Ha ha wall: I first saw a ha ha wall at Monticello, and of course I smirked the entire time the guide was talking about it.

A ha-ha (or ha-ha wall) is a recessed landscape design element that creates a vertical barrier while preserving views.

The Treetop Trail, Philadelphia Zoo, USA, by CLR Design

The Treetop Trail, Philadelphia Zoo, USA, by CLR Design. Here's one for small and medium-sized primates.

National Research Center for Endangered Species, Samoo Architects & Engineers, world architecture news, architecture jobs

Samoo Architects & Engineers recently unveiled the design for the new National Research Center for Endangered Species which is to be located in Yeongyang-gun, one of the cleanest environmental areas in Korea. The complex is aimed to provide a hub for

Zoos of the future are breaking down the enclosure walls

Zoos of the future are breaking down the enclosure walls. This is from Philadelphia zoo. It connects exhibits over the walkway!

The Modernist style Penguin Pool at London Zoo, Regent's Park, London UK [Berthold Lubetkin / Tecton, 1934] was constructed with dual spiral concrete ramps, and quickly became a favourite for the zoo's visitors. However, when restoration work was needed in 2004, the penguins were moved out temporarily to a nearby duck pond, which they much preferred, so they refused to move back to their famous architectural masterpiece! Listed Grade I

The Modernist style Penguin Pool at London Zoo, Regent's Park, London UK…

The wooden observation tower at Helsinki Zoo in Finland was the winning design in a competition held for architectural students of Helsinki University of Technology. Situated on a small island just outside the city, and built on one of its highest hills, it provides visitors to the zoo with panoramic views over the sea and surrounding area.

The wooden observation tower at Helsinki Zoo in Finland was the winning design in a competition held for architectural students of Helsinki University of Technology. Situated on a small island just outside the city, and built on one of its highest hills,

Great Ape House / Hascher Jehle Architektur

Gallery of Great Ape House / Hascher Jehle Architektur - 5

Image 5 of 21 from gallery of Great Ape House / Hascher Jehle Architektur. Photograph by Svenja Bockhop

ramp architecture - Pesquisa Google

ramp architecture - Pesquisa Google

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NYC Aquatrium by Lissoni Architecttura

Lissoni Architects envision fantastical submerged island aquarium in East River

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