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Joly & Loiret’s Wood-Wrapped French Racetrack Blends Into the Earth

Joly & Loiret’s Wood-Wrapped French Racetrack Blends Into the Earth

Joly & Loiret describe the project, saying: “Instead of creating a ‘building’ in the classic sense of the term, this intervention follows the natural lay of the land. Blurring the

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6 Green Roof Resorts from Around the World!

6 Green Roof Resorts from Around the World!

Magic Mountain Lodge This extraordinary retreat sits in a diverse forest region in northern Patagonia and is a base camp at the Hulio Hulio preserve for ecotourists looking to spot a puma or explore the

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Old Burbank Water Facility Transformed into California’s First Sustainable Utility EcoCampus

Old Burbank Water Facility Transformed into California’s First Sustainable Utility EcoCampus

As part of the international pilot program the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), which seeks to rejuvenate 150 projects, BWP's EcoCampus is so far the only scheme underway that bridges the gap between

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Montreal’s Historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel Grows its Own Produce on an Edible Roof Garden

Montreal’s Historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel Grows its Own Produce on an Edible Roof Garden

The lobby of the hotel has all the features that luxury hotels are made of:  friendly staff, ample suites decorated with historic flair, award winning 5 star restaurants, and furnishings and décor that

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Japan’s House C is Covered with a Swaying Wildflower Prairie

Japan’s House C is Covered with a Swaying Wildflower Prairie

House C is located in Chiba, Japan, between the mountains and the ocean where the family likes to come on weekends to get out Tokyo to enjoy nature. They are avid gardeners and wanted plants to be part of

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Gorgeous Green-Roofed Cliff Home Sits on the Water’s Edge in Gig Harbor, Washington

Gorgeous Green-Roofed Cliff Home Sits on the Water’s Edge in Gig Harbor, Washington

The Cliff House was built in response to the unique site conditions and uses them to create a wonderful new private residence. The old house and boathouse were torn down to make way for a new, energy

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8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses in New York City

8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses in New York City

From the world's largest rooftop farm to stunning private gardens, we've seen a lot of amazing designs on New York City rooftops, but who would have thought to place an entire house atop a Big Apple

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Cedar-Clad Malbaie V Residence is Topped With a Flourishing Green Roof

Cedar-Clad Malbaie V Residence is Topped With a Flourishing Green Roof

Mu Architecture's Malbaie V residence is a gorgeous cedar-clad volume that overlooks the ocean through big open windows that suffuse the interior with daylight. Planks of natural wood are used for the

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Beautiful Green-Roofed Barn Extension in France is Barely Visible From Afar

Beautiful Green-Roofed Barn Extension in France is Barely Visible From Afar

This barn extension in the Pyrénées Mountains has a gorgeous green roof that minimizes its impact on an incredible site overlooking the Adour de Lesponne river valley in France. When the client

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The Muse: Bere Architects’ Paradisiacal London Home Has Four Roof Gardens, Forty Trees, Ponds and Meadows

The Muse: Bere Architects’ Paradisiacal London Home Has Four Roof Gardens, Forty Trees, Ponds and Meadows

Inspired by the German Passivhaus approach and technical methods developed by physicist Wolfgang Feist, Bere Architects' own director Justin Bere started building his own home back in 2002. Low CO2

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Clavuot’s Swiss Eco Bakery is the First to Achieve the MINERGIE Green Building Rating

Clavuot’s Swiss Eco Bakery is the First to Achieve the MINERGIE Green Building Rating

Patrons are greeted with a bright, glass lined and airy restaurant with a curious roof that looks like a bit of the Alps was shaved off and placed on top. The vegetated roof adds a visual softness to the

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Matteo Cainer Architects’ Busan Camellian Opera House is Enveloped by a Living Green Roof

Matteo Cainer Architects’ Busan Camellian Opera House is Enveloped by a Living Green Roof

Matteo Cainer Architects' Busan Camellian Opera House was carefully designed as an attractive and serene venue for opera and other performing arts. Through its camellia-like form, the opera house responds

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Sod-Covered picNYC Table Brings a Rural Dining Experience into an Urban Residence

Sod-Covered picNYC Table Brings a Rural Dining Experience into an Urban Residence

The farm-to-table is made from aluminum with sturdy square legs and a tray-like table top. Stones sit at the bottom, which is topped with soil and finally a layer of sod. Watering the sod is done by hand

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Spiky Sustainably-Designed Ecology Pavilion Sprouts in East London

Spiky Sustainably-Designed Ecology Pavilion Sprouts in East London

The Ecology Pavilion, the arts pavilion and the children’s center are three architecturally stunning, energy-efficient, green roofed buildings erected at Mile End Park. They are designed to promote

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The Ptuj Archaeological Museum is Blanketed With a Giant Green-Roofed Tent

The Ptuj Archaeological Museum is Blanketed With a Giant Green-Roofed Tent

The incredibly rich archaeology site of Ptuj has still an abundance of findings yet to be discovered, but the site needs protection and an upgraded infrastructure in order to continue. The museum site is

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The Laneway Carport Concept Gives a Toronto Home a Green Roofed Parking Spot

The Laneway Carport Concept Gives a Toronto Home a Green Roofed Parking Spot

When homeowners in Toronto asked Beauparlant Design to come up with a way to turn their tiny yard space into a parking area, the firm did them one better with their Laneway carport concept. The planted

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The Cloud: MVRDV’s Twin Towers Look Eerily Similar to The World Trade Center

The Cloud: MVRDV’s Twin Towers Look Eerily Similar to The World Trade Center

Located at the entrance of the Yongsan Dreamhub, designed by Daniel Liebskind, the Cloud will be a unique high rise in the new business district. The residential complex is formed out of two skyscrapers -

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Mercado Palhano: A Beautiful Brazilian Eco-Market Adorned with Sexy Sliding Louvers

Mercado Palhano: A Beautiful Brazilian Eco-Market Adorned with Sexy Sliding Louvers

Making sure that the project met the most stringent sustainability requirements was high on the designers' agenda, so they commissioned a local environmental consultancy - Master Ambiental - to lead the

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UNStudio’s Scotts Tower is a Soaring Skyscraper Complete with Sky Gardens and a Green Roof

UNStudio’s Scotts Tower is a Soaring Skyscraper Complete with Sky Gardens and a Green Roof

The Scotts Tower is the first development under the Far East Organization’s SOHO brand, which plans to redesign Singapore to conserve space. Acting as a vertical neighborhood, the tower is constructed

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9 Enchanting Gardens, Green Roofs and Planted Walls We Spotted Around Japan

9 Enchanting Gardens, Green Roofs and Planted Walls We Spotted Around Japan

Most visitors to Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto, are there to see the gilded roof of the landmark's namesake. But we were just as interested in the green roofs that cover many of

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Green-Roofed Serpentine Swiss Lake Resort has a See-Through Skin

Green-Roofed Serpentine Swiss Lake Resort has a See-Through Skin

The Bathing Beach Seeburg resort's translucent skin stretches around the entire building, and it is transparent on the south side to provide heat, light, and fresh air. The lake side of the building is

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Green-Roofed De Snelbinder Bike Facility Holds 400 Bicycles in The Netherlands

Green-Roofed De Snelbinder Bike Facility Holds 400 Bicycles in The Netherlands

Located behind a shopping arcade the bike parking is neatly tucked in and situated next to a public plaza. Neither standing out nor hiding in the shadows, De Snelbinder makes a strong statement - that it

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Off Architecture Unveils Rolling Green-Roofed Apartment Complex for France

Off Architecture Unveils Rolling Green-Roofed Apartment Complex for France

The two differing complexes meet each other in the heavily planted fields that surround them.  One building seems to rise out of the ground in steps that vary in height from two to four stories. The

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HOK Architects Unveil Porsche’s Green-Roofed North American Headquarters

HOK Architects Unveil Porsche’s Green-Roofed North American Headquarters

HOK Architects were recently chosen to design Atlanta’s new Porsche North America headquarters, which will feature a sweeping kinetic facade and an immense green roof. The movement-filled building

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OFF Architecture’s Terraced Green Roofed Apartments To Add Landscaping to Anglet France

OFF Architecture’s Terraced Green Roofed Apartments To Add Landscaping to Anglet France

The two kitty-corner lots have enough space for seven apartment blocks all oriented to the east and west to take advantage of solar exposure. Site 1 features two long buildings with a terraced profile and

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Hamburg is Building a Giant Green Roof Cover Over Sections of the A7 Motorway

Hamburg is Building a Giant Green Roof Cover Over Sections of the A7 Motorway

Spanning six to eight lanes of traffic that cut through the Schnelsen, Stellingen and Bahrenfeld districts of Hamburg, the A7 is among the largest and most disruptive highways in Germany. The current plan

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Fusion Properties to Build Beautiful Green Roof Topped Houses in Baakens Valley, South Africa

Fusion Properties to Build Beautiful Green Roof Topped Houses in Baakens Valley, South Africa

One of the first GBCSA registered Multi-Unit Residential Pilot projects in South Africa is being planned for Port Elizabeth, South Africa. To be developed by Fusion Properties, the project will consist of

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Crop Circle-Esque Green Roof Covers Batlle i Roig’s Award Winning Waste Treatment Plant

Crop Circle-Esque Green Roof Covers Batlle i Roig’s Award Winning Waste Treatment Plant

This circle-pocked landscape might look like a scene from an M. Night Shyamalan movie, but it's actually a green-roofed waste treatment facility! Instead of digging a completely new landfill, Batlle i

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