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The Top 6 Green Buildings at the 2012 London Olympics!

The Top 6 Green Buildings at the 2012 London Olympics!

London Velodrome The London Velodrome, part of the Velopark bicycling center in east London, anchors the northern end of the city’s Olympic Park. Both the indoor velodrome and nearby BMX racing track

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London’s Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Brings Fresh Veggies, Flowers and a Place to Sit in the Sun

London’s Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Brings Fresh Veggies, Flowers and a Place to Sit in the Sun

Perched atop the lively Southbank Centre, the nearly 4,000 square foot garden was transformed from the previously vacant sundeck, which was never completed by the building’s architects. Over the course

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Seven Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Added To London’s 2012 Olympic Park

Seven Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Added To London’s 2012 Olympic Park

The Olympic Delivery Authority has installed vertical axis wind turbines in London's Olympic Park after plans to place a single, giant wind turbine fell through. The London 2012 Olympic Games has received

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aMAZEme Labyrinth of 250,000 Books Unveiled in London!

aMAZEme Labyrinth of 250,000 Books Unveiled in London!

A smaller version of the piece was previously created in Rio de Janeiro. Much more ambitious than its predecessor, the London maze was built from 250,000 used and new books, most of which were loaned and

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Wastescape is an Artificial Cave Lined With Thousands of Chiseled Milk Bottles in London

Wastescape is an Artificial Cave Lined With Thousands of Chiseled Milk Bottles in London

Gayle Chong Kwan dazzles audiences once again with Wastescape - an ambitious art installation made out of thousands of discarded milk bottles made to look like stalactites and stalagmites. This artificial

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London 2012 Olympic Games Serviced By Green Vehicle Fleet

London 2012 Olympic Games Serviced By Green Vehicle Fleet

The London 2012 Olympic Games has labelled itself as the 'Green Olympics', and although it has failed to be so in several aspects, it has succeeded in terms of transportation with its fleet of hydrogen

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James Corner to Redesign 55-Acre South Plaza of London’s Olympic Park

James Corner to Redesign 55-Acre South Plaza of London’s Olympic Park

The redesigned Olympic Park will include a 12-metre wide tree-lined promenade that will open up to a series of outdoor “rooms”, separated by tall grasses. These active spaces will host a classic

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Employees Grow Herbs and Veggies at Google’s New Super-headquarters in London

Employees Grow Herbs and Veggies at Google’s New Super-headquarters in London

Located in Renzo Piano's Central St. Giles Building in Covent Garden, the new super headquarters feature a series of indoor and outdoor workspaces, a gymnasium and dance studio, along with several

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Amazing LEGO London Olympic Stadium Made From 100,000 Bricks Wows Crowds

Amazing LEGO London Olympic Stadium Made From 100,000 Bricks Wows Crowds

The model took four people two months to complete. It sits in the Westfield shopping mall near the official London Olympics store and draws crowds that are sometimes four people deep. The minifigures used

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London’s 2012 Olympic Velodrome is an Elegant Energy-Efficient Stadium by Hopkins Architects

London’s 2012 Olympic Velodrome is an Elegant Energy-Efficient Stadium by Hopkins Architects

The beautiful saddle-like building was carefully engineered to be simple to construct with lightweight materials, and the construction takes advantage of natural resources to operate as a calibrated,

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Coca-Cola’s Beatbox Pavilion Will Inspire Olympic Visitors to ‘Move to the Beat of London 2012′

Coca-Cola’s Beatbox Pavilion Will Inspire Olympic Visitors to ‘Move to the Beat of London 2012′

The Coca-Cola Beatbox invites visitors to get hands-on with its structure, which is made from over 200 touch-sensitive translucent air pillows. Touching the pavilion is like playing a giant musical

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Studio Weave Transforms the Site of London’s Burned-Down St. Pancras Church into a Vibrant Public Garden

Studio Weave Transforms the Site of London’s Burned-Down St. Pancras Church into a Vibrant Public Garden

The gorgeous new St. Pancras Church Garden is surrounded on three sides by tall buildings, making it feel a bit like a secret garden. It's paved with large stones in an interesting herringbone pattern,

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The Pop-Up Maddox Beach Club Brings Breezy Relaxation To The London Olympics

The Pop-Up Maddox Beach Club Brings Breezy Relaxation To The London Olympics

As summer heats up and tourists flock to London for the Olympics many in the capital may find themselves seeking an escape from the urban madness; and the Maddox Beach Club, a pop-up beach located just

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Anish Kapoor’s Recycled Steel ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower Provides Views of London’s Olympic Park

Anish Kapoor’s Recycled Steel ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower Provides Views of London’s Olympic Park

The ArcelorMittal Orbit is an observation tower located in the heart of London's Olympic Park and stands at almost 4,500 feet tall. The sculpture was designed by Anish Kapoor, and structural engineering

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Qualcomm Announces Plans to Test New Wireless EV Charging Technology in London

Qualcomm Announces Plans to Test New Wireless EV Charging Technology in London

Electronic chip developer Qualcomm just announced plans to begin field trials of their revolutionary wireless electric vehicle charging system in London! The new wireless charger does away with cumbersome

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Warm, Sunny Weather in London Could Create “Perfect Storm” of Smog Ahead of Olympic Opening Ceremony

Warm, Sunny Weather in London Could Create “Perfect Storm” of Smog Ahead of Olympic Opening Ceremony

London Smog Photo by Shutterstock Fears about the impact of pollution on the performance of athletes in the upcoming London Olympics have heightened as government agencies appear poised to issue a

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Camden Beach is a Sandy Manmade Beach in the Middle of London

Camden Beach is a Sandy Manmade Beach in the Middle of London

Nearly 3,000 square feet of warm sand is spread out in the lot adjacent to the Roundhouse complex, which stretches from the venue’s terrace. Comfy beach chairs, sun umbrellas, and windbreaks set the

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Barking Bathhouse is a Temporary Green Spa and Bar for the Olympic Games in London

Barking Bathhouse is a Temporary Green Spa and Bar for the Olympic Games in London

Olympic mania is bound to create more than a few knotted shoulders, so Create commissioned Something and Son to build a temporary spa in London for residents and visitors alike. But the design firm's

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The London Underground Tube Tent is a Perfect Party Tent for the Summer Olympics

The London Underground Tube Tent is a Perfect Party Tent for the Summer Olympics

From treehouse tents to geodesic dome tents, we're all about portable shelters here at Inhabitat, so with the Olympics kicking off later this week we were pretty excited to come across this jumbo tent

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CitizenM Prefab Hotels Now Provide Affordable Luxury in London and Glasgow

CitizenM Prefab Hotels Now Provide Affordable Luxury in London and Glasgow

Back in 2008, CitizenM built its first two prefabricated hotels in Amsterdam as an experiment, and then took the lessons they'd learned to design and build the hotels in the UK. They started with the

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Colossal Retrofitted London Double-Decker Bus Does Push-Ups for the London Games!

Colossal Retrofitted London Double-Decker Bus Does Push-Ups for the London Games!

No, your eyes are not deceiving you - in one of the craziest recycled art installations we've ever seen, Czech artist David Cerny has turned a red London double-decker bus from the 1950s into a mechanical

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London 2012: The Greenest Olympic Games in History?

London 2012: The Greenest Olympic Games in History?

Photo from Wikimedia Commons With less than a week to go until the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony on July 27th, excitement is building. Hundreds of workers are putting the finishing touches on

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Amazing Cooking Strainer Portraits Mysteriously Pop Up in London

Amazing Cooking Strainer Portraits Mysteriously Pop Up in London

Isaac Cordal debuted this style of strainer art a few years ago in London. His urban installations consist of casting shadows from the metal cooking strainers' faces onto the ground using

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Tom Dixon’s Converted Water Tower in London is a Modernist Home in the Sky—and it’s Up for Rent!

Tom Dixon’s Converted Water Tower in London is a Modernist Home in the Sky—and it’s Up for Rent!

Dixon purchased the old 5,000-gallon water tank in 2005 with plans to build one of the most unique houses in London. Construction began in 2009, and although it isn't finished just yet, three floors of

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Gigantic aMAZEme Book Maze in London Will Be Made from 250,000 Books!

Gigantic aMAZEme Book Maze in London Will Be Made from 250,000 Books!

The maze isn't the first collaboration between Saboya and Pupo; the duo previously worked together to create a smaller book sculpture in the Leblon shopping mall in Rio de Janeiro (pictured above). That

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London Pollution Could Hamper Olympic Athletes During the Games

London Pollution Could Hamper Olympic Athletes During the Games

As the world's various Olympic teams begin to arrive in London, the country's health experts have warned that potential summer smog could impair the performance and fitness of many of the athletes. Keith

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Canada Water Library is a Green-Roofed Library of the Future in London

Canada Water Library is a Green-Roofed Library of the Future in London

The Canada Water Library by CZWG is part of a larger project to regenerate the area around the Canada Basin on the east side of London. With views over the water to the south, the library dominates the

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