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Marks Barfield Proposes a Soaring Bamboo Science Center for the Amazon Rainforest

Marks Barfield Proposes a Soaring Bamboo Science Center for the Amazon Rainforest

Designed by Marks Barfield Architects, a London-based firm known for progressive landscape designs including the elevated walkway at Kew Gardens, the center will incorporate solar power and will use

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Herzog and de Meuron Unveil Plans for Brilliant Naturally Ventilated Mãe Luiza Gymnasium

Herzog and de Meuron Unveil Plans for Brilliant Naturally Ventilated Mãe Luiza Gymnasium

Before Herzog & de Meuron stepped in, Mãe Luiza's local recreation center was a fully exposed concrete platform framed with columns and trusses. Plans for the new gymnasium expand upon this

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Gigantic Cardboard Labyrinth Made Entirely From Recycled Materials

Gigantic Cardboard Labyrinth Made Entirely From Recycled Materials

Brazilian architect Carlos Teixeira created an incredible labyrinth made entirely from layered recycled cardboard for the 29th International Biennial in Sao Paulo. Shaped like a gigantic maze and

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6 Luscious Living Vertical Gardens That Bring A Breath Of Fresh Air Indoors

6 Luscious Living Vertical Gardens That Bring A Breath Of Fresh Air Indoors

Vertical Garden Cleans Air Inside Office Building In Spain Drexel University's Biowall Vertical Garden Window Front at Barcelona's Replay Store Lush Interior Vertical Garden at the Yoyogi Village

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Beautiful Mexican ‘Casa en el Bosque’ Designed to Adapt to the Existing Pine Forest

Beautiful Mexican ‘Casa en el Bosque’ Designed to Adapt to the Existing Pine Forest

Standing within a splendid plot covering 2 square miles, House in the Forest is very spacious, light, and cool. Built on a slope, it has different levels of views into the mountains and lake, creating a

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PHOTOS: Life at Aconcagua’s Confluencia, a Sustainable Geodesic Base Camp in the Argentine Andes

PHOTOS: Life at Aconcagua’s Confluencia, a Sustainable Geodesic Base Camp in the Argentine Andes

A four-hour bus journey west of Mendoza will leave you at the stone-entrance of the Aconcagua National Park. After a four-hour trekking through small paths up the mountain along Rio Horcones, you will

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Top 7 WTF Fashion Stories of 2011 (Vote for the One You Despise Most!)

Top 7 WTF Fashion Stories of 2011 (Vote for the One You Despise Most!)

For every inspiring human being making the world of fashion better, there's an equally heinous individual (or worse, an organized group of them) really stinking up the industry with their unethical,

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Shell Oil Spill Off the Nigerian Coast is the Worst Spill Since 1998

Shell Oil Spill Off the Nigerian Coast is the Worst Spill Since 1998

The coast of Nigeria near the city of Lagos has just experienced its worst oil spill in more than a decade, thanks to Shell Oil. Around 40,000 barrels of crude were spilled into the Delta at Bonga Field.

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Matteo Cainer Architects’ Busan Camellian Opera House is Enveloped by a Living Green Roof

Matteo Cainer Architects’ Busan Camellian Opera House is Enveloped by a Living Green Roof

Matteo Cainer Architects' Busan Camellian Opera House was carefully designed as an attractive and serene venue for opera and other performing arts. Through its camellia-like form, the opera house responds

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Green Stream Linear Park: Vibrant New Public Space in São Paulo Could Help Alleviate Flash Flooding

Green Stream Linear Park: Vibrant New Public Space in São Paulo Could Help Alleviate Flash Flooding

New rain patterns are the cause of the disastrous flash floods of recent years and previous infrastructure is unable to contain the waters. While many neighborhoods have experienced problems, the area

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Luis Urculo Recreates Famous Buildings Out of Common Household Objects

Luis Urculo Recreates Famous Buildings Out of Common Household Objects

Urculo, who studied architecture and actually knows a thing or two about it, created his "Covers" project to investigate "the domestic non-specialized language of everyday things." Basically,

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Celebrated Architect Oscar Niemeyer Turns 104 Today!

Celebrated Architect Oscar Niemeyer Turns 104 Today!

Today marks the 104th birthday of the celebrated and prolific architect Oscar Niemeyer! Niemeyer, a disciple of Le Corbusier, designed his first building, the Ministry of Education and Public Health in

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Green-Roofed Serpentine Swiss Lake Resort has a See-Through Skin

Green-Roofed Serpentine Swiss Lake Resort has a See-Through Skin

The Bathing Beach Seeburg resort's translucent skin stretches around the entire building, and it is transparent on the south side to provide heat, light, and fresh air. The lake side of the building is

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Recycled Electronics Transformed Into Energetic Gym Posters by Murilo Melo

Recycled Electronics Transformed Into Energetic Gym Posters by Murilo Melo

By pulling apart old televisions and computers (which typically encourage us to 'veg-out'), art director Murilo Melo has created an inspiring series of gym posters that encourage couch potatoes to get out

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to be Protected by the World’s Largest Marine Reserve

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to be Protected by the World’s Largest Marine Reserve

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is an incredibly biodiverse spot that is home to countless forms of sea life - and now the Australian government has proposed plans to protect this vital site by turning

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Gorgeous LEED-H Tiburon House is a Custom-Built Energy Efficient Masterpiece

Gorgeous LEED-H Tiburon House is a Custom-Built Energy Efficient Masterpiece

The beautiful cliff-side site, located on the Tiburon Peninsula, was originally home to a dilapidated structure. The team deconstructed the old home piece by piece, and 95% of the materials were either

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High-Flying Rubem Braga Elevator Complex Improves Pedestrian Accessibility in Rio de Janeiro

High-Flying Rubem Braga Elevator Complex Improves Pedestrian Accessibility in Rio de Janeiro

The new elevator complex serves as the gateway to the local community and improves access conditions. Previously residents of the community relied on a series of precarious stairways and improvised

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AUM Arquiteto’s Renova Proposal Revamps a Sao Paulo Neighborhood With Green Spaces

AUM Arquiteto’s Renova Proposal Revamps a Sao Paulo Neighborhood With Green Spaces

In an attempt to transform the urban slums of São Paulo, the National Renova SP Competition asked for proposals to redevelop the 22 different neighborhood of the city. AUM Arquiteto’s proposal for the

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Passive Cantilevered SN House Appears to Be Floating In the Air

Passive Cantilevered SN House Appears to Be Floating In the Air

The lot on which this house is built is a slope with a change of about 3 meters towards the back. The architects decided to build the house jutting out of the incline so that the cantilever could create a

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Mountainside Sunbrella House Keeps Cool With an Underground Well

Mountainside Sunbrella House Keeps Cool With an Underground Well

The rural town of Ome is lined with a beautiful forest to the north and east, and views of serene mountains can be seen to the south. With such dynamic landscape also comes certain weather effects.

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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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Vin Varavarn’s Striking Botanica Office Roots Itself Within Thailand’s National Park

Vin Varavarn’s Striking Botanica Office Roots Itself Within Thailand’s National Park

The Botanica Office & Showroom is located very close to Khao Yai National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site, in the Pakchong District of Thailand. The area is famous for its luscious forests and

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Vik Muniz Creates Giant Portraits Using Garbage from Rio de Janeiro Landfills

Vik Muniz Creates Giant Portraits Using Garbage from Rio de Janeiro Landfills

Muniz first creates installations, or “paints” with materials such as sugar, peanut butter or junk. He then photographs the piece, which is the final artwork. The photos at first look like portraits

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Passive Bamboo Residence Keeps Cool With Pixelated Green Brise Soleil Facade

Passive Bamboo Residence Keeps Cool With Pixelated Green Brise Soleil Facade

Along with Group 8’s Coral House, the Bamboo residence was part of a plan to redesign the former industrial neighborhood of Chandieu into a residential area with public and private green spaces. A

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Campanas’ Awesome Bookshelf is a Mosaic of Recycled Scrap Wood

Campanas’ Awesome Bookshelf is a Mosaic of Recycled Scrap Wood

Inspired by their award-winning Favela chair, Humberto Campana and his brother created this spectacular bookshelf from reclaimed pieces of scrap wood. Chaotic and cluttered, yet unexpectedly harmonious,

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WATG’s Extraordinary Cloud Bridge Could Make the 2016 Olympics in Rio the Greenest Yet

WATG’s Extraordinary Cloud Bridge Could Make the 2016 Olympics in Rio the Greenest Yet

If WATG has their way, the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be the greenest yet - thanks to their awesome design proposal entitled The Cloud Bridge. Inspired by the Amazon River and Brazil's

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The Chimney House’s Open Glass Curtains Let the Outdoors In

The Chimney House’s Open Glass Curtains Let the Outdoors In

The ground floor of the two story building houses the living areas, kitchen, and entertainment room. The glass curtain walls open on either side, extending the outdoor space to the inside, creating an

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Gucci Staff in China Claim Severe Abuse That Resulted in Illness and Miscarriages

Gucci Staff in China Claim Severe Abuse That Resulted in Illness and Miscarriages

Gucci's flagship store in Shenzhen, China, has been accused by former staff of sweatshop-like abuse.  Five ex-employees of the luxury brand cited abuse so severe that they suffered from stomach and

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Bliss House: 6 Men Build 2 Prefab Houses in Just 6 Days in North London!

Bliss House: 6 Men Build 2 Prefab Houses in Just 6 Days in North London!

The two residences are each three stories tall and about 4,000 sq ft with 4 bedrooms and a backyard studio. A concrete foundation is topped with two levels of prefabricated materials that were assembled

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Ecopink Unveils Gorgeous Green Designs for Women at the London Design Festival

Ecopink Unveils Gorgeous Green Designs for Women at the London Design Festival

Designs ranged from foot massaging floor mats to innovative takes on everyday accessories, like a line of brightly colored glowing handbags. By recycling colorful plastic containers, Micio Vinicio creates

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