Tagged: garden

Front facade of the Green Pyramid, a radically sustainable house in Borne, The Netherlands: a modest entry to a surprisingly generous space

The Green Pyramid: Radically Sustainable

The Bornsche Maten is a new neighborhood in the municipality of Borne, the Netherlands. In the southern part there’s room for the so-called “Living Wild”-concept: building without restrictive rules, giving the buyer the right to determine the size of the lot and the freedom to choose which style of living suits him or her. There is still room for ten to twenty houses. In a design competition builders and architects were challenged to share their creative approach to living in the 21st century. A jury has reviewed the 39 submissions on originality, comfort, sustainability and innovation; ultimately they selected 18...

Visualisation of a proposed pergola on Lloydpier in Rotterdam overgrown with lush digital ivy

Virtual Gardening with Ivy Generator

Ivy Generator is a little program that was created by Thomas Luft and that does exactly what the name suggests: it generates ivy. Virtual ivy that is, which can be exported to 3ds max or similar programs to make pretty pictures. Lush green As a test, I have been growing ivy against the 3D model of the Pergola on the Pier. That resulted in this lush green image. I’m still looking for the same kind of application to grow roses because that’s what actually should happen at the real Pergola.

Artist impression of proposed pergola on the Lloydpier in Rotterdam

Pergola on the Pier

Garden on the Pier is an initiative like there are quite a few these days: a group of residents that turn a vacant piece of land into a temporary park for the neighbourhood. The Pier at stake here is the Lloyd Pier in Rotterdam which, as a consequence of the economic crisis, won’t be redeveloped as rapidly as originally envisioned. A part of the Pier can be used as a garden for several years. This is what the site currently looks like: Rose garden One of the plans is the construction of a pergola against which roses can grow. Piet...

Stereo image of a walled city garden, with a pond, grass and a little terrace; a red and cyan pair of 3d glasses is needed to see the effect

A Garden in Stereo

Stereo images are used by NASA on Mars but the technique can also be applied on other planets, like Earth. You need a red/cyan pair of glasses to see the 3d effect.