Category: Case study

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Thomas Church is the father of California Garden Style. His design has influenced generations of landscape architects.

I visited the Donnell Garden in California and got several good pictures to share.

Try to feel following things with me:




Indoor-outdoor unity


Photo by Bin Jiang


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Exclusive photos by Marcel Baumler


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“If a garden were planted on the roof of every one of the 4,500 buses in the city’s bus fleet,” calculates Cosio, his busses could add 35 acres of new rolling green space in the city.

According to the bustop gardener, benefits include:
• Aesthetic Value
• Mitigation of Urban Heat Island Effect
• Acoustical and Thermal Insulation
• Storm Water Reduction and Management
• CO2 absorbtion
• Habitat Restoration
• Public Education and Recreation
• Reclaiming Forgotten Real Estate


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How to make a bridge without bringing any burden on nature?

There is an inspring case here. People at Cherrapunji, India, created a “sustainable” way to plant but not build bridges.



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Compatible is an important attribute of landscape which may make people relax and feel they are in a comfortable, flexible, and safe environment.

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Interactive floor



The Pruitt-Igoe Myth