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The Freedom Towers That Could Have Been

The Freedom Towers That Could Have Been

This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The World Trade Center may still largely be a construction site, but all eyes are on the site's first new skyscraper, One World Trade

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PHOTOS: Astana’s Khan Shatyr is the World’s Biggest Tent!

PHOTOS: Astana’s Khan Shatyr is the World’s Biggest Tent!

photos by Karim Yergaliyev Developed by Foster + Partners to be a center piece for the new capital city of Astana, Kazakhstan, the project had to withstand the extreme temperature swings of the

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Inside Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Inside Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

While we write about innovative green buildings every day on Inhabitat, as New Yorkers, being located right in the heart of New York City affords us the opportunity to see firsthand many of the most

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The Smithsonian’s Vaulted Canopy Brings Nature and Light Inside

The Smithsonian’s Vaulted Canopy Brings Nature and Light Inside

The courtyard is now the largest event space in Washington D.C, complete with fully grown trees. The lattice work of the ceiling is reflected in the unique water feature on the floor, and the feeling of

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Lattice-Pattern Dome is a Beacon of Passive Indigenous Design for New Parliament Building In U.A.E.

Lattice-Pattern Dome is a Beacon of Passive Indigenous Design for New Parliament Building In U.A.E.

Ehrlich Architects came in ahead of Foster + Partners, Massimiliano Fuksas Architects, and Zaha Hadid Architects in Phase 2 of the design competition to win the FNC Parliament project. The stunning design

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A Home Fit For Elephants at the Cophenhagen Zoo

A Home Fit For Elephants at the Cophenhagen Zoo

Keeping the elephants happy was a key element in the design of the new house, and detailed research into the social patterns of elephants helped inform a plan to create two enclosures for elephants to

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The Khan Shatyr: World’s Largest Tent Opens in Kazakhstan

The Khan Shatyr: World’s Largest Tent Opens in Kazakhstan

Weather changes in Kazakhstan are extreme -- the climates drops down to -35 degrees Celsius in winter and can reach +35 degrees in summer. The Khan Shatyr is designed as a sheltering environment that

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IS IT GREEN?: Las Vegas CityCenter

IS IT GREEN?: Las Vegas CityCenter

The CityCenter mega-resort opened last month to fanfare, press, and a fireworks display fitting of a 67-acre 8.7 billion dollar gamble sitting on the Las Vegas Strip. The project surpassed its original

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Wood Clad Science Academy Showcases Sustainable Design

Wood Clad Science Academy Showcases Sustainable Design

The recently unveiled Langley Academy in the Berkshires, UK, is yet another exemplary model of sustainable education facilities. Designed by Inhabitat favorite Foster + Partners, the gorgeous wood clad

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UNstudio Wins Challenge to Revitalize Beijing with Their Creative Zone

UNstudio Wins Challenge to Revitalize Beijing with Their Creative Zone

A recent competition to design a creative zone in Beijing yielded this fascinating proposal to incorporate open space and an economic zone on the edge of the Beijing River. The winner of the competition

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Songdo IBD: South Korea’s New Eco-City

Songdo IBD: South Korea’s New Eco-City

Every country needs their own master-planned eco city. Germany will have aptly named ECO CITY Hamburg, the UK has Hanham Hall, Sweden has Super Sustainable City in Gothenburg, Spain has Logroño

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Links Roundup of the Week: Wind Energy

Links Roundup of the Week: Wind Energy

We've been reading here and there that research is beginning to show that wind speeds are slowing down due to climate change -- making wind-powered energy less promising. Some would simply call this

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Masdar Breaks Ground on Largest Solar Plant in Middle East

Masdar Breaks Ground on Largest Solar Plant in Middle East

Masdar, the new sustainable super-city being developed by Abu Dhabi, recently announced that it is building the largest grid-connected solar plant in the Middle East. The 10 MW solar plant will be half

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London Unveils Sleek Zero-Emission Double Decker Buses

London Unveils Sleek Zero-Emission Double Decker Buses

Recently the London Transportation Department held a contest to redesign the iconic Double Decker bus, and we're excited to announce the winning entry by renowned architects Foster + Partners! They've

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Hearst Tower Wins the 2008 International Highrise Award

Hearst Tower Wins the 2008 International Highrise Award

Recently New York's visionary Hearst tower was honored as the winner of the prestigious 2008 International Highrise Award. Constructed by Inhabitat favorites Norman Foster and Partners, the LEED

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Las Vegas CityCenter Set to Green Sin City

Las Vegas CityCenter Set to Green Sin City

Las Vegas is taking the lead in green development by planning the largest privately financed development in the history of North America vying for the USGBC's LEED certification. At 18 million square

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FRASERS BROADWAY: Australia’s Greenest Development

FRASERS BROADWAY: Australia’s Greenest Development

Big things are happening in Sydney. First Earth Hour, which began in Sydney, went global last month. Then, the city unveiled its brand new 2030 vision, which outlines the steps that the city will take to

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RUSSIA TOWER – World’s largest naturally ventilated building

RUSSIA TOWER – World’s largest naturally ventilated building

What is going on with all these gigantic spiky eco towers popping up all over Russia and the former Soviet Union? First it was the piercing Siberian eco-tower in Mansyisk, then the sharp and very

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TOP 10 POPULAR GREEN DESIGN STORIES OF 2007

TOP 10 POPULAR GREEN DESIGN STORIES OF 2007

As we count down to the New Year, we are taking a moment to review 2007 and think about the highlights of the year. Each of us here at Inhabitat have our own personal opinions about what the most

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World’s Biggest Building Coming to Moscow: Crystal Island

World’s Biggest Building Coming to Moscow: Crystal Island

Moscow’s rapidly growing skyline will soon feature an eye-popping new addition: Crystal Island, which will be the world’s biggest building when completed. Sir Norman Foster’s mountainous 27 million

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WORLD’S LARGEST SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

WORLD’S LARGEST SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

A project for the world's largest sustainable region has been announced and is expected to include all the things that one would expect in a sustainable development: renewable energy, environmentally

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This 3D-printed violin has a classic sound and a look straight from the future

This 3D-printed violin has a classic sound and a look straight from the future

This futuristic-looking violin was made with a 3D printer. The two-string pietroelectric violin will debut at the 3D Print Design Show later this month in New York. Architects Eric Goldemberg and Veronica

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Philips uses LEDs to bolster urban farming

Philips uses LEDs to bolster urban farming

Leading LED light manufacturer, Philips, has partnered up with indoor farming company Green Sense Farms in an innovative project that could bring indoor farming to cities worldwide. Faced with the effects

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Newman Architects’ Slover Library blends old and new in historic renovation

Newman Architects’ Slover Library blends old and new in historic renovation

The design proffered by Newman Architects combines three generations of architecture into one incredible public building. The 115-year-old core, the Seaboard building, was originally a customs house

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Apple Watch is little more than a wearable extension of your iPhone

Apple Watch is little more than a wearable extension of your iPhone

Later today, Apple is set to launch their latest smart accessory: the Apple Watch. In a long-anticipated move, Apple steps into the wearable technology pool alongside other manufacturers like Samsung and

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Stunning Chinese Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 resembles billowing wheat fields

Stunning Chinese Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 resembles billowing wheat fields

Entitled ‘The Land of Hope,’ the project integrates Chinese traditional architecture with modern technologies. Its floating roof was designed as a timber structure that references the Chinese

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Peter Kogler’s spectacular graphic illusions take visitors into a dizzying vortex

Peter Kogler’s spectacular graphic illusions take visitors into a dizzying vortex

Peter Kogler's impressive spaces are charged with energy. His eye-ctahcing designs turn a two-dimensions work of art into 3-dimension spaces that are difficult to forget. His  works draw upon the Pop

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Lilian van Daal creates a Biomimicry-inspired, 3D-printed chair

Lilian van Daal creates a Biomimicry-inspired, 3D-printed chair

It’s no secret that the modern-day upholstered couch or chair is a nightmare of processing, materials and almost impossible to recycle. Dutch designer Lilian van Daal is looking at ways to reinvent

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Need a home? Now you can 3D print one—out of mud

Need a home? Now you can 3D print one—out of mud

Inspired by the mud dauber, a little wasp which builds its home with mud, Massimo Moretti later learned of bio-architecture and started to work to put the two together. Concerned about the housing crisis

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Voxel8 unveils world’s first 3D electronics printer

Voxel8 unveils world’s first 3D electronics printer

The Harvard-based Voxel8 team has created a 3D printer that makes fully functioning electromechnical assemblies. The printer uses special software that allows users to design objects with working

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