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Top 10 Plants for a Living Roof

Top 10 Plants for a Living Roof

Rooftops are tough place for plants: they're vulnerable to intense heat, cold, wind and drought, plus they can’t support a lot of weight, so the plants need to grow in just a few inches of soil

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Basic House is a Golden Self-Inflating Home That Fits in Your Pocket!

Basic House is a Golden Self-Inflating Home That Fits in Your Pocket!

Made of metallic polyester, the basic house is like a tiny, self-inflating prefab home. As soon as it interacts with either body temperature or heat from the sun, the inflatable shelter transforms from a

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Labyrinthine Green-Roofed Hangzhou Duolan Complex Combines a Mall With Urban Homes in China

Labyrinthine Green-Roofed Hangzhou Duolan Complex Combines a Mall With Urban Homes in China

Topped with a sloping green roof, the complex attempts to provide every floor with an immediate access to the roof and address the isolation of living and working practices. The architects sliced

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Israel’s First LEED Platinum Building Opens in Tel Aviv [PHOTOS]

Israel’s First LEED Platinum Building Opens in Tel Aviv [PHOTOS]

The building's sustainable features include solar PV panels, wastewater recycling, a green roof and an "EcoWall" with solar tubes that will provide heat during the winter while during the summer the same

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Rainwater-Harvesting Vertical Garden Flourishes on the Facade of Barcelona’s Raval Theatre

Rainwater-Harvesting Vertical Garden Flourishes on the Facade of Barcelona’s Raval Theatre

Construction started on the Raval Theatre vertical garden in November of 2013 and it was quickly completed that December. The theater is located in Pedró Square in the Raval District of Barcelona, and

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Tiny Solar Shed Generates 100% of the Energy Needed to Run Historic Farm in The Netherlands

Tiny Solar Shed Generates 100% of the Energy Needed to Run Historic Farm in The Netherlands

Located in Hei- en Boeico, the Tiny Solar Shed is a necessary update for this historic farm. Previously, a lean-to like shed made of wood and metal was located adjacent to a larger barn. The owners used

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Top Heavy TYIN Tengestue Addition Provides Extra Living Space Without Sacrificing the Garden

Top Heavy TYIN Tengestue Addition Provides Extra Living Space Without Sacrificing the Garden

The original two storey home was becoming too small for the family of four, who wanted to expand without sacrificing their outdoor space. TYIN responded by building out but only on the upper floor. The

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7 Plants That May Save the World

7 Plants That May Save the World

Perennial Wheat Grains are the staple food of humanity: the vast majority of people on the planet eat either rice, wheat, or corn on a daily basis, and those are all annual crops. The issue with annuals,

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The Elegant Teshima Art Museum is a Luminous Droplet in the Japanese Countryside

The Elegant Teshima Art Museum is a Luminous Droplet in the Japanese Countryside

The recently finished museum is a part of the Benesse Art Site program, which gave us the Inujima Art Project as well as several other modern art spaces on the south-eastern Japanese islands. The project

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vPPR Architects’ Ott’s Yard is Topped With a Pinwheel Patterned Green Roof!

vPPR Architects’ Ott’s Yard is Topped With a Pinwheel Patterned Green Roof!

Each of the twin triangular houses has its own courtyard, which are complemented with a shared communal space. The geometry of the development is based on a pinwheel arrangement that can also be read in

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Herzog & de Meuron Unveil Designs for AstraZeneca Headquarters and Courtyard in Cambridge

Herzog & de Meuron Unveil Designs for AstraZeneca Headquarters and Courtyard in Cambridge

Architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron just unveiled their designs for AstraZeneca's new Global R&D Center and Corporate Headquarters based in Cambridge, England. The new £330 million project will

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The Cloak: Fearon Hay Architects Install a Māori-Inspired Green Roof at Auckland International Airport

The Cloak: Fearon Hay Architects Install a Māori-Inspired Green Roof at Auckland International Airport

Fearon Hay Architects were commissioned to design a facility in a developing precinct at Auckland International Airport, on the corner of two recently upgraded streets. The building has a flexible

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Play Time is All the Time at Henning Larsen’s Gorgeous Green-Roofed Day Care Center in Denmark

Play Time is All the Time at Henning Larsen’s Gorgeous Green-Roofed Day Care Center in Denmark

Decidedly minimalist, Henning Larsen chose glass and wood for the Bernts Have day care center commissioned by the municipality of Holbæk. The tall glass windows invite light deep into the building and

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Teepee-Inspired Home Office ‘Nooks’ Double as a Personal Raft

Teepee-Inspired Home Office ‘Nooks’ Double as a Personal Raft

The structures can accommodate more than a few people and can be altered to fit an extra floor about ground level. The designer claims that the Nook can also be used as a raft-type structure thanks to the

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Tropical Casa Flotanta Hovers Lightly Above the Pacific in Costa Rica

Tropical Casa Flotanta Hovers Lightly Above the Pacific in Costa Rica

Casa Flotanta is a two bedroom home built on a hillside overlooking the jungle near Puntarenas. Initial designs for the vacation home considered digging into the steep slope and putting up retaining

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Jamaica Unveils World’s Largest Wind-Solar Hybrid Installation

Jamaica Unveils World’s Largest Wind-Solar Hybrid Installation

The world’s largest wind and solar hybrid renewable energy project was recently put into operation in Kingston, Jamaica. The WindStream Technologies array was commissioned for the rooftop of the

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Norman Foster’s Grand Canary Wharf Crossrail Station in London is Almost Finished

Norman Foster’s Grand Canary Wharf Crossrail Station in London is Almost Finished

London's Crossrail Station stands by the waters of Canary Wharf's North Dock, just steps away from the underground station -- also designed by Foster & Partners. Its unique design will feature a

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Japan’s Namba Parks Has an 8-Level Roof Garden with Waterfalls

Japan’s Namba Parks Has an 8-Level Roof Garden with Waterfalls

Namba Parks was conceived when Osaka Stadium closed down, presenting a great redevelopment opportunity for a new commercial district right next to the Namba Train Station, which is just one stop away from

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Lundberg Design’s Crull House Deflects Solar Gain With a Zinc Roof in Beautiful Napa Valley

Lundberg Design’s Crull House Deflects Solar Gain With a Zinc Roof in Beautiful Napa Valley

The 10,000 square foot house is spread out in four wings, distributing the space so that only half of the house is visible at one time. The master bedroom wing extends over the valley, giving a serene

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Maintenance-Free Priority Bicycles Make Cycling Even Easier

Maintenance-Free Priority Bicycles Make Cycling Even Easier

It may be difficult to imagine a bicycle that doesn't need regular adjustments and tune-ups to keep riding smoothly, but the folks who created Priority Bicycles have created just that. These recreational

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Starbucks’ First Store in Colombia Serves 100% Locally-Sourced Coffee

Starbucks’ First Store in Colombia Serves 100% Locally-Sourced Coffee

Located near Bogota’s Parque de la 93 in the northern part of the city, the Starbucks is more than just a snazzy place to get a cuppa. Dedicated to locally-sourced goods, materials and most importantly

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Lundberg Design’s Moss Room Adds a Dramatic Breath of Fresh Air to the California Academy of Sciences

Lundberg Design’s Moss Room Adds a Dramatic Breath of Fresh Air to the California Academy of Sciences

When Lundberg Design was hired to create the restaurant design, the biggest challenge they faced was figuring out how to attract people from the natural-history museum's exciting exhibitions above down to

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Towering Magic Mountain Lodge is a Hill-Like Hobbit Highrise Straight Out of Middle Earth

Towering Magic Mountain Lodge is a Hill-Like Hobbit Highrise Straight Out of Middle Earth

The Lodge sits on 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 local waterfalls. The hotel is cone

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Why is this Abandoned Warehouse Filled With Live Jellyfish?

Why is this Abandoned Warehouse Filled With Live Jellyfish?

If you go to Liverpool anytime soon, you might encounter a strange sight - a warehouse filled with floating jellyfish. This mesmerizing and otherworldly setting is the work of two London-based artists,

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Tom Vered Unveils the World’s First Spirulina Home Growing Machine

Tom Vered Unveils the World’s First Spirulina Home Growing Machine

Tom Vered has unveiled the world’s first Home Growing Spirulina machine! Spirulina, the blue-green algae superfood that contains over 100 different nutrients, thrives in both fresh and salt water and

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Global Clean Energy Q2 Investment Up 33% Over First Quarter, Tops $63 Billion

Global Clean Energy Q2 Investment Up 33% Over First Quarter, Tops $63 Billion

Global clean energy investment surged in the second quarter of 2014, driven by big wind and solar deals and installations of small-scale rooftop solar photovoltaics. Bloomberg New Energy Finance is

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La Luge is a Flexible Holiday Home Nestled in the Countryside of Quebec

La Luge is a Flexible Holiday Home Nestled in the Countryside of Quebec

La Luge was designed to celebrate the wonders of winter. The secondary home is made up of two volumes, a dark and a light, that exist on different levels but merge in the middle. The light volume is made

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INTERVIEW: Boyan Slat, Teenage Inventor of the Ocean Cleanup Array

INTERVIEW: Boyan Slat, Teenage Inventor of the Ocean Cleanup Array

Last year, 19-year-old inventor Boyan Slat made waves by designing an "Ocean Cleanup Array" which he claimed could remove 72.5 million tons of plastic from the world's oceans. Although his idea received

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Foster & Partners’ Beautiful Green Renovation of Berlin’s Old Reichstag Parliament Building

Foster & Partners’ Beautiful Green Renovation of Berlin’s Old Reichstag Parliament Building

The Reichstag opened in 1894 but was severely damaged by a fire in 1933. It was partially restored in the 60s, but the final work by British architects Fosters & Partners was done in 1999, causing it

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