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Luxurious Floating Home Makes the Most of Its Small Footprint on Lake Union in Seattle

Luxurious Floating Home Makes the Most of Its Small Footprint on Lake Union in Seattle

Docked in the heart of the city on Lake Union, this floating home enjoys panoramic views south of downtown Seattle, Queen Anne Hill to the west, and Gas Works Park northward. With no room to spare, the

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Seattle Man Rescues & Transplants Hundreds of Unwanted Trees

Seattle Man Rescues & Transplants Hundreds of Unwanted Trees

O’Brien’s passion as a tree rescuer started five years ago when a neighbor near his Key Peninsula property in Washington state removed scores of old-growth trees. Not only did the trees’ removal cut

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Stunning Electric Blue Trees Spring up in Seattle

Stunning Electric Blue Trees Spring up in Seattle

Dimopoulos' use of ultramarine blue (so reminiscent of James Cameron's Avatar) was probably coincidental, but his desire to create some kind of sacred awareness of our primordial tree species was not. He

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Edible Forest is Coming to Life in Fertile Seattle Park for Community Gardening

Edible Forest is Coming to Life in Fertile Seattle Park for Community Gardening

It may sound like something out of a fairytale, but an edible forest is taking root in a very real community in Seattle. That's right, urban permaculture projects are continuing to evolve, and the Beacon

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Urban Mushroom Farm Pops Up in Olson Kundig Architects’ Seattle Storefront

Urban Mushroom Farm Pops Up in Olson Kundig Architects’ Seattle Storefront

Each month Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects’ studio gets a makeover and the latest installation to be unveiled is a tented experimental mushroom farm! Design team CityLab7 collaborated with the

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Fantastic Seattle Remodel by Atelier Drome Maximizes 600 Sq Ft Home With Smart Design & Storage Solutions

Fantastic Seattle Remodel by Atelier Drome Maximizes 600 Sq Ft Home With Smart Design & Storage Solutions

The Ravenna Remodel by Atelier Drome renovated a 1950s mid-century modern home that was in desperate need of help, bringing it into the 21st century. The project was originally a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home,

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Seattle’s Firestation 30 is a Copper-Clad Green Community Beacon

Seattle’s Firestation 30 is a Copper-Clad Green Community Beacon

Located at the juncture between the commercial activity of Rainier Avenue and the residential Mt. Baker neighborhood, Firestation no. 30 helps with the transition in scale between the two areas. Its

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World’s First Exhibit on Container Architecture Curated by Jure Kotnik Lands in Seattle

World’s First Exhibit on Container Architecture Curated by Jure Kotnik Lands in Seattle

Jure Kotnik, an architect based out of Slovenia, is most well known for his recent book called Container Architecture as well as a number of completed cargotecture projects. The traveling architecture

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Seattle Seahawks Stadium Boasts Largest Solar Array in Washington State

Seattle Seahawks Stadium Boasts Largest Solar Array in Washington State

The Seattle Seahawks have a lot to squawk about when it comes to renewable energy as their stadium is now the home to the largest solar array in the state. The 2.5 acre array will cut their energy costs

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Seattle’s 15th Ave Coffee and Tea House Is a Rustic Eco-Chic Store Built by Starbucks

Seattle’s 15th Ave Coffee and Tea House Is a Rustic Eco-Chic Store Built by Starbucks

The 15th Ave Coffee & Tea Store's atmosphere draws upon each of the recycled objects that make up its decor, telling a story from the past and welcoming locals to have a seat and enjoy a freshly

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Seattle Treehouse is a Wonderful Retreat for Kids and Adults Alike

Seattle Treehouse is a Wonderful Retreat for Kids and Adults Alike

This gorgeous tree-top residence in Seattle tells a wonderful story of inventive architecture and repurposed and recycled materials. The Hale-Edmonds family took on the challenge of a steeply sloping site

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Greenfab’s New Prefab Model Home in Seattle Aims for LEED Platinum

Greenfab’s New Prefab Model Home in Seattle Aims for LEED Platinum

The 3 bedroom, 2 3/4 bath home includes non toxic and environmentally friendly materials for good indoor air quality. Recycled and local materials were sourced extensively and existing concrete from the

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Seattle’s Ballard Library Pairs a Sweeping Green Roof with Natural Light

Seattle’s Ballard Library Pairs a Sweeping Green Roof with Natural Light

A prominent feature of Northwestern architecture is exposed heavy glue-lams or wooden beams supporting and shaping the roof and this project by Architects Bohlin Cywinski Jackson does not disappoint with

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Rainwater-Harvesting Seattle Residences Aiming For LEED Platinum

Rainwater-Harvesting Seattle Residences Aiming For LEED Platinum

Seven private residences are surrounded by a screen wall and vegetation to form a visual an acoustic barrier for the residences. The units are arranged in a V-shape around an interior courtyard and

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Seattle Wine Producer To Make Bottles From Recycled Glass

Seattle Wine Producer To Make Bottles From Recycled Glass

Verallia, the French glass producer owned by Saint-Gobain in Paris, has announced plans to invest $20 million over 18 months in order to modernize its South Seattle plant, which has been making glass

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CAST Architecture Unveils Solar Powered Pocket Parks for Seattle

CAST Architecture Unveils Solar Powered Pocket Parks for Seattle

Seattle’s network of obsolete, decommissioned electrical substations are poised to become a network of neighborhood-friendly, solar powered pocket parks capable of generating more than a megawatt of

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Backyard House: Affordable Modern Eco Home Rises in Seattle

Backyard House: Affordable Modern Eco Home Rises in Seattle

Located in Seattle, the Backyard House by SHED Architecture & Design takes its name from the site it sits on — the subdivided backyard of an existing single family house. The project's fundamental

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Renovated Seattle Residence Part of Eco-Community Living

Renovated Seattle Residence Part of Eco-Community Living

Located on a dense shoreline on Portage Bay in Seattle, WA, the Lobster Boat Residence, designed by Seattle-based Chadborne + Doss Architects, is beautiful home that leaves a small footprint. The home was

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Contemporary Seattle Residence Uses Bright Green Fiber Cement

Contemporary Seattle Residence Uses Bright Green Fiber Cement

This brightly-colored home designed by Seattle-based Case Architects opened just a week ago, and was featured earlier on Jetson Green this week. The home's most notable characteristic is its use of

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ECO•LABORATORY: Seattle’s Exemplary Eco Community

ECO•LABORATORY: Seattle’s Exemplary Eco Community

The Eco•Laboratory is an exemplary green complex designed around a vibrant community garden In Seattle's Belltown neighborhood. Conceived by Weber Thompson, the project recently won the Natural Design

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BUMBERSHOOT 2008: Seattle’s Green Music & Arts Festival

BUMBERSHOOT 2008: Seattle’s Green Music & Arts Festival

Bumbershoot kicks off this today, bringing three days of music, art, comedy, and film to Seattle! This year the Emerald City festival is going green in a big way by boasting an entirely carbon neutral

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Seattle’s Stunning Mount Baker Residence

Seattle’s Stunning Mount Baker Residence

As of late, Seattle has developed into a burgeoning center of sustainable design with plenty of exceptional green architecture and design popping up. The stunning Mount Baker home is one more example to

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Energy-Generating Green Microgym in Seattle by Adam Boesel

Energy-Generating Green Microgym in Seattle by Adam Boesel

A human-powered energy-generating gym like Hong Kong’s is now taking shape in Seattle, turning human sweat into usable electric energy. By connecting spinning bikes to wind-generator motors, clients at

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Seattle’s Sexy New SLUT Streetcar

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Seattle’s Sexy New SLUT Streetcar

It’s not New Orleans, but city officials are optimistic that their latest transit project will spark desire...to ride the streetcar. It’s Seattle's South Lake Union Trolley (yes, the acronym is SLUT),

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Inhabitat’s Top 7 Most Inspiring Stories of 2014

Inhabitat’s Top 7 Most Inspiring Stories of 2014

Every year you come across those stories that warm your heart and lift your spirits. Whether it involves a tough old lady who refused to back down to developers or a teenager with a brilliant idea that

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VIDEO: Biking just got easier with the world’s first bike escalator

VIDEO: Biking just got easier with the world’s first bike escalator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec_ujdz-mn0 Biking is an awesome way to get around because it helps the planet, saves you money and improves your health at the same time. Awesome, that is, until you

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Top 6 cabins for a green retreat this winter

Top 6 cabins for a green retreat this winter

Intrinsik Architecture's Montana Modern Prefab Cabin This 800-square-foot prefabricated cabin, located 8,600 feet above Paradise Valley, Montana is a smart, efficient, and sustainable retreat for any

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Repurposed gramophone lamps shine old-world charm on modern-day spaces

Repurposed gramophone lamps shine old-world charm on modern-day spaces

Looking for some DIY lighting ideas to really spruce up your home? Try out these gorgeous repurposed gramophone lamps. Beautifully crafted out of antique gramophones, the hanging pendant lamps may not

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The Harvester is a High-Tech Composter that Converts Retail Food Waste Onsite

The Harvester is a High-Tech Composter that Converts Retail Food Waste Onsite

Seattle-based startup WISErg puts its founders' software development backgrounds to innovative use, addressing the massive issue of food waste with the production of the Harvester. A commercial-grade,

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Scientists Pour Water Into Oregon Volcano to Generate Energy

Scientists Pour Water Into Oregon Volcano to Generate Energy

A team of scientists from Seattle-based AltaRock Energy, Inc. and Davenport Newberry Holdings LLC has announced plans to harness one of Mother Nature's most powerful energy sources by pumping 24 million

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