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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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BEIJING BUBBLE BUILDING: China’s National Swim Center

BEIJING BUBBLE BUILDING: China’s National Swim Center

With all the new construction going up in China, it's easy to lose track of "one more cool-looking" building. But PTW's National Swimming Center for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing exemplifies what all this

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Stunning Chinese Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 resembles billowing wheat fields

Stunning Chinese Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 resembles billowing wheat fields

Entitled ‘The Land of Hope,’ the project integrates Chinese traditional architecture with modern technologies. Its floating roof was designed as a timber structure that references the Chinese

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Biomimicry in buildings: 6 animal-shaped architectural wonders

Biomimicry in buildings: 6 animal-shaped architectural wonders

Sea shells have influenced the form of buildings in Japan, Monte Carlo, and Mexico, to name a few. This nautilus-shaped home in Mexico City, imagined by Javier Senosiain, was inspired by Gaudi and Frank

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5+design stacks a dramatic mountain-inspired mixed-use project atop a transit hub in Shenyang

5+design stacks a dramatic mountain-inspired mixed-use project atop a transit hub in Shenyang

Chinese code ordinances require that residential buildings receive a minimum of two hours of sunshine on the shortest day of the year. Due to that requirement, 5+design faced the challenge of building a

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Noocity Growbeds enable urban agriculture in any space – now available via Indiegogo

Noocity Growbeds enable urban agriculture in any space – now available via Indiegogo

Concern regarding the origins of the products we consume is increasing, and cities like New York, São Paulo, and Paris are filled with mini-markets for organic produce, street fairs with local producers,

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UGE’s Vertical Axis Wind Turbines now provide green power for the Eiffel Tower

UGE’s Vertical Axis Wind Turbines now provide green power for the Eiffel Tower

UGE VisionAIR5 "The location for the wind turbines, 400ft (120m) above ground level, was strategically chosen to maximize energy production, allowing the wind turbines to harvest the steady winds at

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Twisted roof elegantly connects the facades of Archi-Union’s Songjiang Art Campus

Twisted roof elegantly connects the facades of Archi-Union’s Songjiang Art Campus

Archi-Union Architects has put a serious twist on your traditional building with their design for the recently completed Songjiang Art Campus. Located in the Shanghai suburb of Xingiao Town, the Songjiang

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6 ways people are using aerial drones for good

6 ways people are using aerial drones for good

Ambulance Drone Delft University graduate Alex Monton created an Ambulance Drone that can arrive to the accident scene as quickly as one minute after being dispatched. While an ambulance can take about

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Creepy humanoid robot staff welcomes visitors to hotel in Japan

Creepy humanoid robot staff welcomes visitors to hotel in Japan

You won’t have to deal with disgruntled employees at the soon to be opened Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki, Japan…since they are mostly humanoid robots. The high tech hotel has employed a fleet of ten

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Scientists ‘journey’ to the center of the Earth and find the inner core has its own inner core

Scientists ‘journey’ to the center of the Earth and find the inner core has its own inner core

Seismic waves are helping scientists to plumb the world’s deepest mystery: the planet’s inner core. Earth's inner core The earth’s inner core has an inner core of its own, with crystals aligned

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Aladdin City: Construction to begin on Dubai Creek’s epic fantasy towers next year

Aladdin City: Construction to begin on Dubai Creek’s epic fantasy towers next year

Dubai is no stranger to outlandish architectural endeavors, and the latest project to get the go ahead will be no exception. Based on the tales of Aladdin and Sindbad, the 4,000 acre Aladdin City project

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Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi is a museum that is its own work of art

Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi is a museum that is its own work of art

pic People tend to flock to art museums to behold amazing sculptures, beautiful paintings, and other gorgeous works of art. In the United Arab Emirates, art fans will soon gather to admire the museum

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O-office Architects transform a factory dormitory into a modern youth hotel in Shenzhen

O-office Architects transform a factory dormitory into a modern youth hotel in Shenzhen

The renovation process incluuded two major interventions-firstly, a new central corridor had to be formed in order to create new hotel infrastructure and living units, and secondly, its facade had to be

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Wind-Powered Pavilions in Shanghai Are Fun Candy-Coated Play Houses

Wind-Powered Pavilions in Shanghai Are Fun Candy-Coated Play Houses

Parks in China are used extensively by residents throughout the day to practice tai chi, dance, meet friends, relax or eat. Bailanjing Park along the river is a new development to increase the urban green

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