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Coal Fired Power Plant Turned “Eco-Dome” in London

Coal Fired Power Plant Turned “Eco-Dome” in London

There is nothing quite like a creative redux on a post industrial site. When done right, innovative reuse and repurposing of obsolete structures can set some pretty amazing examples for a sustainable

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Reclaimed Seatbelt Cushions from TING London

Reclaimed Seatbelt Cushions from TING London

Here at Inhabitat, we never tire of finding new chic products that reclaim everyday industrial materials. Some of our favorite finds are industrial or utilitarian objects that, with some brilliant

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HOK Unveils London Olympic Stadium’s Hemp Facade

HOK Unveils London Olympic Stadium’s Hemp Facade

Last week, we thought the idea of a prefab, flatpack, reusable stadium sounded like a great way to cut down on the cost and waste associated with what is basically a one-time-use showpiece. As of Friday,

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Focus House in London by BERE Architects

PREFAB FRIDAY: Focus House in London by BERE Architects

Added to an end-of-terrace house in North London, Focus House is a delightful prefabricated eco-home for a family of five. Bere Architects, the firm behind the design, used PassivHaus principles to inform

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Eco Age’s Green Glam Hits London

Eco Age’s Green Glam Hits London

It’s still surprising to see how few retail spaces there are dedicated to green products. However, hopefully this is set to change in Britain, with the arrival of Eco Age, a cutting-edge, high-end

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New Eco-Friendly Pavilions for London’s Southbank

New Eco-Friendly Pavilions for London’s Southbank

A favorite London, sunny day hang out spot, Potters Field Park, has just gotten even better with the addition of these two stunning pavilions designed by socially and environmentally aware architects

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London’s Locally-Sourced 55 Baker Street Refurb

London’s Locally-Sourced 55 Baker Street Refurb

Reminding us that there are many ways to approach sustainable architecture, the original 1950s Mark & Spencer’s headquarters has recently been renovated using all local materials, by British design

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London’s Palestra Going Green With New Wind Turbines

London’s Palestra Going Green With New Wind Turbines

Palestra, the stunning home of the London Development Agency and the London Climate Change Agency, is due to have new wind turbines installed after a component failure in 2006. Two new types of turbine

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Mile-High London Eco Tower by PopularArchitecture

Mile-High London Eco Tower by PopularArchitecture

The term “mile high” isn’t just for airplane action anymore- British firm Popularchitecture has proposed a mile-high eco tower for London that’s sure to be just as exciting. At a

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Urban Bike Sharing System Coming to London!

Urban Bike Sharing System Coming to London!

We've already seen the massive success of urban bike sharing in Paris, but now the super-smart Velib Bike program is taking to the streets of London! 15,000 bikes, 1,000 stations and more than 7.5 million

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BEDZED: Beddington Zero Energy Development in London

BEDZED: Beddington Zero Energy Development in London

The Beddington Zero Energy Development (BedZED) may not be new news, but is a fabulous example of innovative, zero-energy, sustainable housing on a multi-unit scale. The residential and workspace

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: London’s EcoPod Tram Station

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: London’s EcoPod Tram Station

A UK initiative called ConnectingSouthwark.com is putting the green in public transportation with an EcoPod tram station that provides information and a great teaching tool for environmental

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London’s Olympic Flame Goes Carbon Neutral

London’s Olympic Flame Goes Carbon Neutral

Ever since the Sydney summer games, the Olympics have tried to lead the way in terms of environmental sustainability. So far all newly-constructed Olympic buildings have met stringent green standards, but

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London’s Iconic Double Decker Bus Goes Green

London’s Iconic Double Decker Bus Goes Green

We're all familiar with London's iconic Double Decker buses, which have been a part of the British transportation system and pop culture for the better part of the last 50 years. And now those iconic

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[Re]design Chair Exhibition At 100% Futures London

[Re]design Chair Exhibition At 100% Futures London

One of the most popular stands within the 100% Futures exhibition at 100% Design London this year was the [re]design Sit Up exhibition which displayed an array of sustainable seating that were as green as

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TOP TEN GREEN FINDS FROM 100% DESIGN LONDON

TOP TEN GREEN FINDS FROM 100% DESIGN LONDON

London's big annual furniture fair,100% Design took place this weekend at Earl's Court, and the London Inhabitatters spent countless hours walking the trade show floors to try to find the latest green

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GREENPEACE LAUNCHES DIMMABLE ECO BULB in London

GREENPEACE LAUNCHES DIMMABLE ECO BULB in London

The UK's first fully dimmable energy efficient light bulb was launched today, as part of a Greenpeace initiative at 100% Design London. Greenpeace commissioned top designer Jason Bruges to create an

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ESTETHICA @ London Fashion Week

ESTETHICA @ London Fashion Week

Estethica is a sustainable fashion exhibit celebrating its first year anniversary at London Fashion Week. It is a special space inside The Exhibition where designers will display collections founded on

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LONDON DESIGN WEEK KICKS OFF!!!

LONDON DESIGN WEEK KICKS OFF!!!

The London Design Festival 2007 has just kicked off, and Inhabitat is on the scene... We're frantically scouring the streets of London looking for the best and the brightest in green design, and will be

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SUSTAINABLE DIY STYLE: London DePLOY WorkSHOP

SUSTAINABLE DIY STYLE: London DePLOY WorkSHOP

To kick off our London Design Festival Coverage our London Inhabitant Ariana Mouyiaris took a trip out to DePLOY; a sustainably and DIY-focused fashion line. Open to the public until September 25th,

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LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2007

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2007

It’s September again, which means one thing in the design world - London Design Festival 2007. The 5th annual festival is rapidly approaching, launching this weekend on Saturday 15th and running

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SIXIXIS BENT WOOD FURNITURE: London Design Week Preview

SIXIXIS BENT WOOD FURNITURE: London Design Week Preview

SIXIXIS is a group of English designers exploring the creative possibilities of bent wood in playful products ranging from chairs to coat-hangers. Exhibiting at the upcoming TENT London event this month,

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NEW YORKERS & LONDONERS: Inhabitat is hiring!

NEW YORKERS & LONDONERS: Inhabitat is hiring!

Attention New York and London-based Inhabitants! Inhabitat is looking for a few good people to fill a couple positions in New York and London for the fall. If you are interested, please read

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GLOBAL CITIES: London Exhibition

GLOBAL CITIES: London Exhibition

With modern urban epicenters becoming more and more lively and populated, London's Tate Modern Exhibition Global Cities looks at five major issues - size, speed, form, density and diversity - and their

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PLASTIC BAG PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION in London

PLASTIC BAG PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION in London

Regardless of your personal levels of eco-consciousness, we can all agree that plastic bags are decidedly un-green. Banning the distribution of plastic bags in stores around the world is a growing

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LIGHTS OUT LONDON! – June 21st

LIGHTS OUT LONDON! – June 21st

Sydney started it, with massive success, and now London is getting into the act. The Lights Out London campaign is inviting londoners to turn off their lights for one hour, between 9p.m. and 10p.m. on the

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GIANT SOLAR POWER FLOWER: London Urban Oasis

GIANT SOLAR POWER FLOWER: London Urban Oasis

Visitors to the recent Chelsea Flower Show in London were no doubt pleasantly surprised to stumble across the London Urban Oasis, a solar-powered urban art installation showcasing an array of clean energy

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Container City in London

PREFAB FRIDAY: Container City in London

We've featured container-architecture here at Inhabitat before -- from Lot-Ek's altered and extruded prefab container houses, to Cargotecture's Studio 320 and emergency housing. Clearly, we love the idea

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PREFAB FRIDAY: David Adjaye’s East London House

PREFAB FRIDAY: David Adjaye’s East London House

Here's a recipe for good design: take London-based architect David Adjaye, mix with a prefab timber construction system, drop on a site in the middle of Hackney, a London suburb, shake and mix - and you

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GLOBAL WARMING FLOODS LONDON… In Second Life

GLOBAL WARMING FLOODS LONDON… In Second Life

A temporary flood sent avatars scrambling for the rooftops in several virtual places, including London, the Netherlands, and Ibiza. David de Rothschild, founder of Adventure Ecology, staged the global

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