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Foster + Partners’ Carbon Neutral Masdar City Rises in the Desert

Foster + Partners’ Carbon Neutral Masdar City Rises in the Desert

Inspired by the architecture and planning of traditional Arab cities, Foster + Partners seamlessly combined ancient building techniques with modern technological advancements. Meshing these two

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Inhabitat Tours Manhattan’s LEED Platinum Cooper Union!

Inhabitat Tours Manhattan’s LEED Platinum Cooper Union!

The Cooper Union's new Manhattan building opened this year to much acclaim, and Inhabitat recently had a chance to take a look inside NYC's first LEED platinum certified school! Read on for our

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INHABITAT TOUR: NYC’s LEED Platinum Cooper Union Academy

INHABITAT TOUR: NYC’s LEED Platinum Cooper Union Academy

This year The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art opened a stunning new academic building in downtown Manhattan that boasts a bevy of green building strategies. Designed by

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Prefab Sustainable Housing Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Prefab Sustainable Housing Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Shipping containers are known for their inherent strength, wide availability and relatively low cost -- making them a practical and sustainable option for affordable housing. Last year, South

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Icelandic Prefabricated Home To Remember Summer Days By

Icelandic Prefabricated Home To Remember Summer Days By

As the winter winds begin to blow, we'd thought we say one last goodbye to the things of summer by featuring Icelandic architectural firm Glama-Kim Architects' modern, modular, eco-friendly

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Chartwell School Unveils Sustainably-Built Prefab Classrooms

Chartwell School Unveils Sustainably-Built Prefab Classrooms

Toby Long, principal architect of CleverHomes and tobylongdesign, recently led the effort to produce one of the first CHPS (Collaborative for High Performance Schools) certified relocatable

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Aquaquest Center Teaches Sustainable Living Through Design

Aquaquest Center Teaches Sustainable Living Through Design

Aquaquest is a beautiful addition to the Vancouver Aquarium that was conceived as an education center to teach the surrounding Canadian community the importance of eco-friendly living. True to

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Retrofitted Hotel Revives Past For Eco-Friendly Future

Retrofitted Hotel Revives Past For Eco-Friendly Future

Recover, restore, and reuse.  That was the mantra employed by Portugal-based architecture team Ezzo, led by César Machado Moreira, in designing Paço De Pombeiro, a twentieth-century rural

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Russia to Launch its own “Cash for Clunkers” Program

Russia to Launch its own “Cash for Clunkers” Program

In the wake of the United State's recently terminated Car Allowance Rebate System, Russia has announced that it will be implementing a “Cash for Clunkers” program of its own early next year.

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The Brooks Ave House: A Californian Study in Green

The Brooks Ave House: A Californian Study in Green

Vancouver-based architecture firm Bricault Design’s vegetation-clad house in Venice, California is a sexy study in green. The mod abode incorporates sustainable design in a new residential

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Flow Kitchen Minimizes Waste, Maximizes Sustainability

Flow Kitchen Minimizes Waste, Maximizes Sustainability

Oregon-based Studio Gorm has created a complete kitchen in which energy is conserved and cooking waste is recycled and used to grow plants. Dubbed the flow kitchen, the design successfully

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Sustainable Tower “Peels” the Costa Rican City Skyline

Sustainable Tower “Peels” the Costa Rican City Skyline

Driven by a progressive environmental strategy that will exploit sustainable energy design, Spanish-based firm Moho Arquitectura’s design for a mixed-use tower in San Jose will become a new

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Japan’s Otake House Showcases Sleek Passive Solar Design

Japan’s Otake House Showcases Sleek Passive Solar Design

This sleek modern hilltop residence was designed by Japan-based architecture firm Suppose Design Office to make optimal use of passive solar building principles. Every aspect of the

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Canstruction: Incredible Sculptures Made From Canned Food

Canstruction: Incredible Sculptures Made From Canned Food

Bridging the gap between good design and giving back to the community, Canstruction, the annual international design/build competition where architects, engineers, designers, and students

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Entangled Bank: Sustainable Urban Skyscraper for Dallas

Entangled Bank: Sustainable Urban Skyscraper for Dallas

Charlotte, North Carolina-based architecture firm Little Diversified Architectural Consulting has conceived of an incredible project that transforms a vacant parking lot in Dallas into a

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World’s First LEED Platinum Data Center Opens in Germany

World’s First LEED Platinum Data Center Opens in Germany

Germany recently joined the ranks of the green elite with the completion of Citigroup's stunning new Data Center in Frankfurt. Designed by leading sustainable architecture and engineering firm

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GREEN GLOBE: Plans for Israel’s New Eco-Hub Revealed

GREEN GLOBE: Plans for Israel’s New Eco-Hub Revealed

Israeli-based architect Zvika Tamari of TeaM Architects recently proposed a conceptual plan for the burgeoning city of Modiin in Israel that takes the form of an incredible grass-roofed

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Floating Urban Beach Barge Sets Sail on the Danube River

Floating Urban Beach Barge Sets Sail on the Danube River

Hungary-based design team Urban Landscape Group recently completed an extraordinary summer project that allows visitors to float down the Danube in a portable pool! Dubbed Barge Beach Budapest,

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Green on 19: Santa Monica’s First Multi-Family Eco Townhomes

Green on 19: Santa Monica’s First Multi-Family Eco Townhomes

Santa Monica-based architecture firm Jesse Bornstein Architecture, known for their environmentally conscious custom single-family residential homes, recently completed a sustainably designed and

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Foshan Pearl: China’s Energy Efficient Gymnasium Completed

Foshan Pearl: China’s Energy Efficient Gymnasium Completed

Although it seems like the media often regards China as the biggest greenwasher in the world, it is hard to dispute sustainable building when pure architectural facts and innovations are

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Omega Center for Sustainable Living Opens in Upstate New York

Omega Center for Sustainable Living Opens in Upstate New York

On track to become the first green building to achieve both LEED Platinum and Living Building Challenge Certification, the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OSCL) embodies the synthesis of

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SPACE Architects’ Efizia Tower LEEDs Mexico City in Green Design

SPACE Architects’ Efizia Tower LEEDs Mexico City in Green Design

Intent on producing one of the greenest buildings in Latin America, SPACE Architects + Planners have unveiled their Efizia Tower design for the Santa Fe district of Mexico City. The 33 story

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A77 Architects Fashion Home From Demolition Materials

A77 Architects Fashion Home From Demolition Materials

Argentinean architects Gustavo Dieguez and Lucas Gilardi of Estudio a77 transformed an existing 1950s house on a small lot in an upscale neighborhood of Buenos Aires into an innovative

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Mecanoo’s Sustainable Social Housing in Málaga, Spain

Mecanoo’s Sustainable Social Housing in Málaga, Spain

Delft-based firm Mecanoo Architecten recently began construction on a new green public housing project in Málaga, Spain. Sustainability plays an integral part in the construction of the

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The Sunset Magazine Modern Cottage

The Sunset Magazine Modern Cottage

Known for showcasing the latest innovations in architecture, construction, design, and green-building practices on the West Coast, Sunset magazine’s Idea House program recently debuted its

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