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India’s LEED Gold Anna Centenary Library is the Largest and Greenest Library in Asia!

India’s LEED Gold Anna Centenary Library is the Largest and Greenest Library in Asia!

The LEED Gold Anna Centenary Library located in Kotturpuram, India is the largest library in Asia and one of the most sustainable. The cavernous space can accommodate well over a thousand readers at a

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MVRDV Unveils Plans to Transform Almere, the Netherlands Into the Greenest City Ever Built

MVRDV Unveils Plans to Transform Almere, the Netherlands Into the Greenest City Ever Built

Floriade is a national horticulture expo held every decade in The Netherlands - and Almere wants to be the next host in 2022. To woo the judges they've hired MVRDV to create the master plan for their expo

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Perkins+Will’s LEED Gold College Campus To Help Revitalize Downtown New Haven

Perkins+Will’s LEED Gold College Campus To Help Revitalize Downtown New Haven

As a key element to New Haven Connecticut's Neighborhood Revitalization Campaign, Gateway Community College is getting a new LEED-NC Gold certified campus right in the center of the city. From the

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Little Free Library: Tiny House-Shaped Boxes Let You Take a Book or Leave One

Little Free Library: Tiny House-Shaped Boxes Let You Take a Book or Leave One

Little Free Library enthusiasts are encouraged to build their own designs, or they can easily follow instructions for the classic Little Free Library kit on the group’s website. The website also gives

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UNStudio Center for Virtual Engineering (ZVE) Earns Gold Sustainability Certification

UNStudio Center for Virtual Engineering (ZVE) Earns Gold Sustainability Certification

An experiment in constructing offices to promote communication, experimentation and creativity, ZVE is comprised of a main curved structure with rows of horizontal windows that open to permit natural

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Report Says Number of Environmentalists Killed Has Doubled Over Last 3 Years

Report Says Number of Environmentalists Killed Has Doubled Over Last 3 Years

Environmental activists sometimes put themselves in harm's way to protect natural resources, and according to a new report from Global Witness the number of people killed defending the natural world has

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MIT Team Develops All-Carbon Solar Cell That Generates Energy from Infra-Red Light!

MIT Team Develops All-Carbon Solar Cell That Generates Energy from Infra-Red Light!

Currently 40% of the solar energy that reaches Earth lies in the near-infra-red region of the spectrum, and while most photovoltaic devices are unable to harness this energy, a team at MIT has created an

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Artists Repurpose London’s Iconic Red Telephone Boxes into Incredible Artworks!

Artists Repurpose London’s Iconic Red Telephone Boxes into Incredible Artworks!

The open-air art exhibition was launched this week to honor the 25th anniversary of children's charity ChildLine - a service that provides advice for young people. It will culminate in a gala auction in

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New Study Finds that Pollution Turns Carnivorous Plants Into Vegetarians

New Study Finds that Pollution Turns Carnivorous Plants Into Vegetarians

Dr. Jonathan Millet from Loughborough University has revealed that pollution is causing carnivorous plants, such as the Venus flytrap, to change their behavior and become vegetarian. An increase in acid

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Massimo Bartolini’s Bookyard is an Outdoor Library in a Belgian Vineyard

Massimo Bartolini’s Bookyard is an Outdoor Library in a Belgian Vineyard

Massimo Bartolini turns the idea of the library on its head with his outdoor installation. Rather than public libraries scrambling for ways to bring in patrons, Bookyard steps out of a library’s comfort

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Henning Larsen Unveils Plans for a Sustainable City Development in the Faroe Islands

Henning Larsen Unveils Plans for a Sustainable City Development in the Faroe Islands

Henning Larsen was awarded first place in an international design competition to create a new urban plan for the city of Klaksvík, which is situated in the island of Borðoy, the largest of the northern

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron About the Light & Energy Issue

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron About the Light & Energy Issue

INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little about Dwell's Light & Energy issue and what kind of content readers can expect when they pick it up on newsstands this month? AMANDA: I enjoy issue themes that

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6 Delightful Pop-Up Libraries To Encourage Reading This Summer

6 Delightful Pop-Up Libraries To Encourage Reading This Summer

Adopt a Phone Booth Library With mobile phones taking over, there seems little need for phone booths anymore, but rather than get rid of the iconic red booths in the UK, local communities are using them

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Spend a Night in a Historic Castle on a Private Island in Upstate New York!

Spend a Night in a Historic Castle on a Private Island in Upstate New York!

Frederick G. Bourne was the fourth president of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, and he built this “hunting lodge” for his family, guests and an army of servants. They enjoyed many summers there,

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2012 Pritzker Prize Awarded to Wang Shu – First Chinese Architect to Win the Award

2012 Pritzker Prize Awarded to Wang Shu – First Chinese Architect to Win the Award

Wang Shu is the first Chinese architect to be awarded with the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Shu is a 48-year-old architect whose architectural practice, Amateur Architecture Studio, is based in Hangzhou.

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Crisp Warburg House Sets the Bar for Super Energy-Efficiency in Canada

Crisp Warburg House Sets the Bar for Super Energy-Efficiency in Canada

The Warburg house was placed in a large clearing on the southern edge of the client's farmstead to maximize southern exposure. The barn's shell was draped in black corrugated sheet metal and then the

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Berlin’s Technik Museum Is Topped with a Historic Candy Bomber Plane

Berlin’s Technik Museum Is Topped with a Historic Candy Bomber Plane

The Technik Museum's new building was completed in 2000 and has a total usable area of 215,000 square foot. It was mainly constructed from steel-composite structure and was designed to be extremely

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1970s Double-Decker Bus in Berlin Transformed Into Mobile Kiosk

1970s Double-Decker Bus in Berlin Transformed Into Mobile Kiosk

Kjosk is a collaborative project that started when Rosmarie Köckenberger was working as part of the interdisciplinary creative team Balestra Berlin. Featuring an outdoor eating area furnished with

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Former Soap Factory Cleaned Up Into a Sustainable Housing Project in Brussels

Former Soap Factory Cleaned Up Into a Sustainable Housing Project in Brussels

Located less than half a mile from the Grand’Place in Brussels, Savonnerie Heymans is a social housing project converted from a former soap factory. The green renovation was led by MDW Architecture who

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BIG Unveils Award-Winning Green-Roofed Interlocking Cross # Towers for Seoul

BIG Unveils Award-Winning Green-Roofed Interlocking Cross # Towers for Seoul

Cross # Towers is a residential housing project for the Yongsan International Business District (Dreamhub) that consists of two towers - one is 214 meters tall and the other is 204 meters tall. The

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Brilliant Rotating UnWaste Bookcase is Made From Reclaimed Plywood

Brilliant Rotating UnWaste Bookcase is Made From Reclaimed Plywood

The UnWaste Bookcase is a brilliant sustainably designed full-wall rotating library created by architect Ben Milbourne (Bild Architecture), eco-designer Leyla Acaroglu (Eco Innovators) and furniture

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Suivez le Guide Redefines Flexible Workspace with Movable Modules

Suivez le Guide Redefines Flexible Workspace with Movable Modules

Using plywood, 5AM constructed seven rectangular modules that are lined up in the middle of the sprawling warehouse-like office space. The modules are framed in steel, and set on wheeled casters below

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The Arch by 3XN is a Striking Day-Lit Culture Center in Norway

The Arch by 3XN is a Striking Day-Lit Culture Center in Norway

Danish designers 3XN have been featured on Inhabitat numerous times, and it's easy to see why. In this design, they have honored the residents and architecture of Mandal, which has a small population of

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The Garden School is a New Green-Roofed Learning Facility for China

The Garden School is a New Green-Roofed Learning Facility for China

Strategic orientation of the 51,000 square meter Garden School, construction of which is currently underway, makes optimum use of passive solar design, daylighting, and natural ventilation. Some of the

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The Cocoon House is an Amorphous Green-Roofed Retreat on a UNESCO Heritage Site

The Cocoon House is an Amorphous Green-Roofed Retreat on a UNESCO Heritage Site

Designed for a site in Gotjawal Village and just one part of the Jeju Airest City, an integrated residential and business resort, the Cocoon House features a central cocoon around which the rest of the

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The Kantana Film Institute is Shaded by a Sawtooth Brick Wall in Thailand

The Kantana Film Institute is Shaded by a Sawtooth Brick Wall in Thailand

The $1 million Kantana Institute in Kakhonprathom province was dedicated to Thailand's master of drama Pradit Kaljareuk. It is a one story facility separated into five sections, namely an administrative

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Lively Palencia Civic Center Rehabilitated from Dingy Prison in Spain

Lively Palencia Civic Center Rehabilitated from Dingy Prison in Spain

The 19th century load-bearing brickwork was left untouched, although the structure's perimeter is now clad in bright glazing that acts as a segway between the city and interior activities. The building

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7 Biggest Threats to the Environment – Why We Still Need Earth Day

7 Biggest Threats to the Environment – Why We Still Need Earth Day

Climate Change Climate change is first and foremost an issue because people can't even agree on whether or not it's an issue in the first place. Before we even get into the solutions, we all (regardless

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10,000 Birds Die from Avian Cholera, Water Shortage from Low Snowfall to Blame

10,000 Birds Die from Avian Cholera, Water Shortage from Low Snowfall to Blame

The unseasonably warm winter this past year has caused over 10,000 migrating birds to die from avian cholera in Northern California and Southern Oregon. The birds would typically rest and feed at wetland

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Transparent Typographical ‘Teacher’s House’ Facade Doubles as a Sunscreen in Norway

Transparent Typographical ‘Teacher’s House’ Facade Doubles as a Sunscreen in Norway

As it stands, Teacher's House (also known as the jewelry box) will rely on state energy supplies for about 50-100 peak hours a year, which isn't much given the building's northern latitude. So how is this

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