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Twin Apartment Towers in Seoul are Joined by a Common Roof and a Bevy of Sky Gardens

Twin Apartment Towers in Seoul are Joined by a Common Roof and a Bevy of Sky Gardens

Hanging gardens are a central theme of the Pentimonium apartments, coming in all shapes and sizes. Many units will feature balcony gardens, as well as larger balcony courtyards that will span four

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Beautiful Norwegian Foliage-Covered Green Roofs

Beautiful Norwegian Foliage-Covered Green Roofs

Green roofs in Norway have become a long-standing tradition, and it's not common to see them dotting the country's landscape - or in this case, essentially melding with the landscape. During the Viking

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Abandoned Food Factory to be Transformed into Chicago’s First Zero-Energy Vertical Farm!

Abandoned Food Factory to be Transformed into Chicago’s First Zero-Energy Vertical Farm!

The Plant is a large vertical farm in southeast Chicago that houses Plant Chicago and a few other food producing tenants. The city's first vertical farm was started in 2010 and is expected to be fully

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Plant-Covered Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw Blends in With the Surrounding Park

Plant-Covered Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw Blends in With the Surrounding Park

Rebelo’s museum is wrapped with a flexible mesh that bends and contorts in various geometric designs. The outer skin is then covered with a living layer of vegetation, and melds with the shrubbery of

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Zaragoza’s Green-Roofed Ronda Office Features a Rolling Rainbow Facade

Zaragoza’s Green-Roofed Ronda Office Features a Rolling Rainbow Facade

The 2008 Expo in Zaragoza took place on the banks of the river Ebro. It was held during the summer and featured exhibits and events that focused on water and sustainable development. From the beginning,

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BIG Unveils Award-Winning Green-Roofed Interlocking Cross # Towers for Seoul

BIG Unveils Award-Winning Green-Roofed Interlocking Cross # Towers for Seoul

Cross # Towers is a residential housing project for the Yongsan International Business District (Dreamhub) that consists of two towers - one is 214 meters tall and the other is 204 meters tall. The

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Mikou Design Studio Creates a Bright Green-Roofed Swimming Pool Facility for Paris

Mikou Design Studio Creates a Bright Green-Roofed Swimming Pool Facility for Paris

'Piscine du Fort' is Mikou Design Studio's winning design for a public swimming pool just outside of the Paris city center. The structure has been designed to be completely enclosed, but open plan with

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Mecanoo Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed KIEM School in the Netherlands

Mecanoo Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed KIEM School in the Netherlands

Mecanoo has just broken ground on one of their most exciting projects to date - the green-roofed KIEM education complex in the Netherlands. Located in Dordrecht amidst several parks and a nature

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Green-Roofed Natural Arbor is an Amazing All-Natural Fir Cabin in Poland

Green-Roofed Natural Arbor is an Amazing All-Natural Fir Cabin in Poland

Located astride a pond and surrounded by verdant forests, the cabin was constrained by strict regulations, not that Organica would have it any other way. Their attention to nature conservation can be

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EWHA Woman’s University is a Green-Roofed Constructed Canyon in Seoul

EWHA Woman’s University is a Green-Roofed Constructed Canyon in Seoul

EWHA Woman's University is Korea’s first educational institution for women and is located in the Shinchon area of Seoul. Dominique Perrault won an international competition to design the complex, which

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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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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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