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Washington State’s Whatcom Museum Gets a ‘Lightcatching’ LEED Silver Addition

Washington State’s Whatcom Museum Gets a ‘Lightcatching’ LEED Silver Addition

Showcasing a concept similar to the iconic Pompidou Center in Paris, the 42,000 sq ft addition features its systems on the outside. The aesthetic, however, is strikingly different, eschewing the colorful

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The Roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Sprouts a Bamboo Forest

The Roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Sprouts a Bamboo Forest

Photo credit: Mike & Doug Starn on Metropolitan Museum of Art Flickr The New York Times tells us that the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently bursting forth with a beautiful new

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Fashion Museum Omotesando Has Beautiful Latticed ‘Living Wall’ Skin

Fashion Museum Omotesando Has Beautiful Latticed ‘Living Wall’ Skin

There have been some spectacular submissions to the Fashion Museum Omotesando Competition to design a 100 meter high museum for Tokyo's most en vogue district, and Wing Shun Leung and Donald Shek's

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Incredible Shigeru Ban Pompidou-Metz Art Museum Rises in France

Incredible Shigeru Ban Pompidou-Metz Art Museum Rises in France

Construction is nearly complete on Centre Pompidou-Metz, an incredible new extension of the original Centre Pompidou modern art museum in Paris. Designed by architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines,

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Jean Nouvel Unveils Sustainably-Designed National Museum of Qatar

Jean Nouvel Unveils Sustainably-Designed National Museum of Qatar

Yesterday the Qatar Museum Authority and Jean Nouvel (Pritzker Prize-winning architect) unveiled plans for the new National Museum of Qatar. The cultural center is inspired by the desert architecture and

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Herzog & de Meuron Unveil New Miami Art Museum

Herzog & de Meuron Unveil New Miami Art Museum

Herzog & de Meuron recently unveiled their finished design for the new Miami Art Museum, which will be a stunning building surrounded by hanging gardens with tropical plants. Fit for a world renowned

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The Invisible Tree Museum at the Bronx Grand Concourse

The Invisible Tree Museum at the Bronx Grand Concourse

It's a picture of a tree. Yes. Okay. But this tree has a phone number. If you call this tree it will tell you stories of the neighborhood. It will talk about the Bronx Grand Concourse, about itself, even

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Cathedral Renovated Into Garden Museum

Cathedral Renovated Into Garden Museum

Situated within a beautiful old church, London's Museum of Garden History recently underwent a stunning renovation that re-envisioned its interior as a fresh modern space. Designed by Dow Jones

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: V&A Museum’s Ethical Fashion Day

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: V&A Museum’s Ethical Fashion Day

Last Sunday, clothes were swapped along with opinions and eco-style tips during the Victoria & Albert Museum's Ethical Fashion Day. From thought-provoking presentations to a fashion show, it promised

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The Beautifully Adapted Wing Luke Asian Museum

The Beautifully Adapted Wing Luke Asian Museum

The new Wing Luke Asian Museum in Seattle, WA is building upon the past, literally. Originally the living quarters and social center for Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino immigrants, the museum’s

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Second Lives: Remix Recycling Exhibit at MAD Museum

Second Lives: Remix Recycling Exhibit at MAD Museum

All good things deserve a second life. This includes, as the re-opening of Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) last weekend shows, everyday objects and civic architecture. The recently renovated museum now

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Museum of Sustainable Style in Chicago This Weekend

Museum of Sustainable Style in Chicago This Weekend

Chicago’s Fashion Focus Week is currently underway, and considering the amazing student talent in Chicago these days, it is not surprising to discover that fresh green shoots of sustainable style are

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The New LEED Certified Brooklyn Children’s Museum

The New LEED Certified Brooklyn Children’s Museum

A vibrant swath of yellow amid the brownstones of Crown Heights, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum re-opened on September 20 after its completed expansion. Designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects, the

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After Nature at The New Museum of Contemporary Art

After Nature at The New Museum of Contemporary Art

We have officially entered the depths of summer here in NYC, and local art museums have really turned up the heat with a provocative line-up of environmentally charged exhibitions. The New Museum on the

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Swedish Museum Sets the Passive Energy Standard

Swedish Museum Sets the Passive Energy Standard

Passive homes heat and cool naturally without active mechanical heating and cooling systems. The low energy requirements are achieved through strategic building design which yields efficient and cost

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Old Factory becomes Latvian Contemporary Art Museum

Old Factory becomes Latvian Contemporary Art Museum

The former soviet states are littered with half-finished buildings and projects cut short by the collapse of the Soviet Union. High schools, factories, apartment complexes: some of the buildings stand

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The Museum of Nature by Ilkka Halso

The Museum of Nature by Ilkka Halso

Finnish photographer Ilkka Halso's photographic series 'The Museum of Nature' intelligently challenges how we can imagine the natural environment of the future. This collection of images capture a series

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The World’s First LEED Platinum Museum

The World’s First LEED Platinum Museum

The Water + Life Museums complex in Hemet, California, has just become the first museum to break the LEED Platinum barrier, beating out the California Academy of Sciences and scores of other hopeful

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Grand Rapids Art Museum: First LEED Gold Certified Museum

Grand Rapids Art Museum: First LEED Gold Certified Museum

One of the oldest museums in the Mid-West was recently relocated to an elegant new LEED Gold certified structure, garnering accolades from art aficionados and sustainability advocates alike. Kulapat

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Miami Art Museum by Herzog & De Meuron

Miami Art Museum by Herzog & De Meuron

When the Miami Art Museum required a new headquarters they decided to hire famous Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. They were expecting an incredible design worthy of a cosmopolitan

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Greenmuseum’s Environmental Art Calendar 2008

Greenmuseum’s Environmental Art Calendar 2008

What better way to usher in the New Year than with greenmuseum's first ever environmental art calendar? Through a unique collaboration with Amber Lotus Publishers, greenmuseum.org, the not-for-profit

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ADJAYE’S DENVER MUSEUM GOES FOR THE (LEED) GOLD

ADJAYE’S DENVER MUSEUM GOES FOR THE (LEED) GOLD

David Adjaye's first US commission, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, is still on target to receive LEED Gold Certification once it is finished, making it the first LEED Certified museum in the

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NOMADIC MUSEUM (Ashes & Snow)

NOMADIC MUSEUM (Ashes & Snow)

Designed by well-known Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, the Nomadic Museum is the permanent home for the art exhibition "Ashes and Snow," by Gregory Colbert. Built from 152 stacked shipping containers, the

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Spine-tingling photos of highliners camped out hundreds of feet up in the Italian Alps

Spine-tingling photos of highliners camped out hundreds of feet up in the Italian Alps

The highline meeting on Monte Piana is the biggest slackline festival in Italy. It attracts hundreds of brave people from all over the world who share the love for mountains and the adrenaline of being

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Mexican accident called “worst environmental disaster by mining industry” ever

Mexican accident called “worst environmental disaster by mining industry” ever

In August of last year, a copper mine owned by Buenavista del Cobre, a subsidiary of Grupo Mexico, spilled 40,000 cubic meters (or 10.5 million gallons) of copper sulphate acid into Cananea, Mexico’s

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France’s new Musée des Confluences looks like an interstellar spaceship

France’s new Musée des Confluences looks like an interstellar spaceship

The entrance of the building is a drop-shaped structure referencing the confluence of the two streams where the building sits on the rivers Rhône and Saône. The exhibition areas are located in the

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Sarofsky’s gorgeous studio office space is nestled within a charming 19th century building

Sarofsky’s gorgeous studio office space is nestled within a charming 19th century building

Olson Kundig Architects’ design preserves the building’s charm while optimizing to accommodate a contemporary workspace. Erin Sarofsky, the owner and creative director of Sarofsky, is known for her

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Acclaimed architects unveil plans for the Obama Presidential Center library in Hawaii

Acclaimed architects unveil plans for the Obama Presidential Center library in Hawaii

Hawaii is up against the University of Chicago and Columbia University in New York, which are the current favorites to win. But Hawaii hopes to earn the honor with a proposal that includes a multi-use

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Russia to create ‘Noah’s Ark’ with the DNA of every animal on the planet

Russia to create ‘Noah’s Ark’ with the DNA of every animal on the planet

Moscow State University just received Russia's largest-ever scientific grant in a bid to create a vertible 'Noah's Ark' containing the DNA of every living and extinct creature on the planet. The concept

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