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Mack Energy’s Headquarters is a Bold Energy Conserving Oil & Gas Exploration Center

Mack Energy’s Headquarters is a Bold Energy Conserving Oil & Gas Exploration Center

The Van H. Gilbert Architects-designed Mack Energy Corporation headquarters is a 50,000-square-foot, two-story building in Artesia, New Mexico. Centered around a two-story atrium, the office building is

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Sunken Fort Werk Aan’t Spoel to be Transformed into Gradated Public Park in the Netherlands

Sunken Fort Werk Aan’t Spoel to be Transformed into Gradated Public Park in the Netherlands

Rietveld Landscape and Atelier de Lyon see the new space as an outdoor park lounge, attracting locals from Culemborg for days of relaxation in the sun. The existing landscape is built up into a series of

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Make it Right’s New Orleans FLOAT House by Morphosis to Gain LEED Platinum Certification

Make it Right’s New Orleans FLOAT House by Morphosis to Gain LEED Platinum Certification

Morphosis respected the cultural vernacular of the common New Orleans shotgun house by first raising the structure off the ground level to protect the building from flooding. The outstanding part of this

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Beachaus II is a Smart LEED Platinum Home in White Rock, British Columbia

Beachaus II is a Smart LEED Platinum Home in White Rock, British Columbia

Designed to take advantage of the available light, the home maximizes privacy and views of the bay. With over 2,000 square feet of living space, Beachaus II includes three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a

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AreaFiftyOne Skate Park In Eindhoven’s Old Phillips Factory is One of Europe’s Largest

AreaFiftyOne Skate Park In Eindhoven’s Old Phillips Factory is One of Europe’s Largest

AreaFiftyOne skate park was first opened to the public in an old hangar in the Dutch city of Meerhoven, and in 2006 it moved to its current location in one of Philips' old factory buildings at Strijp-S,

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How The Nokero SunRay Pro Power Solar Charger Saved My Skin & My Sanity During Hurricane Sandy

How The Nokero SunRay Pro Power Solar Charger Saved My Skin & My Sanity During Hurricane Sandy

This article was originally published in November 2012 When Hurricane Sandy hit last week and the power in my lower Manhattan apartment went out, my first thought, as I dug around for candles and LED

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Dutchman Johan Huibers Opens His Life-Size Noah’s Ark to the Public

Dutchman Johan Huibers Opens His Life-Size Noah’s Ark to the Public

We first reported on Huibers' Ark last year when the massive structure (it's so big, it's classed as a building not a boat!) was nearing completion. Now that the Ark is officially open to the public, more

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Gerry Barry’s Incredible Land Art Installations Harmonize with the Irish Landscape

Gerry Barry’s Incredible Land Art Installations Harmonize with the Irish Landscape

Water is a key element and influence in Gerry Barry's work. Associated with purity and the source of life, Barry often creates pieces in or around water. Carefully selected rounded stones and rocks of

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Stanton Williams’ BREEAM Excellent Sainsbury Laboratory Shortlisted for 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize

Stanton Williams’ BREEAM Excellent Sainsbury Laboratory Shortlisted for 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize

The Sainsbury Laboratory is a plant research center that brings together some of the greatest scientists in an environment that is influenced by the natural gardens that surround the building. Daylight

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Beijing Infrastructure Crippled By Worst Flooding In 60 Years!

Beijing Infrastructure Crippled By Worst Flooding In 60 Years!

China's capital city Beijing is in chaos after experiencing the the heaviest rainfall in 60 years. The ensuing flooding has overwhelmed the city's infrastructure causing drains to overflow and rivers to

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Almost One-Third Of British Front Gardens Are Now Parking Spaces

Almost One-Third Of British Front Gardens Are Now Parking Spaces

British Street Scene Photos from Shutterstock A report published by the RAC Foundation (an independent motoring organization) states that almost a third of the front gardens at 20.8 million UK homes

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Brad Pitt Recruits Frank Gehry to Design Sustainable, Two-Family Home For Make It Right in New Orleans

Brad Pitt Recruits Frank Gehry to Design Sustainable, Two-Family Home For Make It Right in New Orleans

© Chad Chenier Photography / Make It Right In 2007, Brad Pitt founded the Make it Right Foundation with an ambitious plan to construct 150 new, green homes for returning residents in New Orleans'

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Singapore’s Green-Roofed Marina Barrage Controls Flooding and Stores 10,000 Hectares of Rainwater

Singapore’s Green-Roofed Marina Barrage Controls Flooding and Stores 10,000 Hectares of Rainwater

With a catchment area of 10,000 hectares, the Marina Barrage is one-sixth the size of Singapore. The catchment is the island nation’s largest and most urbanized. The benefits of the Marina Barrage are

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London Pollution Could Hamper Olympic Athletes During the Games

London Pollution Could Hamper Olympic Athletes During the Games

As the world's various Olympic teams begin to arrive in London, the country's health experts have warned that potential summer smog could impair the performance and fitness of many of the athletes. Keith

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Temporary Wooden ‘Hangout’ Provides Shelter for Festival-goers in Eindhoven

Temporary Wooden ‘Hangout’ Provides Shelter for Festival-goers in Eindhoven

Eindhoven Design Academy Graduate Joscha Weiand is the brains behind Hangout, a neat semi-permanent shelter that incorporates a practical tent with creature comforts. The cozy space was designed to help

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Panama City’s Eco-Luxe Tantalo Hotel has a Two Story Living Wall and Artist Designed Rooms

Panama City’s Eco-Luxe Tantalo Hotel has a Two Story Living Wall and Artist Designed Rooms

The hotel’s incredible living wall is stocked full of lush native plants—983 different species to be exact. The wall, which was installed by Aqua Terra, is irrigated by recycled rainwater that is

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The Barnes Foundation Moves Into New Green Digs Designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

The Barnes Foundation Moves Into New Green Digs Designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

Located in the city of Merion, Pennsylvania, the building was built to mirror the layout of its prior home. Consisting of large horizontal volumes, one on top of the other, the new design does do the

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Toronto’s Corus Quay Building Boasts a 5-Story Living Wall and Indoor Slide!

Toronto’s Corus Quay Building Boasts a 5-Story Living Wall and Indoor Slide!

There are plenty of reasons we'd love to work at the Corus Quay building -- especially the three-story indoor slide! The convenient mode of green transportation whisks workers from a third-story lounge

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My Green World: Gigantic Orange Seed-Shaped Pavilion Unveiled at Dutch Floriade Expo

My Green World: Gigantic Orange Seed-Shaped Pavilion Unveiled at Dutch Floriade Expo

2D3D's My Green World pavilion is stained bright orange (a color traditionally associated with the Dutch monarchy), creating a dramatic statement. The massive form stands out against the surrounding

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David Chipperfield Wins Musee Des Beaux-Arts Design Competition with Transparent, Saw-Toothed Design

David Chipperfield Wins Musee Des Beaux-Arts Design Competition with Transparent, Saw-Toothed Design

David Chipperfield Architects has been selected to design the new Musee des Beaux-Arts in Reims, France. The museum site is located at a meeting point between old and new areas of the city, as well as an

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Tranquil Go Vap House in Vietnam has a Lush Tropical Garden Inside

Tranquil Go Vap House in Vietnam has a Lush Tropical Garden Inside

Hot, muggy and sooty, Ho Chi Minh City can wear down even the most intrepid urban dweller, so there's nothing better than coming home to a peaceful residence that is flooded with soothing natural light

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100% Solar-Powered Great Barrier House Fuses Modern Technology With Island Life

100% Solar-Powered Great Barrier House Fuses Modern Technology With Island Life

Elevated to protect against floods and constructed of sustainably-sourced timber that references the island's rich biodiversity, the Great Barrier House is comfortable in both summer and winter. Despite

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Shma Reimagines Flood-Prone City in Thailand as a Water City

Shma Reimagines Flood-Prone City in Thailand as a Water City

Ayutthaya is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it is projected to become massively flooded over the next forty years, named “2050 Ultra Flood Plain.” In anticipation of the impending flood, Shma

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Rio+20: Climate Change Damage Could Cost Latin America $100 Billion Per Year

Rio+20: Climate Change Damage Could Cost Latin America $100 Billion Per Year

With the Rio+20 conference set to start on June 20th, a report from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has warned that if climate change continues to go unchecked, the damage costs to Latin

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Dairy Barn Transformed into Gorgeous LEED Silver Design and Technology Center on SUNY Campus

Dairy Barn Transformed into Gorgeous LEED Silver Design and Technology Center on SUNY Campus

The new Center for Design and Technology creates a new entrance for the Morrisville campus. The character of the former dairy barn is preserved, rising in a wood-clad arch that overlooks the campus.

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Quaint Elizabethan Manor Transformed Into Gleaming Maidstone Museum

Quaint Elizabethan Manor Transformed Into Gleaming Maidstone Museum

The original structure is an ornate red brick Elizabethan manor that was built in 1561. The building has been a museum since 1858, and it now houses a collection of over 600,000 artifacts and specimens.

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VillaLola: Stunning Home Perched Above a Fjord Mirrors the Icelandic Landscape

VillaLola: Stunning Home Perched Above a Fjord Mirrors the Icelandic Landscape

ARKIS sought to accentuate the natural beauty of the region, which is flooded with light and color. The designers incorporated neutral color combinations that mirror the surrounding grasses and woods.

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Drought In California and Texas Threatens US Food Security

Drought In California and Texas Threatens US Food Security

For the past several months, California and Texas -- two of the most productive agricultural states in the US -- have experienced severe drought leading to difficult conditions for farmers in both

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Study Reveals That Seagrass Stores More Carbon Than Trees

Study Reveals That Seagrass Stores More Carbon Than Trees

Seagrass Photo from Shutterstock The destruction of rainforests has long been a huge cause of concern for environmentalists due to trees' ability to capture carbon — however a new collaborative study

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