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The Ruth Lily Visitors Pavilion Meshes Art, Architecture and Nature

The Ruth Lily Visitors Pavilion Meshes Art, Architecture and Nature

Ipe hardwood planks form a large walkway, a deck, a wall, and a slatted-light filtering sunshade that covers the deck, all of which are supported by a steel frame. The interior meeting rooms feature

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Spherical iGuzzini Headquarters Shaded by a Massive Prismatic Fabric Screen

Spherical iGuzzini Headquarters Shaded by a Massive Prismatic Fabric Screen

Photo by Adrià Goula Construction on the 9,000 sq m office space began in 2008 and it is now getting close to completion. A large underground space provides for storage, parking, a showroom, an

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Foster + Partners’ Index Tower Takes Top Honors for Keeping its Cool in the Dubai Sun

Foster + Partners’ Index Tower Takes Top Honors for Keeping its Cool in the Dubai Sun

Photo Dubaiwalla The 80 story mixed-use building, located in the heart of Dubai, holds 47 floors of apartments up top and 25 floors of offices below. The energy needed to keep all of those occupants

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6 Stylish Green Wearable Gifts for Fathers Day

6 Stylish Green Wearable Gifts for Fathers Day

Oliver Tailored Shorts Keep your dad nice and cool with these trim chambray shorts from People Tree. Each finely tailored pair hits just above the knee, so the hem can be turned up for some added style.

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Illuminated Psychopomp Is a Rocking Horse Turned Rockin’ Lamp

Illuminated Psychopomp Is a Rocking Horse Turned Rockin’ Lamp

Inspired by the Brazilian idea of “Gambiarra” – reviving unwanted junk – Ghetto Picasso’s imaginative lamp design gives a forgotten, white rocking horse a luminous new life. The

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Crystalline Domed Mansueto Library Features Robotic Book Retrieval System

Crystalline Domed Mansueto Library Features Robotic Book Retrieval System

A large egg-shaped glass dome blankets the airy 8,000 sq ft reading room, which provides study space for 180 students. Also inside the dome are three glass research cubicles for students to use in

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Huntingdon Estate: New Twisting Green Roofed Tower for London’s East End

Huntingdon Estate: New Twisting Green Roofed Tower for London’s East End

A former industrial site in London’s East End will be getting an uplifting transformation as a twisting commercial, residential and cultural high rise designed by Amanda Levete Architects. Located in

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Recycled Trumpet Amplifier Blasts Phone Tunes Without Wires

Recycled Trumpet Amplifier Blasts Phone Tunes Without Wires

This clever trumpet turned analog amplifier blasts out beats from your iPhone without consuming a bit of electricity! Christopher Locke welded together a salvaged trumpet, a steel base, stainless steel

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MVRDV’s Speech Bubble Inspired Building Wins China Comic and Animation Museum Design Bid

MVRDV’s Speech Bubble Inspired Building Wins China Comic and Animation Museum Design Bid

MVRDV focuses on achieving excellent energy ratings, and the CAM Museum is no different.  The sleek aerodynamic design creates even wind pressure, and a lower need for air conditioning. The interior is

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Planting Sugar Cane Can Lower Local Temperature by Almost Two Degrees

Planting Sugar Cane Can Lower Local Temperature by Almost Two Degrees

Researchers from the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology have found that planting sugarcane on land previously occupied by other crops will cool the local area. It was found that the plant

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IKEA Pledges to Transition to 100% “Better Cotton” by 2015

IKEA Pledges to Transition to 100% “Better Cotton” by 2015

Swedish furniture company IKEA impressed us once again with its announcement on Wednesday that it wants all of the cotton it uses to adhere to Better Cotton Initiative standards. The BCI, a

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Sprouts of Green Pop Up on a Barcelona Community Center Rooftop

Sprouts of Green Pop Up on a Barcelona Community Center Rooftop

This cheery community center in the Cardedeu area of Barcelona, Spain, combines three of our favorite things - recycled materials, an emphasis on the surrounding environment, and a green rooftop. Designed

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Stelmat Headquarters Makes A Bold Statement With Its Green Roof And Indoor Living Wall

Stelmat Headquarters Makes A Bold Statement With Its Green Roof And Indoor Living Wall

Recently completed in 2010, the five-story Stelmat Headquarters is like a stack of cards with each layer placed to create new rooftop and balcony spaces. Walking up to the building, one is greeted by a

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Research Finds Banana Peels Can Efficiently Remove Toxic Metals From Wastewater

Research Finds Banana Peels Can Efficiently Remove Toxic Metals From Wastewater

A group of Brazilian scientists found that minced banana peels can remove toxic metals from wastewater up to 20 times better than some commonly used materials.

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Projecto Kombi: People-Powered Cardboard Flintstone Van Hits the Streets of São Paulo

Projecto Kombi: People-Powered Cardboard Flintstone Van Hits the Streets of São Paulo

The cardboard structure can hold four passengers who, with the amusing charm of the Flintstones, take to their feet and run along the concrete roads. Attracting attention across the city, the combi causes

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Environmental Documentaries Bring a Green Theme to 2011 Academy Awards

Environmental Documentaries Bring a Green Theme to 2011 Academy Awards

Gasland Gasland is the a visually provocative story by writer director Josh Fox who was inspired to explore the dangers of gas drilling when he was offered money to drill at his property in Pennsylvania.

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Heinz to Use Plant-Based Bottles Made by Coca-Cola

Heinz to Use Plant-Based Bottles Made by Coca-Cola

This summer, Heinz will being using Coca-Cola's PlantBottles for all 20 oz. ketchup packaging.

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Agua Table Tricks the Eye With Stones Made from Recycled Cardboard

Agua Table Tricks the Eye With Stones Made from Recycled Cardboard

This minimalist table by Brazilian designer Domingos Tótora appears to feature a collection of sandstones below a glass tabletop -- but its base has actually been created from recycled cardboard! The

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First Flight Powered by Jatropha-Based Biofuel Completed

First Flight Powered by Jatropha-Based Biofuel Completed

Good news for aviation and biofuel buffs: TAM Airlines (Brazil's largest carrier) and Airbus recently completed the first jatropha biofuel-based test flight. The flight, conducted on an A320, was juiced

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Giant Monkey Sculpture Made from Thousands of Flip Flops

Giant Monkey Sculpture Made from Thousands of Flip Flops

A group of students in Sao Paulo, Brazil, recently constructed a giant monkey out of thousands of flip-flops! Designed for the Pixelshow 2010 this fun sculpture currently lies innocently in a local park

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Creepy Skull Sculptures Rise from Dead Skateboards

Creepy Skull Sculptures Rise from Dead Skateboards

More frightening than those bruises or arthritis, your old skateboards have come back to haunt you. Carved by designer Beto Janz, these creepy heads mysteriously started to appear around the town of

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MoMA’s ‘Small Scale, Big Change’ Exhibit Opens Sunday in NYC

MoMA’s ‘Small Scale, Big Change’ Exhibit Opens Sunday in NYC

This Sunday MoMA will open their latest architectural exhibition Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement. This exhibit presents 11 architectural projects located in five

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Gridded Modular Eco Home in the Hills Outside Sao Paulo

Gridded Modular Eco Home in the Hills Outside Sao Paulo

The Grid House sits on a parcel of land where walking paths converge, leading away to the jungle and off towards hill tops with views. This protected little valley comprises about 16 acres and it is the

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Researchers One Step Closer to Capturing Electricity Out of Thin Air

Researchers One Step Closer to Capturing Electricity Out of Thin Air

Electricity's most fundamental riddle: How does it form in nature? Even centuries after Ben Franklin so famously harnessed lightning, recreating this natural phenomenon has remained an unsolved mystery

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Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

Can the UK Really Cut Transport Emissions 76% by 2050?

It's generally agreed the world over that transportation is the largest contributor to global warming. As such, governments have begun heavily investing in high-speed rail projects and other transport

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Fields of Windstalks Harvest Kinetic Energy From the Wind

Fields of Windstalks Harvest Kinetic Energy From the Wind

Some consider wind turbines to be garish blips on serene landscapes. Not so with this Windstalk concept, which utilizes a series of 1203 kinetic energy-generating “stalks” to harness power.

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Dune Hotel Provides Prefab Accommodation Where You Want To Be

Dune Hotel Provides Prefab Accommodation Where You Want To Be

The Dune Hotel is a prefab modular idea that is intended to fill urban niches and go where the action is. Emerging Brazilian Architect Guilherme de Vasconcelos wants us to take a look at those unused

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