Future Green Studio

News - September 2015

Displaying 3 news items from September 2015

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Landscape Architecture Magazine features Future Green Studio

Future Green Studio is proud to be featured in this month's Landscape Architecture Magazine for its forward-thinking design and research around spontaneous urban plants. The article "In the Weeds" spotlights the firm’s innovative work with wild urban plants touching on numerous built and theoretical projects over the past five years. Check it out here. The article highlights a few of Future Green Studio’s design projects - Nowadays, the new outdoor beer garden hangout opened by Brooklyn DJ's Mister Sunday, Atlantic Plumbing Residences, the two new residential buildings near the rock n' roll venue, the 9:30 Club, in Washington, DC, and the impactful 345 Meatpacking, in the super stylish MePa district of NYC. The Studio has taken on an informal advocacy role in promoting the conversation around resilient urban plants, the ecological services they offer and their role in our climate-challenged future. In addition to the development of the weed-mapping website spontaneousurbanplants.org and a previous scholarly article in Urban Omnibus, Future Green Studio has also produced a book with Archer Press called Spontaneous Urban Plants: Weeds in NYC which is set to be released in March 2016 and can be pre-ordered here.

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Landscape Architecture Magazine features Future Green Studio in the Art Director's Cut

Check out what Landscape Architecture Magazine's Art Director Chris McGee hated to leave out here in the Art Director's Cut. McGee writes, “The juxtaposition of new growth against old structure creates a nice tension, and the dead leaves and stems on the wrought iron step create a nice bridge.”

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  • 09

La Central Project Featured in The Architect’s Newspaper “Affordable South Bronx”

La Central, an affordable housing development designed by Future Green Studio with FXFOWLE Architects and MHG Architects has been featured in an article in the Architect’s Newspaper. Highlighted for the project’s focus on community development, La Central offers 2.2 acres of publicly accessible open space, 992 residential units, and ground level retail spaces. The landscape design features a courtyard open to the neighborhood, rooftop amenity terraces for the residents, an urban farm programmed by GrowNYC and enhanced streetscapes. The building will also host a studio for BronxNet, a non-profit public access television station devoted to community-based programing, a music education program Music Has No Enemies, a day care center, and the South Bronx’s first YMCA. You can read more about La Central, South Bronx project here