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Swiss Researchers Develop a Roof that “Sweats” to Passively Cool Buildings

Swiss Researchers Develop a Roof that “Sweats” to Passively Cool Buildings

Mammals have the unique ability to moderate their body temperature through perspiration— evaporation on the surface of our skin that helps to keep us from overheating. But if sweating works so well for

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Te Mirumiru is a Sweeping Green-Roofed Building that Combines Maori Tradition with Sustainable Architecture

Te Mirumiru is a Sweeping Green-Roofed Building that Combines Maori Tradition with Sustainable Architecture

The architects based the complex’s design on the genius loci, the Maori Spirit of the Place. The resulting submerged structure was built in the Te Whare Whenua tradition, which means house of the earth.

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Green-Roofed Waternet Building Recycles Water for the Entire City of Amsterdam

Green-Roofed Waternet Building Recycles Water for the Entire City of Amsterdam

Waternet's defining architectural features include two bridges on the 8th and 9th stories that link the towers. A luscious green roof tops some of the project's lower rooms, providing insulation, a

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The Indlovu Centre is a Fireproof & Bulletproof Community Building in South Africa

The Indlovu Centre is a Fireproof & Bulletproof Community Building in South Africa

Reconstruction of the Indluvo Centre began in 2009 when Architects Without Frontiers went to assess the community's needs. They worked with Zvi Belling and Lani Fender to design the project pro-bono to

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Former Prison in Norristown, Pennsylvania Reimagined as Green Roofed Underground Museum of Industry

Former Prison in Norristown, Pennsylvania Reimagined as Green Roofed Underground Museum of Industry

Art Meadow has designed a green-roofed Museum of Industry for the site of the former Norristown County Prison in Pennsylvania. For 150 years the County Prison has remained an impermeable object in the

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Hitachi Invents Waterproof Glass ‘Disk’ That Can Store Data Forever

Hitachi Invents Waterproof Glass ‘Disk’ That Can Store Data Forever

A simple square of glass may hold the key to the vexing problem of storing data indefinitely. Developed by Hitachi, the technology prints a binary series of dots upon a sliver of quartz glass which can

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PROOFF Debuts Chic, Multifunctional #006 SideSeat at the London Design Festival

PROOFF Debuts Chic, Multifunctional #006 SideSeat at the London Design Festival

PROOFF just launched its new #006 SideSeat at SuperBrands during the London Design Festival. Designed by Netherlands-based duo Studio Makkink & Bey, the clever multifunctional seat includes built-in

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Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre in Shanghai

Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre in Shanghai

Construction is officially underway on Foster + Partners' sustainable masterplan for the Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre, a sustainable mixed-use development in the heart of the Shanghai Hongqiao

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Massive Fala Park Brownfield Reclamation Project Has a Rooftop Tennis Court in Poland

Massive Fala Park Brownfield Reclamation Project Has a Rooftop Tennis Court in Poland

Funded in part by EU grants and private equity, the two level recreational center is a wonderful community center that not only restored a former brownfield site, but also promotes health and community in

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Mecanoo Architecten Completes Green-Roofed Amsterdam University College

Mecanoo Architecten Completes Green-Roofed Amsterdam University College

Amsterdam University College sits at the entrance to Science Park close to Amsterdam’s historic seventeenth-century city centre. Francine Houben explains: “Amsterdam University College was designed as

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Slender FOLD Solar Decathlon House Boasts an Extra-Thin Rooftop Solar System

Slender FOLD Solar Decathlon House Boasts an Extra-Thin Rooftop Solar System

Only 86 mm thick, the rooftop RAcell PVT system developed specifically for FOLD also covers a hot water system placed directly beneath it. The overall framing is thin too, but that doesn't mean it isn't

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The Louvre’s Golden-Roofed Department of Islamic Arts Opens This Weekend

The Louvre’s Golden-Roofed Department of Islamic Arts Opens This Weekend

Plans for the new Department of Islamic Arts where unveiled in 2005 when Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti won a competition to design the new gallery. The two level gallery is sunken into the the Visconti

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Supersolar Fresnel Lenses Power Team ABC’s Green-Roofed Sumbiosi Solar Decathlon House

Supersolar Fresnel Lenses Power Team ABC’s Green-Roofed Sumbiosi Solar Decathlon House

Although one of the lower scoring teams at this year's Solar Decathlon Europe competition in Madrid, the Sumbiosi house has extraordinary potential and shouldn't be discounted just yet. Not only does Team

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Marlin Peterson Paints Life-Like Daddy Long-Legs Mural on the Roof of the Seattle Center Armory

Marlin Peterson Paints Life-Like Daddy Long-Legs Mural on the Roof of the Seattle Center Armory

B-movie lovers and arachnologists will love Marlin Peterson's giant daddy long-legs mural painted on the roof of the Seattle Center Armory. The rest of us on the other hand will be sufficiently creeped

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Earthquake-Proof ‘Wood Luck’ Bed Protects You From Falling Buildings While You Sleep

Earthquake-Proof ‘Wood Luck’ Bed Protects You From Falling Buildings While You Sleep

Many experts suggest that the safest way to ride out an earthquake is to stand in a doorway or hide under a table to protect yourself from falling debris. However a Japanese company, Shinko Industries has

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Green-Roofed Punibach Hydroelectric Plant Melts Into the Landscape of Italy

Green-Roofed Punibach Hydroelectric Plant Melts Into the Landscape of Italy

From afar, all that is visible at the Punibach Hydroelectric Plant is a curvy landscaped roof with a wooden facade. Located in the southern Tyrol province of Italy, the plant was built using earthy

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Lufa Farms Brings Large-Scale Rooftop Farming To Montreal

Lufa Farms Brings Large-Scale Rooftop Farming To Montreal

When designing the greenhouse, the Lufa Farms team investigated what conditions suit each type of food grown in order to maximize yield. They use a rainwater harvesting system to put a minimal burden on

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Amazon’s New Green-Roofed Headquarters Will Be Seattle’s Largest Development Ever

Amazon’s New Green-Roofed Headquarters Will Be Seattle’s Largest Development Ever

NBBJ released new renderings and plans of Amazon's downtown Seattle campus in August during a Design Review Board (DRB) meeting. Amazon has already purchased three blocks in the underdeveloped Denny

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3XN’s Green-Roofed Stockholm City Station to Serve as Entrance to the City Center

3XN’s Green-Roofed Stockholm City Station to Serve as Entrance to the City Center

Stockholm Station City is a mixed use development located in the heart of Stockholm that will mark the entrance to the inner city center. Conceived by 3XN, the building addresses a number of public and

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Team ABC’s Green-Roofed Sumbiosi Solar Decathlon House is a Low-Impact Bioclimatic Dwelling

Team ABC’s Green-Roofed Sumbiosi Solar Decathlon House is a Low-Impact Bioclimatic Dwelling

Landes Maritime Pine is the main material that was used for the construction of the Sumbiosi prefab by Team ABC. Not only is it readily available, but it also has excellent thermal qualities that help to

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Denmark’s Natural History Museum in Copenhagen has a Walkable Green Roof

Denmark’s Natural History Museum in Copenhagen has a Walkable Green Roof

The Natural History Museum of Denmark has one of the world’s largest collections documenting the planet’s natural history. In order to make it more accessible to the public, the architects decided to

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Green-Roofed Shopping Mall in China is Topped With 4 Rooftop Villas

Green-Roofed Shopping Mall in China is Topped With 4 Rooftop Villas

While New York is making strides in promoting the installation of green roofs throughout NYC, the city of Zhuzhou in Hunan, China is taking the idea of green roofs to new heights with a shopping mall

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Heat-Proof Camouflage Make-Up Could Protect Soldiers and Firefighters From Explosions and Flames

Heat-Proof Camouflage Make-Up Could Protect Soldiers and Firefighters From Explosions and Flames

A team from the University of Southern Mississippi has developed a form of camouflage face makeup that not only prevents soldiers from being seen by the enemy, but also shields their faces from the

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Green-Roofed Trinity One Incubator Awarded BREEAM Outstanding in the UK

Green-Roofed Trinity One Incubator Awarded BREEAM Outstanding in the UK

Formerly an electronics factory, Trinity One is the first phase of a three-phase mixed-use development that nurtures small and medium businesses in the renewable sector. It is powered by a suite of

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ECOLAR: Germany’s Modular European Solar Decathlon House has a Rooftop Power Plant

ECOLAR: Germany’s Modular European Solar Decathlon House has a Rooftop Power Plant

Even though ECOLAR is a veritable solar powerhouse, that hasn't prevented the team from Germany from maximizing the home's energy efficiency. Why waste energy, even if it is renewable, right? Enriched

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DIY: How to Recycle Aluminum Soda and Beer Cans into Roof Shingles and Siding

DIY: How to Recycle Aluminum Soda and Beer Cans into Roof Shingles and Siding

Many people recycle old aluminum cans so that they are diverted from landfills and reused to make a variety of items. But if you're a fan of DIY projects, you might consider saving those cans and

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Green Roof Garden by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects Is a Peaceful Escape In the Chicago Sky

Green Roof Garden by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects Is a Peaceful Escape In the Chicago Sky

Few people driving the ramps of the parking deck at Rush and Walton Streets in Chicago know of its verdant green roof. Visible from surrounding office and residential towers, the 16,000 square foot green

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Venger Wind Unveils World’s Largest Rooftop Wind Farm in Oklahoma City

Venger Wind Unveils World’s Largest Rooftop Wind Farm in Oklahoma City

Venger Wind and US renewable distributor SWG Energy just installed the world's largest rooftop wind farm atop the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) in Oklahoma City. The project saw Venger Wind

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Green-Roofed Dani Ridge House is Tucked into the Hillside in Big Sur

Green-Roofed Dani Ridge House is Tucked into the Hillside in Big Sur

  The Dani Ridge House is a three-bedroom, 1,900-square-foot home outside of Big Sur, California on a pristine site above the Pacific Ocean. Carver + Schicketanz worked with their clients to

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China’s Green-Roofed Samaranch Memorial Museum Was Inspired by the Olympic Rings

China’s Green-Roofed Samaranch Memorial Museum Was Inspired by the Olympic Rings

HAO and Archiland International won first place earlier this year with their Olympic-themed museum. Working with the concept of the 5 Olympic rings, the firms formulated a plan composed of a two-ring

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