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London Mayor Accused of Using Dust Suppressants to Lower Pollution Levels Before Olympics

London Mayor Accused of Using Dust Suppressants to Lower Pollution Levels Before Olympics

Mayor Boris Johnson has come under fire for his office’s recommendation that municipal trucks spray saline solution along busy streets to reduce air pollution levels before the upcoming London Olympics.

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Controversial £12 Million Floating Motorway for London Olympics Will Only Be For “Fat Cats”

Controversial £12 Million Floating Motorway for London Olympics Will Only Be For “Fat Cats”

Dezeen almost had us fooled with their awesome April Fool's post about Mayor Boris Johnson's plans to build a floating motorway on the Thames River in time for this year's Olympic games. "Designed" by

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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6 Beavis Marks was originally built in the 1980s, but has since become outdated and energy inefficient.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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PHOTOS: Incredible Renovation of London’s Historic King’s Cross Station is Complete

PHOTOS: Incredible Renovation of London’s Historic King’s Cross Station is Complete

As the station was originally built in 1852 and listed as a Grade I facility, the facade had to remain fully intact. The renovation had to carefully and creatively restore and keep this intact while

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Product Fitness 80: New MUJI Exhibition Showcases Elegant, Efficiently Designed Products in London

Product Fitness 80: New MUJI Exhibition Showcases Elegant, Efficiently Designed Products in London

There is an old Japanese saying that goes "eat in measure and defy the doctor", which means that eating an adequate amount of food (instead of stuffing oneself) will ensure a joyful, balanced and healthy

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New Eco-Routemaster Hybrid Bus Debuts in London!

New Eco-Routemaster Hybrid Bus Debuts in London!

Londoners taking the number 38 bus between Victoria and Hackney yesterday had the honor of being the first to ride the brand new Eco-Routemaster hybrid bus. The beautiful hybrid double-decker is sure to

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Blue LED Rings On Famous London Monuments Show Just How Far Sea Levels Could Rise

Blue LED Rings On Famous London Monuments Show Just How Far Sea Levels Could Rise

Pinksy wanted to raise awareness about what could happen if we stick to our business as usual scenario and do not reduce carbon emissions. The result after 1000 years is a complete transformation of our

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London Designer Creates a Super Futuristic Solar-Powered Concept Car

London Designer Creates a Super Futuristic Solar-Powered Concept Car

London designer Omer Sagiv created this solar-powered concept car that looks like it’s straight out of the latest sci-fi movie. The concept car is referred to as the SPV (Solar Power Vehicle)

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London’s First Zero-Emission Electric Taxis Hit the Streets

London’s First Zero-Emission Electric Taxis Hit the Streets

When it comes to clean transportation, London is charging ahead at maximum speed - not only is the city's mayor a cycling enthusiast, but he helped to push the introduction of London's first hydrogen

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A Room for London: Living Architecture’s Wind Energy-Generating Boat Sits Atop a UK Roof

A Room for London: Living Architecture’s Wind Energy-Generating Boat Sits Atop a UK Roof

This one bedroom installation has been designed to last. Modeled after the famed Roi des Belges boat that carried Joseph Conrad through the heart of colonial Congo's darkness, A Room for London features

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London’s Flint House is a High-Performance Handcrafted Green Home

London’s Flint House is a High-Performance Handcrafted Green Home

The Flint House is a two-story home with 2 wings on either side and a double pitched roof. These four areas are linked together by a central atrium, a staircase, and library space. Large glazed windows

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Aloft London Excel Hotel Has An Iridescent High Performance Exterior

Aloft London Excel Hotel Has An Iridescent High Performance Exterior

Located on the Royal Victoria Dock, the hotel is served by the Prince Regent Station on the Docklands Light Railway and is located adjacent to the International Conference Centre. Aloft London Excel is a

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The Pothole Gardener Creates Miniature Living Worlds in East London Potholes

The Pothole Gardener Creates Miniature Living Worlds in East London Potholes

Wheen explains on his blog that he has "never claimed to be the first Guerrilla Gardener, or even the first pothole gardener for that matter" and points to similar projects on the Guerrilla Gardening

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The Muse: Bere Architects’ Paradisiacal London Home Has Four Roof Gardens, Forty Trees, Ponds and Meadows

The Muse: Bere Architects’ Paradisiacal London Home Has Four Roof Gardens, Forty Trees, Ponds and Meadows

Inspired by the German Passivhaus approach and technical methods developed by physicist Wolfgang Feist, Bere Architects' own director Justin Bere started building his own home back in 2002. Low CO2

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Europe’s Tallest Living Wall Rises Over London’s Digby Road Apartments

Europe’s Tallest Living Wall Rises Over London’s Digby Road Apartments

Completed in November of last year, Digby Road offers a mix of affordable one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments. The ground floor also features commercial space for shops and cafes for the

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Thomas Heatherwick’s New Hybrid Double-Decker Bus Hits The Streets of London

Thomas Heatherwick’s New Hybrid Double-Decker Bus Hits The Streets of London

It's been 50 years since the Transport for London commissioned and oversaw the development of a bus built specifically for the city. So it was high time they got a new bus and the new design harkens back

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Spiky Sustainably-Designed Ecology Pavilion Sprouts in East London

Spiky Sustainably-Designed Ecology Pavilion Sprouts in East London

The Ecology Pavilion, the arts pavilion and the children’s center are three architecturally stunning, energy-efficient, green roofed buildings erected at Mile End Park. They are designed to promote

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Boxpark: London’s first Pop-Up Shipping Container Mall Opens in Shoreditch

Boxpark: London’s first Pop-Up Shipping Container Mall Opens in Shoreditch

Photo studio55 Boxpark Shoreditch claims to be the world’s first pop-up mall, which isn’t quit the case, but a good idea is a good idea and we look forward to seeing the Boxpark Mall open its

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The World’s Largest Cardboard Christmas Tree Springs up in London!

The World’s Largest Cardboard Christmas Tree Springs up in London!

Giles Miller has wooed us with his intricate cardboard creations before, and now he's brought us the world's largest cardboard Christmas tree! Standing at roughly 20 feet in the Design Museum London's

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The World’s Largest LEGO Christmas Tree Pops Up in London!

The World’s Largest LEGO Christmas Tree Pops Up in London!

Bright Bricks, the only Lego®-certified professionals in the UK, started the construction of the monstrous tree on November 8th. The tree branches were built by a team of Bright Bricks builders off-site

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Calcium-Based Adhesive Applied to London Roads to Prevent Air Pollution

Calcium-Based Adhesive Applied to London Roads to Prevent Air Pollution

London mayor Boris Johnson may say some ridiculous things, but he is genuinely concerned about the environment. While his previous clean-air initiatives promoted practical ideas like cycling and public

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London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

Completed in 2009, the Herbarium's new glass and timber wing creates a fantastic contrast with the original red-bricked building, connected to its side. Edward Cullinan Architects worked closely with the

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Banksy’s Giant Monopoly Set Joins Occupy London Movement

Banksy’s Giant Monopoly Set Joins Occupy London Movement

A unique take on the iconic game, the board comes complete with a depiction of Rich Uncle Pennybags, top hat in hand, begging for money. Bankers are presumably represented by the sports car and top hat

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CHUG: A Floating Community That Grows Their Own Vegetables in the Heart of London!

CHUG: A Floating Community That Grows Their Own Vegetables in the Heart of London!

CHUG, which stands for "Canals in Hackney Users’ Group", is a charity and a community of boaters who live in Kingsland Basin, in Hackney's central London. This community has around 14 boats, but there

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London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

The Jodrell Laboratory extension, dubbed 'The Wolfson Wing', achieved a BREEAM 'Excellent' mark and was designed to be energy-efficient and sustainable in many aspects. Among the most distinctive

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Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Goats, sheep, chickens, a donkey, and some small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs can be spotted at London's Hackney City Farm. The farm is based at a site were many businesses used to run, ranging

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Ikea To Build Massive 26-Acre Suburb in East London

Ikea To Build Massive 26-Acre Suburb in East London

It's official: Ikea is taking over the world. Yesterday, Inter Ikea Systems, owner of the popular furniture chain, announced plans to build an enormous 26-acre, environmentally friendly suburb next to

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Empty Storefront in London Turned into World’s First Farm in a Shop!

Empty Storefront in London Turned into World’s First Farm in a Shop!

A group of designers in London, led by the team from Something & Son, have successfully built the world's first storefront farm inside of a shop in Hackney. They've got vegetables growing all the way

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Ancient London Crypt Resurrected as Creepy Contemporary Art Gallery

Ancient London Crypt Resurrected as Creepy Contemporary Art Gallery

The crypt received its first coffin burial in 1822, with the body of 12 year old Ellen Strachey. It was then used as an alternative to village burial grounds, offering more space to deceased family

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Mint Hotel Is a Posh Green Walled Tower Right In the Heart of London

Mint Hotel Is a Posh Green Walled Tower Right In the Heart of London

Designed by Bennetts Associates Architects, the Mint Hotel Tower of London is a modern boutique hotel located right in the heart of the city. Topped with a lush green roof and padded with Europe's largest

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