Biophilic Design – The New Standard?

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Biophilic Design:

With so much focus on minimalism in interior design these days, a refreshing movement toward ‘biophilic design’ is gaining popularity every day.

Many architects and clients alike seem to be over-appreciating the concept of white space, clean lines and beauty in nothingness.  And while it is hard not to appreciate these new-aged, semi-futuristic interior spaces, it is also easy to lose sight of a core architectural design concept: blurring the lines between inside and out.

Some may think that large glass curtain-walls with views to every direction on a compass get the job done, but why not take it one step further?  Bring the environment outside into your interior space so you can see, hear, smell, and touch nature while indoors.

For a more in-depth look at ‘biophilic design,’ take a look at the links below.

http://archinect.com/sustainabilityMonster/biophilic-design

http://vimeo.com/27874539

http://dujs.dartmouth.edu/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/11s_final-37-39.pdf

For the actual experience… Call us.

Boston Properties Makes Atlantic Wharf Even Greener.

Boston Properties’ Atlantic Wharf, a building that was dubbed ‘Boston’s first green skyscraper,’  has gotten even greener this past week.  The LEED Platinum certified building contracted Cityscapes, in coordination with Green Living Technologies, to give their main lobby quite the facelift.  Images above include the 7 living walls that reach up to 17 feet high.  Also new planters now surround the elegant fountains residing at the atrium’s center.

Featured in the images is Cityscapes’ owner Jan Goodman with Leo Baez, Tony Lobo, Adam Nagle and Barrett Cooke of Boston Properties.

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Cityscapes’ Newest Addition

Cityscapes installs a brand new ‘Plug and Play’ living wall in the showroom at their offices on Clarendon Street in Boston.  Working in collaboration with the frame designer and founder of Green Living Technologies George Irwin, Cityscapes’ owner Jan Goodman continues to keep her team on the cutting edge of interior landscape design in Boston.

Also pictured in the gallery are Fidelity Investements’ landscape architect Chuck Carberry, Metamorphosis Design’s Michelle Sousa Peay and husband Chris, and Cityscapes’ living wall specialist Brian Juneau.

To liven up your space with one of these beautiful living walls, call Cityscapes today.

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Want an office that performs?

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‘the fact is offices with well kept plants tend to outperform those which don’t [have plants]’

Read more in this article about the use of plants as a part of office eco-responsibilities!

Not feeling that biophilic connection at the office?  Call us to bring you back to Earth.

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Another Living Wall Arrives in Cambridge, MA at Alden & Harlow

 

 

Cityscapes has teamed up with Green Living Technologies once again as Alden & Harlow restaurant in Cambridge, MA added a gorgeous living wall to their dining space!

Patrons can now experience a great meal in an amazing space, focused on biophilic design, at this restaurant located in Harvard Square!  Check out their website and make your reservation today at www.aldenharlow.com.  Learn more about Biophilic Design, and the human connection to nature at www.biophilicdesign.net.  Also be sure to also take a look at the Green Living Technologies website at www.agreenroof.com.

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Twitter’s Living Wall in Cambridge, MA

Our new living wall at Twitter is one of a kind!  This modern look stands out and is a new spin on wall displays!  Give us a call today to find out how we can customize a living wall for you!

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Splendid Living Wall

Check out the spectacular living wall by Cityscapes at Splendid, located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.  This unique display is made up of succulents and tillandsia plants.  Living walls are becoming more and more popular in Boston!  Call us today about this up and coming, unique spin on interior plants!!

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Check out our Spectacular Living Walls

Dan DeOliveira is one of the Living Wall Maintenance Specialists at Cityscapes.  Here is Dan taking care of the Living Wall at the Fidelity building in downtown Boston, Massachusetts.  The wall is located in Fidelity’s new cafe.  These unique plant displays are great for any area that needs eye-catching and here at Cityscapes, we are working on more and more Living Wall projects at this very moment!

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Come Visit our Showrooms!

Come check out Cityscapes’ amazing holiday showroom and greenhouse showroom anytime! Take a look at some of the newest designs and pieces in the interior plant and holiday decor industries!

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Living Walls and Green Roofs

Check out this beautiful Living Wall and “meadowlike” Green Roof installed by Cityscapes!  You can also transform your residence with a gorgeous display like this, call us for ideas!

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