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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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Construction Begins on Amazing Tunnel-Shaped Rotterdam Market Hall

Construction Begins on Amazing Tunnel-Shaped Rotterdam Market Hall

Imagine having this sweet public market pop up in your town? Well the lucky residents of Rotterdam are actually getting one! This week, the mayor of the city announced the commencement of construction on

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MAD Unveils Taichung Convention Center With Solar Eco-Skin

MAD Unveils Taichung Convention Center With Solar Eco-Skin

Like a cluster of pleated, venetian blind-esque volcanoes, this new convention center in Taiwan has “skin” that will naturally ventilate the structure and generate energy from solar power.

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North America’s Largest Living Wall Installation by PNC

North America’s Largest Living Wall Installation by PNC

No, we're not advertising for PNC. But they are - on the side of their headquarters building in downtown Pittsburgh. They recently finished installing what is said to be North America's largest living

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Rotterdam Plans Most Sustainable Building in the Netherlands

Rotterdam Plans Most Sustainable Building in the Netherlands

The city of Rotterdam recently released a bevy of gorgeous green designs for a new mixed-use city hall building that will become “the most sustainable in The Netherlands”. The city challenged

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Monolab’s Soaring Solar Rotterdam Tower

Monolab’s Soaring Solar Rotterdam Tower

Monolab is aiming to take solar power to extreme heights by designing their sky-high Rotterdam Tower with a skin of photovoltaic panels. At 450 meters, the Rotterdam Tower design is intended to connect

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POWERleap Harnesses Energy From Foot Steps!

POWERleap Harnesses Energy From Foot Steps!

Here's a brilliant invention that makes us wonder why all city sidewalks aren't covered in piezoelectric tiles. POWERleap is a floor tiling system that converts wasted energy from human foot traffic into

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Researchers Roll Out Energy Generating Roads

Researchers Roll Out Energy Generating Roads

Engineers at Innowattech in Israel recently created a new type of road that generates electricity as vehicles pass over it! The supercharged surface is embedded with piezoelectric crystals, which

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The World’s First Energy-Generating Revolving Door

The World’s First Energy-Generating Revolving Door

Harvesting the kinetic energy generated by crowds of people is one of our favorite approaches to renewable energy. Recently Netherlands-based Natuurcafé La Port installed an energy generator in a

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