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Matteo Cainer Architects’ Busan Camellian Opera House is Enveloped by a Living Green Roof

Matteo Cainer Architects’ Busan Camellian Opera House is Enveloped by a Living Green Roof

Matteo Cainer Architects' Busan Camellian Opera House was carefully designed as an attractive and serene venue for opera and other performing arts. Through its camellia-like form, the opera house responds

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Green Stream Linear Park: Vibrant New Public Space in São Paulo Could Help Alleviate Flash Flooding

Green Stream Linear Park: Vibrant New Public Space in São Paulo Could Help Alleviate Flash Flooding

New rain patterns are the cause of the disastrous flash floods of recent years and previous infrastructure is unable to contain the waters. While many neighborhoods have experienced problems, the area

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Celebrated Architect Oscar Niemeyer Turns 104 Today!

Celebrated Architect Oscar Niemeyer Turns 104 Today!

Today marks the 104th birthday of the celebrated and prolific architect Oscar Niemeyer! Niemeyer, a disciple of Le Corbusier, designed his first building, the Ministry of Education and Public Health in

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Green-Roofed Serpentine Swiss Lake Resort has a See-Through Skin

Green-Roofed Serpentine Swiss Lake Resort has a See-Through Skin

The Bathing Beach Seeburg resort's translucent skin stretches around the entire building, and it is transparent on the south side to provide heat, light, and fresh air. The lake side of the building is

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Recycled Electronics Transformed Into Energetic Gym Posters by Murilo Melo

Recycled Electronics Transformed Into Energetic Gym Posters by Murilo Melo

By pulling apart old televisions and computers (which typically encourage us to 'veg-out'), art director Murilo Melo has created an inspiring series of gym posters that encourage couch potatoes to get out

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to be Protected by the World’s Largest Marine Reserve

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to be Protected by the World’s Largest Marine Reserve

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is an incredibly biodiverse spot that is home to countless forms of sea life - and now the Australian government has proposed plans to protect this vital site by turning

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Gorgeous LEED-H Tiburon House is a Custom-Built Energy Efficient Masterpiece

Gorgeous LEED-H Tiburon House is a Custom-Built Energy Efficient Masterpiece

The beautiful cliff-side site, located on the Tiburon Peninsula, was originally home to a dilapidated structure. The team deconstructed the old home piece by piece, and 95% of the materials were either

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High-Flying Rubem Braga Elevator Complex Improves Pedestrian Accessibility in Rio de Janeiro

High-Flying Rubem Braga Elevator Complex Improves Pedestrian Accessibility in Rio de Janeiro

The new elevator complex serves as the gateway to the local community and improves access conditions. Previously residents of the community relied on a series of precarious stairways and improvised

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AUM Arquiteto’s Renova Proposal Revamps a Sao Paulo Neighborhood With Green Spaces

AUM Arquiteto’s Renova Proposal Revamps a Sao Paulo Neighborhood With Green Spaces

In an attempt to transform the urban slums of São Paulo, the National Renova SP Competition asked for proposals to redevelop the 22 different neighborhood of the city. AUM Arquiteto’s proposal for the

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Passive Cantilevered SN House Appears to Be Floating In the Air

Passive Cantilevered SN House Appears to Be Floating In the Air

The lot on which this house is built is a slope with a change of about 3 meters towards the back. The architects decided to build the house jutting out of the incline so that the cantilever could create a

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Mountainside Sunbrella House Keeps Cool With an Underground Well

Mountainside Sunbrella House Keeps Cool With an Underground Well

The rural town of Ome is lined with a beautiful forest to the north and east, and views of serene mountains can be seen to the south. With such dynamic landscape also comes certain weather effects.

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London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

The Jodrell Laboratory extension, dubbed 'The Wolfson Wing', achieved a BREEAM 'Excellent' mark and was designed to be energy-efficient and sustainable in many aspects. Among the most distinctive

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Vin Varavarn’s Striking Botanica Office Roots Itself Within Thailand’s National Park

Vin Varavarn’s Striking Botanica Office Roots Itself Within Thailand’s National Park

The Botanica Office & Showroom is located very close to Khao Yai National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site, in the Pakchong District of Thailand. The area is famous for its luscious forests and

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Passive Bamboo Residence Keeps Cool With Pixelated Green Brise Soleil Facade

Passive Bamboo Residence Keeps Cool With Pixelated Green Brise Soleil Facade

Along with Group 8’s Coral House, the Bamboo residence was part of a plan to redesign the former industrial neighborhood of Chandieu into a residential area with public and private green spaces. A

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Campanas’ Awesome Bookshelf is a Mosaic of Recycled Scrap Wood

Campanas’ Awesome Bookshelf is a Mosaic of Recycled Scrap Wood

Inspired by their award-winning Favela chair, Humberto Campana and his brother created this spectacular bookshelf from reclaimed pieces of scrap wood. Chaotic and cluttered, yet unexpectedly harmonious,

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Diamond-Shaped Tornado Treehouse Made From Reclaimed Wood Springs Up in LA

Diamond-Shaped Tornado Treehouse Made From Reclaimed Wood Springs Up in LA

Since the Bel Air tree house had to be finished in less than two weeks, Romero called in the help of his friend, designer and carpenter Jeff Casper. Together, they constructed the shelter using 100%

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WATG’s Extraordinary Cloud Bridge Could Make the 2016 Olympics in Rio the Greenest Yet

WATG’s Extraordinary Cloud Bridge Could Make the 2016 Olympics in Rio the Greenest Yet

If WATG has their way, the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be the greenest yet - thanks to their awesome design proposal entitled The Cloud Bridge. Inspired by the Amazon River and Brazil's

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The Chimney House’s Open Glass Curtains Let the Outdoors In

The Chimney House’s Open Glass Curtains Let the Outdoors In

The ground floor of the two story building houses the living areas, kitchen, and entertainment room. The glass curtain walls open on either side, extending the outdoor space to the inside, creating an

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Gucci Staff in China Claim Severe Abuse That Resulted in Illness and Miscarriages

Gucci Staff in China Claim Severe Abuse That Resulted in Illness and Miscarriages

Gucci's flagship store in Shenzhen, China, has been accused by former staff of sweatshop-like abuse.  Five ex-employees of the luxury brand cited abuse so severe that they suffered from stomach and

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Bliss House: 6 Men Build 2 Prefab Houses in Just 6 Days in North London!

Bliss House: 6 Men Build 2 Prefab Houses in Just 6 Days in North London!

The two residences are each three stories tall and about 4,000 sq ft with 4 bedrooms and a backyard studio. A concrete foundation is topped with two levels of prefabricated materials that were assembled

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Ecopink Unveils Gorgeous Green Designs for Women at the London Design Festival

Ecopink Unveils Gorgeous Green Designs for Women at the London Design Festival

Designs ranged from foot massaging floor mats to innovative takes on everyday accessories, like a line of brightly colored glowing handbags. By recycling colorful plastic containers, Micio Vinicio creates

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Copper-Louvered Provins Police Station Sits Lightly on UNESCO World Heritage Site

Copper-Louvered Provins Police Station Sits Lightly on UNESCO World Heritage Site

The medieval city of Provins was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. The police station sits on a site that joins the historic center to a residential neighborhood, so Ameller, Dubois &

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Wayne Hemingway Unveils Umbrella Made from Recycled Plant-Based Plastic Bottles

Wayne Hemingway Unveils Umbrella Made from Recycled Plant-Based Plastic Bottles

Coca-Cola recently teamed up with environmentally minded designer Wayne Hemingway to introduce an umbrella made from recycled plant-based PET bottles. Available just in time for fall, the umbrellas are a

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High-Tech Orthopedic Cast Heals Fractures With “Smart” Technology

High-Tech Orthopedic Cast Heals Fractures With “Smart” Technology

If you've broken a bone, apart from a cast covered in Sharpie well-wishes, you know the recovery process is anything but fun. To aid in the healing process, Brazilian designer Pedro Nakazato Andrade

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Study Reveals That World Cash Supplies Are Contaminated With BPA

Study Reveals That World Cash Supplies Are Contaminated With BPA

When you heard that the increasingly controversial plastics ingredient Bisphenol A, or BPA, was found in credit card receipts and other thermal copies you probably thought, Fine, I'll use cash. But now

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New Zealand Completes the World’s First Daylit Enclosed Turf Stadium

New Zealand Completes the World’s First Daylit Enclosed Turf Stadium

The design team spent months researching the perfect material to use for the stadium’s unique roof, and finally agreed upon Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene, or ETFE.  The space industry plastic blocks UV

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The Campana Brothers’ Festive “New Hotel” in Athens Showcases Their Signature Upmarket Recycled Design

The Campana Brothers’ Festive “New Hotel” in Athens Showcases Their Signature Upmarket Recycled Design

Very close to Constitution Square and the Roman Ruins of Plaka, the hotel was originally built in the 1940s. In their first major hotel project, the Campanas kept many of the old hotel's existing

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Solar-Powered Recycled Pavilions Unveiled for the 2012 London Olympics

Solar-Powered Recycled Pavilions Unveiled for the 2012 London Olympics

The winning entry was designed by Jose Carlos Cruz, Ines Guedes, Miguel Santos, and Antonio Cruz to look like the Olympic rings. The rings are extruded into rooms where visitors can find out information,

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European Commission Sets Rules On Biofuel Production and Use

European Commission Sets Rules On Biofuel Production and Use

People are divided on biofuels: on the one hand they are a decent alternative to oil and coal, on the other their creation has resulted in the destruction of forests, damage to biodiversity and the

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