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UC Berkeley’s LEED Gold-Designed Energy Bioscience Building Leads by Example

UC Berkeley’s LEED Gold-Designed Energy Bioscience Building Leads by Example

UC Berkeley’s new Energy Bioscience Building is home to the Energy Biosciences Institute, a public-private partnership that develops solutions to global energy challenges. The five-story, $133 million

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Hotel Refugia is a Sheltered Eco Retreat on a Rugged Peninsula in Chile

Hotel Refugia is a Sheltered Eco Retreat on a Rugged Peninsula in Chile

Mobil Arquitectos sought to plant a light footprint on the topography of the landscape with the hotel and the rooms are perched up like a bridge on top of four concrete pillars. Their design also sought

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MAD Architect’s Curvaceous Absolute Towers Are Now Complete in Canada

MAD Architect’s Curvaceous Absolute Towers Are Now Complete in Canada

MAD Architects won an international competition to design the towers, which is part of a larger 5 tower development project in the downtown area of Mississauga. The project was aimed to provide important

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Miller Hull’s New Cutting-Edge UCSD Engineering Building Seeks LEED Silver

Miller Hull’s New Cutting-Edge UCSD Engineering Building Seeks LEED Silver

The research facility, which is expected to earn  LEED Silver certification, provides UCSD with a space and capacity to research nano-tube technologies and new structural aerospace materials. The

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B House is an Awesome Prefabricated Off-Grid Home in Kumamoto, Japan

B House is an Awesome Prefabricated Off-Grid Home in Kumamoto, Japan

The initial shell cost $154,000, which is said to be on the low end of local home prices, and was constructed off site before it was assembled on its present lot in 2009. All of the basics of sustainable

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Gorgeous Seaview House Rises From the Dunescape of Old Barwon Heads in Australia

Gorgeous Seaview House Rises From the Dunescape of Old Barwon Heads in Australia

Each pavilion is strategically placed to either enhance views, promote social interaction with passersby on the street, or to maximize cross ventilation and solar orientation. The street-front northeast

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Top 6 Cabins for a Green Retreat this Winter

Top 6 Cabins for a Green Retreat this Winter

Intrinsik Architecture's Montana Modern Prefab Cabin This 800-square-foot prefabricated cabin, located above Paradise Valley, Montana at 8,600 feet, is a smart, efficient, and sustainable retreat for any

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Siemens Headquarters to be the First LEED Platinum Office Building in the Middle East

Siemens Headquarters to be the First LEED Platinum Office Building in the Middle East

The Siemens Headquarters by architects Sheppard Robson in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi is anticipated to be the first LEED Platinum office building in the Middle East, and it could set a new standard for

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Method Homes Unveils Net-Zero Prefab Paradigm Series at Greenbuild in San Francisco

Method Homes Unveils Net-Zero Prefab Paradigm Series at Greenbuild in San Francisco

Designed for Method Homes by New York-based Bogue Trondowski Architects, the Paradigm series is planned in its entirety to be as low-impact as possible. Clad in FSC-certified western red cedar (but

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Zaha Hadid’s Light-Filled LEED Silver Galaxy Soho Opens in Beijing

Zaha Hadid’s Light-Filled LEED Silver Galaxy Soho Opens in Beijing

The new Galaxy Soho project is a 330,000 sq m commercial complex that includes office, retail and entertainment outlets. Designed by Zaha Hadid, the project is characterized by four large organic shaped

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BASF Awarded LEED Double Platinum For Their New High-Performance Headquarters in New Jersey

BASF Awarded LEED Double Platinum For Their New High-Performance Headquarters in New Jersey

BASF is the world's largest chemical company in the world and their new headquarters has achieved a status few projects in the world - LEED Double Platinum certification. The project was awarded LEED

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La Grange de Mon Père is a Delightful Extension to a Tiny Farm House in France

La Grange de Mon Père is a Delightful Extension to a Tiny Farm House in France

All of the buildings in this farming community of Marseille are defined by a certain aesthetic, one that the clients were loathe to disrupt when the needed to expand their home to accommodate a new child.

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Egeon Architecten’s Wood-Clad Home Near Amsterdam Shows Energy Efficiency Through Smart Design

Egeon Architecten’s Wood-Clad Home Near Amsterdam Shows Energy Efficiency Through Smart Design

The team of designers at Egeon Architecten organized this home with the living areas on the ground floor and the bedrooms on the second. The views of the garden and the lake beyond can be enjoyed on the

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[BP] Architectures’ M9-C is an Integrated, Energy-Efficient Mixed-Use Housing Development in Paris

[BP] Architectures’ M9-C is an Integrated, Energy-Efficient Mixed-Use Housing Development in Paris

The M9-C project is located on the Parisian Left Bank and contains a nine-class school, a three-level theater, 66 social housing rental units, and a 51-space underground parking garage. The school and the

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Slovenia’s Administrative Center Jesenice Beats the Heat With a Corten Steel Mesh Facade

Slovenia’s Administrative Center Jesenice Beats the Heat With a Corten Steel Mesh Facade

Located centrally in Jesenice, the new administrative center is sited next to the municipality building by a large roundabout with a steel worker memorial. The building is part of the Ministry of Public

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The Preamble Plaza & Canopy Courtyard is a Dynamic Green Hub for Queretaro, Mexico

The Preamble Plaza & Canopy Courtyard is a Dynamic Green Hub for Queretaro, Mexico

Combining community programs and a youth hostel, the Preamble Plaza & Canopy Courtyard by Jonathan Choe creates a new public green space within the historic center of Queretaro, Mexico. The new

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Balance Associates Architects’ Capitol Hill Residence is an Energy-Efficient Home Perched High Above Seattle

Balance Associates Architects’ Capitol Hill Residence is an Energy-Efficient Home Perched High Above Seattle

In order to stay within the permitted footprint of the previous house on this steep site in Capitol Hill, Balance Associates, Charter Construction and their design team cantilevered three sides of this

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Malaysia’s Stunning Green Diamond Building Wins Southeast Asia Energy Prize

Malaysia’s Stunning Green Diamond Building Wins Southeast Asia Energy Prize

The Diamond Building (Bangunan Berlian in Malay), so named for its unique shape, is topped with photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, which generate about 10 percent of the building's energy. Rainwater

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Bloc10: Unique Prefab Condos Showcase Sustainably Sourced Wood in Winnipeg

Bloc10: Unique Prefab Condos Showcase Sustainably Sourced Wood in Winnipeg

Bloc10 is a condominium project that was designed by 5468796 Architecture for Green Seed Developments. The project sits on a site formerly occupied by a gas station in Winnipeg’s River Heights

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Nikken Sekkei’s Evaporative Cooling Bioskin Building Wins Energy Award at World Architecture Festival

Nikken Sekkei’s Evaporative Cooling Bioskin Building Wins Energy Award at World Architecture Festival

Nikken Sekkei's bioskin system is a groundbreaking attempt to reduce operations costs and energy use through natural processes. The idea was inspired by the traditional Japanese techniques of cooling the

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Fernandes Arquitetos Associados Creates Sustainable Update to 1950s-era Brazilian Stadium for 2014 World Cup

Fernandes Arquitetos Associados Creates Sustainable Update to 1950s-era Brazilian Stadium for 2014 World Cup

The stadium, originally named for journalist Mario Filho, has an impressive new structure revolving around one important feature; the roof. The new light-gauge structured roof will sail above the

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Cykel Architecture’s Holly Tree Farm is a Modern Farmhouse Made with Reclaimed Materials

Cykel Architecture’s Holly Tree Farm is a Modern Farmhouse Made with Reclaimed Materials

Holly Farm in Southern Tasmania is a sprawling new farmhouse made of reclaimed materials from the previous home that sat on its site, which was damaged in a fire. Designed by Cykel Architecture, the

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Perkins+Will’s Kenya Women and Children’s Wellness Center Takes National Healthcare Award for 2012

Perkins+Will’s Kenya Women and Children’s Wellness Center Takes National Healthcare Award for 2012

This new wellness centre is a facility made up of multiple interconnected program elements, which provide a holisitic approach to well-being for the people of Nairobi. The main elements of the facility

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Chandler City Hall: SmithGroupJJR Creates a Sustainable City Center for an Arizona Town

Chandler City Hall: SmithGroupJJR Creates a Sustainable City Center for an Arizona Town

Chandler City Hall is a five-story, 187,000 square-foot office building complex that takes up two city blocks and cost an estimated $47 million to complete. A hinged exterior shading device on the western

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Jean Carrière Nursery School in Nimes, France Receives Gold Label from Bâtiments Durables Méditerranéens

Jean Carrière Nursery School in Nimes, France Receives Gold Label from Bâtiments Durables Méditerranéens

Tectoniques and Atelier GA began designing the Jean Carrière Nursery School by analyzing the site. Constructed around the framework of existing large plane trees, the school is arranged to create a

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Escaravox is a Greenhouse-Inspired Pavilion on Wheels in Madrid

Escaravox is a Greenhouse-Inspired Pavilion on Wheels in Madrid

The structure is located in Matadero Madrid, a former slaughterhouse in Madrid's Arganzuela district that is now used as a multi-functional public space and cultural playground, housing various types of

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Spain’s Caja Badajoz Savings Bank Mitigates the Sun With Impressive Metal Louvers

Spain’s Caja Badajoz Savings Bank Mitigates the Sun With Impressive Metal Louvers

Caja Badajoz is a new bank headquarters for the Estremadura region and serves as a powerful representation of the community's economics. Located in Badajoz, the bank sits proudly on a plot located on the

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Sustainable Keast Park Community Pavilion is the Ultimate Lawn Sports Haven in Australia

Sustainable Keast Park Community Pavilion is the Ultimate Lawn Sports Haven in Australia

The original community facility was in disrepair and badly in need of an update, so Jackson Clements Burrows worked with the city and local residents to design a multi-purpose space for everyone. The

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Fernau + Hartman Architects’ Santa Ynez Valley House is a Sustainable Work of Art

Fernau + Hartman Architects’ Santa Ynez Valley House is a Sustainable Work of Art

The Santa Ynez Valley home sits nestled in a hillside on the site connecting to the landscape as a natural observer of the floral and fauna. The windows of the home frame fantastic views of the natural

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