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Cupertino City Council Gives Apple’s Spaceship Headquarters the Green Light

Cupertino City Council Gives Apple’s Spaceship Headquarters the Green Light

Jobs called the forthcoming extravagant headquarters the “best office building in the world.” Although his vision won’t be realized until 2016, 14,000 Apple employees will enjoy state of the art

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New Images of Apple’s Solar-Powered Spaceship Headquarters Unveiled

New Images of Apple’s Solar-Powered Spaceship Headquarters Unveiled

The “spaceship” will cover 2.8 million square feet and host up to 14,000 employees. Roughly 260,000 square meters of office space, corporate fitness facilities, auditoriums and cafeterias that will

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Daylit Turin University Building Features Cantilevered Membrane Roof Designed by formTL

Daylit Turin University Building Features Cantilevered Membrane Roof Designed by formTL

For the past two decades, the University of Turin has been gradually modernizing its architecture as new facilities are constructed on formerly industrial land. Foster + Partners describes its design as

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Apple’s Extravagant New Spaceship Campus Could Cost $2 Billion More Than Expected

Apple’s Extravagant New Spaceship Campus Could Cost $2 Billion More Than Expected

Just a few months before his death in 2011, Steve Jobs announced plans to build a new corporate campus for Apple in Cupertino City, California. Since then the initial $3 billion price tag for the

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Sinterhab’s 3D-Printed Space Station on the Moon Would Be Made from Lunar Soil

Sinterhab’s 3D-Printed Space Station on the Moon Would Be Made from Lunar Soil

The key ingredient to Sinterhab’s space station is lunar soil, which would be transformed into a ceramic-like material called regolith with a microwave-sinter process. NASA robots would print the

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Gensler Proposes Floating Thames Airport to Ease Airport Congestion in London

Gensler Proposes Floating Thames Airport to Ease Airport Congestion in London

Image © Vyonyx Suffering from crippling congestion at its famous Heathrow Airport, the British government recently put out a call for a modern design solution. Gensler, an international architectural

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Web-Like Treetop Science Lab Floats High Above Brazil’s Rainforest Canopy

Web-Like Treetop Science Lab Floats High Above Brazil’s Rainforest Canopy

Yi Yvonne Weng's concept includes webbed mesh in three densities, the least dense of which contain metal rods for structural support. The mid-layer has a medium density so that birds may easily pass

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California Gov. Jerry Brown Fast-Tracks New Apple Headquarters in Cupertino

California Gov. Jerry Brown Fast-Tracks New Apple Headquarters in Cupertino

While techies are anxiously awaiting the new iPhone 5, governor Jerry Brown announced that Apple's massive new Cupertino campus in California is now approved for fast track. The new Foster +

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Grimshaw + Gruen Win Competition to Design Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan

Grimshaw + Gruen Win Competition to Design Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan

LA Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted today to award the contract to design the master plan for Union Station Grimshaw Architects and Gruen Associates. The historic station was originally built

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New Leaked Image Reveals Apple’s Cupertino Campus Could Double as Spacecraft

New Leaked Image Reveals Apple’s Cupertino Campus Could Double as Spacecraft

Apple has caught some heat for its controversial, car-dependent Cupertino campus proposal, but an anonymous tipster has leaked an updated rendering to Inhabitat that would way up the controversy on the

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NRDC Slams New Apple Campus Design as Car-Dependent Suburban Sprawl

NRDC Slams New Apple Campus Design as Car-Dependent Suburban Sprawl

While many of the conversations regarding Apple today will center around the launch of the iPad 3, the Natural Resources Defense Council has taken to its blog to attack the computer giant over its

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Granite Web: Diller Scofidio + Renfro Win Competition to Design New Green Park for Aberdeen, Scotland

Granite Web: Diller Scofidio + Renfro Win Competition to Design New Green Park for Aberdeen, Scotland

Diller Scofidio + Renfro beat out fierce competition to apply the same urban revitalization savvy to Aberdeen, Scotland as they did to New York's cherished High Line park. DS+ R went up against Foster +

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The Freedom Towers That Could Have Been

The Freedom Towers That Could Have Been

This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The World Trade Center may still largely be a construction site, but all eyes are on the site's first new skyscraper, One World Trade

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PHOTOS: Astana’s Khan Shatyr is the World’s Biggest Tent!

PHOTOS: Astana’s Khan Shatyr is the World’s Biggest Tent!

photos by Karim Yergaliyev Developed by Foster + Partners to be a center piece for the new capital city of Astana, Kazakhstan, the project had to withstand the extreme temperature swings of the

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Inside Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Inside Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

While we write about innovative green buildings every day on Inhabitat, as New Yorkers, being located right in the heart of New York City affords us the opportunity to see firsthand many of the most

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The Smithsonian’s Vaulted Canopy Brings Nature and Light Inside

The Smithsonian’s Vaulted Canopy Brings Nature and Light Inside

The courtyard is now the largest event space in Washington D.C, complete with fully grown trees. The lattice work of the ceiling is reflected in the unique water feature on the floor, and the feeling of

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Great Glass House Swells from the Ground Like a Giant Blue Egg

Great Glass House Swells from the Ground Like a Giant Blue Egg

Located in the hills overlooking Tywi Valley, the Glass House is part of the Garden of Wales Botanical Gardens in the UK. Despite being made of glass, the elliptical building blends into the surrounding

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Lattice-Pattern Dome is a Beacon of Passive Indigenous Design for New Parliament Building In U.A.E.

Lattice-Pattern Dome is a Beacon of Passive Indigenous Design for New Parliament Building In U.A.E.

Ehrlich Architects came in ahead of Foster + Partners, Massimiliano Fuksas Architects, and Zaha Hadid Architects in Phase 2 of the design competition to win the FNC Parliament project. The stunning design

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A Home Fit For Elephants at the Cophenhagen Zoo

A Home Fit For Elephants at the Cophenhagen Zoo

Keeping the elephants happy was a key element in the design of the new house, and detailed research into the social patterns of elephants helped inform a plan to create two enclosures for elephants to

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The Khan Shatyr: World’s Largest Tent Opens in Kazakhstan

The Khan Shatyr: World’s Largest Tent Opens in Kazakhstan

Weather changes in Kazakhstan are extreme -- the climates drops down to -35 degrees Celsius in winter and can reach +35 degrees in summer. The Khan Shatyr is designed as a sheltering environment that

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IS IT GREEN?: Las Vegas CityCenter

IS IT GREEN?: Las Vegas CityCenter

The CityCenter mega-resort opened last month to fanfare, press, and a fireworks display fitting of a 67-acre 8.7 billion dollar gamble sitting on the Las Vegas Strip. The project surpassed its original

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Wood Clad Science Academy Showcases Sustainable Design

Wood Clad Science Academy Showcases Sustainable Design

The recently unveiled Langley Academy in the Berkshires, UK, is yet another exemplary model of sustainable education facilities. Designed by Inhabitat favorite Foster + Partners, the gorgeous wood clad

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UNstudio Wins Challenge to Revitalize Beijing with Their Creative Zone

UNstudio Wins Challenge to Revitalize Beijing with Their Creative Zone

A recent competition to design a creative zone in Beijing yielded this fascinating proposal to incorporate open space and an economic zone on the edge of the Beijing River. The winner of the competition

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Songdo IBD: South Korea’s New Eco-City

Songdo IBD: South Korea’s New Eco-City

Every country needs their own master-planned eco city. Germany will have aptly named ECO CITY Hamburg, the UK has Hanham Hall, Sweden has Super Sustainable City in Gothenburg, Spain has Logroño

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Links Roundup of the Week: Wind Energy

Links Roundup of the Week: Wind Energy

We've been reading here and there that research is beginning to show that wind speeds are slowing down due to climate change -- making wind-powered energy less promising. Some would simply call this

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Masdar Breaks Ground on Largest Solar Plant in Middle East

Masdar Breaks Ground on Largest Solar Plant in Middle East

Masdar, the new sustainable super-city being developed by Abu Dhabi, recently announced that it is building the largest grid-connected solar plant in the Middle East. The 10 MW solar plant will be half

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London Unveils Sleek Zero-Emission Double Decker Buses

London Unveils Sleek Zero-Emission Double Decker Buses

Recently the London Transportation Department held a contest to redesign the iconic Double Decker bus, and we're excited to announce the winning entry by renowned architects Foster + Partners! They've

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Hearst Tower Wins the 2008 International Highrise Award

Hearst Tower Wins the 2008 International Highrise Award

Recently New York's visionary Hearst tower was honored as the winner of the prestigious 2008 International Highrise Award. Constructed by Inhabitat favorites Norman Foster and Partners, the LEED

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Las Vegas CityCenter Set to Green Sin City

Las Vegas CityCenter Set to Green Sin City

Las Vegas is taking the lead in green development by planning the largest privately financed development in the history of North America vying for the USGBC's LEED certification. At 18 million square

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FRASERS BROADWAY: Australia’s Greenest Development

FRASERS BROADWAY: Australia’s Greenest Development

Big things are happening in Sydney. First Earth Hour, which began in Sydney, went global last month. Then, the city unveiled its brand new 2030 vision, which outlines the steps that the city will take to

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