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Gorgeous Passive House renovation in New York wins the ‘Oscars of existing buildings’

Gorgeous Passive House renovation in New York wins the ‘Oscars of existing buildings’

The terraced energy-efficient residence in the Village of Mamaroneck in Westchester County, New York, is a retrofit and extension of an existing house built in 1963. New York-based Benzing Architects

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6 easy tips to green your 4th of July!

6 easy tips to green your 4th of July!

Summer veggies, Shutterstock 1. Go Meatless for the Day Nothing says 4th of July like a backyard barbecue but the global meat industry has put a terrible strain on the planet. So this year, why not

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Prefab Parisian housing is clad in a double-skin timber facade to optimize solar shading

Prefab Parisian housing is clad in a double-skin timber facade to optimize solar shading

Tectône won the project bid in a 2011 design competition that specified wood as the primary structural material. The housing development was built on a former industrial site and includes 39 multi-family

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Herzog & de Meuron’s controversial triangle skyscraper wins approval from Paris city council

Herzog & de Meuron’s controversial triangle skyscraper wins approval from Paris city council

Back in November, the Paris city council voted to reject the proposal. This week’s vote overturns that decision, which had been criticized as invalid after some conservative councilmembers disclosed how

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London’s first underground farm to harvest first crop 100 feet below street level

London’s first underground farm to harvest first crop 100 feet below street level

London’s new underground farm is nearly open for business. We’ve reported on Growing Underground in the past, when the founders used crowdfunding to raise money for equipment. This week, London’s

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These pop-up modular pods can add a garden studio or off-grid escape just about anywhere

These pop-up modular pods can add a garden studio or off-grid escape just about anywhere

British company Pod Space’s prefab pop up pods add garden offices and studio escapes just about anywhere. The sustainable pods are completely customizable, allowing clients to create an eco-space for an

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U.S., Brazil, and China make major commitments to fight climate change

U.S., Brazil, and China make major commitments to fight climate change

Three of the world’s top source of greenhouse gases - the United States, Brazil, and China - all announced new goals on Tuesday that represent a serious commitment to clean energy and the health of our

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A sprawling dragon with a mane of plants reaches through a Parisian art venue

A sprawling dragon with a mane of plants reaches through a Parisian art venue

In an art in Paris, a giant dragon rises above visitors, looming over their heads with an imposing presence. But it’s not exactly a terrifying sight. This larger-than-life vegetation-flaunting

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Gorgeous cantilevering green-roofed home soars over Beverly Hills

Gorgeous cantilevering green-roofed home soars over Beverly Hills

This daylit private residence is nestled into a hillside surrounded by over 130 protected oak trees, in Southern California. Inspired by the beauty of the site, the Oak Pass House features elegant

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MAD Architects unveil green-walled garden homes for Beverly Hills

MAD Architects unveil green-walled garden homes for Beverly Hills

MAD Architects unveiled their first residential project in Beverly Hills that looks like a green urban hillside. Topped with clustered glass villas, 8600 Wilshire includes 18 residential units and

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Exquisite copper-plated Ecumenical Art Chapel ages with the trees in Finland

Exquisite copper-plated Ecumenical Art Chapel ages with the trees in Finland

The 300 square foot structure is striking without even stepping foot aside. The tall, pointed outer walls are plated with copper. It is no misstep that the siding chosen is one that will weather and turn

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DELVA Landscape Architects created a community oasis for the city of Utrecht

DELVA Landscape Architects created a community oasis for the city of Utrecht

Dutch firm DELVA Landscape Architects designed a shared green oasis for the city of Utrecht surrounded by rows of mansions and brick architecture. Their proposal for the area entitled "The Share-Garden",

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Norwegian students build a contemporary wooden sauna on the sea

Norwegian students build a contemporary wooden sauna on the sea

The student project gets its name from its ribbon-like design that looks like three connected wooden bands individually rising to form three gabled shapes on one end, and stepping down towards the water

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Floating bamboo pavilions in China pop up in 8 short weeks

Floating bamboo pavilions in China pop up in 8 short weeks

These multi-functional pavilions look like a floating village in Songyang County in China. The cluster of open-plan structures was built in only eight weeks using locally sourced bamboo topped with

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Incredible bricklaying robot can build a house in just two days

Incredible bricklaying robot can build a house in just two days

Bricklaying is one of humanity’s most ancient trades; however, the backbreaking work is extremely time intensive and can result in worker injuries. In contrast, the Hadrian robot works nonstop and uses

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Dutch city to hand out free basic income in new social experiment

Dutch city to hand out free basic income in new social experiment

If your government gave you enough money every month to cover your bills, would you stay home at watch Netflix all day, or go out into the world and do meaningful things? This is the idea behind a new

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Street artist SPY spells CRISIS with 1,000 euros

Street artist SPY spells CRISIS with 1,000 euros

Sprawling across a weathered stone wall in downtown Bilbao, the glittering installation sparkled and glinted in the sun, appearing at first like a mass of sequins. But a step closer, and pedestrians

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Stefaan De Croock transforms discarded wooden doors and panels into giant murals

Stefaan De Croock transforms discarded wooden doors and panels into giant murals

Belgian painter and sculptor Stefaan De Croock makes fantastic artwork using reclaimed wooden panels, doors and furniture. He uses the material to create giant geometric faces on the sides of buildings

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Carbon-negative Ashmount Primary School produces enough energy to power the neighborhood

Carbon-negative Ashmount Primary School produces enough energy to power the neighborhood

The Ashmount Primary School is located in North London’s Crouch Hill Community Park, an ecologically rich landscape and community asset converted from a derelict piece of Metropolitan Open Land. The new

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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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Solar-powered Out of the Valley cabin is a perfect off-grid retreat for two

Solar-powered Out of the Valley cabin is a perfect off-grid retreat for two

The Out of the Valley model cabin is clad in a charred timber, created with the Japanese shou sugi ban technique, and topped with a black corrugated roof. The dark exterior helps the cabin blend in with

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Green-roofed Ruckers Hill House gives curated views of nearby Melbourne

Green-roofed Ruckers Hill House gives curated views of nearby Melbourne

The Ruckers Hill House, designed by Gardiner Architects, is a glassy sustainable abode for a young family of five in Melbourne. The sprawling home was designed to give the family members different views

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World’s first commercial jetpack to hit the market in 2016

World’s first commercial jetpack to hit the market in 2016

“Where’s my jetpack?” It’s the oft-asked question of many of us who grew up thinking that the year 2000 would bring jetpacks, hover cars and transport technology like something out of Star Trek.

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Breathtaking images capture the magical shine of glowworms in a limestone cave

Breathtaking images capture the magical shine of glowworms in a limestone cave

Glowworms aren’t the only organisms capable of producing and emitting light. Bioluminescence can be found in a wide variety of creatures, from jellyfish to fungi to fireflies. The glowworms in

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VeloMetro Mobility to launch the first VeloCar-sharing program in Vancouver

VeloMetro Mobility to launch the first VeloCar-sharing program in Vancouver

Though it's fun, cost-effective, and great for the environment, replacing your car with a bicycle isn't without its snags. Biking in the rain isn't for everyone, sweating up hills can make you unpopular

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9 low-maintenance plants for the office

9 low-maintenance plants for the office

    Foolproof/Classics Spider Plant Jade Plant Snake Plant   Unusual Water lettuce Terrarium Air Plant   Special Needs/Light Succulents/Cactus

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Schacht Center for Health and Wellness seeks to change attitudes about mental health

Schacht Center for Health and Wellness seeks to change attitudes about mental health

For the Schacht Center, the architects wanted to shatter norms associated with mental health facilities, instead creating a place where all could feel welcome regardless of their issues. Positioned on a

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Kindergarten principal transforms an airplane into an amazing classroom

Kindergarten principal transforms an airplane into an amazing classroom

We were pretty astounded when we came across an airplane in Oregon that had been turned into a home, but it's possible that this spectacular kindergarten-in-a-jet might just top it. The brainchild of

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Barcode Room is a shape-shifting apartment that can be rearranged to create different spaces

Barcode Room is a shape-shifting apartment that can be rearranged to create different spaces

The twelve bars include a kitchen bar, a sleeping bar and a living bar that together create a customizable space that changes with the occupants' daily needs. Furniture and storage is built into each of

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