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Garden-Topped Drulingen Daycare in France is Wrapped in a Dainty Wooden Lattice

Garden-Topped Drulingen Daycare in France is Wrapped in a Dainty Wooden Lattice

The Drulingen Creche in Alsace has a concrete shell that is wrapped in a wooden envelope with dual functions. On one hand the Siberian larch lattice provides a cocoon effect that shelters the inhabitants

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveil Green Plans for the Future of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveil Green Plans for the Future of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro is vying to win the award for the refurbishment of both Union Square and the Washington Grounds at the Sylvan Theatre. Both designs are heavily focused on the landscape - they

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Hotel Aliah is a Sustainable Luxury Hotel Complex for the 2014 World Cup

Hotel Aliah is a Sustainable Luxury Hotel Complex for the 2014 World Cup

Hotel Aliah is a sustainable luxury hotel complex for World Cup 2014 that is meant to re-establish a connection between man and the environment. The green-roofed hotel was designed by Hiperstudio and

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Bright and Airy LEED Platinum School Commons in California Has No Walls!

Bright and Airy LEED Platinum School Commons in California Has No Walls!

Designed as an experiment in sustainability and a model for future programs, this LEED Platinum school commons in California has absolutely no solid walls. Located north of San Francisco in a residential

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Indonesia’s New University Library Will be a Swirling Green Roofed Mountain

Indonesia’s New University Library Will be a Swirling Green Roofed Mountain

The University of Indonesia's towers would project at various heights around the circumference of the green mound and play host to a bevy of functions, including meeting rooms, food courts, retail and

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A Look Into San Francisco’s Downtown Secret Gardens

A Look Into San Francisco’s Downtown Secret Gardens

First we visited 555 Mission Street, a gorgeously designed courtyard between two buildings. You can't miss it because it features some eye-catching and whimsical public art: Jonathan Borofsky's stacked

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E+ is a Verdant South Korean Home Blanketed in Greenery and Solar Panels

E+ is a Verdant South Korean Home Blanketed in Greenery and Solar Panels

Blanketed in vegetation and energy-harvesting PV panels, the E+ Green Home doesn't just get an E for effort - it deserves to be on the honor roll of sustainable design. Seen in Dwell Magazine's April

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New Botanical Research Institute of Texas Campus is a LEED Platinum Green Think Tank

New Botanical Research Institute of Texas Campus is a LEED Platinum Green Think Tank

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is located in Fort Worth, Texas and provides new research facilities for scientists dedicated to the study of plants and the living world. Completed in

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Mill Valley Cabins Are Green-Roofed, Low-Impact Studios That Disappear Into the Forest

Mill Valley Cabins Are Green-Roofed, Low-Impact Studios That Disappear Into the Forest

The Mill Valley Cabins provide accessory space for both a yoga studio and an art studio on a hillside lot north of San Francisco. Feldman Architecture was asked by their clients to create the additional

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Oasia Downtown by WOHA Places the Tropics in the Heart of Singapore

Oasia Downtown by WOHA Places the Tropics in the Heart of Singapore

The glass high-rises in Singapore’s commercial district will soon get a neighbor of an altogether different color. The Oasia Downtown tower by WOHA will be literally clad in greenery, with multiple

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Renovated 6 Beavis Marks Will Feature Lush Rooftop Gardens in London

Renovated 6 Beavis Marks Will Feature Lush Rooftop Gardens in London

6 Beavis Marks was originally built in the 1980s, but has since become outdated and energy inefficient. Fletcher Priest Architects has been tasked with redoing the building and have designed the major

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Futuristic Blade Runner-Style Liverpool Department Store Opens in Mexico City

Futuristic Blade Runner-Style Liverpool Department Store Opens in Mexico City

The shining silver façade of the Liverpool Department store emulates the fast-paced traffic that encircles the structure - it's positioned at the junction of several highways and overpasses. Using 3D

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Bioclimatic House is a Green-Roofed Island Paradise Set Next to Wind Farm on Tenerife

Bioclimatic House is a Green-Roofed Island Paradise Set Next to Wind Farm on Tenerife

The Bioclimatic House by Ruiz Larrea and Associates has a wind farm right in its back yard, so when it came to the design, high winds had to be accounted for. Located next the to wind park of Granadilla

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Urban Island Prototype 01 Reimagines the Public Park as a Multi-Level Elevated Green Space

Urban Island Prototype 01 Reimagines the Public Park as a Multi-Level Elevated Green Space

Kristanto designed the Urban Island in response to the idea that park spaces are centered around objects as an attraction. Instead, Kristanto decided to use activities as the focus of the park, but rather

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Arlevagen is a Charming Low-Energy, Green-Roofed Housing Development in Sweden

Arlevagen is a Charming Low-Energy, Green-Roofed Housing Development in Sweden

Arlevagen is a development of 8 houses located on a hillside in Floda with beautiful views of lake Sävelången. Helhetshus designed the development in order to offer affordable, energy-efficient, modern

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Städel Museum Renovated with a Gorgeous Green Roof Dotted With Skylights

Städel Museum Renovated with a Gorgeous Green Roof Dotted With Skylights

The Städel Museum reopened to the public last weekend after 3 years of renovations and expansions by local Frankfurt firm, Schneider Schumacher. The renovation included an extension placed along the

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Beautiful Snow-Capped Mountain House is Buried into a Dutch Hillside

Beautiful Snow-Capped Mountain House is Buried into a Dutch Hillside

The Dutch House was an experiment in what Denieuwegeneratie refers to as both sustainable hardware and software. Sustainable hardware consists of locally-sourced lark timber used to frame the ample facade

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Green-Roofed Linnaeusborg Centre for Life Sciences is a Zig-Zagging Horizontal Tower

Green-Roofed Linnaeusborg Centre for Life Sciences is a Zig-Zagging Horizontal Tower

Linnaeusborg is the facility for the Centre for Life Sciences at the University of Groningen and was designed by Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau. Situated on the eastern side of the campus, the building

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Green-Roofed Mirador Interactive Museum Melts into the Chilean Landscape

Green-Roofed Mirador Interactive Museum Melts into the Chilean Landscape

The space is linear and solid, forming an abstract connection with the land itself. Each zone is designed with a simple contemporary style, however the project complements its surrounding landscape and

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Green Roofed Vancouver Residence is the First LEED Platinum Home in Western Canada

Green Roofed Vancouver Residence is the First LEED Platinum Home in Western Canada

West 21st is a 3,070 sq ft singly family home with a detached garage built on a 42 ft wide lot surrounded by traditional craftsman style homes. This addition to the neighborhood features clean, modern

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Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter’s Colorful Truck Stop In Norway Is Topped of with a Green Roof

Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter’s Colorful Truck Stop In Norway Is Topped of with a Green Roof

During the winter time, the only feature of the truck inspection station that is visible is the brightly painted orange facade. Measuring 3,315 sq ft, and boasting a green roof for improved insulation,

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Perkins+Will’s Kuwait University Model School Will Be A Living Green Laboratory

Perkins+Will’s Kuwait University Model School Will Be A Living Green Laboratory

The Kuwait University Model School by Perkins+Will will provide education for the community's 700 kindergarten through 12th grade children and some of Kuwait University's own students. The school's

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PinkCloud.DK Plans to Transform Oil Refineries Into Giant Energy Positive Communities

PinkCloud.DK Plans to Transform Oil Refineries Into Giant Energy Positive Communities

PinkCloud.DK's recycled oil silos have everything we expect from a 21st century home, but first they have to be cleaned out. Detoxing the silos involves using in situ bioremediation - soil microbes that

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Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School Encourages Green Change In Philadelphia

Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School Encourages Green Change In Philadelphia

KCAPA's new school is located on a challenging, long, narrow, north-south oriented site, directly next to the elevated transit line. Previously known as a haven for the homeless, drug activity and wild

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Green-Roofed Norwegian Summer Home Blends in With its Beautiful Surroundings

Green-Roofed Norwegian Summer Home Blends in With its Beautiful Surroundings

This rebuilt summer lodge in Skåtøy, Norway by Filter Arkitekter blends into its beautiful surroundings while keeping a small environmental footprint.  The owners wanted a cottage that opened up to

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Daniel Libeskind’s Glittering Reflections on Keppel Bay Towers to Open in March

Daniel Libeskind’s Glittering Reflections on Keppel Bay Towers to Open in March

Situated along 2,460 feet of lush shoreline, Reflections is Libeskind’s first residential project in Asia.  The six residential towers are linked by sky bridges that not only connect the buildings, but

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South Africa’s First Hemp House Goes Greener With a Planted Roof (VIDEO)

South Africa’s First Hemp House Goes Greener With a Planted Roof (VIDEO)

Tony explains that the green roof is planted with sour figs - a very sturdy succulent that requires very little water and that spreads quickly. The numerous benefits of a planted roof include rainwater

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LAVA’s Green-Roofed Prefab is the Ultimate Classroom of the Future

LAVA’s Green-Roofed Prefab is the Ultimate Classroom of the Future

LAVA significantly reduces the classroom of the future's material load by prefabricating it and then assembling the program on site. This is easily achieved with lightweight materials as well as floor and

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AECOM + BIG Unveil Plans to Revamp Chicago’s Navy Pier with a Vertical Farm and Roof Gardens

AECOM + BIG Unveil Plans to Revamp Chicago’s Navy Pier with a Vertical Farm and Roof Gardens

Although Navy Pier is the top tourist attraction in Illinois, Chicago residents will tell you that in its current state the pier is feeling dated, kitschy and, well, cheesy. First and foremost, the

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Gorgeous Green-Roofed 2 Bar House by Feldman Architecture Springs Up in Menlo Park, CA

Gorgeous Green-Roofed 2 Bar House by Feldman Architecture Springs Up in Menlo Park, CA

Feldman Architecture removed an old, inefficient structure on the site of the 2 Bar home to make room for the new modern project. The home was built for an active family that enjoys both indoor and

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