Architecture

Germany’s Allianz Insurance Company Building Wins the Country’s 2014 Green Roof Prize

Germany’s Allianz Insurance Company Building Wins the Country’s 2014 Green Roof Prize

The oldest green roof association in the world, FBB (Fachvereiningung für Bauwerksbegruenung e.V.), has awarded a prize for Green Roof of the Year 2014 to a 30-year-old green roof atop the Allianz

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Seattle’s Stream Belmont Apartment Complex is the Latest in Upscale Sustainable Living

Seattle’s Stream Belmont Apartment Complex is the Latest in Upscale Sustainable Living

The Stream Belmont is a 6-story, 70-unit apartment building in Seattle's Capital Hill neighborhood with close proximity to tons of shops, restaurants and transit. In fact, the building is so well situated

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INTERVIEW: Bamboo builder, and Ibuku Founder Elora Hardy on Creating Incredible Green Buildings with Bamboo

INTERVIEW: Bamboo builder, and Ibuku Founder Elora Hardy on Creating Incredible Green Buildings with Bamboo

We’ve showcased numerous bamboo designs over the years, from furniture to entire buildings, but when it comes to combining green building and renewable materials, Ibuku’s incredible bent-bamboo

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PHOTOS: Iconic High Line Park in NYC Opens Final Section To Public

PHOTOS: Iconic High Line Park in NYC Opens Final Section To Public

http://instagram.com/p/tK7_yJN3Yi/ a #Hyperlapse tour of the High Line at the Yards in 15 seconds! With the third and final section of the High Line opening today, the High Line restoration project,

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Transforming ‘Leviathan’ Antarctic Research Facility is Out of This World

Transforming ‘Leviathan’ Antarctic Research Facility is Out of This World

The flowing form mimics the edges of the ice formations along the coastline and allows ships to reach its hidden docks. A curved glass tower extends upwards from a mainly horizontal volume, and the

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A 650-Foot-Long Running Track Tops This Space-Saving Elementary School in China

A 650-Foot-Long Running Track Tops This Space-Saving Elementary School in China

Land shortage is a common problem in the old but cramped city of Zhejiang, and the nearly 78,000-square-foot area allocated for the elementary school was simply not big enough to comfortably fit

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Costa Mesa Waldorf School is Made From 32 Recycled Shipping Containers

Costa Mesa Waldorf School is Made From 32 Recycled Shipping Containers

Waldorf Schools and shipping container buildings are two of our favorite things here at Inhabitat - and this amazing project combines them both! The Waldorf School of Orange County recently unveiled a set

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Interview: Adrian McCarroll on Building Villa Amanzi in an Open Tropical Environment

Interview: Adrian McCarroll on Building Villa Amanzi in an Open Tropical Environment

Inhabitat: How would you characterize the kind of architecture you create? Is there a unifying theme behind all your projects? Our principle driving force is to create places and spaces where people

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North America’s Largest Green Wall is Now Complete in Vancouver

North America’s Largest Green Wall is Now Complete in Vancouver

Vancouver-based design firm Green over Grey just completed work on North America's largest green wall. Located in Surrey, British Columbia, this 10,150-square-foot double-sided green wall comprises 50,000

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Gorgeous Timber Cultural Institute Modeled After Cree Longhouses in Quebec

Gorgeous Timber Cultural Institute Modeled After Cree Longhouses in Quebec

The building’s shape was derived from the native Cree people’s traditional longhouse, called a shaptuan, which was common in the village of Ouje-Bougoumou where the center now stands. The ground floor

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Beehive-Controlled LED Lights Will Illuminate the UK Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015

Beehive-Controlled LED Lights Will Illuminate the UK Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015

The team designed a proposal that aims to bring visitors closer to the British landscape and emphasize the pressing issue of dying honeybee populations. Besides Nottingham-based artist Wolfgang Buttress,

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Oaxacan Vernacular Comes Alive With La Salle University’s Clay and Bamboo Building in Mexico

Oaxacan Vernacular Comes Alive With La Salle University’s Clay and Bamboo Building in Mexico

The building’s structure is based on traditional construction methods used in Oaxaca. Red bricks were used due to its aesthetic potential and allow different textural patterns that allude to the human

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Philip Johnson’s Iconic Christ Cathedral to be Renovated With Thousands of Heat-Combatting Metal Petals

Philip Johnson’s Iconic Christ Cathedral to be Renovated With Thousands of Heat-Combatting Metal Petals

The architects’ intention was to create a modern new look for the church while honoring the original building. The all-glass evangelical church was originally built in 1981, but soon experienced issues

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ADJKM Unveils Updated Designs for Venezuela’s Simon Bolivar Complex for Social Action Through Music

ADJKM Unveils Updated Designs for Venezuela’s Simon Bolivar Complex for Social Action Through Music

Located near the northern boundary of Los Caobos Park in the cultural heart of Caracas, the complex will empower the city's disadvantaged youth through musical training. ADJKM Arquitectos divided the

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on Floating Buildings & Hydro-Cities

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on Floating Buildings & Hydro-Cities

Architect Koen Olthuis of Waterstudio.nl has been fascinating the Inhabitat editors for years with his innovative floating buildings and aqua-tecture. Far from being confined by convention -- or by the

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Solar-Powered Modular Cabin Exists Completely Off-the-Grid in Australia

Solar-Powered Modular Cabin Exists Completely Off-the-Grid in Australia

Commissioned by a client who spends the majority of his time overseas, the 1,033-square-foot dwelling needed to be able to withstand long periods of vacancy and require easy and minimal maintenance.

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Dome of Visions: Mobile Greenhouse Studio Boasts a Facade of CNC-Cut “Fish Scales” in Copenhagen

Dome of Visions: Mobile Greenhouse Studio Boasts a Facade of CNC-Cut “Fish Scales” in Copenhagen

The mobile Dome of Visions greenhouse studio and temporary cultural center has set off on a two-year tour of Denmark and its first stop until May is at Copenhagen harbor. Squeezed between Noma restaurant

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Herault Arnod Transforms an Aging Brick Garage Into a Gleaming Modern Office

Herault Arnod Transforms an Aging Brick Garage Into a Gleaming Modern Office

Herault Arnod's rehabilitation and extension of this former workshop in France has a unique aesthetic that creates contrast between the old and the new. The metallic extension appears to hover over the

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The Elegant Teshima Art Museum is a Luminous Droplet in the Japanese Countryside

The Elegant Teshima Art Museum is a Luminous Droplet in the Japanese Countryside

    The shape of the building mirrors that of a drop of water, created out of a thin concrete slab that rises up gently before curving back down to the earth. Two elliptical openings

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A Tiny Timber Box in a Tiny Urban Flat Makes Room for a Couple’s First Child

A Tiny Timber Box in a Tiny Urban Flat Makes Room for a Couple’s First Child

The couple had a strong aesthetic idea when they first approached Cousins. Their ideas ranged from Atelier Bow Wow’s Mountain House to other unconventional small spaces by Japanese architects. This

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The Green School Showcases Bamboo Construction in Indonesia

The Green School Showcases Bamboo Construction in Indonesia

The Green School was established side-by-side with the non-profit Meranggi Foundation, which develops bamboo plantations by presenting seedlings to local rice farmers. The project also harnessed the

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Explore This Incredible Green Village in Bali Made Entirely From Bamboo

Explore This Incredible Green Village in Bali Made Entirely From Bamboo

Ibuku (formerly called PTBambu), a design-build firm located outside of Bali’s cultural center of Ubud, is the visionary behind both the Green School and the Green Village. So far one home in the

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3XN Wins Bid to Design Edgy Glass-Clad Skyscraper on Sydney’s Waterfront

3XN Wins Bid to Design Edgy Glass-Clad Skyscraper on Sydney’s Waterfront

Danish architecture firm 3XN just unveiled renderings for Sydney's new eye-catching glass skyscraper. The innovative design for the 49-story tower was selected from a multi-stage international

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KPF’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Riverside 66 Opens Today in Tianjin!

KPF’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Riverside 66 Opens Today in Tianjin!

More than just a retail centerpiece for Tianjin's new commercial district, Riverside 66 also serves as a crucial connection node between the Hai He River and the pedestrian realm. The whale-like building

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This Trendy Japanese Store is Set in a 1970s Swimming Pool!

This Trendy Japanese Store is Set in a 1970s Swimming Pool!

The Pool Aoyama sells nautical clothing and accessories in a restored swimming pool located within a vintage residential building. Set in the trendy shopping area of Aoyama, its owned by the grandfather

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Sightglass Coffee Opens Daylight-Filled Neighborhood Cafe in San Francisco’s Mission District

Sightglass Coffee Opens Daylight-Filled Neighborhood Cafe in San Francisco’s Mission District

Sightglass' new coffeehouse set the tone for the exciting experiential architecture theme we saw throughout this year’s AIASF annual Architecture and the City Festival. Architects Seth Boor and Anand

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DIALOGUE and Snøhetta Win Competition to Design Calgary’s New Central Library

DIALOGUE and Snøhetta Win Competition to Design Calgary’s New Central Library

Calgary’s New Central Library features an entry with wood-clad arches inspired by ‘chinook’ winds predominant in the West of North America. The building takes its cue from the landscape and

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Camping Reaches New Heights with This 5-Level Campsite Skyscraper!

Camping Reaches New Heights with This 5-Level Campsite Skyscraper!

  Low-budget accommodations aren’t always easy to find, especially in some of the world’s bigger cities. Camping is a great alternative to pricey hotels or limited youth hostels, but

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Children Help Build and Set Ablaze a Miniature City Made From Wood Waste at Valencia’s Fallas Festival

Children Help Build and Set Ablaze a Miniature City Made From Wood Waste at Valencia’s Fallas Festival

Held every March to welcome the spring season, the annual Fallas Festival is Valencia's biggest and most vibrant event. The noisy and gunpowder-filled celebration gets its origins from the time carpenters

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Angry Skies and a Dense Forest are No Match for this Sprawling Solar Array

Angry Skies and a Dense Forest are No Match for this Sprawling Solar Array

After receiving $400,000 in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Wayne National Forest commissioned Third Sun Solar to install their 51.6 kW rooftop solar array on the building's

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