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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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Black Pearl House: Stunning Dutch Renovation is Harmoniously Eclectic

Black Pearl House: Stunning Dutch Renovation is Harmoniously Eclectic

The reworking of the dilapidated building was anything but modest. The ground floor is now an open-air wood shop that leads to a bamboo garden patio in the back. The narrow, white stairs open to the main

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Coachella’s Human Powered DJ Booth Blasts Renewable Blips and Bleeps

Coachella’s Human Powered DJ Booth Blasts Renewable Blips and Bleeps

The 2011 Coachella Music Festival featured a DJ booth powered by an energy generating playground. Festival goers could choose from a series of different electricity producing installations that fed into a

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Diederik Schneemann’s Artpieces Made of Flip Flops Burst with Color and Energy

Diederik Schneemann’s Artpieces Made of Flip Flops Burst with Color and Energy

You might think that the life of your flip-flop is over once the strap snaps, but Rotterdam-based designer Diederik Schneemann knows better. He gathers flip-flops that have traveled far and wide before

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Wind and Solar Powered Shipping Container Unfolds Into Traveling Cultural Exhibition

Wind and Solar Powered Shipping Container Unfolds Into Traveling Cultural Exhibition

Kalliwoda describes his project as polliniferous, meaning it has the ability to carry pollen -- in this case, pollen is a metaphor for knowledge. World In A Shell is designed to carry knowledge around the

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Villa Rotterdam: Ooze Architects Wraps a House With a Spectacular Geometric Skin

Villa Rotterdam: Ooze Architects Wraps a House With a Spectacular Geometric Skin

Ooze Architects was first hired to design a new kitchen, but the architects' scope of work quickly evolved into a complete renovation and extension - even though the house had been extended several times

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Maersk Buys 10 Triple-E Vessels, the Greenest Container Ships Ever Built

Maersk Buys 10 Triple-E Vessels, the Greenest Container Ships Ever Built

Maersk will buy up to 30 Triple-E ships, the world's most eco-friendly container ship.

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Sustainable Schiebroek-Zuid Project Greens Post War Social Housing in Rotterdam

Sustainable Schiebroek-Zuid Project Greens Post War Social Housing in Rotterdam

Except has developed a sustainability vision for the post-war social housing area Schiebroek-Zuid in Rotterdam. As a first of its kind, the Sustainable Schiebroek-Zuid project provides a template approach

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Solar-Powered Dutch Pavilion Aims for Zero Energy

Solar-Powered Dutch Pavilion Aims for Zero Energy

Dutch firm Paul de Ruiter Architects have unveiled a novel student pavilion for the Netherlands' Erasmus University that aims to go zero energy while creating a comfortable, light-filled hub for the

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New Piezoelectric Railways Harvest Energy From Passing Trains

New Piezoelectric Railways Harvest Energy From Passing Trains

Piezoelectric technology generates energy from pressure and stress on certain surfaces, and we've seen it harvest electricity from roads and dance floors to power lights and signs. Recently Israeli

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Puzzling Escher-Inspired Rotterdam House Renovation

Puzzling Escher-Inspired Rotterdam House Renovation

In Rotterdam, there is a program where you can buy abandoned buildings for cheap if you promise to renovate them into single family homes. So Rolf decided to buy one to convert into his home and studio.

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World’s Largest Biodiesel Plant Opens in Singapore

World’s Largest Biodiesel Plant Opens in Singapore

Singapore is now the proud owner of the world's largest biodiesel plant, which can produce a whopping 800,000 metric tons of fuel per year. The plant, which is operated by Neste Oil, generates fuel from

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1930′s Church Transformed Into Amazing House in Rotterdam

1930′s Church Transformed Into Amazing House in Rotterdam

The original church was a voluminous building with a high roof lined with beautiful wood paneling and a choir platform on one side with two dormer windows. In total, the volume of the church was 3,000

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Piezoelectric Device Harvests Wasted Heat Energy From Tech

Piezoelectric Device Harvests Wasted Heat Energy From Tech

When using devices such as laptops and phones, a certain amount of energy is always wasted via heat. However, researcher Dr. Long Que at Louisiana Tech University has made a green tech breakthrough by

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Lego Style Shipping Container Skyscraper Inspired by Mondrian

Lego Style Shipping Container Skyscraper Inspired by Mondrian

Since Rotterdam has a rather vast container port, sourcing the modular elements for the Adaptable Tower would be made even more sustainable since the containers would not have to be trucked from afar. The

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Biosphere Sustainability Centre is a Clean Tech Powerhouse

Biosphere Sustainability Centre is a Clean Tech Powerhouse

The centre will be built on a 2.8 acre brownfield site near the Thousand Islands in Gananoque. It is hoped that the center will generate new cultural, social, economic and environmental activity for the

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Rotterdam Football Club is a Beautiful Daylit Prism

Rotterdam Football Club is a Beautiful Daylit Prism

This football club pavilion in Rotterdam, The Netherlands is a striking building that serves as both a gathering place and a natural grandstand. Spotted on ArchDaily, the club features a canopy that

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Award-Winning Park Life to be First Green Neighborhood in Tirana

Award-Winning Park Life to be First Green Neighborhood in Tirana

Tirana is actually a city, but the site for Park Life is on its outskirts and is quite suburban. However, with the density being so high, JA Joubert decided to defy what the classic definition of a suburb

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Dubai’s Park Gate is a Solar-Powered Desert Oasis

Dubai’s Park Gate is a Solar-Powered Desert Oasis

Park Gate is set to be a 4.7 million sq ft mixed-use development project that will include offices, retail space and a hotel. Its 6 gently curved towers will be grouped in pairs and covered with a light

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Toronto Unveils Stunning Green Marketplace

Toronto Unveils Stunning Green Marketplace

According to Treehugger, yesterday the city of Toronto announced the winning design for the new St. Lawrence Market North Building. Proposed by Adamson Associates Architects and Rogers Stirk Harbour +

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Recy-Blocks: Building Material Made from Old Plastic Bags

Recy-Blocks: Building Material Made from Old Plastic Bags

Plastic bags, plastic bags, plastic bags. Since they don't seem to be vanishing any time soon, designers keep coming up with ways to reuse them. The most recent and fascinating of these developments is

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Bucky Bar Built From Umbrellas is a Pop-Up Party

Bucky Bar Built From Umbrellas is a Pop-Up Party

DUS Architects and the Studio for Unsolicited Architecture offer shelter from the storm with their incredible pop-up Bucky Bar made entirely from umbrellas. Built from orange umbrellas in a very

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TAILPIPE POWER: Nanotube Thermocells Harvest Energy From Car Exhaust

TAILPIPE POWER: Nanotube Thermocells Harvest Energy From Car Exhaust

Harvesting wasted energy from unexpected places is one of our favorite topics at Inhabitat, however one of the last places we’d look for a “clean” energy source is the tailpipe of a car.

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Floating Garden Spa Offers a Relaxing Eco Retreat

Floating Garden Spa Offers a Relaxing Eco Retreat

What could be more relaxing than spending a weekend drifting out to sea on your own floating island? Throw in some vertical gardens, a lush green landscape, and a luxury spa and you've really got our

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MVRDV Unveils Mesmerizing Water Cube Pavilion for 2012 World Expo

MVRDV Unveils Mesmerizing Water Cube Pavilion for 2012 World Expo

The 2010 Shanghai World Expo hasn't even begun yet but we're already starting to see designs roll in for the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu, Korea! MVRDV just released plans for their own mesmerizing Water Cube

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UBC Claims to Build “Greenest Building in North America”

UBC Claims to Build “Greenest Building in North America”

It's a weighty title: the greenest building in North America. But that's exactly what the University of British Columbia claims to be constructing with its new Center for Interactive Research on

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East German Airplane Transformed Into Super Posh Hotel Suite

East German Airplane Transformed Into Super Posh Hotel Suite

Looking for a luxurious hotel to stay at in the Netherlands? Why not try out this Cold War-era East German airplane, which has been transformed into a super delux hotel suite. Parked next to the Teuge

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Waterpleinen: Recreating Rain Reserviors as Dynamic Public Parks

Waterpleinen: Recreating Rain Reserviors as Dynamic Public Parks

For cities that are settled below sea level, dealing with copious amounts of rainfall year round can be a destructive challenge. But as the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute predicts, Rotterdam has an

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