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Waterfront IJDock Mixed-Use Complex Nearing Completion in Amsterdam

Waterfront IJDock Mixed-Use Complex Nearing Completion in Amsterdam

Plans for the IJDock on the southern bank of the IJ waterway began back in the 90's when Bjarne Mastenbroek of SeARCH and Dick van Gameren devised the concept for the masterplan for a mixed-use complex of

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University of East Anglia in England Unveils Plans for Greenest Low-Carbon Building in the UK

University of East Anglia in England Unveils Plans for Greenest Low-Carbon Building in the UK

The University of East Anglia in Norwich, England will soon be home to one of the greenest buildings ever created in the United Kingdom. The new £8M Norwich Research Park (NRP) Enterprise Centre will

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Shedkm Selected to Design $160 Million Redevelopment of Brighton’s Municipal Market Square

Shedkm Selected to Design $160 Million Redevelopment of Brighton’s Municipal Market Square

The 1.8 acre site is located just off the Grande Parade at the heart of Brighton City Center, and it has been left unused for quite some time. The new design will feature a central public plaza as the

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s Shimmering & Efficient Aberdeen University New Library Opens in Scotland

Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s Shimmering & Efficient Aberdeen University New Library Opens in Scotland

The Aberdeen University New Library, now know as the Sir Duncan Rice Library, houses over a quarter of a million books and manuscripts inside it's shimmering cubic volume. Located on the west side of

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Siemens’ Solar-Powered Crystal Building is Dedicated to Improving Urban Sustainability in London

Siemens’ Solar-Powered Crystal Building is Dedicated to Improving Urban Sustainability in London

The Crystal is a landmark building from the electronics powerhouse, and it serves as Siemens' flagship hub dedicated to urban sustainability. Inspired by London's Crystal Palace, which showcased the

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Heneghan Peng’s Giant’s Causeway Visitor Center is a Stone Sanctuary on the Cliffs of Ireland

Heneghan Peng’s Giant’s Causeway Visitor Center is a Stone Sanctuary on the Cliffs of Ireland

Giant's Causeway is a coastal area where about 40,000 basalt columns sprung up from the earth due to an ancient volcanic eruption. The remarkable collection of hexagonal rocks has been named the fourth

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Royal Veterinary College Provides Eco Friendly Lodging for Their Clinical Students

Royal Veterinary College Provides Eco Friendly Lodging for Their Clinical Students

The Royal Veterinary College tasked London firm HawkinsBrown to design a new residential development to ensure their clinical students had housing nearby. The development is composed of nine three- and

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APA Architects’ DEFA HQ Design Wins 2012 Green Apple Built Environment and Architectural Heritage Awards

APA Architects’ DEFA HQ Design Wins 2012 Green Apple Built Environment and Architectural Heritage Awards

It is not the first award that the new eco-friendly DEFA headquarters has won. It has already been awarded the 'Excellent' rating by 'BREEAM' for its exemplary design in reducing environmental impact.

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+3 Architecture’s One Trinity Green is the UK’s Most Sustainable New Office Building

+3 Architecture’s One Trinity Green is the UK’s Most Sustainable New Office Building

One Trinity Green, a brand new green business centre in Newcastle, UK designed by +3 Architecture, has won the prestigious Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) offices

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London 2012: The Greenest Olympic Games in History?

London 2012: The Greenest Olympic Games in History?

Photo from Wikimedia Commons With less than a week to go until the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony on July 27th, excitement is building. Hundreds of workers are putting the finishing touches on

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Baltyk Tower: MVRDV Unveils Pixelated Daylit High-Rise for Poland

Baltyk Tower: MVRDV Unveils Pixelated Daylit High-Rise for Poland

MVRDV's Baltyk Tower is slated to be completed in 2014 and the architects are shooting for a BREEAM Very Goodrating. The tower promises plentiful daylight for the office spaces by limiting their depth to

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Shiny Copper-Clad Hive Library Built to Resist Climate Change Until 2050

Shiny Copper-Clad Hive Library Built to Resist Climate Change Until 2050

Satisfying a wide range of public services in one compact building, the Worcester library incorporates a host of sustainability features that make the building adaptable to climate change predicted by

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Shimmering Titanic Belfast Museum Celebrates the Famous Sunken Ship

Shimmering Titanic Belfast Museum Celebrates the Famous Sunken Ship

The Titanic's maiden voyage was in April of 1912 and 100 years later, the Titanic Belfast museum opens in celebration of her construction. The White Star Line ocean liner was originally constructed in the

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Foster and Partners’ Towering Hermatage Plaza in Paris Gets the Green Light

Foster and Partners’ Towering Hermatage Plaza in Paris Gets the Green Light

Foster + Partners’ massive Hermatage Plaza will be placed right on the Seine River east of La Défense as part as an effort to revitalize the area. The core design strategy is the twist in the

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Aloft London Excel Hotel Has An Iridescent High Performance Exterior

Aloft London Excel Hotel Has An Iridescent High Performance Exterior

Located on the Royal Victoria Dock, the hotel is served by the Prince Regent Station on the Docklands Light Railway and is located adjacent to the International Conference Centre. Aloft London Excel is a

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Akademia Park Officium: Hungarian Military Academy Renovated Into Modern Building That Preserves the Past

Akademia Park Officium: Hungarian Military Academy Renovated Into Modern Building That Preserves the Past

We see a lot of amazing renovations here at Inhabitat, but we were particularly impressed by this former military school that has been transformed into a BREEAM excellent building by Vikar&Lukacs

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Pixel Building: Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Building is Now Complete!

Pixel Building: Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Building is Now Complete!

Pixel is a ‘Future Office’ - a prototype for commercial buildings that produce their own power and collect their own water for a future carbon constrained world. The four story building is home to

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Unveils Plans for a Shimmering Eco Tower in Warsaw

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Unveils Plans for a Shimmering Eco Tower in Warsaw

Located at the center of the financial district, the Warsaw tower will create a striking landmark as it rises above the other surrounding towers. The tower is composed of three stepped volumes increasing

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London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

Completed in 2009, the Herbarium's new glass and timber wing creates a fantastic contrast with the original red-bricked building, connected to its side. Edward Cullinan Architects worked closely with the

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The Newly Completed Gateway Building Is the UK’s Largest Strawbale Building

The Newly Completed Gateway Building Is the UK’s Largest Strawbale Building

Make Architects was not only responsible for the design of the new science facility, but also the larger masterplan for the Sutton Bonington campus. The facade of the building is made up of repetitive

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La Rive’s Timber Theater and Green Roofed Restaurant Harmonize with the Surrounding Forest

La Rive’s Timber Theater and Green Roofed Restaurant Harmonize with the Surrounding Forest

The campsite is located at the edge of Lake Biscarosse, which has a strip of native trees separating the site, granting the campgrounds privacy while preserving the serenity of the landscape. Both the

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Guardia Civil Quarters in Algueña Transformed into a Shimmering Cultural Center

Guardia Civil Quarters in Algueña Transformed into a Shimmering Cultural Center

The original checkpoint building was upgraded with a new minimalist modern addition. The expansive façade of the new structure is covered with iridescent ceramic tiles. The square pattern changes with

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London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

The Jodrell Laboratory extension, dubbed 'The Wolfson Wing', achieved a BREEAM 'Excellent' mark and was designed to be energy-efficient and sustainable in many aspects. Among the most distinctive

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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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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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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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