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Dutch Earnest Studio’s Multifunctional Furniture is More Than the Sum of Its Parts

Dutch Earnest Studio’s Multifunctional Furniture is More Than the Sum of Its Parts

Rotterdam-based designer Rachel Griffin created her multi-functional "Sum of the Parts" furniture collection by questioning why our objects are designed to be static when almost everything else in our

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Industrial Chic Dining Pods Pop up at Fabbrica Restaurant in The Netherlands

Industrial Chic Dining Pods Pop up at Fabbrica Restaurant in The Netherlands

Fabbrica Rotterdam has a similar layout but the difference between that restaurant and the new one in Bergen lies in the materials. Whereas Rotterdam is shiny and glittery with massive chandeliers hanging

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BP’s Green-Roofed Refinery Office in The Netherlands is Explosion Proof

BP’s Green-Roofed Refinery Office in The Netherlands is Explosion Proof

The arced building is located in the transition zone between the harsh industrial landscape of the refinery and the lush, green wetlands of the Brielsemeer directly across the Hartel Canal. The man-made

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Wood Research Institute NL Transformed Into Cozy Quarters with Sustainable Pine Plexwood

Wood Research Institute NL Transformed Into Cozy Quarters with Sustainable Pine Plexwood

The SHR Wood Research Institute in the Netherlands knew that when it came time to renovate their office space, they'd have to be as innovative with their material choices as possible. Working with PFS

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High-Tech Supermarket Farm to Grow Food for Cities in The Netherlands

High-Tech Supermarket Farm to Grow Food for Cities in The Netherlands

Back in the day, a polder in the Netherlands was capable of providing all the necessary food for a nearby town. As the nation's population has grown and diversified it relies less on locally produced food

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LEVS Architecten’s Beautifully Restored Dutch Barn Helps Vulnerable Youngsters Find Their Way

LEVS Architecten’s Beautifully Restored Dutch Barn Helps Vulnerable Youngsters Find Their Way

The barn consists of 2 living areas for 20 people, and even has an old bell that was lovingly restored. The home was fitted with tall bay windows that let in natural light, and clad in weathered corten

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Study Finds Amazon.com’s “Free” Shipping Has a High Moral Cost

Study Finds Amazon.com’s “Free” Shipping Has a High Moral Cost

Many of us take advantage of Amazon.com’s free shipping offer, adding one or two more cheap items to our baskets to achieve the $25 minimum. But what we may not realize is the real moral cost of

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Folkestone’s Seafront Rocksalt Restaurant Serves up Sustainable Seafood

Folkestone’s Seafront Rocksalt Restaurant Serves up Sustainable Seafood

From the street, the blackened exterior of the of Rocksalt appears as a curvilinear façade resembling a historic waterfront military fort. The architects used charred larchwood to achieve the facade's

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Interview: Ruud Visser Transforms Old Churches and Water Towers Into Incredible Modern Homes

Interview: Ruud Visser Transforms Old Churches and Water Towers Into Incredible Modern Homes

According to Visser, he first became interested in the preservation of old buildings when studying at the University of Delft in southern Holland. Since then, he has developed a strong belief in the

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Stunning Saw-Toothed Roof Floods Swiss Vocational School With Light

Stunning Saw-Toothed Roof Floods Swiss Vocational School With Light

The school serves as a training center for future stars of the building industry. It houses drafting studios, wood shops, and classrooms, and also has an outdoor teaching area. Since the area is located

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Casa Cabrela Is a Spectacular Modern Structure Surrounding Beautiful Stone Ruins

Casa Cabrela Is a Spectacular Modern Structure Surrounding Beautiful Stone Ruins

The original ruins, complete with stone doorway and windows, were preserved and repurposed. Since the ruins were lacking a roof, Organica was inspired to use the space as an enclosed outdoor area.

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Riverside Medical Center Gets a Gorgeous New Green Roofed Addition

Riverside Medical Center Gets a Gorgeous New Green Roofed Addition

Designed by landscaping company Ambius, the green roof crowns the new East Tower addition, which houses 160,000 square feet of new operating, delivery, ICU, and private patient rooms.  The facilities in

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MIT’s New Tools for Sustainability-Minded Designers and Developers

MIT’s New Tools for Sustainability-Minded Designers and Developers

MIT researchers, in collaboration with China’s Tsinghua University, have recently created a new set of tools to evaluate the energy performance of large-scale development projects. The tools are a

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Former Gin Distillery Transformed into Thriving Cultural Center in Holland

Former Gin Distillery Transformed into Thriving Cultural Center in Holland

Originally constructed in 1692, the historic building remains remarkably intact. The design team remodeled both the exterior and interior to give it a new form and an upscale design. Complete with a youth

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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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Enormous Temple of Trash Made from 100 Tons of Recycled Plastic Bottles

Enormous Temple of Trash Made from 100 Tons of Recycled Plastic Bottles

While the temple is no longer standing, the trend of upcycling plastic bottles that inspired the construction shows no signs of slowing down. Other recent examples of PET bottle creativity include the

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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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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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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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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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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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Housing for Musicians has Parasitic Rooms and Skylight Pyramids

Housing for Musicians has Parasitic Rooms and Skylight Pyramids

Called simply "Housing for Musicians," the project features modern dwellings which are arranged in various 'stamps' or patterns, which are repeated throughout the complex. Since the intended inhabitants

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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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