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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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EMBT and Elizabeth de Portzamparc Unveil Plans for Two New Paris Metro Stations

EMBT and Elizabeth de Portzamparc Unveil Plans for Two New Paris Metro Stations

EMBT will design the Clichy-Montfermeil station in collaboration with French architects Bordas + Peiro. Elizabeth de Portzamparc will design the Le Bourget station. The Grand Paris Express project was

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New Images of Battersea Power Station and Frank Gehry’s Flower Tower Unveiled as Apartments Hit the Market

New Images of Battersea Power Station and Frank Gehry’s Flower Tower Unveiled as Apartments Hit the Market

The images reveal new details for the third phase of the £8 billion project, which will renovate the iconic Battersea Power Station overlooking the Thames River. Interested buyers can now get a more

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Drone Video Shows Aerial Sneak Preview of Apple’s New ‘Spaceship Campus’

Drone Video Shows Aerial Sneak Preview of Apple’s New ‘Spaceship Campus’

There are few more zealous than the Apple fan, and one such person recently got an eagle's eye sneak preview of the company’s new ‘spaceship campus’ using a drone with a GoPro attached. The new

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PHOTOS: World’s Second Tallest Skyscraper Nears Completion in Shanghai!

PHOTOS: World’s Second Tallest Skyscraper Nears Completion in Shanghai!

Once it’s finished, the tower will become China’s tallest building and the world’s second tallest building. Located on an ex-golf course in Shanghai’s fast-growing Pudong District, the tower will

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Zootopia: BIG Unveils Bold Plan to Build the World’s Most Animal-Friendly Zoo

Zootopia: BIG Unveils Bold Plan to Build the World’s Most Animal-Friendly Zoo

Zoos sometimes get a bad rap, but they are still wildly popular and a fascinating way to get up close to animals you would never see otherwise. Enter Zootopia - a kindler, gentler, more human zoo that

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Levi’s Stadium Becomes First Pro Football Field to Earn LEED Gold Certification as New Construction

Levi’s Stadium Becomes First Pro Football Field to Earn LEED Gold Certification as New Construction

Levi’s Stadium achieved LEED certification for its practical and sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Measures include

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Singapore’s 55,000-Seat SportsHub Stadium is the Largest Dome Ever Built!

Singapore’s 55,000-Seat SportsHub Stadium is the Largest Dome Ever Built!

The stadium features a retractable roof that spans 1,017 feet. The dome’s key characteristic is that it uses one-third of the steel weight per square meter compared to other large span structures of the

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Frank Gehry’s Scalloped Glass Louis Vuitton Foundation Center Nears Completion in Paris

Frank Gehry’s Scalloped Glass Louis Vuitton Foundation Center Nears Completion in Paris

The undulating structure is made up of 3,600 panels of glass, which in turn make up giant overlapping “sails.” The angles of each sail will allow natural light inside while also protecting from direct

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PAD Architects Wraps French Office with a Wavy Perforated Facade

PAD Architects Wraps French Office with a Wavy Perforated Facade

The main building is completely wrapped with the white mesh-like facade, which is separated from the interior by a patio and glass gallery. The large facade panels are attached to metal posts surrounding

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Virgin Atlantic Saves Millions in Fuel Costs by Redesigning the Humble Food Tray

Virgin Atlantic Saves Millions in Fuel Costs by Redesigning the Humble Food Tray

Industrial design consultancy MAP just saved Virgin Atlantic millions of dollars in fuel costs by simply redesigning the airline's in-flight meal tray. By streamlining the tray's design, the British firm

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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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VIDEO: Added Value Empowers New York’s Youth With Urban Farming

VIDEO: Added Value Empowers New York’s Youth With Urban Farming

Urban farming is on the rise across the globe; people all over are bringing their food source closer to their doorstep by farming in abandoned lots and on empty rooftops. Ian Marvy, the Executive Director

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Green Design Predictions for 2014

Green Design Predictions for 2014

Bill McKibben Environmentalist, Green Journalist, President and Co-Founder of 350.org I think it's going to be the year when it finally hits home that we've got to keep most fossil fuel

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USC Professor Receives NASA Grant to Develop 3D-Printed Space Homes

USC Professor Receives NASA Grant to Develop 3D-Printed Space Homes

We wrote about Dr. Berokh Khoshnevis’ revolutionary robot-builder that could 3D print entire houses, and now the ‘contour crafting’ technology has caught the eye of NASA and multinational building

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Apple Brings Manufacturing Back to America with New Solar-Powered Plant in Arizona

Apple Brings Manufacturing Back to America with New Solar-Powered Plant in Arizona

Photo of solar panels in Arizona via Shutterstock Apple has faced a lot criticism for failing to monitor its manufacturing partners' questionable work safety standards, but it looks like the company is

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Lincoln Reimagine Project Helps Launch Green Pocket Park in San Francisco

Lincoln Reimagine Project Helps Launch Green Pocket Park in San Francisco

Community-driven urban design just scored a big win in San Francisco with a newly announced public-private investment that will transform an underutilized street into a green pocket park. Architecture for

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Singapore McDonalds Unveils a Green Roof Designed to Sustain Local Wildlife

Singapore McDonalds Unveils a Green Roof Designed to Sustain Local Wildlife

The crowning feature of this particular McDonalds is the lush green roof that provides an all-natural aesthetic, and camouflages the building amongst the naturally occurring vegetation on its outskirts.

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds Water on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds Water on Mars

Is there life on Mars? NASA’s Curiosity rover just discovered water on the red planet for the first time! The rover’s first soil analysis found that a scoop of the planet’s surface is composed of

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