Green Design Competitions

ULTIMATE TREE HOUSES AT THE DALLAS ARBORETUM

ULTIMATE TREE HOUSES AT THE DALLAS ARBORETUM

Leaves Imagination from HNTB & Brad Bell Studios December marks the last month of the 13 extreme tree houses on display at the Dallas Arboretum. The Dallas Arboretum Ultimate Tree House exhibit is the

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VOTE FOR FINALISTS – the Umbrella Inside Out Competition

VOTE FOR FINALISTS – the Umbrella Inside Out Competition

As you probably know by now, our pals at Treehugger have been running a competition called Umbrella Inside Out, which asks entrants to do two things: design an umbrella that actually holds up against the

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SUSTAINABLE HOUSING FOR NEW NEW ORLEANS

SUSTAINABLE HOUSING FOR NEW NEW ORLEANS

We've just gone off on a tangent about the politics of celebritecture and Brad Pitt's involvement in designing housing for New Orleans, but now we'd like to get back to the most important thing about the

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CAN BRAD PITT SAVE THE WORLD? New Orleans will tell…

CAN BRAD PITT SAVE THE WORLD? New Orleans will tell…

Hollywood actor Brad Pitt has jumped into the New Orleans rebuilding efforts, unveiling a green housing design for New Orleans's Lower Ninth Ward. The design was selected from an architectural

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GULF COAST MODEL HOME PROGRAM

GULF COAST MODEL HOME PROGRAM

In the year since hurricanes ravaged the Gulf Coast, we've seen every approach and proposal under the sun for rebuilding. Competitions and charettes and forums and of course the notorious celebrity

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPETITION

AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPETITION

August seems to be the month for competitions. Right on the heels of Electrolux’s Design Lab 2006 is the deadline for the “How to Provide Affordable Housing” competition co-sponsored by Ashoka’s

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ELECTROLUX DESIGN LAB 2006 COMPETITON

ELECTROLUX DESIGN LAB 2006 COMPETITON

If you dream of the day when the microwave oven meets an ugly demise, you’ll love the theme of Electrolux’s Design Lab 2006 competition. The challenge this year is to design food preparation and

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C2C HOME: First Cradle to Cradle house underway

C2C HOME: First Cradle to Cradle house underway

above: entry by Coates and Meldrum Anybody remember the launch of C2C Home a couple of years ago? It was an open competition for residential design using the values of sustainability set forth by

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UMBRELLA INSIDE OUT COMPETITION

UMBRELLA INSIDE OUT COMPETITION

There are a lot of interesting design competitions going on this summer, and some of the most intriguing are sponsored by our fellow design bloggers. We just announced Core77's Light Object Competition,

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LIGHT OBJECTS: A Design Competition on Sustainability

LIGHT OBJECTS: A Design Competition on Sustainability

Our friends over at Core77 have just announced a new design competition called LIGHT OBJECTS: A Design Competition on Sustainability. Open to anyone, entrants are encouraged to go beyond mere

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TSUNAMI MEMORIAL WINNER: Mountains of Rememberance

TSUNAMI MEMORIAL WINNER: Mountains of Rememberance

Five towers will soon loom over the Khao-lak Lamru National Park in Thailand, evoking powerful, mountainous forms created by the same tectonic forces that brought an end to so many lives on December 26th,

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DESIGN A HOUSE OF BAMBOO

DESIGN A HOUSE OF BAMBOO

The wonder material of bamboo continues to amaze us with its potential. From plywood, to salad bowls, to the ethereal structures of Kengo Kuma, this sustainable, structural grass seems to have endless

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ABSOLUTE Architectural Design Competition

ABSOLUTE Architectural Design Competition

Although slightly larger than most objects we feature on Inhabitat, this sensual skyscraper located west of Toronto was just too beautiful to pass up. Developers in Mississauga, Canada recently announced

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ABSOLUTE Architectural Design Competition

ABSOLUTE Architectural Design Competition

Although slightly larger than most objects we feature on Inhabitat, this sensual skyscraper located west of Toronto was just too beautiful to pass up. Developers in Mississauga, Canada recently announced

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CAMERON SINCLAIR: DESIGN MATTERS

CAMERON SINCLAIR: DESIGN MATTERS

We thought we’d point out an interview over at Eyeteeth, where blog curator, Paul Schmelzer, talked with our friend and humanitarian design hero, Cameron Sinclair. Only portions can be seen online,

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METROPOLIS NEXT GENERATION WINNER: HYDRO WALL

METROPOLIS NEXT GENERATION WINNER: HYDRO WALL

We've been anxiously awaiting the results of Metropolis Magazine's Next Generation 2006 Competition, and we are excited to say that this year's winning project raises the bar for ecological sustainability

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AIA ANNOUNCES TOP 10 GREEN PROJECTS OF 2006

AIA ANNOUNCES TOP 10 GREEN PROJECTS OF 2006

Guest writer: Jared Silliker Ballard Library, photographed byMark Svensen The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) selected their this week. These

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SMART ENVIRONMENTS AWARD

SMART ENVIRONMENTS AWARD

The International Interior Design Association and Metropolis Magazine announce their first annual Smart Environment Awards recognizing interior environments that integrate design excellence, human

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NEWER ORLEANS

NEWER ORLEANS

Since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast last fall, well-meaning architects, designers and planners the world over have been scrambling to submit proposals for rebuilding New Orleans. Surprisingly,

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HAUTE GREEN: Now accepting submissions

HAUTE GREEN: Now accepting submissions

For design-loving New Yorkers, New York Design Week is like Christmas in May - lots of fun parties, lots of inspiring and amazing new products on display everywhere. This year promises to be even better

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FARMADELPHIA

FARMADELPHIA

Farmadeliphication (fahr'muh'deli'fi'kay'shun), n. 1. The process of turning all of Philadelphia's vacant and abandoned lots into urban farms: The 'Farmadeliphication' of once decrepit buildings into farm

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BEN FRANKLIN COFFEEHOUSE CHALLENGE

BEN FRANKLIN COFFEEHOUSE CHALLENGE

Now here's an example of using the might of a corporate behemoth for good. The Ben Franklin Coffeehouse Challenge calls on community members to get together and brainstorm ideas for neighborhood

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COMPETITION: Designing the Future of New Orleans

COMPETITION: Designing the Future of New Orleans

Architectural Record, in partnership with the Tulane School of Architecture, has announced two International design competions to propose new housing for New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane

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GRIDSKIPPER – VOTING ROUND

GRIDSKIPPER – VOTING ROUND

And now for round two of shameless self-promotion... Inhabitat made it to the final voting round for the Gridskipper Urbs! We've been nominated as the World's Best Urban Architecture Blog, which we're

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THE URBS AT GRIDSKIPPER

THE URBS AT GRIDSKIPPER

There's a contest going on at Gridskipper. The Urbs celebrate the best urban blogs in numerous categories, including architecture, photography, arts, music, and more. Some super Inhabitat reader(s)

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NEXT GENERATION 2006

NEXT GENERATION 2006

While it seems like only a couple months ago that Metropolis magazine publicized the winners of Next Generation 2005, the call for next year’s submissions has already been announced.

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reTHINK / reDESIGN / reCYCLE

reTHINK / reDESIGN / reCYCLE

Striving to redefine the concept of urban recycling, The City of Chicago's Green Initiatives Committee put together a juried competition with the Chicago AIA Young Architects Forum to develop a new

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SERGIO PALLERONI

SERGIO PALLERONI

Last Thursday, the National Design Awards were announced at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, honoring the best of American Design in ten broad categories including Architecture, Fashion, and

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SOLAR DECATHLON

SOLAR DECATHLON

Last week, the National Mall in Washington, D.C. was host to a solar village constructed of the 18 entries in the 3rd annual U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon. Defending their title, the

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CAMERON SINCLAIR TAKES A TED PRIZE

CAMERON SINCLAIR TAKES A TED PRIZE

We want to give a big shout-out to Cameron Sinclair, who has just been selected as one of three recipients for the 2006 TED prize, which honors individuals who are making a positive impact on people and

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