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Register now for San Francisco’s 2015 Architecture and the City Festival

Register now for San Francisco’s 2015 Architecture and the City Festival

AIA SF's Architecture and the City Festival is bringing a great program of design events to San Francisco this September - sign up now before spots fill up!

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Greenbuild 2015 kicks off in Washington D.C. November 18th!

Greenbuild 2015 kicks off in Washington D.C. November 18th!

The excitement is already building, and this year’s Greenbuild taking place in Washington, D.C., November 18-20, is gearing up to be a Monumental Green event. Greenbuild offers a truly unique

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Macro Sea revamps 100-year-old factory as shabby chic student housing in Berlin’s hippest neighborhood

Macro Sea revamps 100-year-old factory as shabby chic student housing in Berlin’s hippest neighborhood

This lively student housing block that mixes traditional Bavarian design elements, Danish furniture and laidback atmosphere is nestled in a 100-year-old factory in Berlin. New York-based real estate and

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Giant LEGO bricks snap together into life-size modular furniture

Giant LEGO bricks snap together into life-size modular furniture

Move over tiny, tedious LEGO—the giant building blocks of your childhood dreams have finally arrived. Arnon Rosan founded EverBlock, a modular system of large-scale LEGO-like bricks with raised lugs

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Solar-powered Josey Pavilion beats wicked hot Texas summers without air-conditioning

Solar-powered Josey Pavilion beats wicked hot Texas summers without air-conditioning

One of Texas’ most eco-friendly structures is nestled in an unassuming native prairie landscape near Decatur. Named the Betty and Clint Josey Pavilion, the self-sufficient building promotes sustainable

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MAD Architects unveil futuristic Cloud Corridor skyscrapers for Los Angeles

MAD Architects unveil futuristic Cloud Corridor skyscrapers for Los Angeles

MAD Architects unveiled Cloud Corridor, a futuristic vertical village that brings nature back into the heart of Los Angeles. Created as part of the ongoing “Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los

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Stunning Beach Avenue is an eco-friendly home in Australia

Stunning Beach Avenue is an eco-friendly home in Australia

Australian studio Schulberg Demkiw Architects completed Beach Avenue, an eco-friendly and spacious home that makes the most of its small 9-by-12-meter lot size in Melbourne, Australia. Despite Beach

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Tiny ‘hut on wheels’ is the perfect vacation home to escape the concrete jungle

Tiny ‘hut on wheels’ is the perfect vacation home to escape the concrete jungle

Hristova describes her inspiration for this portable marvel, “Our limited budget as a young family kept the idea of buying a plot and building on it distant and impossible. And by doing so we were just

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Wooden Flight House is a mountain home inspired by the prospect of escape

Wooden Flight House is a mountain home inspired by the prospect of escape

The two wings of the house offer very different experiences – in the main living space the large room has polished concrete floors that extend outside, while the bedroom wing rests on a piece of

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Modern Kenjo Cabin is a solar-powered floating room for a family in Sweden

Modern Kenjo Cabin is a solar-powered floating room for a family in Sweden

Limmared, Sweden-based prefab builder Kenjo offers up small prefab cabins designed for those needing more space than can be used as a guest house, relaxation space, office, studio or even a floating

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Nicolas Tye Architects Create A Modern and Eco-Friendly Studio On The Ruins Of An Old Barn

Nicolas Tye Architects Create A Modern and Eco-Friendly Studio On The Ruins Of An Old Barn

Nicolas Tye started his architecture firm in his private home, but soon he had more employees than he had space, so they needed to expand. Tye chose to keep the office on-site and to build a modern space

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Gorgeous Yingst Retreat Nestled in a Michigan Forest has a Sod-Roofed Sauna

Gorgeous Yingst Retreat Nestled in a Michigan Forest has a Sod-Roofed Sauna

Black outbuildings that act as truncated garages line the path leading to the main house defined by white masonry boxed in by two bookends of sorts. Inside, exposed timber columns lend a natural aesthetic

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Alaska’s whimsical Dr. Seuss House is an architectural marvel

Alaska’s whimsical Dr. Seuss House is an architectural marvel

This Willow, Alaska house is known as the Dr. Seuss house, for obvious reasons. Looking at the top, for example, one can see why it's considered to be one of the great architectural feats of

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This concrete dome home survived a wall of flames without a scorch mark

This concrete dome home survived a wall of flames without a scorch mark

In 1999, Washington state resident John Belles made a smart decision. Knowing that he lived in an area prone to wildfires, he built his home from concrete to reduce the risk of losing his house, should a

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This floating survival shelter rises above floods

This floating survival shelter rises above floods

The alarming rates of sea levels rise have inspired designers Zhou Ying and Niu Yuntao to create a floating emergency shelter that could save lives during floods and tsunamis. Instead of conventional

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Vo Trong Nghia Architects unveil plans for tree-topped FPT University campus in Ho Chi Minh City

Vo Trong Nghia Architects unveil plans for tree-topped FPT University campus in Ho Chi Minh City

Vo Trong Nghia Architects have stunned us again with the reveal of their latest design: a lush tree-topped FPT University campus building in Ho Chi Minh City. The verdant project, which appears to grow a

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Adorable Wild Thing Cabin is perched in the middle of a rewilding Latvian meadow

Adorable Wild Thing Cabin is perched in the middle of a rewilding Latvian meadow

Like to just sit and contemplate nature? Then the Wild Thing cabin perched above a “rewilding” Latvian meadow is the perfect spot for you!

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Tornado-Resistant Phoenix Solar House Rises From the Ashes After Natural Disasters

Tornado-Resistant Phoenix Solar House Rises From the Ashes After Natural Disasters

The team includes students from three neighboring universities: the University of Louisville, Ball State University, and the University of Kentucky. Each of the universities provided a special kind of

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Paris “coolhouse” brings down city temperatures by reflecting sunlight back into space

Paris “coolhouse” brings down city temperatures by reflecting sunlight back into space

This summer, a series of demonstrations in Paris have launched to show how to use “photonic membranes” to cool large areas of land, buildings, and, conceivably, entire cities. Designers from the

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Architects packed five levels into this ‘two story’ alpine home in Germany

Architects packed five levels into this ‘two story’ alpine home in Germany

Architects Christine Arnhard and Markus Eck built Holzhaus am Auerbach, a charming alpine retreat with a surprising interior in Upper Bavaria, Germany. The rentable holiday home may look like a

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Norway’s 2016 Youth Olympics student housing is a passive house block clad in sustainable wood

Norway’s 2016 Youth Olympics student housing is a passive house block clad in sustainable wood

Students attending the upcoming 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Norway will be accommodated in four blocks designed in line with the passivhaus principles and clad in durable wood able to resist the harsh

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Stunning see-through church is made from stacked weathered steel

Stunning see-through church is made from stacked weathered steel

Our favorite public space interventions often include an artistic angle, much like this stunning semi-transparent church in rural Limburg, Belgium. Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van

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5 life-changing projects take home top honors in world’s largest design awards

5 life-changing projects take home top honors in world’s largest design awards

copenhagen, Denmark, Design, Design for Health, Design to Improve Life, eco design, green design, humanitarian design, index award winners, index: award, Sustainability, Sustainable Design, world’s

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Solar-powered Re-ainbow center helps Vietnamese community adapt to climate change

Solar-powered Re-ainbow center helps Vietnamese community adapt to climate change

The building, called RE-Ainbow, which is coined from re-use and rainbow, is located in the Duc Tho district of Ha Tinh province, notorious for relatively frequent natural disasters and severe climate

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Nøjkærhus welcome center features walls made of stacked wood

Nøjkærhus welcome center features walls made of stacked wood

Perched in the center of a clearing in dense highland woods, the initial forest guard buildings served as a homebase for outdoor explorers. The new Nøjkærhus better serves visitors by inviting them

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Weathered steel and reclaimed wood clad stunning cabins on a Navajo reservation

Weathered steel and reclaimed wood clad stunning cabins on a Navajo reservation

A pair of cabins made from weathered steel and reclaimed barn wood has popped on a Navajo reservation in Colorado. Inspired by the surrounding red sand desert, the industrial modern Sunrise and Sunset

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UK farmer grows his own eco home from sustainable hemp crops

UK farmer grows his own eco home from sustainable hemp crops

When UK farmer Nick Voase switched his croplands from potatoes to hemp after severe flooding in 2007, he probably didn’t know he’d one day be using part of his harvest to build a home. Fast forward to

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Michail Georgiou reimagines orthodox tradition for his tiny chapel in Cyprus

Michail Georgiou reimagines orthodox tradition for his tiny chapel in Cyprus

The curved roof reaches outwards at either end of the chapel, past the interior space, allowing the interior to flow outside and natural light to flow inside. On the east end, a semi-cylindrical

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German woman ditches her apartment and starts living on a train

German woman ditches her apartment and starts living on a train

From tiny houses to trailers, minimalist living has become the perfect solution for people who have had it with conventional homes and all their stressors. A German woman has taken things one step

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Old Japan meets modern office design in this 100-year-old abandoned farmhouse in Japan

Old Japan meets modern office design in this 100-year-old abandoned farmhouse in Japan

Suma designed a 40-square-meter glass and steel structure which will contain office spaces for an IT firm and made sure to include all the digital infrastructure necessary for daily operation. Even though

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