers of growing plants make a great and unique place to quiet down in your own thoughts, with or without religion. Read more from designboom.   Uskonto ei kuulu mun elämään mitenkään, mutta olen aina kiinnostunut jos joku asia sisältää kasveja. Kuten tämä elävä puukirkko, jonka uusiseelantilainen Barry Cox on rakentanut. Sanonpa vain, että VAU! Ja kaikki tämä on kasvanut vain neljässä vuodessa (tottakai olen kateellinen, että maailmassa on paikkoja, joissa on pikkuisen paremmat olosuhteet nopeaan kasvuun, verrattuna siis Suomeen). Miettikää, miltä tuo kirkko ja …