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Google Unveils Plans for $1 Billion Eco-Friendly HQ Built Of Wood, Steel And Glass in London

Google Unveils Plans for $1 Billion Eco-Friendly HQ Built Of Wood, Steel And Glass in London

In decades past, the construction of a new office building in London would hardly be a newsworthy event, but the ingenuity of companies like Google, Facebook, and Apple have changed that. Everyone wants

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London Cyclists Account for 24% of All Vehicles During Rush Hour Traffic

London Cyclists Account for 24% of All Vehicles During Rush Hour Traffic

London Cyclist photo from Shutterstock Transport for London (TfL) conducted the biggest mass census of cyclists to date and found that bikes make up 24% of all vehicles on the streets during the city's

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Synth[e]tech[e]cology Pollution-Harvesting Skyscraper Extracts Carbon From Petrol Fumes To Make Biofuel

Synth[e]tech[e]cology Pollution-Harvesting Skyscraper Extracts Carbon From Petrol Fumes To Make Biofuel

Synth[e]tech[e]cology was Lee’s diploma project at Royal College of Art in London, for which he won the Student Prize for Architecture at the Academy’s Summer Exhibition. He conceived the project as

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New Master Plan for Wimbledon Incorporates Green Walls & Traditional English Landscaping

New Master Plan for Wimbledon Incorporates Green Walls & Traditional English Landscaping

The new 2020 Master Plan for Wimbledon provides a pathway for improvements and enhancements to the famous tennis grounds. Led by Grimshaw and aided by Rolfe Judd Planning, Atelier Ten, Vectos and Movement

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Leadenhall Building: London’s 224-Meter-Tall “Cheesegrater” Tower Reaches Full Height

Leadenhall Building: London’s 224-Meter-Tall “Cheesegrater” Tower Reaches Full Height

Half of the curtain walling of “the cheesegrater” tower is now complete, with 51% of the structure already pre-leased to companies Aon and Amlin. The Leadenhall Building is owned by British Land and

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Heatherwick Studio Unveils Plans for Lush New River Thames Garden Bridge in London

Heatherwick Studio Unveils Plans for Lush New River Thames Garden Bridge in London

Heatherwick Studio just unveiled plans for a new greenery covered pedestrian bridge to be built across the River Thames in London. Looking like a luscious garden suspended over the water, the bridge will

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London’s 2012 Olympic Village to be Transformed into Affordable Housing Units

London’s 2012 Olympic Village to be Transformed into Affordable Housing Units

The greenest building is the one that's already standing, and this week London officials announced that the buildings from the 2012 Olympic Village will be transformed into rental units, and many of them

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GrowUp’s Aquaponic Urban Farm Produces Sustainable Fish and Vegetables in a Recycled Shipping Container

GrowUp’s Aquaponic Urban Farm Produces Sustainable Fish and Vegetables in a Recycled Shipping Container

Last week London-based GrowUp unveiled their small urban farm, which produces sustainable vegetables and fish through vertical gardening and aquaponics. After successfully raising over £16,000 through a

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Sou Fujimoto’s Nebulous 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens to the Public in London

Sou Fujimoto’s Nebulous 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens to the Public in London

Sou Fujimoto is the 13th—and youngest—architect to be invited to design a summer pavilion for the garden, which will host a variety of events all summer long. Fujimoto's works are known for their play

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England’s Essex Wildlife Trust Turns Landfill into 120 Acre Nature Park

England’s Essex Wildlife Trust Turns Landfill into 120 Acre Nature Park

Image© Frank Lumsden In an effort to create a cleaner and greener future, last week the Essex Wildlife Trust officially opened the new Thurrock Thameside Nature Park – a 120 acre reserve built on

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London’s Design Museum to Launch Pop-Up Garden on the Banks of the River Thames

London’s Design Museum to Launch Pop-Up Garden on the Banks of the River Thames

London's Design Museum has formed a new partnership with furniture company Vitra to create a pop-up garden on the banks of the River Thames. The garden will showcase pieces by some of the design world’s

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Google Selects AECOM’s Davis Langton to Help Deliver New London Headquarters

Google Selects AECOM’s Davis Langton to Help Deliver New London Headquarters

Davis Langdon, an AECOM company, will work on Google’s new headquarters in King’s Cross as cost consultant and the company’s agent. Davis Langton will also be supporting the HQ’s development

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UK Horses Go On Transit Strike Until Horse Meat Contamination Scandal is Resolved

UK Horses Go On Transit Strike Until Horse Meat Contamination Scandal is Resolved

Image modified from Shutterstock photo This week the lead representative of the UK horse teamsters union traveled to London for a symposium with the Food Standards Agency regarding the unbridled anger

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Designers Leander Angerer and David Ross Create a Musical Staircase that Can Be Played Like a Harp

Designers Leander Angerer and David Ross Create a Musical Staircase that Can Be Played Like a Harp

Industrial design duo Leander Angerer and David Ross have redesigned a late Victorian-era staircase over three stories in a private home in northwest London for Cathal McAteer, founder of Folk Clothing.

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Sou Fujimoto Unveils Plans for Cloud-Like 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London

Sou Fujimoto Unveils Plans for Cloud-Like 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London

Each year, the Serpentine Gallery in London's Kensington Gardens invites an architect to design a temporary structure in the park. This year, 41-year-old Sou Fujimoto will become the youngest architect to

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Seth Stein Architects Gives a Bomb-Damaged London House a New Lease On Life

Seth Stein Architects Gives a Bomb-Damaged London House a New Lease On Life

Seth Stein Architects' Notting Hill renovation keeps a low energy footprint thanks to an array of green building strategies. The project incorporates passive air distribution, and it regulates temperature

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It’s Always Sunny With Hendzel and Hunt’s 12 O’Clock Shadow Cabinet

It’s Always Sunny With Hendzel and Hunt’s 12 O’Clock Shadow Cabinet

In the dead of winter, sunny days may seem like a distant, taunting memory. But London-based design studio Hendzel and Hunt has the solution: sustainable furniture that cleverly doubles as a tribute to

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X Marks the Spot at the Striking Naturally Daylit NEO Bankside Residences in London

X Marks the Spot at the Striking Naturally Daylit NEO Bankside Residences in London

NEO Bankside is located directly south of the Tate Modern and features four buildings with 217 residences and a six-story office block. The hexagonal buildings have a distinctive external cross-bracing

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Green-Roofed Thurrock Workshop Builds Stage Sets For London’s Royal Opera House

Green-Roofed Thurrock Workshop Builds Stage Sets For London’s Royal Opera House

In 2007, the Royal Opera House appointed Nicholas Hare Architects to design a new production workshop for set construction and fabrication at a new site in Purfleet Essex. Inside the large warehouse-style

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University of East Anglia in England Unveils Plans for Greenest Low-Carbon Building in the UK

University of East Anglia in England Unveils Plans for Greenest Low-Carbon Building in the UK

The University of East Anglia in Norwich, England will soon be home to one of the greenest buildings ever created in the United Kingdom. The new £8M Norwich Research Park (NRP) Enterprise Centre will

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Trotify Makes Your Bike Sound Like a Galloping Horse

Trotify Makes Your Bike Sound Like a Galloping Horse

The makers of Trotify ask, "Why the long face? Do you have the need for steed?" Now, you can turn your humble pony into a galloping stallion with Trotify, a simple wooden device that fits on your front

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Mak3D: World’s First 3D Printing Co-Working Space Opens in London

Mak3D: World’s First 3D Printing Co-Working Space Opens in London

What do you do if you're a designer with an amazing idea for a product, but no way to make it? There might a huge buzz around 3D printing, but we're still a long way off from everyone having a machine at

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Paddington Station Renovation Underway As Part of Massive Transportation Improvements in London

Paddington Station Renovation Underway As Part of Massive Transportation Improvements in London

Paddington Station is located on the northwest side of London and serves as the terminal for the dedicated Heathrow Express airport service. Originally constructed in the mid-1850's, Paddington was

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Daniel Arsham’s Shattered Glass Figures Reflect the Devastation of Major Storms

Daniel Arsham’s Shattered Glass Figures Reflect the Devastation of Major Storms

When something as devastating as a hurricane impacts your life, it can shatter your outlook on the world. Inspired by the broken glass surrounding his home after Hurricane Andrew in 1992, New York artist

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Conceptual Artists and Designers Push Boundaries of Design at London’s First 3D Print Show

Conceptual Artists and Designers Push Boundaries of Design at London’s First 3D Print Show

Made from laser-sintered polyamide, Kinesis is a "wearable sculpture" by London- and Berlin-based Daniel Widrig that treats the body like a landscape, wrapping and undulating around its form. With a

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Levitt Bernstein’s Pop-Up HAWSE Proposal Transforms London’s Unused Garages into Temporary Housing

Levitt Bernstein’s Pop-Up HAWSE Proposal Transforms London’s Unused Garages into Temporary Housing

Building Trust International has named Levitt Bernstein as the winner of their open international HOME competition for his intriguing proposal to create pop-up housing in unused garages on London's

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Colorful Well Proven Chair is Made from Recycled Wood Waste and Bio-Resin

Colorful Well Proven Chair is Made from Recycled Wood Waste and Bio-Resin

London-based designers Marjan Van Aubel and Jamie Shaw have developed an intriguing material that can be used to create sturdy, lightweight furniture from waste. Their Well Proven Chair, which looks

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Tabitha Bargh’s Striking Textured Lamp Is Made from Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

Tabitha Bargh’s Striking Textured Lamp Is Made from Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

Exploring Designjunction at the London Festival this year, one of the designs that caught our eye was this beautiful and unusual lamp shades made of corrugated cardboard. Created by British designer

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Underground Mushroom Tunnel Wins London’s High Line-Inspired Green Design Competition

Underground Mushroom Tunnel Wins London’s High Line-Inspired Green Design Competition

The competition was hosted by The Landscape Institute, the Mayor of London and the Garden Museum, and judged by a panel of experts that included the founders of the High Line. Over 170 designs were

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Claire Morgan Suspends Taxidermied Animals and Plants in Her Floating Installations

Claire Morgan Suspends Taxidermied Animals and Plants in Her Floating Installations

The Galerie Karsten Greve in Paris will be presenting a solo show of Claire Morgan's works entitled "Quietus" through November 3rd. The exhibition will include her intricate, hanging sculptures as well as

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