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Inflatable Ark Nova Concert Hall Will Bring Music to Japan’s Tsunami Victims

Inflatable Ark Nova Concert Hall Will Bring Music to Japan’s Tsunami Victims

The inflatable concert hall is a giant amorphous amphitheater that seats 500 to 700 spectators. Rising out of a long tunnel entranceway, the stretchy, bright red skin encases the oval interior. A ramped

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PHOTOS: Solar Decathlon Opens in Washington DC

PHOTOS: Solar Decathlon Opens in Washington DC

Sixteen of the teams are from American colleges and universities, with the other four teams coming from China, Canada, New Zealand, and Belgium. The InhabitatNYC team is particularly excited because three

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Pop-Up Boutique in Former Solar Panel Shop Decorated With Recycled Materials

Pop-Up Boutique in Former Solar Panel Shop Decorated With Recycled Materials

Based in Antwerp, Belgium, the design collective works from the former solar panel shop, turning it into an event space at will. They employ recycled and found materials in their décor as a tribute to

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Artist Kris Verdonck’s Enclosed Bio-Dome Is Full of Belgium’s Most Invasive Species

Artist Kris Verdonck’s Enclosed Bio-Dome Is Full of Belgium’s Most Invasive Species

Verdonck’s EXOTE transformed stark, white gallery into an enclosed bio-dome featuring a lush, but poisoned ecosystem that speaks of man’s increasing interference in nature and its consequential havoc

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Art Collector’s Flat Renovated with Reclaimed Wood from the Rotterdam Rijksmuseum

Art Collector’s Flat Renovated with Reclaimed Wood from the Rotterdam Rijksmuseum

Located on the waterfront in Belgium, the large loft is bookended with large windows overlooking the Rubensplein. Ooze wanted to evoke a gallery-like setting that would not compete with the art work, so

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Surrey Crowdsources Inspiration For New $30 Million Green Library on Facebook

Surrey Crowdsources Inspiration For New $30 Million Green Library on Facebook

Surrey City Centre Library, British Columbia's latest architectural landmark, was designed with the input of hundreds of community members. Local firm Bing Thom Architects made space for the public voice

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Renzo Piano Unveils Green-Roofed Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center for Athens

Renzo Piano Unveils Green-Roofed Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center for Athens

The cultural center has been in the works since 2009, but the final plans were only just revealed at the end of June. The SNFCC overlooks the Athens' waterfront and will house a new opera house for the

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6,000 Circular Windows Flood Japan’s Kanazawa Library With Light

6,000 Circular Windows Flood Japan’s Kanazawa Library With Light

The 45 x 45 meter building kept complexity to a minimum in order to make the most of available space and daylight. The dotted exterior walls contain thousands of round windows sized at 200, 250 and 300

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Kaspar Hamacher Uses Fire-Sculpting to Create Spectacular Tree Trunk Furniture

Kaspar Hamacher Uses Fire-Sculpting to Create Spectacular Tree Trunk Furniture

Belgium designer Kaspar Hamacher works from his primal instinct when creating his spectacular wood furniture pieces. Dubbed ‘Ausgebrannt’ (‘Burnt Out’), his collection of wooden tables and stools

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Striking Green-Roofed Concert Hall Sprouts in Soignies, Belgium

Striking Green-Roofed Concert Hall Sprouts in Soignies, Belgium

Designed by BE Weinand and L’Escaut Architects, the project serves as a cultural center and a public venue. The plan features a large plaza and outdoor amphitheater for concerts, and a gathering place

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Incredible Egg-Shaped Mobile House Extension is No Ordinary Blob

Incredible Egg-Shaped Mobile House Extension is No Ordinary Blob

Called blob vB3, the unit has a timber frame covered in a stretchy material and polyester. We're not so certain how planet-loving polyester is, but the PUR insulation used in between the inner and outer

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Glinting Shanghai Museum of Glass Is a Paragon of Sustainable Reuse

Glinting Shanghai Museum of Glass Is a Paragon of Sustainable Reuse

Built on the former site of a sprawling glass manufacturing facility in Shanghai's Baoshan District, this glinting Museum of Glass shows the rest of the world what sustainable reuse is all about. Located

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Two-Mile-Long Solar Tunnel Unveiled for Paris-Amsterdam High Speed Rail Line

Two-Mile-Long Solar Tunnel Unveiled for Paris-Amsterdam High Speed Rail Line

Last year we reported how clean energy company Enfinity was working with Belgian rail infrastructure firm Infrabel to make rail travel even greener by installing 16,000 solar panels on the roof of a

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Pinkeye Turns Upcycled Shoe Supply Store Into the Talk of Antwerp

Pinkeye Turns Upcycled Shoe Supply Store Into the Talk of Antwerp

There's nothing ho hum about the Shoe Supply store in Antwerp. Located in a discreet portion of this Belgian city's retail district, the owner wanted a design concept that would get everybody talking. But

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Solar Impulse Sun-Powered Plane Successfully Completes First International Flight

Solar Impulse Sun-Powered Plane Successfully Completes First International Flight

The totally solar powered Solar Impulse aircraft made its maiden international flight across Europe today, piloted by Andre Borschberg. Slowly but surely, the aircraft flew from western Switzerland and

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NL Architects Unveil Knokke-Heist School Blanketed With a Green Roof

NL Architects Unveil Knokke-Heist School Blanketed With a Green Roof

The center of the school is a multifunctional hall, which can operate as a gymnasium, a meeting place, a theatre, and a public place for ceremonies and festivals. An internal corridor wraps around the

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Chalkboard-Skinned Belgian Passivhaus is a Playground for Neighborhood Kids

Chalkboard-Skinned Belgian Passivhaus is a Playground for Neighborhood Kids

The most eye-catching aspect of the modern home is its front yard -- a basketball court, activity area, and chalkboard facade provide a playground for a neighborhood full of kids. The idea came as a way

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Zona Tortona Flourishes with Green Designs at the Milan Furniture Fair

Zona Tortona Flourishes with Green Designs at the Milan Furniture Fair

The MIKA, by Berlin-based furniture designer Stephanie Jasny, takes its inspiration from a conventional painters trestle and adapts the concept brilliantly to comprise the base of a glass table. Using

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Mecanoo’s Kaohsiung Library is a Giant Garden Cube Lined With Potted Plants

Mecanoo’s Kaohsiung Library is a Giant Garden Cube Lined With Potted Plants

The 38,000 m2 facility would offer quiet space for those who want to read or research as well as for larger public functions. Inside, visitors could make use of not only the library but also a theatre

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Researchers Reveal That Air Pollution Causes More Heart Attacks Than Cocaine

Researchers Reveal That Air Pollution Causes More Heart Attacks Than Cocaine

A group of researchers in Belgium have discovered that air pollution causes more heart attacks than cocaine and about the same amount of incidents as other well known causes such as alcohol, coffee and

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Meydan Shopping Complex is a Hill-Like Green Roofed Mecca in Istanbul

Meydan Shopping Complex is a Hill-Like Green Roofed Mecca in Istanbul

The low-lying retail complex functions as a mall but also as a true urban center in one of the fastest growing areas of Istanbul. The shops are clustered together and the parking lot is underground,

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OFIS Unveils Prismatic Carbon Neutral Solar Powered Offices for Slovenia

OFIS Unveils Prismatic Carbon Neutral Solar Powered Offices for Slovenia

Rather than just one building, OFIS conceived the offices as a campus or miniature city. While the structures will be formed by concrete shells, they will also be lined with lightweight, aluminum panels

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UNStudio Unveils Green-Roofed Library of the Future for Belgium

UNStudio Unveils Green-Roofed Library of the Future for Belgium

UNStudio has unveiled designs for an Urban Library of the Future in Gent, Belgium that presents a refined sense of public space. The building’s light, transparent design creates a public gathering place

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Hydrogen & Wind Powered Zeppelin Could Revolutionize Airship Transportation

Hydrogen & Wind Powered Zeppelin Could Revolutionize Airship Transportation

Current designs for airships have numerous problems, including that they rely on helium, they're expensive to build, are vulnerable due to their over-pressured skins and require expensive hangars to park

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10 EU Countries Pledge to Create North Sea Renewable Energy Grid

10 EU Countries Pledge to Create North Sea Renewable Energy Grid

The North Sea is already home to the world's largest offshore wind farm, but its seems the sea is about to get even greener as ten EU countries have signed a memorandum to develop an international

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Tent Made From Inflated Airbags is a Prefab Pneumatic Gallery

Tent Made From Inflated Airbags is a Prefab Pneumatic Gallery

A new prefab pneumatic gallery made entirely from inflatable airbags was unveiled last month by Dutch Artist Lamber Kamps at Istanbul Design Weekend. Inside the inflatable tent was a collection of Kamp's

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UPDATED PHOTOS: Belgium’s Médiacité Shopping Mall Complete

UPDATED PHOTOS: Belgium’s Médiacité Shopping Mall Complete

Image ©Ron Arad Architects London-based Israeli architect, Ron Arad, with the help of Jaspers Eyers, designed the roof of the mall along with the facade, mall interior and external piazzas. A long

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Belgian High-Speed Rail System To Get Solar Boost

Belgian High-Speed Rail System To Get Solar Boost

High-speed rail systems are becoming increasingly popular all around the world, however clean energy company Enfinity has found a way to make them even more appealing - power them using solar energy. The

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