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Museum of Sustainable Style in Chicago This Weekend

Museum of Sustainable Style in Chicago This Weekend

Chicago’s Fashion Focus Week is currently underway, and considering the amazing student talent in Chicago these days, it is not surprising to discover that fresh green shoots of sustainable style are

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The New LEED Certified Brooklyn Children’s Museum

The New LEED Certified Brooklyn Children’s Museum

A vibrant swath of yellow amid the brownstones of Crown Heights, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum re-opened on September 20 after its completed expansion. Designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects, the

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After Nature at The New Museum of Contemporary Art

After Nature at The New Museum of Contemporary Art

We have officially entered the depths of summer here in NYC, and local art museums have really turned up the heat with a provocative line-up of environmentally charged exhibitions. The New Museum on the

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Swedish Museum Sets the Passive Energy Standard

Swedish Museum Sets the Passive Energy Standard

Passive homes heat and cool naturally without active mechanical heating and cooling systems. The low energy requirements are achieved through strategic building design which yields efficient and cost

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Old Factory becomes Latvian Contemporary Art Museum

Old Factory becomes Latvian Contemporary Art Museum

The former soviet states are littered with half-finished buildings and projects cut short by the collapse of the Soviet Union. High schools, factories, apartment complexes: some of the buildings stand

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The Museum of Nature by Ilkka Halso

The Museum of Nature by Ilkka Halso

Finnish photographer Ilkka Halso's photographic series 'The Museum of Nature' intelligently challenges how we can imagine the natural environment of the future. This collection of images capture a series

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The World’s First LEED Platinum Museum

The World’s First LEED Platinum Museum

The Water + Life Museums complex in Hemet, California, has just become the first museum to break the LEED Platinum barrier, beating out the California Academy of Sciences and scores of other hopeful

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Grand Rapids Art Museum: First LEED Gold Certified Museum

Grand Rapids Art Museum: First LEED Gold Certified Museum

One of the oldest museums in the Mid-West was recently relocated to an elegant new LEED Gold certified structure, garnering accolades from art aficionados and sustainability advocates alike. Kulapat

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Miami Art Museum by Herzog & De Meuron

Miami Art Museum by Herzog & De Meuron

When the Miami Art Museum required a new headquarters they decided to hire famous Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. They were expecting an incredible design worthy of a cosmopolitan

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Greenmuseum’s Environmental Art Calendar 2008

Greenmuseum’s Environmental Art Calendar 2008

What better way to usher in the New Year than with greenmuseum's first ever environmental art calendar? Through a unique collaboration with Amber Lotus Publishers, greenmuseum.org, the not-for-profit

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ADJAYE’S DENVER MUSEUM GOES FOR THE (LEED) GOLD

ADJAYE’S DENVER MUSEUM GOES FOR THE (LEED) GOLD

David Adjaye's first US commission, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, is still on target to receive LEED Gold Certification once it is finished, making it the first LEED Certified museum in the

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NOMADIC MUSEUM (Ashes & Snow)

NOMADIC MUSEUM (Ashes & Snow)

Designed by well-known Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, the Nomadic Museum is the permanent home for the art exhibition "Ashes and Snow," by Gregory Colbert. Built from 152 stacked shipping containers, the

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Woman accidentally tosses rare Apple I computer worth $200,000

Woman accidentally tosses rare Apple I computer worth $200,000

The managers of a recycling center in Silicon Valley are looking for a woman who dropped off an extremely rare early Apple I computer, which turned out to be worth $200,000. Several weeks ago, an unnamed

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Michael Beit creates amazing wooden tables that loop, twist and branch like trees

Michael Beit creates amazing wooden tables that loop, twist and branch like trees

In order to illuminate contemporary social issues, Beitz creates numerous artworks that include a 18-foot-long looping table entitled Not Now, as well as functional 50-foot-long picnic table that branches

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Snøhetta, DIALOG and Mayer/Reed picked to revitalize Oregon’s Willamette Falls

Snøhetta, DIALOG and Mayer/Reed picked to revitalize Oregon’s Willamette Falls

The area around second largest waterfall in the United States is about to experience a serious revitalization. Oregon governor Kate Brown recently announced an impressive team of architects and designers

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ISIS claims it will not destroy ancient architecture in Palmyra

ISIS claims it will not destroy ancient architecture in Palmyra

As violence escalates in the ISIS-occupied city of Palmyra in Syria, the Islamic State group claims they will not bulldoze the ancient city’s architectural wonders. Stated in audio from an apparent

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6 Amazing Green Treetop Paradises for Sustainable Living

6 Amazing Green Treetop Paradises for Sustainable Living

TORNADO TREEHOUSE ROOTED TREEHOUSE FINCA BELLAVISTA TREE HOTEL UNDER HEAVEN ILLUMINATED GEODESIC DOME TORNADO TREEHOUSE Roderick Romero proved that treehouses are not only for

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Kay Sekimachi’s delicate bowls are made from real maple leaves

Kay Sekimachi’s delicate bowls are made from real maple leaves

Artist Kay Sekimachi’s uniquely organic bowls wow with their intricacy- and are made from actual maple leaves. Spindly and delicate, the leaves are preserved in outward reaching shapes that seem to

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It’s raining millions of spiders in Australia

It’s raining millions of spiders in Australia

First they show up looking like shooting stars, but as they come closer, it's clear that they're some kind of UFO. Then, by the time they're really close up—perhaps too close—you can see that it is,

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10 Incredible Designs by Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban

10 Incredible Designs by Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban

Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand Shigeru Ban designed, pro-bono, this stunning temporary Cardboard Cathedral for Christchurch following a devastating earthquake in 2011. Built with his

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Zaha Hadid’s first project in Mexico is a honeycomb housing complex

Zaha Hadid’s first project in Mexico is a honeycomb housing complex

Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled their honeycomb-like design for a residential development in Monterrey, Mexico - their first project in this Central American country. The project, entitled "Esfera

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This entire house is built from loaves of bread!

This entire house is built from loaves of bread!

La Triennale di Milano museum has just opened a new exhibition “Arts & Foods” curated by the Italian Architect Italo Rota that merges food, design and architecture into one single journey

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Designers build rural Chinese resort around mystical hot springs

Designers build rural Chinese resort around mystical hot springs

The resort buildings are constructed with the simplest of materials: glass, stone, wood, and pebbles. Walkways between the buildings are experiences in and of themselves, both graveled and paved with

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Argentina’s airy RM House floats elegantly above the grassy Pampas landscape

Argentina’s airy RM House floats elegantly above the grassy Pampas landscape

The stunning RM House in Mar de Ajó is 230 miles drive from Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires. It was designed as a summer and weekend retreat from all the hustle and bustle of daily city life.

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Chicago wins Barack Obama Presidential Library bid

Chicago wins Barack Obama Presidential Library bid

The University of Chicago has been selected as the location for the new Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum. The proposal beat Columbia University, the University of Hawaii, and the University of

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Colorful Spinning Tops transform traditional toys into large-scale interactive art in Atlanta

Colorful Spinning Tops transform traditional toys into large-scale interactive art in Atlanta

The architects took inspiration from the form and movement of traditional spinning top toys, which they translated into the over 30 large-scale “tops” that make up the “Los Trompos” installation.

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Re Rag Rugs use textile industry discards to create stylishly sustainable floor coverings

Re Rag Rugs use textile industry discards to create stylishly sustainable floor coverings

Re Rag Rug started as an experimental design project that explores the social and ecological sustainability of the rug. Using material that is waste and excess from the textile industry and old clothes -

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City Library Bruges’ new rusty facade gets more beautiful over time

City Library Bruges’ new rusty facade gets more beautiful over time

The clients' brief was to make the library more visible from the street and that it will stand out with its very own identity among other services in the same building. But the architects' task wasn't

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PET Lamp’s Abyssinia pendants are made by Ethiopian crafters out of discarded plastic bottles

PET Lamp’s Abyssinia pendants are made by Ethiopian crafters out of discarded plastic bottles

Spanish manufacturer of hand-made lamps, PET Lamp, creates colorful collections of pendant lamps using indigenous craft techniques from all over the world. Their latest collection, Abyssinia, was

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19th-Century fort with tower turned into charming guesthouse in Greece

19th-Century fort with tower turned into charming guesthouse in Greece

The Tainaron Blue Retreat rises from a crag overlooking the Greek coastline of Cape Tainaron. Originally a 19th-century fortified tower, it was restored and converted into a luxury 3-suites accommodation.

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