Tag: design inspiration


Metro Nature in Kyoto, Japan

In present day Kyoto, a mix of contemporary metro nature such as street trees, mixed-commercial green space, urban shrines, and indoor office vegetation exist alongside traditional and ancient gardens. It is these contemporary metro nature spaces that can provide design examples for urban planners and community members. Traditional Japanese gardens are known for detailed design patterns…

Future of Blue Spaces

Nearly all of our human settlements have sprung from nearby water supplies. A clean and accessible water source allows new villages and cities to grow. Evolutionary biologists would argue that our modern day romance with lake and ocean-views ties back to our original search for such life-giving places. But in today’s rising sea levels and…

Celebrating Snow in all its Forms

Snow, rain, stormwater & all the opportunities. Snow days stick in our memories and turn parking lots into community play zones. Images from this past weekend of deers in the streets of D.C., time-lapse videos of snow packed backyards, and children touching the snow for the first time are joyful reminders of our love of…

"Today I became someone different. I made something very special come alive. A place where we could sit, think, get outside and get our minds together."

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