The floating forest in Rotterdam

On March 16, 2016 20 floating trees were installed in the Rotterdams historic harbor basin, Rijnhaven. The idea for this floating tree installation was inspired by sculptor Jorge Bakker, and a sculpture he made in the 1970´s which featured trees floating in a small aquarium. The ¨bobbing forest¨, also known as Dobberend, will stay in […]

Cemeteries, not so good designs.

During history, we’ve seen different spaces and buildings designed to allocate the remains of people who passed away. From Egyptians, who designed pyramids to remember and honor the pharaohs and their queens, to the ancient city of Çatalhöyük (Turkey) where people used to bury their beloved under their houses (Check our post about ways of burying in the […]

Nature reclaims this abandoned Chinese village

China has become one of the biggest industrialized nations of earth. Cities like Shanghai or Beijing are growing while bringing highly urbanized and crowded scenarios. But it was not a long time ago when China was the place for hundreds of small, tiny rural villages. They question is, where have all they gone? Tang Yuhong […]

Shinrin-yoku will make you happier

Shinrin-yoku. No, it’s not a new hobby but a Japanese word which means “forest bathing”. Japan is a country known for its hard-work employers, but also for its healthy lifestyle (they even have a Health and Sports Day!) Well, shinrinyoku is the practice of walking through a forest and breathing the wood essential oils, which […]

Centenary Tree canopy Walkway

Your dream was to be an astronaut but you failed? Well, do not despair! There is still a way for you to watch the world from above. In fact, there is a “strange snake” in South Africa that will bring you to the top of the world, or pretty close. No strange rituals or magic […]

Bottle gardens and the mystery of life

Do you love plants but you are not a green thumb genius? If you answered yes to the question and you still don’t have plans for your next Easter holidays, you should absolutely read the story of David Latimer hereafter and take inspiration from it for your Easter Sunday. Bottle gardens, also known as terranium, […]

The people on trees

When we were children, we all had a common dream: a tree house. Based on the success that tree houses have on airbnb, a popular website for people to rent out lodging, this desire is still present in many grown-up children. In a forest near the Italian city of Turin, there is a child who […]

Vertical Forest

There are forests of any kind in this world, but have you ever thought about a vertical forest? The studio led by Italian architect Stefano Boeri thought this was the “way to combine high-density residential development with tree planting in city centres”. Thus, one has “grown up” in Milan since October 2014. Bosco Verticale (the […]