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Mint Hotel Is a Posh Green Walled Tower Right In the Heart of London

Mint Hotel Is a Posh Green Walled Tower Right In the Heart of London

Designed by Bennetts Associates Architects, the Mint Hotel Tower of London is a modern boutique hotel located right in the heart of the city. Topped with a lush green roof and padded with Europe's largest

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Is Rafael Viñoly’s $44.3 Million Firstsite Arts Center Green?

Is Rafael Viñoly’s $44.3 Million Firstsite Arts Center Green?

Although RVA made an effort to achieve a BREEAM rating for the arts center, because the new 2010 requirements are more stringent than the earlier standards they were aiming for, they were not successful.

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Shiny, Tubular Slough Bus Station Improves Pedestrian Access

Shiny, Tubular Slough Bus Station Improves Pedestrian Access

The new bus station is located opposite the main railway station and takes the place of the former and outdated bus station, a derelict office building, and a multi-story car park. Before, the old bus

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Super Energy Efficient Warehouse Stores the British Film Institute’s Collection At Sub-Zero Temps

Super Energy Efficient Warehouse Stores the British Film Institute’s Collection At Sub-Zero Temps

Acetate and nitrate film require optimal conditions for their continued preservation and can easily burn if not protected properly. BFI knew they needed to store their film in better conditions, so they

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Sole Arena Thermal Spa Taps Into the Natural Healing Powers of Salted Air

Sole Arena Thermal Spa Taps Into the Natural Healing Powers of Salted Air

Visitors can enter the structure through one of three tunnel-like entrances. The openings resemble natural cuts in the wood, and appear as if the exterior skin was bark with fresh wood inside. Inside, the

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Gillespies’ MediaCityUK is the World’s First BREEAM Accredited Sustainable Community

Gillespies’ MediaCityUK is the World’s First BREEAM Accredited Sustainable Community

The tree-filled, waterside plaza is composed of three distinct areas. The media square (which is framed by the largest studio in Europe, the BBC's new northern headquarters) is MediaCityUK's main

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3XN’s New Museum of Liverpool Runs On An Energy Efficient Trigeneration Plant

3XN’s New Museum of Liverpool Runs On An Energy Efficient Trigeneration Plant

The three story building is characterized by opposing volumes stretching out towards the harbor. Huge picture windows take in the views of both the city and the harbor and a large spiraling staircase in

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Inviting Glass Town Library Wins BREEAM Rating of Excellence in Enfield

Inviting Glass Town Library Wins BREEAM Rating of Excellence in Enfield

After a year’s work refurbishing the much loved 1912 Edwardian library and constructing a new glass building next to it, the BREEAM excellent space at the heart of the town’s Conservation Area is now

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Swooping Green Land Bridge Design Turns Abandoned Taiwan Railway into a Lively Hub

Swooping Green Land Bridge Design Turns Abandoned Taiwan Railway into a Lively Hub

A gorgeous new park, commercial zones, cultural buildings, residences and museum are in the works. One of the most unusual features is a lush park, which is built atop a gridwork of the abandoned

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SANAA Unveils La Samaritaine Renovation Plans Complete with Transparent Glass Facade

SANAA Unveils La Samaritaine Renovation Plans Complete with Transparent Glass Facade

La Samaritaine was first built back in 1870 and over the years grew and spread out to encompass an entire block. Various architects and designers were involved in the construction and renovation of the

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Tetris-Like India Glycols Office Complex is Cooled by Interior Pools, Courtyards and Green Roofs

Tetris-Like India Glycols Office Complex is Cooled by Interior Pools, Courtyards and Green Roofs

This Tetris-shaped corporate office for India Glycols was designed to provide a first-class working environment that encourages employee socialization. Designed by Morphogenesis, it has a solid geometric

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OMA’s Pixelated Stadskantoor Skyscraper Scores BREEAM Excellent

OMA’s Pixelated Stadskantoor Skyscraper Scores BREEAM Excellent

Office for Metropolitan Architecture won the commission in 2009 with an unorthodox design that met the use requirements set by the city while rising to the challenge of being the “most sustainable

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Chameleon Think Tank Innovation Center is Dressed in Color Changing Recyclable Rockpanel

Chameleon Think Tank Innovation Center is Dressed in Color Changing Recyclable Rockpanel

Formerly the building site for WWI tanks in the UK, Lincoln’s new “Think Tank” is set to achieve BREEAM Excellent status. Designed by Marks Barsfield Architects, this beautiful

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Rijkswaterstaat: Dutch Public Works Bureau Unveils Groundbreaking Green Office

Rijkswaterstaat: Dutch Public Works Bureau Unveils Groundbreaking Green Office

The project aimed to encapsulate the identity of Rijkswaterstaat in a sustainable building that manifests the organization's core activities. The Dutch public works bureau is responsible for the roads,

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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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New Westminster College Building Is An Upside Down Ziggurat With Room Inside For A Flash Mob

New Westminster College Building Is An Upside Down Ziggurat With Room Inside For A Flash Mob

Schmidt Hammer Lassen won the award to design the sustainable campus building back in 2006 and recently completed it in 2010. The campus was built in accordance with the GLA’s initiative to “Be Lean,

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Stride Treglown’s BREEAM Outstanding Office Shoots For Net Zero

Stride Treglown’s BREEAM Outstanding Office Shoots For Net Zero

When UK-based architecture firm Stride Treglown sat down to design their own office, they took on the challenge of creating the most sustainable building they could afford. The result is the earliest

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UK’s First Floating Nature Reserve Visitor Centre Is Almost Complete

UK’s First Floating Nature Reserve Visitor Centre Is Almost Complete

Brockholes is a new nature reserve, owned by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and constructed on the remains of an abandoned quarry near Preston, England. The area has been rehabilitated with wetlands, a hay

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Glacier-Inspired Vatnajökull Visitor Center for Europe’s Largest National Park

Glacier-Inspired Vatnajökull Visitor Center for Europe’s Largest National Park

Image © Birgir Teitsson Founded in 2008, Vatnajökull National Park is Europe's largest national park and is famous for the Vatnajökull glacier. ARKÍS won a competition to design one of the park's

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Stunning Icelandic Institute is an Ice-Frosted Eco Citadel

Stunning Icelandic Institute is an Ice-Frosted Eco Citadel

The institute's volume is inspired by the bodies of insects as well as the nearby Mount Keilir, which is mirrored in the prominent form of the front of the building. Two fissures separate the building

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World’s Greenest Whisky Distillery Unveiled in Scotland

World’s Greenest Whisky Distillery Unveiled in Scotland

Image © Keith Hunter Photography Scotland has a long history of whisky production and now the industry is brewing up a green future as drinks giant Diageo recently unveiled their £40 million

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World’s Most Sustainable Broadcasting Studio Unveiled in the UK

World’s Most Sustainable Broadcasting Studio Unveiled in the UK

Architectural design firm Arup Associates recently completed work on BSkyB's headquarters, which has been hailed as the greenest broadcasting studio in the world. The massive new facility at the

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UPDATED PHOTOS: Belgium’s Médiacité Shopping Mall Complete

UPDATED PHOTOS: Belgium’s Médiacité Shopping Mall Complete

Image ©Ron Arad Architects London-based Israeli architect, Ron Arad, with the help of Jaspers Eyers, designed the roof of the mall along with the facade, mall interior and external piazzas. A long

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Beautiful London Campus Building Clad in Anodized Aluminium Tiles

Beautiful London Campus Building Clad in Anodized Aluminium Tiles

The Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, located on the Greenwich Peninsula in London just opened the doors to a beautiful new building designed by Foreign Office Architects.  The 183,00

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6 Eco Offices That Beat Your Cubicle Any Day

6 Eco Offices That Beat Your Cubicle Any Day

VIBRANT BELGIAN ECO OFFICE IS GREEN OUTSIDE AND IN This colorful workplace is so creative that you might never guess that it's home to Infrax, a Belgian utility provider. And it isn't just green on

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Architects Unveil Incredible Plans for the Future of Los Angeles

Architects Unveil Incredible Plans for the Future of Los Angeles

Overall, the three firms believe in a much more sustainable, interconnected, and denser city where buildings serve multiple purposes and public transportation is the norm. Density, common spaces, more

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Passivehaus Container Complex Proposed for Leeds Waterfront

Passivehaus Container Complex Proposed for Leeds Waterfront

Waterfronts that were once the bustling heart of industrial British cities are now more commonly seen as the hub of hot new property developments. However, initiatives like the 36 Calls Design Competition

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Wuhan’s Lily-Shaped Zero Carbon Energy Center Set to Bloom in China

Wuhan’s Lily-Shaped Zero Carbon Energy Center Set to Bloom in China

A new Calla lily-shaped research center for Wuhan University is set to bloom in China as one of the most sustainable buildings the world. Netherlands-based firm Grontmij, in collaboration with Soeters

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Work Begins on the UK’s Largest Prefabricated Strawbale Building

Work Begins on the UK’s Largest Prefabricated Strawbale Building

Exciting news! Construction began this month on what will be the UK's largest straw bale building, which will utilize prefabricated construction and local straw from nearby farmland. The Sutton Bonington

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Stunning Glass Faceted Office Wins Green Architecture Award

Stunning Glass Faceted Office Wins Green Architecture Award

The European Investment Bank in Luxembourg recently won first place in the Emilio Ambasz Prize for Green Architecture for International Buildings. Completed in 2008 and designed by Düsseldorf-based

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