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Santiago Calatrava to Face Legal Action as Valencia’s “White Elephant” Opera House Falls Apart

Santiago Calatrava to Face Legal Action as Valencia’s “White Elephant” Opera House Falls Apart

Built as the centerpiece to the spectacular City of Arts and Sciences complex, the futuristic Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia is one of Spain's most iconic buildings as well as the world's tallest opera

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Ufogel: A Tiny Minimalist Holiday Hideaway Rises on Stilts in Austria

Ufogel: A Tiny Minimalist Holiday Hideaway Rises on Stilts in Austria

The 485 square-foot sculptural holiday home is built mostly from glass, metal and Larch wood, a highly-ecological, waterproof and rot-resistant timber typically used for building yachts and other exterior

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Life Box: An Air-Droppable Pop-Up Recovery Shelter For Victims Of Natural Disasters

Life Box: An Air-Droppable Pop-Up Recovery Shelter For Victims Of Natural Disasters

Life Box is an air-droppable, rapid-response emergency shelter that can be quickly inflated to provide housing for four people. The Red Dot Award-winning shelter contains supplies to provide relief to

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Apartment 1211: Designer Micro Home Makes Incredible Use of Little Space in São Paulo

Apartment 1211: Designer Micro Home Makes Incredible Use of Little Space in São Paulo

This small apartment only has a footprint of 25 sq meters, so Alan Chu had to make the most of the small space. Organized across two floors, the renovated micro apartment has an open floor plan kitchen

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Grass Could Become the World’s Next Big Biofuel Source

Grass Could Become the World’s Next Big Biofuel Source

Miscanthus photo from Shutterstock Scientists have figured out how to make biofuels with everything from algae to bacteria poop, and now they are turning to grass. A new European research project

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BIG, OMA, and Buro Ole Scheeren Selected as Finalists in Axel Springer Competition in Berlin

BIG, OMA, and Buro Ole Scheeren Selected as Finalists in Axel Springer Competition in Berlin

Described by the firm as a “three dimensional neighborhood,” Bjarke Ingels Group's design focuses on collaboration and exchange. Enclosed by office spaces with transparent facades on all four sides,

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Lush Curvaceous Green Wall Grows in iArc Architects’ New Seoul City Hall

Lush Curvaceous Green Wall Grows in iArc Architects’ New Seoul City Hall

iArc Architects designed Seoul's new city hall as the bridge between the city's history and sustainability-minded future. Connected to the old city hall by an elevated bridge, the new government building

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New Study Shows Sea Levels Will Rise Two Feet in Just 70 Years

New Study Shows Sea Levels Will Rise Two Feet in Just 70 Years

A new study in the journal Scientific Reports estimates that melting ice will cause sea levels to rise 2 feet within the next 70 years, and a whopping 8 feet by the year 2200. Scientists believe that sea

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Resilient Design: Is Resilience the New Sustainability?

Resilient Design: Is Resilience the New Sustainability?

Ever since Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc on the East Coast, ‘resilient design’ has been a hot topic of conversation — and not just amongst architects and designers, but politicians, engineers and

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Australian Coal Port Expansion Will Hasten the Great Barrier Reef’s Death, Activists Say

Australian Coal Port Expansion Will Hasten the Great Barrier Reef’s Death, Activists Say

Photo via Shutterstock With an apparent disregard for warnings from scientists, fishermen and even UNESCO, Australian environment minister Greg Hunt has approved plans for a massive expansion of a coal

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5 Tips to Green Your Home From Organic Architect Eric Corey Freed

5 Tips to Green Your Home From Organic Architect Eric Corey Freed

TIP 1: Wrap Your Home in Insulation - "The More, The Better!" Proper insulation is probably the most important factor you can control in creating an energy-efficient home. I always say insulation is like

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Christmas Tree Farms are Shutting Down Due to Climate Change

Christmas Tree Farms are Shutting Down Due to Climate Change

 Photo © Shutterstock  Throughout the U.S., extreme weather events are causing Christmas tree farmers to close up shop and stop planting new trees. In Vermont and New Hampshire, an early March heat

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4/704: Artist Rosie O’Reilly Dyes Clothing With the Tides to Call Attention to Rising Sea Levels

4/704: Artist Rosie O’Reilly Dyes Clothing With the Tides to Call Attention to Rising Sea Levels

4/704 from ALONG CAME A SPIDER on Vimeo. Artist Rosie O’Reilly questions the social and environmental story of our time with 4/704, an installation that ran as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival

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Film Exposes Fracking in World’s Second Largest Wildlife Preserve

Film Exposes Fracking in World’s Second Largest Wildlife Preserve

Kalahari Desert photo from Shutterstock Botswana government officials are in hot water over fracking in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, which is the second largest wildlife preserve in the world.

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Tense Warsaw Climate Talks Finally Reach Agreement

Tense Warsaw Climate Talks Finally Reach Agreement

Following two weeks of discussion, the UN climate talks in Warsaw finally ended in a compromise agreement, with participating nations agreeing to work toward curbing emissions as soon as possible. While

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Rzlbd’s Light-Filled Tetris House Wins at Architecture by Eliminating Wasted Space

Rzlbd’s Light-Filled Tetris House Wins at Architecture by Eliminating Wasted Space

The Tetris House is located on a narrow 40’ by 110’ lot with tight zoning that minimized the allowable building footprint. Compounding challenges from the compact footprint, the client asked for the

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Cupertino City Council Gives Apple’s Spaceship Headquarters the Green Light

Cupertino City Council Gives Apple’s Spaceship Headquarters the Green Light

Jobs called the forthcoming extravagant headquarters the “best office building in the world.” Although his vision won’t be realized until 2016, 14,000 Apple employees will enjoy state of the art

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Extreme Weather Costs the Global Economy $200 Billion a Year

Extreme Weather Costs the Global Economy $200 Billion a Year

In another stark reminder that the economy and environment can't be separated, a new World Bank report finds that climate-related damage from extreme weather events such as Typhoon Haiyan has cost the

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8 Innovative Emergency Shelters for When Disaster Strikes

8 Innovative Emergency Shelters for When Disaster Strikes

IKEA Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelter This flat pack, easy to transport shelter was developed in collaboration between the IKEA Foundation and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR).

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Qunli Stormwater Wetland Park Stores Rainwater While Protecting the Environment from Urban Development

Qunli Stormwater Wetland Park Stores Rainwater While Protecting the Environment from Urban Development

Turenscape's plan for Qunli Stormwater Wetland Park sought to leave the natural core of the site untouched. This allows the indigenous plants and animals to maintain their own balance without any

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Three Colorado Cities Ban Fracking

Three Colorado Cities Ban Fracking

Three Colorado cities passed moratoriums on hydraulic fracturing Nov. 6 by surprisingly high margins. Residents of Boulder, Lafayette and Fort Collins all voted by significant margins to reject gas and

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Philippines Delegate Goes on Hunger Strike at U.N. Climate Change Conference

Philippines Delegate Goes on Hunger Strike at U.N. Climate Change Conference

With his country still reeling from Super Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines delegate Naderev "Yeb" Saño made an emotional plea for meaningful action at the COP19 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Warsaw,

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10,000 Feared Dead in the Wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan

10,000 Feared Dead in the Wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan

Rescue workers are struggling to reach towns and villages in the central Philippines following the assault of super typhoon Haiyan on the region. Preliminary reports estimate that at least 10,000 people

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COP-19 Climate Change Conference Kicks Off This Week in Warsaw, Poland

COP-19 Climate Change Conference Kicks Off This Week in Warsaw, Poland

Photo of polar bear via Shutterstock The "Last Chance" 2015 International Climate Agreement Two years ago at Durban, South Africa, countries at COP-17 ended climate talks with a promise to create a

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Record-Shattering Super Typhoon Haiyan Slams Philippines With 235 MPH Winds

Record-Shattering Super Typhoon Haiyan Slams Philippines With 235 MPH Winds

One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded made landfall in the Philippines early Friday. At 1,200 miles across, the storm is expected to inflict widespread damage. Meteorologists clocked the

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SAA Architects Unveil Lush Garden-Filled Terminal 4 for Singapore’s Changi Airport

SAA Architects Unveil Lush Garden-Filled Terminal 4 for Singapore’s Changi Airport

In keeping with Singapore's "garden city" moniker, Terminal 4 will welcome visitors with large vertical green walls and lush gardens. Inside the impressive two-story glazed facade, colorful skylight

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How Ancient Workers Hauled 100 Ton Stones 43 Miles to Build China’s Forbidden City

How Ancient Workers Hauled 100 Ton Stones 43 Miles to Build China’s Forbidden City

Photo of the Forbidden City via Shutterstock A new study by a team of engineers from two Beijing universities and Princeton University reveals how ancient Chinese workers hauled 100 ton plus stones

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Tiny Mirrored Cabin Reflects the Ontario Landscape

Tiny Mirrored Cabin Reflects the Ontario Landscape

To create an energy efficient cabin, UUfie designed Lake Cottage with locally sourced materials and sustainable construction principles. In the central living room, the architects installed a wood-burning

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Bangladesh’s Plans for Massive Coal-Fired Power Plant Threaten World’s Largest Mangrove Forest

Bangladesh’s Plans for Massive Coal-Fired Power Plant Threaten World’s Largest Mangrove Forest

Bangladesh is planning to construct a massive coal-fired power plant that will not only spell out disaster for the world's largest mangrove forest, but also destroy one of the country's best defenses

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The Global Change Institute Operates in a Net Zero, Carbon Neutral Research Center in Brisbane

The Global Change Institute Operates in a Net Zero, Carbon Neutral Research Center in Brisbane

Opened in August 2013, the Global Change Institute is a research facility dedicated to finding solutions for global challenges. HASSEL Architects designed the project to 'walk the walk' by operating a

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