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Solar Powered Teaching Hospital Currently Under Construction In Haiti

Solar Powered Teaching Hospital Currently Under Construction In Haiti

The new 45,000 sq ft hospital is located in the Central Plateau region of Haiti in a town called Mirebalais and will serve an estimated 450-500 patients per day. When completed in early 2012, the main

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Lincoln Mixed Use Building In Denver Features High Tech Prefab Curtain Wall

Lincoln Mixed Use Building In Denver Features High Tech Prefab Curtain Wall

The mixed-use complex would comprise a 438 room hotel tower, retail space on the ground floor, restaurant space, plus 12 movie theaters that total up to 438,000 sq ft. Various circulation routes ease

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Foster & Partners Breaks Ground on Ten Acre CityCenter in Washington DC

Foster & Partners Breaks Ground on Ten Acre CityCenter in Washington DC

Construction began this week on Foster & Partner's CityCenter DC - one of the United States' largest and most important urban redevelopment projects. The ten acre convention center will be transformed

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Germany’s Q1 Building Boasts a Dazzling Facade of 400,000 Metal “Feathers”

Germany’s Q1 Building Boasts a Dazzling Facade of 400,000 Metal “Feathers”

The shading system is composed of approximately 400,000 metal “feathers”, which are anchored into 3,150 routered stainless steel moveable stalks, which move and breathe with the touch of a controller.

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Green-Roofed Sebrae HQ Harnesses Passive Design to Keep its Cool in Brazil

Green-Roofed Sebrae HQ Harnesses Passive Design to Keep its Cool in Brazil

The office building is deceptively simple from a distance, appearing as a 3-story vertical grid of screened windows on one side flanked by concrete walls. Visitors who venture closer discover an

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Chicago’s Willis Tower to Become a Vertical Solar Farm

Chicago’s Willis Tower to Become a Vertical Solar Farm

Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower (formally the Sears Tower) is set to become a massive solar electric plant with the installation of a pilot solar electric glass project. The high-profile project on the

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Walter Cronkite School Of Journalism Is A Hard Hitting Energy Efficient News School

Walter Cronkite School Of Journalism Is A Hard Hitting Energy Efficient News School

Work began on the design in October 2006 and the school opened its doors in August 2008 only 22 months later. The 6-story educational facility features a large forum for public events, five digital

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New Westminster College Building Is An Upside Down Ziggurat With Room Inside For A Flash Mob

New Westminster College Building Is An Upside Down Ziggurat With Room Inside For A Flash Mob

Schmidt Hammer Lassen won the award to design the sustainable campus building back in 2006 and recently completed it in 2010. The campus was built in accordance with the GLA’s initiative to “Be Lean,

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Spanish Elderly Care Center Wrapped in a Pixelated Green Facade

Spanish Elderly Care Center Wrapped in a Pixelated Green Facade

This new elderly care center near Zamora, Spain rises from the landscape with a gently sloping profile set amid rows of crops. The project sits on a narrow lot, so to make the most of available space CSO

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Chad Oppenheim Selected to Design the Philippines’ First Certified Green Project

Chad Oppenheim Selected to Design the Philippines’ First Certified Green Project

Chad Oppenheim unveiled first certified “Green Project” in the Philippines, under the county’s own new green building rating system, BERDE (Building for Ecologically Responsive Design

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Weave Housing: Futuristic Prefabricated Apartment Concept For Denver, CO

Weave Housing: Futuristic Prefabricated Apartment Concept For Denver, CO

Prefabrication of the components for this apartment complex designed for Denver, Colorado, would hasten construction times and ideally reduce overall cost. Weave Housing, designed by Meridian 105

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Off-Grid Rammed Earth House On Navajo Nation Catches The Wind

Off-Grid Rammed Earth House On Navajo Nation Catches The Wind

Back in May 2010, 22 grad students from the University of Colorado Denver started planning Maxine Begay's new home and then started construction on it in September. This is the first semester a student

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Meydan Shopping Complex is a Hill-Like Green Roofed Mecca in Istanbul

Meydan Shopping Complex is a Hill-Like Green Roofed Mecca in Istanbul

The low-lying retail complex functions as a mall but also as a true urban center in one of the fastest growing areas of Istanbul. The shops are clustered together and the parking lot is underground,

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Housing Complex in Slovenia is a Series of Honeycomb Modular Apartments

Housing Complex in Slovenia is a Series of Honeycomb Modular Apartments

This stunning seaside structure bursts free from the all-too-frequently stale stock of public housing projects with its dynamic array of brightly shaded cells. Taking its cues from the modular honeycomb

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Arizona Life Science Building Has A Really, Really Big Shading Roof

Arizona Life Science Building Has A Really, Really Big Shading Roof

The Life Science Building lies between the existing campus buildings and the playing fields and helps connect the different campus parts together. Situated lower than the other buildings, a decision was

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The Date Farmers Create Striking Collages from Found Materials

The Date Farmers Create Striking Collages from Found Materials

Artists Armando Lerma and Carlos Ramirez, aka “The Date Farmers,” take regular trips from their homes in Southern California to scavenge Mexicali and Oaxaca for found materials to create their

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First Full Bamboo School in Philippines Stands Up to Tough Stormwinds

First Full Bamboo School in Philippines Stands Up to Tough Stormwinds

At the moment, the bamboo school is a prototype at the Nato High School in the Bicol Peninsula around the southeastern part of Luzon. Currently, the structure consists of 2 classrooms and a set of

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Adaptive Mudgee Mini Cabin Opens to the Australian Landscape

Adaptive Mudgee Mini Cabin Opens to the Australian Landscape

This Mudgee Permanent Camping project by Casey Brown Architecture excels at working with its environment -- which is not an easy task given its isolated, rugged cliff-side locale in New South Wales,

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Luxury Residences On Phuket Island To Feature Modular Louvered Screens

Luxury Residences On Phuket Island To Feature Modular Louvered Screens

The 21 unit luxury Bluepoint Residences were designed to take in breathtaking panoramic views while maximizing solar shading and privacy. Modular louvered screens, made from a light-weight, wood-plastic

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The Red Box: A Sustainable Addition Gives an LA Home Breathtaking New Views

The Red Box: A Sustainable Addition Gives an LA Home Breathtaking New Views

This sustainably built home addition, lovingly called the Red Box, gives its residents new, sweeping views of Los Angeles including a direct line of sight to the famous Griffith Observatory. Designed by

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Herzog & de Meuron Completes Tetris-Like Actelion Business Center in Switzerland

Herzog & de Meuron Completes Tetris-Like Actelion Business Center in Switzerland

The business center has 350 offices within its light-filled interior and was designed with the goal of creating an open, communication-orieneted atmosphere for employees. Many of the windows are

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Eliosolar Thermal Shades Provide Solar Hot Water for a New LA Home

Eliosolar Thermal Shades Provide Solar Hot Water for a New LA Home

A new house being built in Los Angeles next to the Hollywood sign will feature Eliosolar's multi-tasking thermal shades, which provide solar hot water for domestic use and radiant floor heating. Installed

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Nike Builds Sun-Shaded SOWETO Football Training Centre in South Africa

Nike Builds Sun-Shaded SOWETO Football Training Centre in South Africa

Image ©Julian Abrams Due to the project's tight turnaround time, RUFproject decided to forgo incorporating more complicated green strategies and instead focused on more basic principles, like sun

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Prince Charles to Become Slumlord Millionaire of Eco Community in India

Prince Charles to Become Slumlord Millionaire of Eco Community in India

The Prince of Wales is taking time out of his royal activities to work on a new pet project - an 'eco-utopia' in the slums of India. Prince Charles and his charity, The Prince’s Foundation for the Built

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Houston Architecture Office Doubles as Beautiful Eco Home

Houston Architecture Office Doubles as Beautiful Eco Home

The architects snatched up an abandoned lot, which for some time had served as a garbage dump. Then they began work to transform the lot into their home and office space with a heavy focus on simple, cost

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Discreet Desert Eco Homes Planned for the Mojave Desert

Discreet Desert Eco Homes Planned for the Mojave Desert

The 15-acre plot of land set aside for the desert home community has been subdivided into 18 plots, each almost 1 acre in size. In order to minimize the disturbance on the desert landscape, roads and

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PGA Prairie Hopper is a Transforming Prefab Sports Pavilion

PGA Prairie Hopper is a Transforming Prefab Sports Pavilion

In addition to having the ability to go off the grid, the structure itself is constructed of high-recycled content steel and recycled content shade cloth. The floor of the Prairie Hopper is lined with

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Rustic Lakewood House Has a Solar Screen of Indigenous Logs

Rustic Lakewood House Has a Solar Screen of Indigenous Logs

The home has a bit of a split personality going on with one facade showcasing a solar screen of indigenous logs and the other speaking to a more modern sensibility. Built to house an extended family, the

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Kiefer Technic Showroom Has Mind Blowing “Dancing” Facade

Kiefer Technic Showroom Has Mind Blowing “Dancing” Facade

Designed by Giselbrecht + Partner Architects, the building is home to Kiefer Technic's hospital equipment showroom. The look of the building is in keeping with the modern stainless steel tools that are

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