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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First-Ever Well™ Certified Office At CBRE Group

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CBRE’s new Well™ Certified Headquarters in LA uses “biophilic air treatment” to create a healthier workplace by the using plants to naturally filter the air.

“As the pioneer of Wellness Real Estate™ and founder of the WELL Building Standard®, Delos is transforming our homes, offices, schools, and other indoor environments by placing health and wellness at the center of design and construction decisions” – Read More about the Delos mission HERE.

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The New Attitude in Hospital Design

Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago

Next time you are laid up in the hospital, the environment may not be as bad as you remember.

More and more architects are working closely with doctors and patients to design new hospitals.

Check out this article about a more relaxing way to recover at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.

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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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New Plant Displays at McGee Toyota in Hanover, MA!

McGee Toyota is going the extra mile to be green by “driving” into Biophilic Design and adding brand new office plants!  Check out the new interior plant displays they have at their Hanover, MA location!  Then, be sure to visit their website at www.mcgeetoyota.com!

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