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Bjarke Ingels’ Superkilen Transforms Copenhagen into an Outdoor Museum

Bjarke Ingels’ Superkilen Transforms Copenhagen into an Outdoor Museum

Slicing through the center of town, Superkilen is easily identified with geometric sections painted on the pavement in red, magenta, rust and coral colors. Celebrating the diverse cultural make up of

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Comoco Architects Transforms a Portuguese Warehouse into a Sports Facility

Comoco Architects Transforms a Portuguese Warehouse into a Sports Facility

From the exterior of the building Comoco only made one small renovation to gesture the presence of something new and exciting inside the warehouse. A new entrance was punched into an exterior wall and

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Saudi Arabia Plans to Go 100% Renewable in Coming Decades

Saudi Arabia Plans to Go 100% Renewable in Coming Decades

Medina Mosque photo from Shutterstock The Guardian reports that a top spokesman for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced plans to transition the nation to 100 percent renewable energy in coming

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Plux.5′s Sculptural Pop-Up Pavilion Provides Vibrant Views of Old Montreal

Plux.5′s Sculptural Pop-Up Pavilion Provides Vibrant Views of Old Montreal

Contrasting with the centuries-old City Hall of Montreal behind it, the oblong hexagonal pop-up pavilion gleamed against the bright greenery of the grassy lawn in the plaza. Referencing arrowheads from

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Boston’s Glowing ENfold Pavilion is a Made from Reusable Garden Bed Liner Fabric

Boston’s Glowing ENfold Pavilion is a Made from Reusable Garden Bed Liner Fabric

The Pavilion is supported by large maple and oak trees, and it provides an imaginative frame for various musical and art performances (including a Brazilian drumming band, a tai chi exhibition, etc.). Not

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Student Invents Doorless Refrigerator That Saves Energy and Reduces Food Spoilage

Student Invents Doorless Refrigerator That Saves Energy and Reduces Food Spoilage

Ben de la Roche, an industrial design student at Massey University in New Zealand, has designed a doorless refrigeration wall, called Impress, that prevents food waste and saves energy. De la Roche's

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Shoreditch Design Triangle: Salvaged Furniture and East London Cool at the 2012 London Design Festival

Shoreditch Design Triangle: Salvaged Furniture and East London Cool at the 2012 London Design Festival

East London Furniture completely transformed bar and gallery space DreamBagsJaguarShoes. Fixtures, tables and seating were all made from salvaged materials - including British Gypsum pallets, wood from a

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100% Design’s International Pavilion Showcases Eco Designs from Around the World at the London Design Festival

100% Design’s International Pavilion Showcases Eco Designs from Around the World at the London Design Festival

Marco Stefanelli' Breccias collection repurposes natural objects which have reached the end of their life - including sawmill scraps, pieces of urban architecture, and logs carried by the river. He gives

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Lampada Recycles Soiled Coffee Filters Into Artistic Light Fixtures

Lampada Recycles Soiled Coffee Filters Into Artistic Light Fixtures

Are you grumpy until you get your coffee? Love the smell of a fresh pot of Joe? If the world's most popular caffeinated beverage gets your heart pumping in more ways than one, these beautiful upcycled

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With “Endless Summer” Osklen Captures the Perfect Summer’s Day at NY Fashion Week

With “Endless Summer” Osklen Captures the Perfect Summer’s Day at NY Fashion Week

Osklen founder Oskar Metsavaht doesn't want his fashion label to be thought of as an eco-fashion brand; instead, the Brazilian label’s founder prefers to think of it as a purveyor of luxury goods

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X-Studio’s Lightweave Palm Observatory is Made Entirely From Palm Leaves

X-Studio’s Lightweave Palm Observatory is Made Entirely From Palm Leaves

Located on the Island of Itaparica, the largest of the 56 islands in Brazil’s Bahia de Todos os Santos (or All Saints Bay), the project highlights the ecosystem of the area. By weaving together the palm

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AECOM Unveils Their Masterplan for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralymic Games

AECOM Unveils Their Masterplan for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralymic Games

It is said that the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro will be the most temporary games in history! As announced in August, London-based AECOM was given another go at designing a masterplan for the

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Global Warming Contributes to the Adaptation and Spread of Deadly Fungus

Global Warming Contributes to the Adaptation and Spread of Deadly Fungus

Photo via Shutterstock Up-and-coming scientists, particularly those holding an environmental biology degree, are becoming increasingly familiar with the workings of Earth’s complex atmosphere. And

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Shipping Container Scraps Worked Into A New Exclusive Line of Furniture in São Paulo

Shipping Container Scraps Worked Into A New Exclusive Line of Furniture in São Paulo

Contain[It] is a Brazilian company that takes discarded shipping containers and turns them into new spaces. They are dedicated to zero waste in the construction process and have been saving scraps from

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Aurea Golden Grass Furniture and Decor Will Add a Sustainable Shimmer to Any Space

Aurea Golden Grass Furniture and Decor Will Add a Sustainable Shimmer to Any Space

Cristiane Kimura started Aurea to not only showcase the natural beauty of golden grass and Brazil, but also to promote traditional techniques and to create economic opportunities for artisans. Run as a

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UK Scientists Suggest ‘Cloud Brightening’ Could Reduce the Severity of Hurricanes

UK Scientists Suggest ‘Cloud Brightening’ Could Reduce the Severity of Hurricanes

As Hurricane Isaac approaches the Caribbean and is set to continue into the Gulf of Mexico, a team of British scientists from the University of Leeds has proposed that Marine Cloud Brightening (MCB)

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Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Market Projected to Quadruple to $2.4 billion By 2017

Building-Integrated Photovoltaics Market Projected to Quadruple to $2.4 billion By 2017

Building Integrated Photovoltaics photo from Shutterstock The solar energy sector has had some ups and downs lately, but it looks like the future is bright for building-integrated photovoltaics

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7 Ways to Upcycle a Train Station

7 Ways to Upcycle a Train Station

Anila is editor-at-large at Loco2, a small company mad enough to tackle the complexities of European rail by making online ticket booking more accessible, giving expert advice in the Engine Room forum and

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Arena Cuiabá Brings Energy Efficiency to the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Arena Cuiabá Brings Energy Efficiency to the 2014 FIFA World Cup

The Arena is completely modular by design. Its structure is made of precast concrete and a modular steel roof. The roof is composed of a steel deck layer covered by thermal insulation with a condensation

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Massive Crocheted Alligator Playground Pops Up in São Paulo!

Massive Crocheted Alligator Playground Pops Up in São Paulo!

With the help of a team of "crocheteiros," Olek completely covered the massive alligator in colorful yarn and ribbons. Kids can climb in, through and on top of the brightly-colored alligator, which loses

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The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards Announce Their 2012 Shortlist

The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards Announce Their 2012 Shortlist

Mixed-Use Building of the year: + Steven Holl Architects, with Daeyang Gallery & House, Seoul, South Korea + Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects, with Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge, Deptford,

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Top 6 Must-See Summer Eco Resorts Around the World!

Top 6 Must-See Summer Eco Resorts Around the World!

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia The Alila Villas Uluwatu combines the best of tropical luxury and sustainable design. The Earthcheck-certified resort on Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula finds its

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‘The Sync’ Provides a Platform to Bring Social Innovations to Life In Thailand

‘The Sync’ Provides a Platform to Bring Social Innovations to Life In Thailand

Do you know where to turn if you have an idea that will make society better? We are many who dream of change in our society, but turning those dreams into reality might prove to be a tricky deal. Soramist

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Brasília’s Remodeled National Stadium Will Be a Solar Showcase For The 2014 World Cup

Brasília’s Remodeled National Stadium Will Be a Solar Showcase For The 2014 World Cup

Built in 1974, the former Estádio Mané Garrincha Stadium has been almost completely dismantled and will see its capacity increase from 42,000 to over 70,000 seats. Brazil’s Green Building Council is

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MTV’s Green Picks Machine Recycles Credit Cards Into Shredding Guitar Picks

MTV’s Green Picks Machine Recycles Credit Cards Into Shredding Guitar Picks

Recycling expired credit cards, gift cards and membership cards can be difficult because they’re made from PVC; you can’t just toss them into your recycling bin. Instead of hoarding them, turn them

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Falcon-Inspired Qatar National Pavilion Lands at Rio+20

Falcon-Inspired Qatar National Pavilion Lands at Rio+20

The Qatar delegation to Rio+20 hired Grimshaw Architects to design a temporary pavilion for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Qatar National Food

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Report Says Number of Environmentalists Killed Has Doubled Over Last 3 Years

Report Says Number of Environmentalists Killed Has Doubled Over Last 3 Years

Environmental activists sometimes put themselves in harm's way to protect natural resources, and according to a new report from Global Witness the number of people killed defending the natural world has

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The Rio+20 Conference: Academic Panel Urges Governments to Seize “Historic Opportunity”

The Rio+20 Conference: Academic Panel Urges Governments to Seize “Historic Opportunity”

Rio de Janeiro Image from Shutterstock The Rio+20 Conference (20 years after the original Earth Summit) was called to bring together world leaders, along with thousands of participants from

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Isay Weinfeld’s Light-Filled Grecia House in São Paulo Has Blooming Vegetation Inside

Isay Weinfeld’s Light-Filled Grecia House in São Paulo Has Blooming Vegetation Inside

Although Grecia House's entrance is covered with greenery, it's hard to miss the bright, sunny door. While otherwise inconspicuous from the street, the home provides views of its pristine gardens and

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron is Not Attending the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is Not Attending the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference

The Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development is being held in Brazil later this month to bring together world leaders, the private sector, NGOs and other groups to discuss how the world can reduce

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