Hilgard Garden is a stunning work by Mary Barensfeld's architecture and landscape firm in San Francisco. Full of modernist slices and rich cliffs of foliage it juxtaposes modern architectural elements like raw concrete and steel with garden green and rich woods. What's most impressive is how luxurious and spacious it feels but the neighbors are quite close. Here is just a taste, for more info checkout Hilgard Garden on the Barensfeld website. Original article can be read at Knoll.
Twin Brazilian brothers Octavio and Gustavo Pandolfo worked with the the city of Vancouver to beautify six 70 foot high silos. Their work goes by the name os gemeos, "the twins” in Portuguese.
It took the two less than a month to complete painting the 23,500 square feet of surface area. Crowd-funding was done on Indiegogo and in two months has raised CAD$70,000.
To learn more about the Osgemeos click here.
Marie Granmar and Charles Sacilotto decided to build a green house over top of their home for added warmth, more usable square footage and the ability to grow food year round in Stockholm. They even took the roof off and made the space into a terrace.
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Who said flowers and coffee don't belong in the same store? In Honolulu, Paiko is home to Brue Cafe and Flower Boutique. Paiko offers hands-on workshops, locally sourced flora, hand crafted plant vessels and gifts. The fresh interior matches the company's brand which is both tropical and urban. Even the graphics and website follow though on their concept. The interior design was done by Nikole Nelson, of BLKCORAL. Paiko’s blog has a great article on Nikole’s process for remodeling Paiko. Check it out here.