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HORTUS is a Crazy Greenhouse Contraption of 300+ Algae-Filled Bags

HORTUS is a Crazy Greenhouse Contraption of 300+ Algae-Filled Bags

HORTUS -- or Hydro Organisms Responsive To Urban Stimuli -- is a crazy new exhibit in London made up of 325 transparent bags of algae hanging from the ceiling via a network of ropes. Long plastic tubes

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Green Design Predictions for 2012

Green Design Predictions for 2012

1. Peter Ward, Ph.D - Paleontologist, Author of On Methuselah's Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions, Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle 2. Cameron

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Beirut Wonder Forest Would Cover the Lebanese Capitol With Hanging Gardens

Beirut Wonder Forest Would Cover the Lebanese Capitol With Hanging Gardens

The war-torn city of Beirut is burdened by dark smog due to severely congested roadways filled with old cars that emit high levels of CO2 emissions. The city of concrete high-rises was not designed with

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INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Chris Chan on the Sustainable Shanghai Tower, Asia’s Tallest Skyscraper

INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Chris Chan on the Sustainable Shanghai Tower, Asia’s Tallest Skyscraper

In 2008 Gensler broke ground on the sustainable Shanghai Tower in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. The tower is currently in construction and it's one of three supertall buildings in Pudong,

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Google Wants to House Its Own Private Jet Fleet in NASA’s Hangar One

Google Wants to House Its Own Private Jet Fleet in NASA’s Hangar One

Google is no stranger to eco initiatives with their many investments in solar power and alternative energies, but unfortunately they still do have quite a few guilty carbon pleasures like their fleet of

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Oscar Vinals’ XLDron Zero Gravity Rocket Plane Concept Launches Tourists Into Space

Oscar Vinals’ XLDron Zero Gravity Rocket Plane Concept Launches Tourists Into Space

Just as Virgin Galactic started taking reservations for the first mass tourist trips into space, designer Oscar Vinals has envisioned a way to make space tourism possible for the day tripper, with the

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Apple Reveals Building Plan for Amazing Cupertino Campus with over 5MW Solar Roof

Apple Reveals Building Plan for Amazing Cupertino Campus with over 5MW Solar Roof

When renderings of the new Apple campus in Cupertino, California appeared on the scene in June we were stunned by its innovative shape, now we've learned that the new circular spaceship building, designed

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Caffe Streets Provides a Stylish and Cozy Hangout with a Bamboo Interior

Caffe Streets Provides a Stylish and Cozy Hangout with a Bamboo Interior

The owners of Caffe Streets in Chicago pride themselves on inventive design and sustainable practices. Inspired by years spent travelling, Darko Arandjelovic and his partner wanted to open a local

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Will Habitat 67 Be the Next LEGO Architecture Model? Cast Your Vote Now!

Will Habitat 67 Be the Next LEGO Architecture Model? Cast Your Vote Now!

LEGO bricks are still as much fun as they were when we're kids, and we're especially fond of the LEGO Architecture series, which pays homage to some of the great buildings of the world. Right now LEGO is

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7 Gorgeous Green Buildings in the Middle East

7 Gorgeous Green Buildings in the Middle East

Check out 7 Gorgeous Green Buildings in the Middle East: Masdar's Zero Carbon, Zero Emissions City Abu Dhabi's Green Roofed Aldar Market Kuwait's LEED Gold Certified International Airport Morocco's

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HOK Architects Unveil Porsche’s Green-Roofed North American Headquarters

HOK Architects Unveil Porsche’s Green-Roofed North American Headquarters

HOK Architects were recently chosen to design Atlanta’s new Porsche North America headquarters, which will feature a sweeping kinetic facade and an immense green roof. The movement-filled building

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HP’s Project Moonshot Aims to Produce Super Low-Energy Servers

HP’s Project Moonshot Aims to Produce Super Low-Energy Servers

We don't often think about how much space and energy giant online companies take up in the real world. From Apple's new massive headquarters in Cupertino to Facebook's giant server farm located off the

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Apple to Build Solar Farm to Power North Carolina Data Center

Apple to Build Solar Farm to Power North Carolina Data Center

Apple just applied for permits to build a solar farm on 171 acres of land near their Maiden, North Carolina data center. Though the company isn't releasing any official information about the project, the

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Steve Jobs’ Modern Childhood Home May Have Incubated his Design Vision

Steve Jobs’ Modern Childhood Home May Have Incubated his Design Vision

Photo Eichler Social While it may be presumptuous to think that a childhood home can be an elemental starting point for one of our greatest design geniuses, the power of architecture can be a

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Tesla’s Model S Electric Sedan Will be Powered by Ultra-Efficient Panasonic Batteries

Tesla’s Model S Electric Sedan Will be Powered by Ultra-Efficient Panasonic Batteries

This morning Tesla Motors announced that their new Model S electric sedan will be powered by top of the line lithium-ion batteries provided by the Panasonic Corporation. The collaboration is part of

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Team Canada’s TRTL Solar Decathlon House is a Modern Take on a Native American Home

Team Canada’s TRTL Solar Decathlon House is a Modern Take on a Native American Home

Building on the importance of family and community gathering, the open plan TRTL house features a flexible dining and living area that fosters family relationships. The two bedroom home can be assembled

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Newest US City to Be Built Just for Testing Green Technologies

Newest US City to Be Built Just for Testing Green Technologies

Up to 20 square miles of virgin desert in New Mexico will soon be home to the nation’s newest town, only with a twist — no one will live there. Developer Pegasus Global Holdings (a communication,

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MySaver Safeguards Your iPhone, iPad and iPod Cables from Damage

MySaver Safeguards Your iPhone, iPad and iPod Cables from Damage

If you own an Apple product, chances are you've had to deal with broken charge cords and fraying cables. The MySaver project, designed by Thomas Lehman, and funded through Kickstarter, demonstrates an

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Parasitic Vertical Upside-Down Casino Latches onto the Hoover Dam

Parasitic Vertical Upside-Down Casino Latches onto the Hoover Dam

The conceptual tower would provide a casino, a hotel, a boxing ring and a concert hall with all the same amenities and luxuries as a casino on the Las Vegas strip. Located between the dam and the bypass

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Cable Car System Crowns Urban Revitalization Project in Rio de Janeiro’s Alemão Favelas

Cable Car System Crowns Urban Revitalization Project in Rio de Janeiro’s Alemão Favelas

©Bruno Filipe Soares Lira (Bruno Itan) The system is the work of Alemão PAC (Growth Acceleration Plan), and part of an urban revitalization program started under former President Luis Inácio Lula

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Cloud 9′s Incredible Inflatable Bubble Building Now Open in Barcelona

Cloud 9′s Incredible Inflatable Bubble Building Now Open in Barcelona

The building’s inflatable southern façade is segmented into organic triangular shapes that mesh with the surrounding nature-inspired architecture of Antoni Gaudi. The membrane encases a former

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1,325 MPG Hypermiling Car Piloted by 11-Year-Old Student!

1,325 MPG Hypermiling Car Piloted by 11-Year-Old Student!

As gas prices continue to skyrocket, the importance of fuel-efficient vehicles can't be emphasized enough. Luckily, the Cambridge Design Partnership just unveiled a hypermiling concept car that can travel

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Beautiful Slatted Swiss Warehouse Emulates the Surrounding Forest

Beautiful Slatted Swiss Warehouse Emulates the Surrounding Forest

The Operation Center Burgergemeinde is a rustic framework of natural wooden slats located in Biel, Switzerland. Designed by Berlin based firm, Bauzeit Architekten, the spanning buildings and courtyard

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Huntingdon Estate: New Twisting Green Roofed Tower for London’s East End

Huntingdon Estate: New Twisting Green Roofed Tower for London’s East End

A former industrial site in London’s East End will be getting an uplifting transformation as a twisting commercial, residential and cultural high rise designed by Amanda Levete Architects. Located in

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Eton’s Soulra XL Solar Powered iPod Dock is Ready to Pre-order for Summer Beach Fun

Eton’s Soulra XL Solar Powered iPod Dock is Ready to Pre-order for Summer Beach Fun

With picnic weather finally arriving, and beach weather looming, Eton has made their new solar powered boombox available for pre-order.  With the Soulra XL, you can share your iPod tunes with your beach

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Sydney Pre-Fab School Sports Naturally Cooled Amoeba-like Facade

Sydney Pre-Fab School Sports Naturally Cooled Amoeba-like Facade

This unconventional façade has turned out to be a wise energy choice for the International Grammer School in Sydney Australia. Recently claiming an award for the best use of glass for energy efficiency,

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A4A Design Showcases Its Amazing Recycled Honeycomb Cardboard Sculptures in Milan

A4A Design Showcases Its Amazing Recycled Honeycomb Cardboard Sculptures in Milan

A4A Design's honeycombed furniture has also been showcased at the Lumina pop-up store in corso Garibaldi 127 alongside Foster+Partners' new LED FLO lamp series featured here last week. Both the fauna and

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Former Renault Factory In France Becomes An Undulating Green-Roofed School

Former Renault Factory In France Becomes An Undulating Green-Roofed School

One of the most beautiful urban redevelopment projects we've seen in a long time, the building has a green roof that is allowed to slope down such that it extends to the school's every level. Indigenous

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AIA COTE Unveils the Top Ten Green Architecture Projects of 2011

AIA COTE Unveils the Top Ten Green Architecture Projects of 2011

Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, CA These urban infill, mixed-use, market-rate apartments are designed with energy efficiency in mind -- they utilize passive cooling strategy like cross-ventilation and

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Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Oceanic Will Use Underwater Planes to Explore Ocean’s Depths

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Oceanic Will Use Underwater Planes to Explore Ocean’s Depths

Sir Richard Branson is no shrinking violet when it comes to innovation in exploration. The famed entrepreneur who is already constructing his own space base, has just announced he will being

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