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Washington, D.C.’s South African Embassy Gets a Modern Green Renovation

Washington, D.C.’s South African Embassy Gets a Modern Green Renovation

The architects’ primary goal was to create a design which would incorporate elements of South African heritage and style without compromising the aesthetic and structural integrity of the existing

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See How This Handy New App Lets You Create Design Concepts Right on Your Smartphone

See How This Handy New App Lets You Create Design Concepts Right on Your Smartphone

A revolutionary new mobile app is offering designers the ability to use their smartphones or tablets to create concepts on-the-go. Board 2.0, from the masterminds at The Morpholio Project, is quickly

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Shigeru Ban Unveils Donut-Shaped Solar Community Center for Fukushima Kids

Shigeru Ban Unveils Donut-Shaped Solar Community Center for Fukushima Kids

The LVMH Kodomo Art Maison is a new community center dedicated to children in Fukushima to support disaster relief efforts. The two-story building was designed and built by Shigeru Ban and the Voluntary

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Bicycle Snake Bridge Makes Urban Cycling Even Safer in Copenhagen

Bicycle Snake Bridge Makes Urban Cycling Even Safer in Copenhagen

The area around the Fisketorvet shopping center is a hotspot for pedestrian-cyclist conflicts, particularly in the summertime. In addition to the lack of separation between cyclists and pedestrians, a

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RMJM’s Zhuhai Observation Tower Looks Like a Fish Leaping Out of China’s Pearl River Delta

RMJM’s Zhuhai Observation Tower Looks Like a Fish Leaping Out of China’s Pearl River Delta

Measuring nearly 330 feet in height, the Zhuhai Observation Tower will be clad in 1,400 perforated aluminum panels that will give the building its fish-like look and protect the tower from the sun.

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Pittsburgh’s Net-Zero Energy Center for Sustainable Landscapes Blows Fracking Out of the Water

Pittsburgh’s Net-Zero Energy Center for Sustainable Landscapes Blows Fracking Out of the Water

If you think of the greenest building imaginable, then you are imagining what Phipps' CSL is like. In addition to relying on numerous clean energy sources for its power, such as geothermal, wind, and

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Rammed Earth Desert Courtyard House Built From the Ground Upon Which it Sits in Arizona

Rammed Earth Desert Courtyard House Built From the Ground Upon Which it Sits in Arizona

The Desert Courtyard House is located in a private development outside of Scottsdale, Arizona. As it is located near the bottom of the development on a small peninsula, houses above have views looking

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BOOK REVIEW: Bianca Bosker’s New Book, Original Copies, Dissects China’s Bizarre Knockoff Architecture Trend

BOOK REVIEW: Bianca Bosker’s New Book, Original Copies, Dissects China’s Bizarre Knockoff Architecture Trend

In Original Copies, Bosker, the senior tech editor at the Huffington Post, presents a thorough analysis of the remarkable building replication phenomenon that has been happening across China. She begins

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Chocolate LEGO Bricks Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth and the Nerd in You!

Chocolate LEGO Bricks Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth and the Nerd in You!

The modular system offers a new way for building LEGO masterpieces - as well as a new way to indulge your sweet tooth! Mizzuchi’s molds pay incredible attention to detail, including the block’s

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Floating Solar Orchid Pods Could Bring Pop-Up Restaurants to Singapore’s Waterfront

Floating Solar Orchid Pods Could Bring Pop-Up Restaurants to Singapore’s Waterfront

Although The Solar Orchid project is currently only a concept proposal, Spark Architects believes the project would complement the government's recent initiative to develop floating solar islands in

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Kaleidoscopic Temple of Agape Invites Londoners to Experience Love

Kaleidoscopic Temple of Agape Invites Londoners to Experience Love

For the Festival of Love, Southbank Centre commissioned artists and designers to create pieces on seven themes of love from Ancient Greece. Agape, Storge, Pragma, Philia, Philautia, Eros & Ludos are

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Norwegian Artist’s Incredible Dinocycle Leaves Fossil Fuels in the Dust

Norwegian Artist’s Incredible Dinocycle Leaves Fossil Fuels in the Dust

Moestue built the trike over a six-month period last year. He welded together several bicycle frames to support the dinosaur's body. He then used a kitchen knife to carve the reptile out of pieces of

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Awesome Airbnb Rental Lets You Go “Camping” in an Indoor Micro-Cabin in Brooklyn

Awesome Airbnb Rental Lets You Go “Camping” in an Indoor Micro-Cabin in Brooklyn

Surrounded by natural light and greenery, a night at Frezza and Chiao's miniature treehouse and 88-square-foot cabin community almost feels like living outdoors. Protected from the elements by exposed

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New Plans Unveiled for Floating Freshwater Pools in the River Thames

New Plans Unveiled for Floating Freshwater Pools in the River Thames

The first version of the proposal, called The Thames Baths Project, envisioned a pool floating on the surface of the river, rising and falling with the tide, along with other recreational spaces and

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Dutch Lab’s Gothic Architecture Serves Your Daily Cup of Brew

Dutch Lab’s Gothic Architecture Serves Your Daily Cup of Brew

Barista Jaewoong Kwak worked with several designers to create a futuristic coffee-making machine that looks like an architectural model. The one-meter high device called Gothicism has a gothic steampunk

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Nele Avecedo’s Melting Ice Figures Pay Tribute to Civilians Killed in WWI

Nele Avecedo’s Melting Ice Figures Pay Tribute to Civilians Killed in WWI

Rather than creating a traditional monument, Azevedo sought to create an installation that reflects the fragility of life. The temporary sculpture change over time, rousing crowds of onlookers with their

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House of Vans Opens a Subterranean Skatepark Beneath the Streets of London

House of Vans Opens a Subterranean Skatepark Beneath the Streets of London

From 2009 until 2013, the 30,000-square-foot area of disused transport passages were used as a venue for experimental art exhibitions, music concerts and film showings, including Secret Cinema’s event

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LEED Gold Parking Deck Boasts a Bevy of EV Charging Stations in Santa Monica

LEED Gold Parking Deck Boasts a Bevy of EV Charging Stations in Santa Monica

Built in collaboration with Studio Jantzen, the massive structure was designed with a variety of innovative components that aim to incorporate the parking deck into its bustling urban surroundings. In

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Sunset Magazines’s Breezy 2014 Idea House Opens for Tours in Manhattan Beach

Sunset Magazines’s Breezy 2014 Idea House Opens for Tours in Manhattan Beach

The 2013 Sunset Idea Houses were located in the sustainable seaside village of Seabrook, WA, and in 2012 the honor was given to a prefab home in built by Blu Homes in Healdsburg, CA. The 2014 Sunset Idea

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Beautiful Red House Bursts From the Forest With its Eye-Catching Façade

Beautiful Red House Bursts From the Forest With its Eye-Catching Façade

Located beside a small lake in Upstate New York, the striking Red House is topped with a sloping roof that accentuates its geometrical design. Built from standard materials and basic construction

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KPF’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Tianjin Riverside 66 Will Be One of China’s Longest Buildings Upon Completion This Fall

KPF’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Tianjin Riverside 66 Will Be One of China’s Longest Buildings Upon Completion This Fall

The massive building will comprise an area of nearly 40 acres and according to Audrey Choi, Job Captain, "will be built with 22 seven-story high concrete ribs and over 10,000 panels of glass." After

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Garden-Filled Japanese Home Fights Railway Noise With Flourishing Greenery

Garden-Filled Japanese Home Fights Railway Noise With Flourishing Greenery

K2YT's House-K is a rectilinear residence located on a corner plot next to a noisy railway. In order to create a serene atmosphere for the two resident families, the architects created enclosed courtyards

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Off-Grid Office Building Blends Work and Play Within a Climbable Timber Shell

Off-Grid Office Building Blends Work and Play Within a Climbable Timber Shell

To create a work environment that fosters creativity and collaboration, heri&salli designed a series of integrated meeting spaces that blur the line between work and leisure, such as a gym with a

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INTERVIEW: Architect David Benjamin on Building The World’s First Mushroom Tower at PS1

INTERVIEW: Architect David Benjamin on Building The World’s First Mushroom Tower at PS1

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PHOTOS: Take a Look Inside Shigeru Ban’s Spectacular New Aspen Art Museum!

PHOTOS: Take a Look Inside Shigeru Ban’s Spectacular New Aspen Art Museum!

Aspen is renowned as a fancy ski town - and now it's become a fancy art town with the addition of the New Aspen Art Museum designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban. The previous museum was

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Lucasfilm’s New Singapore Headquarters is a Giant Glass Sandcrawler!

Lucasfilm’s New Singapore Headquarters is a Giant Glass Sandcrawler!

Dubbed The Sandcrawler (after the huge mobile treaded fortresses used by Jawas in the famous film franchise), the building is clad in a state-of-the-art multi-layered glass façade which allows natural

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JAHN’S Leatop Plaza Becomes South China’s First LEED Gold Certified Building!

JAHN’S Leatop Plaza Becomes South China’s First LEED Gold Certified Building!

The booming construction market in China has come at a very high-energy cost--currently 45% of the country's energy expenditures can be linked to the manufacturing, transportation, and construction of new

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Tiny Glass and Timber Cabin Cleverly Folds Open to Blend in With the Dutch Landscape

Tiny Glass and Timber Cabin Cleverly Folds Open to Blend in With the Dutch Landscape

Since the client's site was located in a sensitive nature reserve, 2by4-architects were forced to abide by strict Dutch regulations that restricted the size and shape of the final design. To maximize the

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