Antwerp Antwerp Station The Green Quarter Dagraad spuare Klauwaardstraat Greenhouse  Butterfly Balcony, Ploegstraat Conincken spuare Coqels-Osylei Houtenbrug Jugendstil MAS The hall of Eden ´t hal van Eden Casseien  Flower pots in Antwerp Pretstraat PAKT Eco House Moorkens square

Antwerp 2019-06-28T14:45:34+00:00


Paris Jardin de l'archipel des berges de seine Mur Vegetal Coulle verte Rene-Dumont Ground Control De la Porte de Clichy Parc Martin Luther King L'oasis d'Aboukir M2B6 tour de la Biodiversite Flower Tower Le jardin du Luxembourg Metrostation Balcony Paris Eden Bio

Paris 2019-06-28T11:42:03+00:00


Mumbai To be honest, Mumbai is not the first city you would go to if you´re in search of biophilic design, 55% of its population lives in slums, another large part of the city consists of run-down colonial houses, and the rich and affluent people live in gated communities. Mumbai is a city of extremes. It is one of the most discussed cities when it comes to global urban trends. But in the midst of its chaos, there are a couple of biophilic beauties to discover, starting with your arrival at Mumbai International Airport. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) Mumbai International Airport is probably the most beautiful airport in the world. Its gorgeous ceiling is the eyecatcher. It looks like the columns flow over into the ceiling. Which creates an elegant linear and organic pattern. The columns resemble tree trunks from which a system of branches grow. At the same time, it reminds of enlarged exoskeletons of mysterious sea life. The building has its most spectacular features in the departure hall. But when you arrive you can already catch a glimpse of the amazing ceiling. The columns are punched through the floors, creating a view at the ceiling from the lower arrival hall. Besides the remarkable ceiling, the airport is full of smaller biophilic delights. Like green walls and the most elegant lights. Bombay Arts Society designed by Sanjay Puri Architects This building has the qualities of a friendly anime character. It looks cute and cuddly. All the walls are curved and seamless. Its whole shape is organic except for the big window at the top. This window gives the building a direction and a sculptural quality. Neel, Tote of the Turf design by: serie architects 2009 This place is an absolute beauty. Each corner of this building is photogenetic. The big rain trees at the location were the inspiration for the design. The outside world subtlely is absorbed in the interior. The building's structure is designed to look like an avenue of trees. The structure is visible both at the outside and the inside of the building. Only a glass wall separates the two. The structures are made of white coated steel frames, giving it a poetic touch. Ministry of New In one of the century-old brick buildings on Mumbai's Heritage mile, you can find an oasis like co-working space. Here you'll feel creative, focussed and uplifted while working. The place looks bright and spacious. The walls are painted white and light blue. This particular shade of blue works really well in combination with the high ceilings. The interior gives you the feeling of a blue-skied summer day. The building has been stripped to its old details. There are iron columns and teakwood roof beams. The workspaces are organized around a central courtyard [...]

Mumbai 2019-06-25T16:31:13+00:00


Ho Chi Minh City Children Cultural House Notre Dame Basilica of Saigon Post Office Turtle Lake Mien Dong Thao Oasis Cafe Terrace Cafe Saigon Co May Coffee Tram Coffee Pizza 4P

Vietnam 2019-06-28T11:16:19+00:00


Mechelen Jezuspoort  ( Jesus Gate ) The Jezuspoort is a picturesque hidden gem in the city. You can find it halfway the Nonnenstraat and behind the gate there is a small blind alley straight from a fairy tale book. Old bricks, cobblestones and all sorts of small little details. The Jezuspoort is part of a bigger area full of biophilic specialties, the Groot Begijnhof. This neighbourhood dates from the 13th century and walking through it, you can taste the history. Korenmarkt Design by: OKRA landschapsarchitecten realised 2011-2012 Together with: Studiebureau Atelier Ruimtelijk Advies Here, something special has been done. The square feels friendly and humane. The plants give the square a softness and you still get a sense of the history of the place. Presumably, this is the birthplace of Mechelen. Through the centuries this place has been used as a market, primarily as a grain market. Halfway of the previous century, the car took over. It became a parking and a leftover space. In 2011 the square got a complete make-over. Room was made for pedestrians and the cars have to give priority to cyclists. Parking was solved in a garage. Trees were planted to soften the stony appearance and to improve the air quality and create some shade at the same time. In low planting planes, decorative grasses and flowering plants were placed to enliven the place. The square is slightly tilted; the part near the river is lower. To accentuate the height difference, lazy steps were used along the width of the square. The square is originally located on a sand ridge. To refer to this, the designers used sand coloured materials. Special about this square is that it is also home to the oldest 'Frietkot' in town. This is a place where they sell the typical Belgium potato fries. So you can sit pleasantly at the square and enjoy a classic snack. Vliet on the Botermarkt The river Dijle flows across the city, but there are also a couple of smaller streams called 'vlieten'. These are small city canals or side rivers of the Dijle. Through the years most of these vlieten have been muted or covered. A couple of years ago the city has successfully re-opened and restored a couple of vlieten. Down below you can read about three places where you can enjoy these small waters. The Botermarkt is a lively meeting point for the locals. The teenagers have their own place. Children can play in the fountain. And everybody can enjoy the cafes and their seats outside. Half of the square has been re-opened for the Vliet. At the waterside plants are growing. They give the Botermarkt a friendly appearance and make it even more pleasant to take a seat at one of the terraces. At the square, there are trees with multiple stems which flower twice a year. Rikwoutertuin [...]

Mechelen 2019-06-27T12:59:47+00:00