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Supersolar Fresnel Lenses Power Team ABC’s Green-Roofed Sumbiosi Solar Decathlon House

Supersolar Fresnel Lenses Power Team ABC’s Green-Roofed Sumbiosi Solar Decathlon House

Although one of the lower scoring teams at this year's Solar Decathlon Europe competition in Madrid, the Sumbiosi house has extraordinary potential and shouldn't be discounted just yet. Not only does Team

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Green-Roofed Punibach Hydroelectric Plant Melts Into the Landscape of Italy

Green-Roofed Punibach Hydroelectric Plant Melts Into the Landscape of Italy

From afar, all that is visible at the Punibach Hydroelectric Plant is a curvy landscaped roof with a wooden facade. Located in the southern Tyrol province of Italy, the plant was built using earthy

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Earth-Covered Subterranean River Sauna Heats up a Sizzling View in Norway

Earth-Covered Subterranean River Sauna Heats up a Sizzling View in Norway

The subterranean sauna has a mild industrial feel to it thanks to the raw concrete and rusted metal wall, combined with a minimalist Japanese aesthetic and a view that will make a grown man weep. Each of

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Amazon’s New Green-Roofed Headquarters Will Be Seattle’s Largest Development Ever

Amazon’s New Green-Roofed Headquarters Will Be Seattle’s Largest Development Ever

NBBJ released new renderings and plans of Amazon's downtown Seattle campus in August during a Design Review Board (DRB) meeting. Amazon has already purchased three blocks in the underdeveloped Denny

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Pacific Heights Townhouse Renovated into Light-Filled Eco Home in San Francisco

Pacific Heights Townhouse Renovated into Light-Filled Eco Home in San Francisco

Feldman Architecture was hired by the owners to update and reconfigure this 1906 stucco-clad Victorian. The clients requested to keep the building's traditional feel, but they wanted to infuse modern

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Japan’s Omotenashi House to Promote a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle at 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe

Japan’s Omotenashi House to Promote a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle at 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe

The one story, 60 square-meter house draws a lot of inspiration from traditional Japanese tea houses, but attempts to overcome past efficiency problems by using vacuum insulated wall, ceiling and window

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3XN’s Green-Roofed Stockholm City Station to Serve as Entrance to the City Center

3XN’s Green-Roofed Stockholm City Station to Serve as Entrance to the City Center

Stockholm Station City is a mixed use development located in the heart of Stockholm that will mark the entrance to the inner city center. Conceived by 3XN, the building addresses a number of public and

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Team ABC’s Green-Roofed Sumbiosi Solar Decathlon House is a Low-Impact Bioclimatic Dwelling

Team ABC’s Green-Roofed Sumbiosi Solar Decathlon House is a Low-Impact Bioclimatic Dwelling

Landes Maritime Pine is the main material that was used for the construction of the Sumbiosi prefab by Team ABC. Not only is it readily available, but it also has excellent thermal qualities that help to

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UK Blogger Kevin Langan Challenges Himself to Build 100 Huts Exclusively From Natural Materials

UK Blogger Kevin Langan Challenges Himself to Build 100 Huts Exclusively From Natural Materials

Kevin Langan is not fully content with his warm, central-heated family home in Glasgow, Scotland.  To reconnect with nature and test his comfort level, he has decided to fashion 100 huts from natural

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Avant Garage: LEED Platinum-Designed Postgreen Homes Townhome For Sale in Philadelphia

Avant Garage: LEED Platinum-Designed Postgreen Homes Townhome For Sale in Philadelphia

Avant Garage is an urban infill project in the Fishtown Proper neighborhood that consists of four three-story townhomes. Each home has 2,100 square feet of floor space with a two-car in-line garage, a

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Facebook Commissions Frank Gehry to Design New Green Menlo Park Campus

Facebook Commissions Frank Gehry to Design New Green Menlo Park Campus

Facebook just announced a huge expansion to their Menlo Park campus, and the company has commissioned Prizker-Prize winning starchitect Frank Gehry - best known for his shiny, titanium-clad icons of

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Wheaton College’s Mars Center for Science and Technology Awarded LEED Gold Certification

Wheaton College’s Mars Center for Science and Technology Awarded LEED Gold Certification

The Mars Center for Science and Technology has 12 teaching labs and 23 research labs as well as a rooftop observatory and greenhouse. The building's green features include a 1,300-square-footgreen roof,

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Green-Roofed Dani Ridge House is Tucked into the Hillside in Big Sur

Green-Roofed Dani Ridge House is Tucked into the Hillside in Big Sur

  The Dani Ridge House is a three-bedroom, 1,900-square-foot home outside of Big Sur, California on a pristine site above the Pacific Ocean. Carver + Schicketanz worked with their clients to

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Casa 34 is a Long Rectangular Home With a Green Roof and an Enviable View in Chile

Casa 34 is a Long Rectangular Home With a Green Roof and an Enviable View in Chile

Set up against an extended stone retaining wall, the timber-clad home is barely visible from afar. This integration is further served by both the lush green roof and the natural materials with which the

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Europa City is a Massive Green-Roofed City of the Future for France

Europa City is a Massive Green-Roofed City of the Future for France

The massive culture, recreation, and retail center for Triangle de Gonesse, France is situated along the approach between the Charles de Gaule Airport in Roissy and Paris. Designed for an international

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London’s Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Brings Fresh Veggies, Flowers and a Place to Sit in the Sun

London’s Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Brings Fresh Veggies, Flowers and a Place to Sit in the Sun

Perched atop the lively Southbank Centre, the nearly 4,000 square foot garden was transformed from the previously vacant sundeck, which was never completed by the building’s architects. Over the course

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Nobuhiro Tsukada Architects’ Plantable Earth House is Built Around a Column of Soil

Nobuhiro Tsukada Architects’ Plantable Earth House is Built Around a Column of Soil

Completed in 2010 by Nobuhiro Tsukada Architects, the Earth House is located in Misato, Saitma - a semi-rural region of Tokyo. The project was a true collaboration between architecture and the

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Striking Green-Roofed Aqualina Residence Bucks the Thatched Trend in Thailand

Striking Green-Roofed Aqualina Residence Bucks the Thatched Trend in Thailand

The stepped grass-covered roof satisfies several functions: first it helps to make the Aqualina Residence blend in with the surrounding foliage and provides insulation for the interior. But it also cools

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BIG’s Blåvand Bunker Museum Preserves Denmark’s WWII History

BIG’s Blåvand Bunker Museum Preserves Denmark’s WWII History

BIG's design sheds new light on Denmark's war history, and it does so by balancing practical and playful forms. The bunker's dark and austere energy is balanced by the museum's light, airy and modern

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Atelier-f Transforms Old Swill Military Bunker into a Vibrant Green-Roofed Cultural Center

Atelier-f Transforms Old Swill Military Bunker into a Vibrant Green-Roofed Cultural Center

Located within the gorgeous Swiss mountains near the Rhine Valley, Angebauter Tarnrucksack was empty and unused for years. Its solid concrete structure has been transformed and now features a modern

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Green-Roofed West Kowloon Terminus Will Link Hong Kong With China’s High Speed Rail

Green-Roofed West Kowloon Terminus Will Link Hong Kong With China’s High Speed Rail

Currently under construction, the Express Link West Kowloon Terminus will provide a high speed connection to the Pearl River Delta, mainland China and the rest of the high speed rail network. The rail

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Aine Bunikyte’s Ridged Roof Furniture Brings High Life Dining to Pitched Roofs

Aine Bunikyte’s Ridged Roof Furniture Brings High Life Dining to Pitched Roofs

Everyone dreams of having their own roof terrace. We could all enjoy a private, cozy space high above the streets with a breathtaking view if it weren't for those pesky pitched roofs. Lithuanian design

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A Swirling Green Roof Tops Gorgeous Nanyang Technical University in Singapore

A Swirling Green Roof Tops Gorgeous Nanyang Technical University in Singapore

  If art school was in our future we might opt to study under, or on top of, the amazing green roof at the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore,

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The Tropical Meera House Has a Curvaceous Meadow of Green for Its Roof

The Tropical Meera House Has a Curvaceous Meadow of Green for Its Roof

When designing the home, one of the main issues that the architects faced was lack of privacy. Since the development is filled with small plots, most of the homes are built very close to one another,

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Gorgeous Wood-Wrapped Alesia Museum Rises in Burgundy, France

Gorgeous Wood-Wrapped Alesia Museum Rises in Burgundy, France

Tschumi’s design has transformed the hilltop site into a suitable tribute to the historic Battle of Alésia. The slatted wooden second skin was created to pay tribute the wooden structures the Romans

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Fan-Shaped Bulhomen Cabin is Disguised by a Sedum-Moss Roof in Norway

Fan-Shaped Bulhomen Cabin is Disguised by a Sedum-Moss Roof in Norway

The new Bulhomen cabin is split into two main structures that separate day and nighttime activities. Both the southernmost part, where the sleeping cabins are held, and the split-level eastern flank have

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Kentfield Hillside Residence Rises Under a Green Roof North of San Francisco

Kentfield Hillside Residence Rises Under a Green Roof North of San Francisco

Located in Kentfield to the north of the Bay, the Hillside Residence is a green-roofed beauty with captivating views of the surrounding landscape. Designed to engage as well as fit in with the surrounding

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Vo Trong Nghia’s ‘Stacking Green’ House is an Urban Oasis Bookended With Planters

Vo Trong Nghia’s ‘Stacking Green’ House is an Urban Oasis Bookended With Planters

Measuring only 4 meters wide by 20 meters deep, the Vertical Green home has a layered program that is kept as open as possible to make the space feel less cramped. The concrete planters, stacked 25 to 40

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Het Anker is a Green-Roofed Community Center Planned for The Netherlands

Het Anker is a Green-Roofed Community Center Planned for The Netherlands

The municipality of Zwolle in the Netherlands invited four design firms to submit proposals for a new community center for this up-and-coming city, and they awarded first prize to MoederscheimMoonen

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Escale Numérique is a Free, Green-Roofed WiFi Station in Paris

Escale Numérique is a Free, Green-Roofed WiFi Station in Paris

Mathieu Lehanneur and JCDecaux won the call for intelligent furniture projects by the Mairie de Paris Escale Numérique, to create a connected haven of peace available to everyone. The free WiFi station

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