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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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Foster + Partners Unveil Solar World Cup Stadium for Qatar

Foster + Partners Unveil Solar World Cup Stadium for Qatar

Qatar is bidding to host the World Cup in 2022, and now they've got Foster + Partners backing them up with a stunning energy-efficient world-class football stadium. The Lusail Iconic Stadium was revealed

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Telecommuting, Online Shopping Increase Carbon Emissions

Telecommuting, Online Shopping Increase Carbon Emissions

Attention, telecommuters: think twice the next time you brag about your reduced environmental impact. That's the conclusion of a report from the U.K's Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET),

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Water Tower Transformed Into Minimalist Modern Home

Water Tower Transformed Into Minimalist Modern Home

The ground floor is an open entrance space that features only a small staircase to indicate the richness of the living spaces above. The second floor simply contains a mechanical room and storage. An

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Gorgeous Belgian Eco Office is Green Outside and In

Gorgeous Belgian Eco Office is Green Outside and In

The Belgian utility provider Infrax has built an innovative office space that is every bit as green as its brilliantly-hued facade. Designed by Crepain-Binst Architecture, Infrax West is focused on

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Amazing Artwork Made by Insects!

Amazing Artwork Made by Insects!

Believe it or not, this artwork is actually made from the movement of tiny insects! Straight from Eindhoven comes Debugged, Big Apple Bugs and Vernissage – a new exhibit from the enterprising

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WaterShed: Students Design House that Runs on Wind, Rain, Solar and Waste

WaterShed: Students Design House that Runs on Wind, Rain, Solar and Waste

Whoever said today's college kids are apathetic never met this group of University of Maryland students. 300 students and a team of faculty members are teaming up to design a house that derives power

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SCI-Arc & CalTech Join Forces to Compete in the 2011 Solar Decathlon

SCI-Arc & CalTech Join Forces to Compete in the 2011 Solar Decathlon

The 2011 Solar Decathlon is over a year and a half away, but teams around the world are already gearing up for the hottest competition in sustainable building. A brand new union has formed between the

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Unfinished Belgian Bell Tower Sprouts a Solar Powered Twin

Unfinished Belgian Bell Tower Sprouts a Solar Powered Twin

During the 14th century the city of Antwerp commissioned the construction of a new cathedral. Due to a failing budget, the city ran out of money and construction was brought to a halt. While the structure

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HeroRATS Trained to Sniff Out Landmines

HeroRATS Trained to Sniff Out Landmines

Most people view rats as nothing more than pests, but one organization regards the critters as heroes. APOPO, an African-based non-profit, trains African Giant Pouched Rats to sniff out unexploded

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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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