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China To Connect Its High Speed Rail All The Way To Europe

China To Connect Its High Speed Rail All The Way To Europe

Photo by Benjamin Lowy China already has the most advanced and extensive high speed rail line in the world, and soon that network will be connected all the way to Europe and the UK! With initial

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China Developing “Combustible Ice” as New Energy Source

China Developing “Combustible Ice” as New Energy Source

Last September, China discovered a large reserve of "combustible ice" on the tundra of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. "Combustible ice" is essentially frozen natural gas - a natural gas hydrate, and is one of

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China to Launch Multi-Billion Dollar Renewable Energy Program

China to Launch Multi-Billion Dollar Renewable Energy Program

Photograph: Bob Sacha/Corbis China recently announced that it is planning to reduce its carbon intensity by 40-45% (from 2005 levels) and generate 15% of its electricity from renewables by 2020.

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China Pavilion Unveiled at the 2010 Shanghai Expo

China Pavilion Unveiled at the 2010 Shanghai Expo

Construction is finally complete on the national pavilion for Shanghai's 2010 World Expo, which is set to start on May 1st of this year. The China Pavilion, also known as the Oriental Crown, represents

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China Unveils the World’s Fastest High Speed Train

China Unveils the World’s Fastest High Speed Train

China is speeding towards the future of public transportation with the launch of the fastest high-speed train on the planet! Averaging 217 mph (350 km/h), the new train is faster than a speeding bullet

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MAD Architects Unveil Urban Forest Skyscraper For China

MAD Architects Unveil Urban Forest Skyscraper For China

Inspired by mountainous Chinese landscapes and the traditional villages built their hillsides, MAD Architects has unveiled plans to create a towering vertical Urban Forest. Designed for Chongqing, China,

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Toxic Drywall From China Poisoning American Homes and Their Owners

Toxic Drywall From China Poisoning American Homes and Their Owners

Drywall photo from Shutterstock New homeowners in Florida, Louisiana and Virginia are being forced out of their homes because of toxic indoor air quality. The culprit -toxic drywall from China. Tests

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Dalian Shide: China’s Stunning New Sustainable Stadium

Dalian Shide: China’s Stunning New Sustainable Stadium

Sports fans, get ready for a spectacular new experience - NBBJ recently revealed their design for China's new Dalian Shide Stadium and it's like nothing we've ever seen before. Built as though the stadium

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World’s Largest Solar Plant in China Will Power 3 Million Homes

World’s Largest Solar Plant in China Will Power 3 Million Homes

Arizona-based First Solar announced yesterday plans to construct the world's largest solar plant in Ordos, China. When completed in 2019, the 2,000 megawatt Ordos solar farm will produce enough power to

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BIG Architects Unfold Origami-Skyscraper in Shenzhen China

BIG Architects Unfold Origami-Skyscraper in Shenzhen China

The very fabric of skyscrapers is being reinvented now as architects and engineers look to make these dense urban buildings more sustainable. One of the biggest dilemmas they face is allowing for

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Green Skyscrapers Unveiled for China’s Raffles City

Green Skyscrapers Unveiled for China’s Raffles City

Dutch architect Ben van Berkel of UNStudio recently unveiled a new set of elegantly twisting sustainable skyscrapers that will grace the skyline of Hangzou, China by 2012. Dubbed Raffles City, the design

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Foshan Pearl: China’s Energy Efficient Gymnasium Completed

Foshan Pearl: China’s Energy Efficient Gymnasium Completed

Although it seems like the media often regards China as the biggest greenwasher in the world, it is hard to dispute sustainable building when pure architectural facts and innovations are involved. The

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China’s Miyi Tower Project Purifies Polluted River

China’s Miyi Tower Project Purifies Polluted River

Riding the wave of new development in China, Studio SHIFT recently won a competition to design a fantastic new landmark in Miyi County. Miyi Tower will sit on the edge of the Anning river as a symbol of

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China’s Spiraling Shanghai Tower Breaks Ground

China’s Spiraling Shanghai Tower Breaks Ground

Recently Gensler broke ground on a soaring sustainably-built skyscraper that is set to become the tallest tower in China. The slender, elegantly spiraling Shanghai Tower will rise 632 meters, making it

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China’s First Zero-Emissions Building

China’s First Zero-Emissions Building

Photo by Daniele Domenicali Situated in Ningbo, China, the University of Nottingham’s new Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET) is a welcome addition to the landscape as well as the air

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China’s Next Great Wall: An Interview With Simone Giostra

China’s Next Great Wall: An Interview With Simone Giostra

Earlier this year, Inhabitat covered GreenPIX , Simone Giostra’s groundbreaking Zero Energy Media Wall in Beijing. Recently ScribeMedia Arts & Culture released an excellent interview where the

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GOLD FOR CHINA: Olympic Village Receives LEED Award

GOLD FOR CHINA: Olympic Village Receives LEED Award

Amidst the excitement of athletic accomplishments at this year’s summer Olympics, a significant achievement for sustainable design was recognized as well. Last week, on Wednesday, August 13, U.S.

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City of Silk Rail Network to Link Middle East & China

City of Silk Rail Network to Link Middle East & China

A massive urban masterplan has been approved for Madinat al-Hareer, or City of Silk, in Subiya, Kuwait. With a budget of £66 billion ($132bn USD), the project is an ambitious endeavor that will provide a

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BEIJING OLYMPIC GREENS: China’s Green Facade of Shrubbery

BEIJING OLYMPIC GREENS: China’s Green Facade of Shrubbery

In preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics Beijing has festooned the Olympic grounds with lush sculptures portraying a greener version of China than we're used to seeing. Over the last few decades China

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China tries to clean up air with a new ban on cars!

China tries to clean up air with a new ban on cars!

With the 2008 Summer Olympics just around the corner, the Chinese government has started their plan to ban one million vehicles from the streets of Beijing. The initiative got underway this week with the

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Earth Day, China, and the Trouble with Leading by Example

Earth Day, China, and the Trouble with Leading by Example

I have mixed feelings about Earth Day as a holiday. The various gestures and campaigns it incites often seem hastily cast towards a brief window of opportunity during which people care about the

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China’s First Carbon Neutral Hotel Hits Shanghai

China’s First Carbon Neutral Hotel Hits Shanghai

Environmentally conscious visitors to Shanghai who are looking for the luxury experience can stay carbon-free and enjoy green living on the go at URBN Hotels. Designed to attract ‘urban world

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New Green Complex in China by Steven Holl

New Green Complex in China by Steven Holl

Architect Steven Holl always appeals to our sustainable side, capturing our imagination with beautiful designs that incorporate both social and environmental responsibility. His new design for a mixed use

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Agro-Housing for a Sustainable Urban China

Agro-Housing for a Sustainable Urban China

In an era of globalization and significant rural-urban migration, Israel-based Knafo Klimor Architects offer a new ‘urban and social vision that will address problems of chaotic urbanization’. The

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China Bans Plastic Bags

China Bans Plastic Bags

It seems that plastic shopping bags are really on the way out. It started with San Francisco, Hong Kong, then Melbourne and other cities, and now, beginning in July, all plastic shopping bags in the

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CHINA’S NO CAR DAY- September 22nd

CHINA’S NO CAR DAY- September 22nd

September 22nd marks the first annual “No Car Day” in China, a national campaign hoping to reduce exhaust emissions and ease traffic congestion by limiting the number of private vehicles on the roads.

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SUN-POWERED OVENS For China and Darfur

SUN-POWERED OVENS For China and Darfur

Inhabitat believes that sustainable design isn't just about what things are made of, but how they're made, how they function, and whose lives they improve now and in the future. Operation Blessing, a

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THE SONGJIANG SUSTAINABLE HOTEL IN CHINA

THE SONGJIANG SUSTAINABLE HOTEL IN CHINA

Near Shanghai, the Songjiang district has become a popular weekend destination for many tourists with its natural beauty and sprawling landscapes. And now the Songjiang Hotel might just become the newest

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RIZHAO: China’s Solar-Powered Sunshine City

RIZHAO: China’s Solar-Powered Sunshine City

Rizhao 日照 means "sunshine" in Chinese, which is quite an appropriate moniker... Since 2001, Rizhao City (Shandong Province, China) officials have been educating the public and initiating new building

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