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The Bicycle Library Invites Londoners to “Borrow” Bikes Inside a Converted Double Decker Bus

The Bicycle Library Invites Londoners to “Borrow” Bikes Inside a Converted Double Decker Bus

Inside the adapted bus, there is a "library"/gallery on the top floor with a showroom on the first level. Londoners who need expert advice on which bike they should rent or buy can speak to an in-house

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PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s Central St. Martins’ Graduate Show

PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s Central St. Martins’ Graduate Show

Product designer David Bennett created a fantastic machine called Natural Factory that you can bring to the beach for building public seating, while engaging people in a DIY activity. The idea behing the

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Fetching Folly For a Flyover Cinema in London is Built With Only Reclaimed Materials

Fetching Folly For a Flyover Cinema in London is Built With Only Reclaimed Materials

It took volunteers one month to build the cinema from donated and reclaimed materials. Completed on 24th of June, Folly for a Flyover was tucked into the gap between the east and west bound traffic of

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London’s Striking Modern Tourist Information Centre Harvests Rainwater and Geothermal Energy

London’s Striking Modern Tourist Information Centre Harvests Rainwater and Geothermal Energy

Photo by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat Rising from the earth in a pointy array of metal peaks, the dynamic information center makes a strong visual impact within London’s urban fabric. The

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London Without Bees: Conceptual Towers Shoot Pollen Spores Into the Wind

London Without Bees: Conceptual Towers Shoot Pollen Spores Into the Wind

This design comes on the heels of a controversial news report that cell phones are killing bees. Whether or not that is true, there is no question that bee populations have declined precipitously. This

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SonicStar Super Plane Could Travel from London to New York in 2 Hours

SonicStar Super Plane Could Travel from London to New York in 2 Hours

Since Concorde was retired, the world has been without a supersonic passenger jet. But that could soon change with the unveiling of the SonicStar. Designed by HyperMach, the supersonic plane is so quick

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EADS Seaweed-Powered Zero Emission ZEHST Plane Could Travel from London to New York in an Hour

EADS Seaweed-Powered Zero Emission ZEHST Plane Could Travel from London to New York in an Hour

Before the official opening of the Paris Air Show, Airbus parent company EADS revealed what it has in the works to be the successor to the Concorde jet: the Zero Emission Hypersonic Transportation plane,

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Chowpatty Summer Pop-Up Bar Now Open on London’s Southbank Beach!

Chowpatty Summer Pop-Up Bar Now Open on London’s Southbank Beach!

Located at the Queen Elizabeth Hall Terrace at Southbank Center, the concept was to bring Bombay’s famous Chowpatty Beach to London for a summer party. In fact they even shipped in 48 tons of sand for

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Wildspace ‘Supershed’ Is a Vibrant Insulated Renovated Warehouse In London

Wildspace ‘Supershed’ Is a Vibrant Insulated Renovated Warehouse In London

ABA refurbished the warehouses from a derelict state into a completely new and exciting space. Wildspace is a 4,000 sq meter light industrial space created for the London Thames Gateway Development

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National Gallery in London Honors Van Gogh With World’s First Living Wall Painting

National Gallery in London Honors Van Gogh With World’s First Living Wall Painting

Vincent Van Gogh painted his masterpiece in September of 1889, when he was a patient in the St-Rémy mental asylum. Van Gogh was a firm believer in working from nature and through his paintings he

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Mini Electric Humvee Spotted On the Streets Of London

Mini Electric Humvee Spotted On the Streets Of London

Humvees aren't the type of vehicle you'd normally find on the streets of Great Britain -- Schwarzenegger's garage, yes. However, last weekend a Humvee was indeed spotted in our fair capital, but it wasn't

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Huntingdon Estate: New Twisting Green Roofed Tower for London’s East End

Huntingdon Estate: New Twisting Green Roofed Tower for London’s East End

A former industrial site in London’s East End will be getting an uplifting transformation as a twisting commercial, residential and cultural high rise designed by Amanda Levete Architects. Located in

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London’s 3 Meter Micro Cube House Produces More Energy than it Consumes

London’s 3 Meter Micro Cube House Produces More Energy than it Consumes

The design is very simple on the outside, but the interior is another story. The ingenious layout manages to fit a full range of amenities within a shrunken floor plan. Three levels stack the living

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London’s Metal-Clad Town Hall Hotel is a Radical Renovation of a Classic Building

London’s Metal-Clad Town Hall Hotel is a Radical Renovation of a Classic Building

The Edwardian town hall on Cambridge Heath Road fell on hard times in the 90’s, when the neo-classical building was rarely used save as a shooting location for films. It was bought by a hotel developer,

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Work Set to Resume On London’s Energy Efficient “Cheese Grater” Building

Work Set to Resume On London’s Energy Efficient “Cheese Grater” Building

The 50-story tower opposite Lloyd’s of London will rise to 224.5 m (802 ft) in the shape of a leaning ladder. Construction has only barely begun and the building is already being referred to as the

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New W Hotel in London is Wrapped in an Amazing Illuminated Façade

New W Hotel in London is Wrapped in an Amazing Illuminated Façade

The W group's newly-opened illuminated hotel in London may have passersby wondering if they've stepped into Manhattan's Times Square. The Starwood Hotel W London-Leicester Square designed by Jestico +

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London’s Mint Hotel Unveils Europe’s Largest Living Green Wall

London’s Mint Hotel Unveils Europe’s Largest Living Green Wall

The Mint's lush living wall is viewable – as is the surrounding historic architecture - from the building's floor-to-ceiling windows in the lobby and throughout the hotel. Forty species of plants make

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Mace Group To Build New London Cable Cars to Cross The Thames

Mace Group To Build New London Cable Cars to Cross The Thames

A gleaming new cable car system will soon carry 2,500 people across the Thames every hour, doing the work of 40 buses. The new landmark of the east Thames was designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre and

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First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Black Cabs Hit the Streets of London

First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Black Cabs Hit the Streets of London

Intelligent Energy just announced that their hydrogen Fuel Cell Black Cabs have hit the streets of London for the first time! The taxis are equipped with a fuel cell and a lithium polymer batter pack that

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Studio Meda Wins London’s Bankside Bike Shed Design Contest

Studio Meda Wins London’s Bankside Bike Shed Design Contest

Studio Meda recently won first place in The Architecture Foundation's international competition to design an improved bike storage shed for London's Bankside district. In an effort to improve the city's

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Pixelated Birdhouses Sprout on City Trees in London

Pixelated Birdhouses Sprout on City Trees in London

With over 250 bird and bug boxes available in the stunning sculptural art installation, birds can choose from a range of shapes and sizes of boxes to use for shelter, nesting or feeding spaces. The

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Old Subway Cars Transformed into Cool London Art Studios

Old Subway Cars Transformed into Cool London Art Studios

Located on top of an old brick warehouse in Shoreditch, London, Village Underground provides affordable studio space for young artists (around 15 pounds per week). The subway cars act as working spaces

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Green Roofed London Hotel is Buried Underground

Green Roofed London Hotel is Buried Underground

This five star hotel is going under - underground that is! Designed by ReardonSmith Architects for a proposed development at Hersham Golf Club in Surrey, London, this new subterranean hotel will pay its

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London Olympic Stadium Could Be Replaced Needlessly With One More “Soccer-Friendly”

London Olympic Stadium Could Be Replaced Needlessly With One More “Soccer-Friendly”

The 2012 London Olympics haven't even happened yet and already plans are in the works to tear down one of the stadiums and build a new one in its place. You may have heard about the dispute between the

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London’s Bike Superhighways Increase Bike Traffic by 70% on Major Thoroughfares

London’s Bike Superhighways Increase Bike Traffic by 70% on Major Thoroughfares

The city of London just announced that bike traffic is up 70% on two major thoroughfares in London proper and they are crediting it all to the opening of two bike superhighways last July. The

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Pop Up London Restaurant Built From Borrowed Materials

Pop Up London Restaurant Built From Borrowed Materials

Studio Dining East was a three week dining experience for London pop-up experts Bistrotheque, whose third foray into pop up spots turned out to be an eco-success. Groarke, who is known for projects that

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Europe’s Tallest Building by Renzo Piano Tops Out In London

Europe’s Tallest Building by Renzo Piano Tops Out In London

Image ©Eddie Boyd The central core of the 72 story structure topped out at 244 meters on December 8th, making the tower the tallest building in the UK at 310 meters. A considerable amount of work is

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London to Install 1,300 EV Charging Stations Starting Next Year

London to Install 1,300 EV Charging Stations Starting Next Year

The streets of London are about to start sprouting electric vehicle charging stations left and right. London's Mayor Boris Johnson just announced the launch of Source London, a program beginning next year

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Beehive Tower is a Honeycomb Inspired Vertical Farm for London

Beehive Tower is a Honeycomb Inspired Vertical Farm for London

The aim of the Beehive Tower is to provide the Canary Wharf community of city dwellers a place to garden and live. The tower's hexagonal mega structural lattice contains greenhouse spaces that also serve

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200MPH Bullet Trains to Connect Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam

200MPH Bullet Trains to Connect Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam

Good news for European jet-setters: traveling from the U.K. to Germany and Holland is about to get a whole lot easier. German rail company Deutsche Bahn is in the testing stages for a cross-channel bullet

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