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School of the Arts is a Vibrant Green Addition to Singapore’s City Center

School of the Arts is a Vibrant Green Addition to Singapore’s City Center

The school is located in the heart of the Civic district at the edge of the Arts and Entertainment district. The project follows an unconventional model, combining a high-density inner city school with a

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Chicago Unveils Plans for the Elevated Bloomingdale Trail Park in the Sky

Chicago Unveils Plans for the Elevated Bloomingdale Trail Park in the Sky

The Bloomingdale rail line once served as an important transport corridor, but was then abandoned in the early 1990s. Since the late '90s, the idea has been floating around to convert the elevated rail

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Tile-Clad Roslyn Street Bar in Sydney Has an Exotic Rooftop Garden

Tile-Clad Roslyn Street Bar in Sydney Has an Exotic Rooftop Garden

The Roslyn Street bar seems a lot taller than it is because of the unique 200 square meter site on which it was placed. Four stories tall, the 197 square meter upscale establishment was conceived as both

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Futuristic Blade Runner-Style Liverpool Department Store Opens in Mexico City

Futuristic Blade Runner-Style Liverpool Department Store Opens in Mexico City

The shining silver façade of the Liverpool Department store emulates the fast-paced traffic that encircles the structure - it's positioned at the junction of several highways and overpasses. Using 3D

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Urban Island Prototype 01 Reimagines the Public Park as a Multi-Level Elevated Green Space

Urban Island Prototype 01 Reimagines the Public Park as a Multi-Level Elevated Green Space

Kristanto designed the Urban Island in response to the idea that park spaces are centered around objects as an attraction. Instead, Kristanto decided to use activities as the focus of the park, but rather

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French Cyclists Win the Right to Run Red Traffic Lights

French Cyclists Win the Right to Run Red Traffic Lights

While the vast majority of cyclists must adhere the same traffic laws as all other vehicles, and in some cases absurd bike-specific laws, bicycle activists in France have successfully campaigned for the

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PHOTOS: Toyota Finally Reveals Its NS4 Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the Detroit Auto Show

PHOTOS: Toyota Finally Reveals Its NS4 Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the Detroit Auto Show

Toyota's goal with the NS4 was to create a simple and intuitive interior that brought the driver information more quickly than ever. Unique features include adaptive headlights that aim away from

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MVRDV Unveils Plans for Zero Energy ‘Bastide Niel’ City District in Bordeaux

MVRDV Unveils Plans for Zero Energy ‘Bastide Niel’ City District in Bordeaux

MVRDV Architects and the Urban Community of Bordeaux (CUB) have joined forces to design a brand new eco-community called Bastide Niel on the banks of the Garonne River. Spanning nearly 86 acres of

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Grödians is a Vibrant & Energy Efficient Social Housing Community in Scotland

Grödians is a Vibrant & Energy Efficient Social Housing Community in Scotland

The project is made up of 34 new-build social houses for Hjaltland Housing Association and provide a variety of 1-4 bedroom dwellings. The houses are oriented towards the street to improve access and

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SFMOMA Funds New Firehouse In Exchange for City Land for Snohetta-Designed Expansion

SFMOMA Funds New Firehouse In Exchange for City Land for Snohetta-Designed Expansion

The city of San Francisco and the SFMOMA have just struck up a deal that leaves everyone happy. The new SFMOMA expansion, to be designed by Norwegian starchitects Snøhetta, will be built on city land in

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Audi and BIG Show Off Their Illuminated Urban Road of the Future Pavilion at Art Basel

Audi and BIG Show Off Their Illuminated Urban Road of the Future Pavilion at Art Basel

Audi and BIG showed up at Art Basel Miami last week with what could be mistaken as the latest dance floor design -- a huge LED surface which illuminates and tracks humans. The floor and accompanying

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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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New Study Says That Hybrid Drivers Are 25% Less Likely to Be Injured in a Crash

New Study Says That Hybrid Drivers Are 25% Less Likely to Be Injured in a Crash

A new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows that hybrids cause 25% fewer injuries in crashes than their internal combustion engine counterparts. Traditionally, drivers have had to

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Standard Design Enlivens LA PARK(ing) Day with Topiary Adorned Sandboxes

Standard Design Enlivens LA PARK(ing) Day with Topiary Adorned Sandboxes

Facing the heavily trafficked Sunset Boulevard, the green PARK sign calls to the passerby. As cars, busses and bicycles passed the enigmatic sign, they couldn’t help but notice, and be left with a green

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Sunken Pedestrian Bridge in the Netherlands Parts Moat Waters Like Moses!

Sunken Pedestrian Bridge in the Netherlands Parts Moat Waters Like Moses!

A series of moats and fortresses were built over the West Brabant Water Line region of the Netherlands during the 17th century in order to provide protection from invasion by France and Spain. Fort de

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The Ryno Electric Unicycle is a One-Wheeled Muscle Machine

The Ryno Electric Unicycle is a One-Wheeled Muscle Machine

If you love turning heads when you take a ride around town, then the Ryno electric unicycle is probably for you. Designer Chris Hoffmann had his eyes set on the Segway crowd when he started work on the

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San Francisco’s Waterfront To Get Green Makeover In Lead-Up To America’s Cup

San Francisco’s Waterfront To Get Green Makeover In Lead-Up To America’s Cup

Under design giant AECOM’s leadership, a wide swath of temporary and permanent installations will be built along San Francisco's waterfront to accommodate race infrastructure as well as a massive influx

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Bagley Pedestrian Bridge in Detroit Provides Safe Access to Canada

Bagley Pedestrian Bridge in Detroit Provides Safe Access to Canada

In the 1960's a giant chasm in the middle of Mexican Town was cut to make way for I-96 and I-75, as part of an effort to ease congestion on the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit to Windsor in Canada.

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Artful Renovation Turns San Francisco’s Historic Pier 24 Into Enormous Photography Gallery

Artful Renovation Turns San Francisco’s Historic Pier 24 Into Enormous Photography Gallery

The building is designated in the National Register, so its renovation had to preserve the site's historic architectural integrity. Envelope a+d responded to this challenge with a design that embraces the

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Glass-Encased Austrian Suspension Bridge Encourages Public Transportation

Glass-Encased Austrian Suspension Bridge Encourages Public Transportation

The Lugner Bridge rises from the Otto Wagner metro station and hovers above the avenue, connecting pedestrians to the shopping and sports complex above. The escalator from the street stretches to the

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Blade Runner Style Department Store Brings a Rooftop Park to a Mexico City Suburb

Blade Runner Style Department Store Brings a Rooftop Park to a Mexico City Suburb

The area of Interlomas, a suburban district, is so heavily trafficked with cars, that pedestrians are often not welcome on the area roadways. To combat the subsequent gas emissions and pollutants from the

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Mexico City Will Get Its Own Greenery Filled High Line Park in 2012!

Mexico City Will Get Its Own Greenery Filled High Line Park in 2012!

New York City’s High Line Park has quickly become a new gem of urban renewal, and the increasingly cosmopolitan Mexico City is following suit. A heavily trafficked area in the city will be converted to

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Ford Polls Facebook Fans For Favorite Focus Electric Noise

Ford Polls Facebook Fans For Favorite Focus Electric Noise

President Obama recently called on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to ensure that EVs weren't silently bowling over people who couldn't see, or hear, them coming, by mandating that EVs

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Parasitic Vertical Upside-Down Casino Latches onto the Hoover Dam

Parasitic Vertical Upside-Down Casino Latches onto the Hoover Dam

The conceptual tower would provide a casino, a hotel, a boxing ring and a concert hall with all the same amenities and luxuries as a casino on the Las Vegas strip. Located between the dam and the bypass

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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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Henning Larsen’s Gleaming Crystal Towers Will Be a Sustainable Oasis in the Desert

Henning Larsen’s Gleaming Crystal Towers Will Be a Sustainable Oasis in the Desert

Central Saudi Arabia is a difficult, if not impossible, location in which to create a new sustainable development. Summer temperatures can reach 120 degrees Farenheit, annual rainfall rarely exceeds 4

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Test Drives the Chevy Volt!

VIDEO: Inhabitat Test Drives the Chevy Volt!

When Chevrolet offered me a chance to test drive their brand new electric car, the Chevy Volt, several months ago I jumped at the chance. After all, I have been following the growing momentum of

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Giant Mangrove Patch Office Tower Rotates to Provide Splendid Views of Java Sea

Giant Mangrove Patch Office Tower Rotates to Provide Splendid Views of Java Sea

The buildings are propped up with a skeletal structure that shades the interior. Then, the corridors that line each floor act as a buffer zone between the offices and the sun, keeping the former nice and

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Arganzuela Footbridge: Spiraling Conical Bridge Spans Madrid’s Manzanares River

Arganzuela Footbridge: Spiraling Conical Bridge Spans Madrid’s Manzanares River

The Arganzuela Park was created after two embankment roads along the river were removed. The footbridge was designed to connect the left bank with the right bank of the river. Designed as two conical

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Sustainable Copper-Clad ASU College of Nursing Weathers Beautifully In the Arizona Sun

Sustainable Copper-Clad ASU College of Nursing Weathers Beautifully In the Arizona Sun

Located right down the block from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, the College of Nursing effectively matches a similar aesthetic with a desert colored and high-performance facade. Copper was

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