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Switzerland’s Breathtaking Sphinx Observatory is the Highest Altitude Structure in Europe

Switzerland’s Breathtaking Sphinx Observatory is the Highest Altitude Structure in Europe

The observatory is a critical element in a range of long-term experiments - it serves as a solar spectrometer for the Institute of Astrophysics and Geophysics at the University of Liège, Belgium, and

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Alain Gilles’ Nomad Solar-Powered Portable Lamp is Much Safer Than Kerosene

Alain Gilles’ Nomad Solar-Powered Portable Lamp is Much Safer Than Kerosene

Addressing a string of deadly kerosene lamp accidents in slums that have killed hundreds of people and left even more homeless, designer Alain Gilles created a safer alternative called the Nomad solar

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6 Incredible Futuristic Train Stations

6 Incredible Futuristic Train Stations

Newport Station in Wales This Grimshaw Architects-designed rail station in Newport, Wales is a spiraling futuristic facility that connects both sides of the city. Newport Station was renovated in 2010 in

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Ancient 298 Million Year Old Forest Found Beneath Coal Mine in China

Ancient 298 Million Year Old Forest Found Beneath Coal Mine in China

Scientists just discovered an incredibly preserved 298-million-year-old forest buried deep beneath a coal mine in Wuda, China. The ancient forest in Inner Mongolia was preserved by volcanic ash, much like

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Modern Prefabricated LoftCube Pops Up at 19th Century Belgian Castle

Modern Prefabricated LoftCube Pops Up at 19th Century Belgian Castle

The LoftCube in Belgium offers tenants a few unforgettable moments of intimacy and isolation, taking advantage of the bucolic landscape and exceptional daylighting. All of the composite materials are

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New Seed Bomb McDonald’s Ad is Illegal to Remove Because It’s Made of Protected Poppies

New Seed Bomb McDonald’s Ad is Illegal to Remove Because It’s Made of Protected Poppies

This new McDonald’s ad that appeared on the side of the road in California has more staying power than any regular billboard because it's actually illegal to remove.  The sign is actually the result of

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83-Year-Old Woman Gets the World’s First 3D Printed Replacement Jaw

83-Year-Old Woman Gets the World’s First 3D Printed Replacement Jaw

An 83-year-old woman in Belgium is now the proud owner of what could be possibly the coolest lower jaw in history: a 3D printed titanium mandible replacement. The jaw was implanted successfully a few

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UNStudio’s Scotts Tower is a Soaring Skyscraper Complete with Sky Gardens and a Green Roof

UNStudio’s Scotts Tower is a Soaring Skyscraper Complete with Sky Gardens and a Green Roof

The Scotts Tower is the first development under the Far East Organization’s SOHO brand, which plans to redesign Singapore to conserve space. Acting as a vertical neighborhood, the tower is constructed

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Designers Breathe New Life Into Old Chairs at ‘Chairs for Charity’

Designers Breathe New Life Into Old Chairs at ‘Chairs for Charity’

Before you throw away that wobbly old stool, or that faded easy chair with Aunt Maggie's favorite pattern on it, consider giving it a second chance at life with a good sanding, some new screws, and

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Green-Roofed Jeju Natural Heritage Center is Carved from South Korea’s Volcanic Landscape

Green-Roofed Jeju Natural Heritage Center is Carved from South Korea’s Volcanic Landscape

From above the center is almost indistinguishable from the landscape, as the stepped green roof tops a pair of undulating wings. Views of the landscape dominate from this vantage point, which allows

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Mint Hotel Is a Posh Green Walled Tower Right In the Heart of London

Mint Hotel Is a Posh Green Walled Tower Right In the Heart of London

Designed by Bennetts Associates Architects, the Mint Hotel Tower of London is a modern boutique hotel located right in the heart of the city. Topped with a lush green roof and padded with Europe's largest

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2,000-Mile WAVE Rally of Electric Vehicles and Bikes Travels from Paris to Prague

2,000-Mile WAVE Rally of Electric Vehicles and Bikes Travels from Paris to Prague

Louis Palmer, the Swiss man famous for driving his Solar Taxi all over the world, has just completed his latest project, the WAVE Rally (a.k.a. World Advanced Vehicle Expedition) which took 20 vehicles

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20 Stunning Energy-Efficient Homes in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

20 Stunning Energy-Efficient Homes in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

federated_media_section = "chevy_volt"; The 2011 Solar Decathlon is heating up as 20 teams of students from around the world construct stunning, energy-efficient homes at the National Mall’s West

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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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2011 Solar Decathlon Sun-Powered House Competition Kicks Off in Washington DC – Exclusive Photos

2011 Solar Decathlon Sun-Powered House Competition Kicks Off in Washington DC – Exclusive Photos

We have affectionately nicknamed SCI-Arc's house the "puffy house," as it creatively wears its insulation on its exterior. The home is actually called CHIP, which stands for compact hyper-insulated

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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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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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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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