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New York Mayor Proposes Charge on Plastic Bags

New York Mayor Proposes Charge on Plastic Bags

Recently New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed that NYC begin charging shoppers 6 cents for each plastic bag issued at the register. The policy is the latest attempt by the city to go green and reduce

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Re-mixed Topographies: Maya Lin’s Systematic Landscapes

Re-mixed Topographies: Maya Lin’s Systematic Landscapes

As in her work on the Vietnam War Memorial so many years ago, the contemporary pieces of artist Maya Lin hit the emotional nail right on the head. In her exhibition Systematic Landscapes, which is showing

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Ushida Findlay’s Undulating Green-Roofed Park Houses

Ushida Findlay’s Undulating Green-Roofed Park Houses

Ushida Findlay Architects (UFA) recently received permission to build this gorgeous eco-friendly, multi-family Park House compound in Preston, UK. The stunning design incorporates sustainable elements

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GREEN HOME 101: US Cities Sprout Green High-Rises

GREEN HOME 101: US Cities Sprout Green High-Rises

From green cleaning products to energy-efficient appliances, Green Home 101 has delved into several different aspects of what makes a sustainable, environmentally responsible household. But what about

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The Origami-Inspired Folding Bamboo House

The Origami-Inspired Folding Bamboo House

Ming Tang's beautiful origami-inspired Folded Bamboo Houses are intended to be used as temporary shelters in the aftermath of an earthquake. Brilliant in their simplicity, the geometric shelters are

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Singapore’s Ecological EDITT Tower

Singapore’s Ecological EDITT Tower

Currently pending construction in Singapore, the EDITT Tower will be a paragon of “Ecological Design In The Tropics”. Designed by TR Hamzah & Yeang and sponsored by the National University

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Rebecca Williams Sako Vintage Sequin Jewelry

Rebecca Williams Sako Vintage Sequin Jewelry

We consider handcrafted, unique, and one-of-a-kind jewelry a “piece” of art. We compliment great necklaces and rings by saying, “that’s a great piece!” Which means jewelry

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China’s First Zero-Emissions Building

China’s First Zero-Emissions Building

Photo by Daniele Domenicali Situated in Ningbo, China, the University of Nottingham’s new Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET) is a welcome addition to the landscape as well as the air

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SPARE TIRE Recycled Bike Tube Belts

SPARE TIRE Recycled Bike Tube Belts

Fashion forward bike aficionados can now make an eco statement with the new Spare Tire Bike Tube Belt designed by Surya Graf. The stylish Spare Tire Belt is constructed out of reclaimed bicycle inner

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The First LEED Platinum Skyscraper Nearly Completed

The First LEED Platinum Skyscraper Nearly Completed

After four years of construction the world's most sustainable skyscraper is nearly completed! Situated at One Bryant park in Midtown Manhattan, the crystalline structure will be the first high-rise to

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Plastic Bottle Boat to Cross the Pacific Ocean

Plastic Bottle Boat to Cross the Pacific Ocean

Eco-celebrity David de Rothschild has decided to show the world what to do with its discarded plastic bottles. For his recent project, the Plastiki Expedition, the adventurous environmentalist plans to

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San Francisco’s New Sustainable Civic Center

San Francisco’s New Sustainable Civic Center

For the past several years, the city of San Francisco has made strident efforts push forward and transform itself into the greenest city in the United States. Taking this goal one step further, Mayor

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Arterra Green High-Rise Opens in San Francisco

Arterra Green High-Rise Opens in San Francisco

Some of the AIA San Francisco Home Tours took us to parts of this city by the bay that are changing so rapidly, they are barely recognizable. The much-anticipated residential development, Arterra

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SOM’s Stunning Cathedral of Christ the Light

SOM’s Stunning Cathedral of Christ the Light

Throughout time, cathedrals have signified some of the human race's most awe-inspiring architectural endeavors. Continuing this trend, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill recently completed construction on

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The New Green California Academy of Sciences Unveiled!

The New Green California Academy of Sciences Unveiled!

After nearly a decade in the making, Renzo Piano's California Academy of Sciences is set to open this week - and Inhabitat recently took a sneak peak inside the incredible new institution! A crowning

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Scientists Develop Plastic-Producing Bacteria

Scientists Develop Plastic-Producing Bacteria

Scientists at Genomatica Inc. recently announced that they have developed strains of bacteria that are able to produce plastic without the use of oil or natural gas. The sustainable process utilizes

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Park(ing) Day 2008

Park(ing) Day 2008

Park(ing) Spot Picnic at the Curiosity Shoppe. Yesterday was Park(ing) Day, an all-day long event that converted paved parking places across the US into verdant refuges. Since its inception in 2005,

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Park(ing) Day is TODAY!

Park(ing) Day is TODAY!

New parks will be popping up all over the country today, thanks to Park(ing) Day, an annual event that turns paved parking spaces into temporary green gardens. The event was started in 2005 by ReBar, an

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The Shotwell Residence: An Edwardian Delight

The Shotwell Residence: An Edwardian Delight

photo courtesy of David Baker + Partners Architects During the past weekend’s AIA Home Tours, one of our favorite residences was a rehabilitated Edwardian home on Shotwell Street designed by Jane

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Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders’ Stunning New Office

Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders’ Stunning New Office

photo by Melanie McGraw for the American Institute of Architects A flurry of architectural enthusiasm took over San Francisco last weekend as the AIA Home Tours shifted into full gear, exhibiting an

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AIA Home Tours Launch at the Autodesk Gallery!

AIA Home Tours Launch at the Autodesk Gallery!

Photo by Alexis Mansinne of Dwell Magazine This year the American Institute of Architects in San Francisco kicked off the AIA Home Tours with an excellent architect's forum held at the new, cutting

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ANNOUNCEMENT: SF Living: Home Tours This Weekend!

ANNOUNCEMENT: SF Living: Home Tours This Weekend!

This weekend some of the most stunning residences in San Francisco will be opening their doors for the sixth annual Living: Home Tours! Hosted by AIA SF as part of the Architecture and the City Festival,

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San Francisco Announces 10 Million Gallon Biodiesel Plant!

San Francisco Announces 10 Million Gallon Biodiesel Plant!

Hot on the heels of San Francisco's recent celebration of locally-sourced Slow Food, Mayor Gavin Newsom announced a new plan to provide the city by the bay with a local source for sustainable fuel. On

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Chicken Manure to power 90,000 Homes in the Netherlands!

Chicken Manure to power 90,000 Homes in the Netherlands!

Here at Inhabitat we love to see innovative reuses for organic waste, and so we're perpetually fascinated by the potential of poo to be used as a renewable source of energy. Last week Dutch agriculture

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The Lifepod: Yurt of the Future for the Modern Nomad

The Lifepod: Yurt of the Future for the Modern Nomad

If the idea of escape seems all the more enticing now that the rest of the world is caught in the back-to-school rush, here's another amazing prefab remedy for your wanderlust. Escape to the beach, the

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Slow Food Nation Comes to San Francisco!

Slow Food Nation Comes to San Francisco!

There are few experiences closer to foodie heaven than the stunning table set by this year's Slow Food Nation. Hosted in collaboration with the 2008 Architecture and the City Festival, the event saw San

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All of Boston’s Taxis to Go Green by 2015!

All of Boston’s Taxis to Go Green by 2015!

Recently the mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino, made a major step forward for urban transportation by proposing that all off the city's taxis be replaced with hybrids by 2015! The progressive measure will

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ANNOUNCING: The 2008 Architecture and the City Festival!

ANNOUNCING: The 2008 Architecture and the City Festival!

Attention all Bay Area architecture aficionados! This September AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design will be presenting the fifth annual Architecture and the City Festival. The

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1960′s Meets Sustainable Modern: The Choy Residence

1960′s Meets Sustainable Modern: The Choy Residence

Nestled in Noe Valley, a San Francisco neighborhood known for its contradictions, rests the Choy Residence, a newly remodeled 1960’s home turned modern dwelling. Terry & Terry Architecture took a

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Asiatica’s Recycled Japanese Textiles

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Asiatica’s Recycled Japanese Textiles

We are constantly digging deeper for eco designers who are reworking the threads of sustainable style with new offshoots of innovative textiles and refashioned couture. There seems to be quite a few

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