Nature…The Next Big Trend?

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As today’s younger generations are getting lost in the web of social media, Daniel Crockett has a theory on the next big trend.  Will we see a reconnection to nature in the coming years?

Check out the full article here.

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New Plug and Play Picture Walls!

Living Walls are the latest craze in the horticultural world!!  And they come in all different sizes – try one for your home or office today!  New Plug and Play picture walls are now available!!! Get them while they’re hot and receive a 10% discount with the mention of this blog!

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PlantWalls by Green Fortune

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Green Fortune, out of Stockholm, Sweden, works to increase the biophilic connection using PlantWalls.

These living walls have been popular across the pond for years and are beginning to really take off in the United States.  Check out some of Green Fortune’s work here.

Want your space to stand apart from all the other brand new, stark, minimalist, clean-line renovations that are happening in every office and lobby in the city?

Give Cityscapes a call and let our designers bring the space to life.

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Cityscapes is Hiring!

 

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Boston’s Premier interior/exterior plantscaping company is seeking a highly talented designer/Botanical Stylist with a keen and discerning eye for floral and landscape design.  Candidate must work well under pressure and be able to work with numerous types of personalities.  Duties will include, but are not limited to: daily corporate production and installation, as well as holiday design, production and installation.  Ideal candidate will be a total rockstar in a fun environment!

Fax resume to 617-451-0016 or email to jryan@cityscapespc.com

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Custom Designs!

Cityscapes created custom succulent designs and custom Living Art rotations for our client in Cambridge, Massachusetts.   The unique creations are displayed in shell pots in the main lobby of the location.  The pots are made with actual shells that are cleaned and polished and then finally applied to a resin or wooden base.  This gives them a spectacular finish with a sleek look that will make your office plants stand out!

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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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Genzyme Center Gardens

Genzyme Center’s LEED Platinum Certification is the highest level available.  This ‘green’ building employs countless techniques to maximize energy efficiency.  From computer-controlled window blinds maximizing natural light and controlling radiant heat gain, to green roofs reducing the urban location’s ‘heat island’ effect, this building is a living organism.

Live plant gardens on every floor provide not only a peaceful area to work or take a break, but also improve the relative humidity levels of the space.  These gardens also supplement the building’s air cleaning systems by purifying the air, lowering CO2 levels, and decreasing the amount of ambient volatile organic compounds.

Genzyme runs public tours for those who want to experience the nature of this dynamic building and it’s gardens that are maintained by, that’s right, Cityscapes.

To help bring your space to life, call Cityscapes today.

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Fake Plants vs. Live Plants

Take a look at what GM of Sydney’s Green Design, Rudy Ursem, has to say about the benefits of live plants compared to their plastic counterparts.

Green Design allows customers to ‘hire’ plants for office spaces in the Syndey area.

To hire a few plants of your own for your Boston area business, contact Cityscapes today!

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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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