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Green Rollercoaster High-Rise Takes Off in Vietnam

Green Rollercoaster High-Rise Takes Off in Vietnam

No, this is not the latest roller coaster -- it’s actually a self-sustaining community designed by DWP Architects in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Noticed at Designboom, 'Everrich 2 Apartments' is a

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Sweeping Alcala Da Guadaria Stadium Blends in With the Landscape

Sweeping Alcala Da Guadaria Stadium Blends in With the Landscape

We have been looking at a lot of stadiums lately because of the World Cup, but this unique re-envisioning of what a sports venue can be caught our eye. By bringing the fans closer to the action and

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Tree Museum With a Collection of 2,000 Trees Opens in Switzerland

Tree Museum With a Collection of 2,000 Trees Opens in Switzerland

Yesterday the Tree Museum opened outside of Zurich in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland, showcasing an incredible collection of 2,000 different species of trees. The museum was designed and built by Swiss

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Electrolux’s Outdoor Kitchen Integrates with Your Garden

Electrolux’s Outdoor Kitchen Integrates with Your Garden

If you enjoy inviting company over for outdoor entertaining but are on the fence about dedicating your precious garden space to an outdoor kitchen -- why not just do both and integrate the kitchen with

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Bug-Like Urban Gardens Filter Water and Air in Skyscrapers

Bug-Like Urban Gardens Filter Water and Air in Skyscrapers

Watch out -- swarms of gigantic bugs are invading the city and may be coming soon to a rooftop near you! Designer Natalie Jeremijenk has conceived of a series of bug-like urban gardens that are

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Architects Design Luxe Bug Hotels For London Parks

Architects Design Luxe Bug Hotels For London Parks

The five shortlisted designs provide homes for various insects found in the city and include everything from skyscraping bug towers, landscape and garden installation, a mountain chalet, and luxury bug

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Hill-Shaped French Eco House is a New “Wave” in Green Building

Hill-Shaped French Eco House is a New “Wave” in Green Building

Parisian architect Patrick Nadeau is currently constructing a gorgeous green house disguised as a grassy hill in the city of Reims, France. Spotted over on Dezeen, La Maison-Vague or the "Wave House" is

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San Francisco’s Vertical Gardens Exhibit Closes This Weekend!

San Francisco’s Vertical Gardens Exhibit Closes This Weekend!

Bright green, hanging and vibrant flora are invading the city of San Francisco, in the most global and ubiquitous sense. Vertical Gardens, an exhibit at the American Institute of Architects, San

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US Embassy in Beijing Showcases Energy Efficient Design

US Embassy in Beijing Showcases Energy Efficient Design

The US Embassy in Beijing, China, designed by Craig Hartman of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, is the State Department’s second largest project in its history. Like the newly unveiled embassy in London,

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Hollywood Sign Site Saved By Hugh Hefner & Generous Donations

Hollywood Sign Site Saved By Hugh Hefner & Generous Donations

Photo credit: brunosan These last couple of months have been touch-and-go for the site of the iconic Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles, but now thanks to a generous donation from Hugh Hefner, the site has

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Living Pavilion: Green Walled Garden Wave Coming to Governors Island

Living Pavilion: Green Walled Garden Wave Coming to Governors Island

If you’re trying to keep cool in NYC this summer, you can skip the beach and head straight to Governors Island! Although the much-anticipated eco-renovations are set to begin in 2012, the island is

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NYC’s $220 Million Governors Island Park Unveiled!

NYC’s $220 Million Governors Island Park Unveiled!

This week New York City officially unveiled it's finalized plan for a $220 million renovation of Governors Island! Starting in 2012, construction will begin on what could become one of the coolest urban

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Living Lawn House Blends in With the Earth

Living Lawn House Blends in With the Earth

Green building gets literal in this beautiful grass-covered living Lawn House designed by Italy-based experimental architecture firm, altro_studio. The rolled lawn design not only offers a natural

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Pre-Packaged Vertical Gardens Give a Green Glow to Urban Spaces

Pre-Packaged Vertical Gardens Give a Green Glow to Urban Spaces

We live in a world where pre-packaged items have begun blur the lines between what is natural and what is not. So why should our outdoor gardens be any different? Taking note of the lack of green spaces

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One & Ortakoy: A Sustainable Mixed-Use Complex in Istanbul

One & Ortakoy: A Sustainable Mixed-Use Complex in Istanbul

Inhabitat reader e_meliss tells us that Global Architectural Development (GAD) is on its way to constructing a mixed-use complex that will be a reflection of technology, sustainability and aesthetics in

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Artist Pete Dungey Turns Potholes Into Guerrilla Gardens

Artist Pete Dungey Turns Potholes Into Guerrilla Gardens

Some years ago a councilwoman of Davis, California protested the repaving of several historic alleyways in her neighborhood, claiming that new asphalt would destroy the 'mellow' ambience of the roads.

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LEED Platinum Vancouver Convention Center has Canada’s Largest Green Roof

LEED Platinum Vancouver Convention Center has Canada’s Largest Green Roof

Led by Seattle based architecture firm LMN, the most extraordinary addition to the center is the 5-acre living roof that is landscaped with more than 400,000 indigenous plants and grasses, and provides a

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South Korea Unveils Stunning Eco Dome Environmental Center

South Korea Unveils Stunning Eco Dome Environmental Center

The National Ecological Institute of South Korea recently released plans for a large-scale nature reserve complete with an incredible series of eco domes, an education center, and an environmental

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Green Roofed Suncheon Wetlands Center Flows With the Tides

Green Roofed Suncheon Wetlands Center Flows With the Tides

Each year over 2.8 million people visit the Suncheon wetlands in Korea, which comprise world's 5th largest tidal flat. To host them, Gansam Architects' G.lab* have designed a visitor's center that works

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New Zealand Train Station Transformed Into Green Meadow

New Zealand Train Station Transformed Into Green Meadow

Often times standing around in even the most modern and sleek subway stations can be an utter drag. But imagine the surprise if your local platform suddenly sprouted a vast green meadow! Not too long ago

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AECOM’s Giant Amusement Park in Seoul Wins International Competition

AECOM’s Giant Amusement Park in Seoul Wins International Competition

Seoul, Korea's existing Grand Park is a basic big city park with trails, playgrounds, an art museum and a zoo. But major plans by design and engineering firm AECOM to transform the area into a mammoth

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Geometric Park Heals a Rocky Rift in Bilbao

Geometric Park Heals a Rocky Rift in Bilbao

A beautiful geometric park has sprouted upon a once-barren slope that split two suburbs in Bilbao, Spain. Designed by ACXT, Pau Casals Square is a vibrant expanse of green space that connects the

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UNstudio Wins Challenge to Revitalize Beijing with Their Creative Zone

UNstudio Wins Challenge to Revitalize Beijing with Their Creative Zone

A recent competition to design a creative zone in Beijing yielded this fascinating proposal to incorporate open space and an economic zone on the edge of the Beijing River. The winner of the competition

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Hanging Bamboo Gardens Make Beautiful Biofilters

Hanging Bamboo Gardens Make Beautiful Biofilters

If you were at West Coast Green this past weekend you would have surely noticed the elegant bamboo structures along the waterfront surrounded by beautiful native landscaping. What you may not have

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Floating Green: A Grassy Bench

Floating Green: A Grassy Bench

A lush lawn can be a wonderful thing to stretch out on. Unfortunately, the high-maintenance needs, which include frequent seeding and fertilizing, of grass can make it more of a pain than a joy, leaving

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West Loop Park Infuses Chicago With Green Urban Space

West Loop Park Infuses Chicago With Green Urban Space

As the construction process for Hudson Yards drags on in New York, we're glad to see green urban design is alive and well in Chicago. The windy city is no stranger to sustainable building, and this urban

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The Brooks Ave House: A Californian Study in Green

The Brooks Ave House: A Californian Study in Green

Vancouver-based architecture firm Bricault Design’s vegetation-clad house in Venice, California is a sexy study in green. The mod abode incorporates sustainable design in a new residential addition that

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How to Grow Your Own Treehouse

How to Grow Your Own Treehouse

Photo: Richard Reames, Arborsmith There are houses built in trees and then there are treehouses. Last year, we had one of our first encounters with a home literally made from trees, using the art of

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Making Public Places: Forum on Placemaking in Cities

Making Public Places: Forum on Placemaking in Cities

On Monday, July 13, 2009, Diana Balmori and her NYC-based landscape and urban design firm hosted a forum that was part-academic discussion, part-social media experiment. The forum, called Making Public

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The Swimming City: A Water World for Future Generations

The Swimming City: A Water World for Future Generations

Much like a floating Club Med, “The Swimming City” by Andras Gyorfi could be the perfect solution for ocean-bound adventure seekers. As most of us have daydreamed about abandoning our complex

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