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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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Rooftop Garden by The White Room Creates a Peaceful Escape Above Mumbai’s Clatter

Rooftop Garden by The White Room Creates a Peaceful Escape Above Mumbai’s Clatter

Hovering above the concrete jungle of the Bandra neighborhood in Mumbai, 'The Rooftop Garden’ by The White Room is a space of respite away from the chaos and clatter of the city. The 1500 sq ft

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Canada Water Library is a Green-Roofed Library of the Future in London

Canada Water Library is a Green-Roofed Library of the Future in London

The Canada Water Library by CZWG is part of a larger project to regenerate the area around the Canada Basin on the east side of London. With views over the water to the south, the library dominates the

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Toronto’s PwC Tower is a Smart Office Building with an 8,000-Square-Foot Urban Forest

Toronto’s PwC Tower is a Smart Office Building with an 8,000-Square-Foot Urban Forest

The urban forest is essentially a large-scale intensive green roof that helps to reduce the building's heating and cooling needs while preventing excess stormwater runoff. Additionally, the building

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The Barnes Foundation Moves Into New Green Digs Designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

The Barnes Foundation Moves Into New Green Digs Designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

Located in the city of Merion, Pennsylvania, the building was built to mirror the layout of its prior home. Consisting of large horizontal volumes, one on top of the other, the new design does do the

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Green-Roofed Hydro-Nuclear Headquarters Emerges From Historic Gyeongju in South Korea

Green-Roofed Hydro-Nuclear Headquarters Emerges From Historic Gyeongju in South Korea

The base of the building is dedicated to welfare programs while the offices stack vertically, creating a spiraling mass without a tower. Podiums branch out from this central program and contain fitness

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Flower Tower: 380 Potted Plants Line Parisian Apartment Facade

Flower Tower: 380 Potted Plants Line Parisian Apartment Facade

Jonathan Glancey of The Guardian called the Flower Tower "one of the best places to live in Paris," and it's easy to see why. Even though the actual building is two tones of grey and quite drab, the

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Green-Roofed Azaya Residence is Built Upon an Existing Foundation in Seattle

Green-Roofed Azaya Residence is Built Upon an Existing Foundation in Seattle

Pb Elemental designed the Azaya Residence for a young couple with two children in the Leschi neighborhood of Seattle. After a lot of searching, the couple found the corner lot lot with a tear down on it

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The Allison Inn and Spa is a Luxurious Green-Roofed Getaway in Oregon Wine Country

The Allison Inn and Spa is a Luxurious Green-Roofed Getaway in Oregon Wine Country

The Allison Inn and Spa is nestled in Newburg, Oregon's Willamette Valley, which is quickly becoming a choice destination for wine-lovers. The boutique hotel has 85 deluxe accommodations including 8

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Green-Roofed Cannon Beach Home in Oregon Generates More Energy Than it Uses

Green-Roofed Cannon Beach Home in Oregon Generates More Energy Than it Uses

This open floor plan, 3 bedroom home is situated in Cannon Beach, Oregon and takes advantage of the gorgeous views as well as the surrounding site and sun. The owners asked Nathan Good for a home that

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Asymptote Architecture’s Prefab Velo Towers are Topped With Green Roofs and a Soaring Skybridge

Asymptote Architecture’s Prefab Velo Towers are Topped With Green Roofs and a Soaring Skybridge

Asymptote Architecture's round, offset Velo Towers offer an interesting alternative to typical skyscraper designs, resembling rotating parts on a machine. Both the interior residential units and external

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Green-Roofed +House is a Tranquil Woodland Home in Beautiful Ontario

Green-Roofed +House is a Tranquil Woodland Home in Beautiful Ontario

+House has a rectangular form that is nestled into the southern slope so that the house is virtually indistinguishable from the landscape when viewed from above. Along with small skylights, a 4.3 meter

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Golfers Can Tee Off from Wingårdh Architects’ Green-Roofed Clubhouse in Sweden

Golfers Can Tee Off from Wingårdh Architects’ Green-Roofed Clubhouse in Sweden

Wingårdh Architects tells Inhabitat that they were inspired by the earth-sheltered projects by Emilio Ambasz, partially digging into an existing hill. The folded glass façade has 36 corners and rises

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JVA’s Norwegian Truck Weigh Station Above the Arctic Circle Features a Green Roof!

JVA’s Norwegian Truck Weigh Station Above the Arctic Circle Features a Green Roof!

The site aims to stay as integrated within the local fragile environment and present minimal distractions. With the growing exploration for natural resources within the Arctic region, more truck

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St. Louis Food Truck Grows Fresh Veggies on its Roof Garden

St. Louis Food Truck Grows Fresh Veggies on its Roof Garden

Two years ago Marco Castro Cosío’s Bus Roots green-roofed bus hit the streets of St. Louis, and now the model is ready to make its way to businesses across the country. The first stop is St. Louis’

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Fertile House is a Renovated Green Haven in Tours, France

Fertile House is a Renovated Green Haven in Tours, France

  The couple who owned the farm house are getting on in years and wanted to update their residence to provide more space for visitors and create a connection with the outdoors. They also

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Solar-Powered Swiss Clockwork Embassy in Cameroon Will Have a Green Roof

Solar-Powered Swiss Clockwork Embassy in Cameroon Will Have a Green Roof

The Swiss embassy complex has been designed to have three main functions: the Chancellery, the Ambassador's residence and staff quarters. Private and public functions have been separated, and the

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