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Santiago Calatrava’s Bodegas Ysios is a Spectacular Winery at the Foot of the Spanish Mountains

Santiago Calatrava’s Bodegas Ysios is a Spectacular Winery at the Foot of the Spanish Mountains

Photo credit: Dan Nik The Ysios Winery consists of over 8,000 square feet of building space and over 120 acres of vineyards. The main difficulty in constructing the building was the incredibly unlevel

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Rochester Institute of Technology’s Global Village is a Green Social Hub

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Global Village is a Green Social Hub

The 89,000 square foot mixed-use village was designed to ease cramped space on the growing campus while keeping higher standards for sustainability in mind. Currently housing for 414 students is

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Jesse Randzio’s Amazing Eco-Capsule is a Hanging Tree-Nest in Dorset

Jesse Randzio’s Amazing Eco-Capsule is a Hanging Tree-Nest in Dorset

This futuristic clam-shaped vessel is made from western red cedar planks taken from timber felled in Hooke Park forest. All other materials, including the copper rivets that hold the shell together, the

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London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

Completed in 2009, the Herbarium's new glass and timber wing creates a fantastic contrast with the original red-bricked building, connected to its side. Edward Cullinan Architects worked closely with the

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The Houl: A Sleek Net-Zero Carbon Long-House in Scotland

The Houl: A Sleek Net-Zero Carbon Long-House in Scotland

The house makes use of classic solar passive design strategies like clerestory windows on the north side, and principle rooms on the south side -- both arranged to take advantage of the sunlight and

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Sanyo’s Shimmering Kasai Green Energy Park is Quite Possibly the Most Solar-Paneled-Out Compound in the World

Sanyo’s Shimmering Kasai Green Energy Park is Quite Possibly the Most Solar-Paneled-Out Compound in the World

Kasai Green Energy Park's administration building is quite possibly the most solar-paneled out building ever with double-facade panels (these are able to absorb solar rays from both their backs and

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Breathtaking Recycled Timber Home in Tahoe Can Withstand the Heaviest Snowstorm

Breathtaking Recycled Timber Home in Tahoe Can Withstand the Heaviest Snowstorm

The Tahoe Ridge house takes its design inspiration from the region's former incarnation as a Gold Rush town. Vernacular mining architecture, such as stamp mills used to break up hard rock, were vertically

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Stay Cool in CplusC Architects’ Super Ventilated Curl Curl Beach House

Stay Cool in CplusC Architects’ Super Ventilated Curl Curl Beach House

Curl Curl House is comprised of two open spaces divided by a central core. The public side includes a kitchen, a dining room, and a living room while the private side has two bedrooms and a bathroom. The

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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: The History of The Kit Home

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: The History of The Kit Home

Prefabricated housing has seen a surge in popularity over the last few years as an affordable, eco-friendly and modern alternative to custom stick-built housing or suburban tract homes. Although prefab

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Roundles: Modern Pool House Made of Local Limestone is a Peaceful Addition to a Country Cottage

Roundles: Modern Pool House Made of Local Limestone is a Peaceful Addition to a Country Cottage

Roundles, h2 architecture from Logan MacDougall Pope on Vimeo. The pool house's design is decidedly minimalist with a muted, natural color palette evocative of the landscape that envelops it. The fin

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Team New Zealand’s First Light House Wins the Engineering Contest at the 2011 Solar Decathlon

Team New Zealand’s First Light House Wins the Engineering Contest at the 2011 Solar Decathlon

We've been sitting on the edges of our seats all day, anxiously awaiting today's Engineering Contest results at the 2011 Solar Decathlon. The results were just announced, and we're happy to report that

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The Eight Foot House is an Elegant No-Waste Home in Colorado

The Eight Foot House is an Elegant No-Waste Home in Colorado

Dubbed the “Eight-Foot House,” this elegant and minimalist new home in Denver, Colorado takes a “passive” approach to the idea of sustainable design. Rather than focusing on expensive

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Team UIUC’s Solar Decathlon Re_house Provides Eco-Housing for Emergencies

Team UIUC’s Solar Decathlon Re_house Provides Eco-Housing for Emergencies

With a compact design, wrap-around shade and vertical siding, the design is a bit reminiscent of Michelle Kaufmann's MkLotus house. While designing the home, the student design/build team kept a small

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Tiny Charcoal-Colored Hut by Koji Kakiuchi Creates a Corridor to Nature

Tiny Charcoal-Colored Hut by Koji Kakiuchi Creates a Corridor to Nature

Clad in charred timber panels and finished off in Japanese cedar, this little hut has a negligible footprint. Indeed, it has only one room and a sheltered outdoor terrace that opens into the surrounding

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The DuPont Environmental Center Stands Guard Over Wilmington’s Wildlife Refuge

The DuPont Environmental Center Stands Guard Over Wilmington’s Wildlife Refuge

The Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge is located at the southernmost edge of Wilmington's downtown area. Situated on the edge of the refuge and at the terminus of the Riverwalk is the DuPont EEC.

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in.it.studios’ Prefab Garden Office Spaces Let You Work From Your Backyard

in.it.studios’ Prefab Garden Office Spaces Let You Work From Your Backyard

In.it.studios creates tiny prefab spaces for work, play, and even housing. Dedicated to responsible manufacturing, they construct their garden buildings not only with the greenest of materials, but also

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Herb Greene’s Crazy 1960s Prairie Chicken House Was a Green Design Before its Time

Herb Greene’s Crazy 1960s Prairie Chicken House Was a Green Design Before its Time

Herb Greene was definitely going for something that would stimulate the senses when he built this home. He chose a 2 acre site on the prairies of Norman, Oklahoma where no other houses could be seen, and

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LZT Architects Create a Colorful Haven Out of a Dark Garage in Austin

LZT Architects Create a Colorful Haven Out of a Dark Garage in Austin

In order to bring light into an otherwise dark space, LZT incorporated clear panels into the sides of the garage and then added a tall window to the northern wall. These not only encourage daylighting

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Yosemite To Chop Down Thousands of Trees To Preserve Iconic Views

Yosemite To Chop Down Thousands of Trees To Preserve Iconic Views

Yosemite National Park is right up there with the Grand Canyon and the Rocky Mountains when it comes to awe-inspiring landscapes in America. The park's striking cliffs, waterfalls, and towering forests

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Top 10 Green Gifts for Father’s Day

Top 10 Green Gifts for Father’s Day

Husqvarna Solar-Powered Automower For the dad who has everything, may we present the Husqvarna Automower -- the solar-powered batmobile of lawnmowers. This tricked-out automatic mower slices through

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Amazing Natural Packaging: Human Hair as Packaging?

Amazing Natural Packaging: Human Hair as Packaging?

I've always had an overabundance of hair; when I was a little girl my grandma taught me to pull the wads from my Mason Pearson and throw it out the window. I lived on the end of a dirt road in a deeply

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LivingHomes Completes 3 Unit Ray Kappe-Designed Multi-Family Residence in Los Altos

LivingHomes Completes 3 Unit Ray Kappe-Designed Multi-Family Residence in Los Altos

The Santa Monica-based company, LivingHomes, contracted Ray Kappe and Kieran Timberlake to design their prefabulous homes. The Los Altos project is Kappe's first multi-family residence and includes

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Cylindrical Henley House is a Light-Drenched Planetarium Style Abode

Cylindrical Henley House is a Light-Drenched Planetarium Style Abode

The cedar skin not only creates a certain fluidity that connects the home with the surrounding landscape, but it also allows the building to breathe without allowing in too much heat. And a circular

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Stillwater Dwellings Finishes Soaring Butterfly Roof Prefab Home In Santa Barbara

Stillwater Dwellings Finishes Soaring Butterfly Roof Prefab Home In Santa Barbara

Located in a private setting with views of the Santa Ynez mountains, the 1,600 sq ft home has a 320 square-foot garage and a courtyard deck that expands the living space outdoors. Eco-friendly materials

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EMPAC Is a Cutting-Edge Glowing Glass Green Performing Arts Center

EMPAC Is a Cutting-Edge Glowing Glass Green Performing Arts Center

EMPAC's mission is to provide high quality space for innovative digital art to change perceptions about the nature of sound and vision. From the protruding, airship-like theatre floating inside the

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Off-Grid Tennessee Micro Cabin Packs in High Design

Off-Grid Tennessee Micro Cabin Packs in High Design

The cabin began as a steel cube—the vertical cedar slats give it strength, and openings in the back wall add interest. The verticality of the façade helps the cabin slip into the woods during the day,

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Re:Vision Architecture Merges Historic Quaker House With Net Zero Annex

Re:Vision Architecture Merges Historic Quaker House With Net Zero Annex

The 150 year old Quaker house, now a small museum, needed structural improvements and a new place for gatherings. The design takes advantage of the work by inserting underfloor heating tubing into the old

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Beautiful Barn Renovation Literally Turns an Old Farmhouse Inside Out

Beautiful Barn Renovation Literally Turns an Old Farmhouse Inside Out

Back in 2000, the crafty geniuses at Shed spent some time on Whidbey Island getting to know the lay of the land, the original barn and how the light moves across the floor as the sun passes through the

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The Nest: A Wild Wooden Treehouse That Sways 23 Ft Off the Ground

The Nest: A Wild Wooden Treehouse That Sways 23 Ft Off the Ground

One of the coolest features of the Nest is that Romero suspended it from an airplane cable 23 feet off the ground. Unlike more traditional treehouses that are anchored to their base tree, the Nest sways

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