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Civic Leaders and Designers Collaborate on Good Design for SF

Civic Leaders and Designers Collaborate on Good Design for SF

As part of last month's Architecture and the City Festival GOOD magazine took it upon themselves to match San Francisco civic leaders with well-respected designers to attack city problems head-on. In a

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Top 5 Coolest Green Jobs That are NOT Desk Jobs

Top 5 Coolest Green Jobs That are NOT Desk Jobs

There has been a lot of talk about green jobs, but if becoming the next in line for the desk of the Green Czar in the Whitehouse is a bit too constraining for you, then maybe a hands-on eco career is a

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Stunning Green Roofed High School by Off Architecture

Stunning Green Roofed High School by Off Architecture

High school students in Revin, France will soon be attending classes in a stunning new terraced building covered in green roofs. Seen from above the new Lycee Jean Moulin school will simply appear as a

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London Design Festival 2009: Greengaged

London Design Festival 2009: Greengaged

After an energetic launch in 2008 that saw a huge mix of designers, strategists, chemists, policy writers, clients and agitators, the Greengaged sustainable design hub returns for its second year at the

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Enter the CLEAR VILLAGE Competition and Win €2,500!

Enter the CLEAR VILLAGE Competition and Win €2,500!

Image by Georg Parthen courtesy of HeyHeyShot Ever dreamed of designing your own eco village? Well, here's your chance to be an eco-visionary and maybe even win €2,500 in the process! The CLEAR

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Copenhagen Design Week: Clear Village Launch

Copenhagen Design Week: Clear Village Launch

On September 1st, Jennifer Leonard of IDEO and Massive Change fame joined Alex Steffan of Worldchanging, Cameron Sinclair of Architecture for Humanity, architects Bjarke Ingels and Ken Yeang, and other

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DESIGN REVOLUTION: 100 Products That Empower People

DESIGN REVOLUTION: 100 Products That Empower People

Here at Inhabitat, we can't stress enough the fact that materials alone do not make something sustainable. In fact, we consider many products made of typically non-eco-friendly materials like plastic

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NASA Base is Most Sustainable Federal Building Project in America

NASA Base is Most Sustainable Federal Building Project in America

NASA has planted its flag on planet Earth (for a change) with the groundbreaking of their “Sustainability Base” this week. The new endeavor is located on their Ames campus in Moffett Field, CA just

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LAST DAY TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE REBURBIA DESIGN!

LAST DAY TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE REBURBIA DESIGN!

Reburbia voting closes tonight at midnight! Just in case you haven't already heard about our Reburbia competition to re-design the suburbs, this is your LAST CHANCE to voice your opinion because voting

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Entangled Bank: Sustainable Urban Skyscraper for Dallas

Entangled Bank: Sustainable Urban Skyscraper for Dallas

Charlotte, North Carolina-based architecture firm Little Diversified Architectural Consulting has conceived of an incredible project that transforms a vacant parking lot in Dallas into a completely

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A77 Architects Fashion Home From Demolition Materials

A77 Architects Fashion Home From Demolition Materials

Argentinean architects Gustavo Dieguez and Lucas Gilardi of Estudio a77 transformed an existing 1950s house on a small lot in an upscale neighborhood of Buenos Aires into an innovative eco-friendly

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Renewable Cork Eco-Furniture and Accessories by Corque

Renewable Cork Eco-Furniture and Accessories by Corque

If you’re looking for unique home accessories that are environmentally friendly and have a clean and elegant design quality, you'll want to check out Corque's new collection crafted with - you guessed

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Gordon Graff’s Skyfarm for Toronto

Gordon Graff’s Skyfarm for Toronto

The UN predicts that we will need 60% more food over the next 30 years in order to meet the demands of the world’s ever-growing population, and one designer has found an interesting place to look for

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OVOPUR: Eco-friendly Water Filter

OVOPUR: Eco-friendly Water Filter

Design firm Aquaovo have created a whole new reason for water cooler talk with the OVOPUR, an environmentally-friendly water filter. Shaped like a sleek egg, the OVOPUR uses an Aquacristal filter, made of

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Co-Design an Eco Village with the C.L.E.A.R. Village Lab

Co-Design an Eco Village with the C.L.E.A.R. Village Lab

Attention all eco-minded architects, designers, and green building professionals! Are you interested in charting the future of sound, sustainable living? Now is the perfect time to get involved - the

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The 2009 Compostmodern Conference

The 2009 Compostmodern Conference

photo credit: Mark Adams, AIGA Last week, the 2009 Compostmodern Conference was presented by the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and AIGA Center for Sustainable

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Reclaiming Oil Rigs as Oceanic Eco-Resorts

Reclaiming Oil Rigs as Oceanic Eco-Resorts

Morris Architects, a Houston-based architecture and design firm, recently took top honors for two of their submissions in the Radical Innovation in Hospitality design competition. The grand prize winner,

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London Design Festival: The Greengaged Sustainability Hub

London Design Festival: The Greengaged Sustainability Hub

This Monday morning the London Design Festival's inaugural sustainability event Greengaged kicked off with a big-bang breakfast debut. The event's pièce de résistance was Goldsmith University graduate

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Yves Béhar’s Recyclable Y Water Bottles

Yves Béhar’s Recyclable Y Water Bottles

Product packaging has borne some serious brunt as of late, with bottled water being lambasted left and right as a a needless contributor to landfills. Taking this into account, everyone's favorite

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Marmol Radziner’s Rincon 5

PREFAB FRIDAY: Marmol Radziner’s Rincon 5

Earlier this summer the brains at Marmol Radziner and Associantes revealed a sleek series of “accessory buildings” including their new Rincon 5 prefab. The clean-lined guest unit features an excellent

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The Landmark Cyber Park: India’s Cutting Edge IT Hub

The Landmark Cyber Park: India’s Cutting Edge IT Hub

The construction industry is booming in India, and skyscrapers are lining the country's skyline. Much of this development does not integrate sustainable features, however many architects and planners have

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IKEA Solar Panels on the Horizon

IKEA Solar Panels on the Horizon

Ubiquitous big-box colossus IKEA has shown some great green developments lately, from flat-pack bike trailers to eco-friendly lines of housewares. Now the patent purveyor of all things flat-pack has

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Greypant’s Cutting-Edge Slice Chair

Greypant’s Cutting-Edge Slice Chair

While perusing Graypants' catalog of eco-friendly furnishings we were particularly impressed by the lovely lines of this Slice chair. The cantilever chaise has a layered wood structure that allows an

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Graypants’ Gorgeous Recycled Scrap Chairs

Graypants’ Gorgeous Recycled Scrap Chairs

Seattle based Graypants channels an exuberant work ethic into elegant pieces of sustainable furniture. Their set of Scrap Chairs are composed entirely of upcycled materials ranging from from finely

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ECO-BRIDGE: Chicago’s New Harborside Green Space

ECO-BRIDGE: Chicago’s New Harborside Green Space

Chicago's full throttle sustainability initiatives have given us plenty of reason to think that the “Windy City” may soon upgrade its nickname to the "Greenest City." Citywide moves like an

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HELP AFH HELP MYANMAR CYCLONE VICTIMS

HELP AFH HELP MYANMAR CYCLONE VICTIMS

Always quick to act, Architecture For Humanity is quickly pulling together efforts to offer design services to the survivors left in Cyclone Nargis' wake this past Saturday. With more than two million

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SOLAR BALLOONS: SunHope Renewable Energy

SOLAR BALLOONS: SunHope Renewable Energy

What could be more refreshing than casting off your carbon shackles with a bunch of solar balloons? Our favorite environmental architect visionary, Joseph Cory, of Geotectura has seized this dream with an

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ORQUIDEORAMA: A Beautiful Floating Meshwork of Modular Flower Tree Structures

ORQUIDEORAMA: A Beautiful Floating Meshwork of Modular Flower Tree Structures

We're crazy about this gorgeous botanical garden in Medellin, Colombia that was renovated in 2008 by Plan B Architects. The Orquideorama is an organically expanding wooden meshwork of modular

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PREFAB FRIDAY: ‘Watershed’ Sustainable Writer’s Retreat

PREFAB FRIDAY: ‘Watershed’ Sustainable Writer’s Retreat

It's easy to see how inspiration takes hold in ‘Watershed’ - a 100 square foot writer’s retreat in Oregon that is as sustainable as it is engaging. Commissioned by a well-known nature writer and

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Ross Lovegrove Solar Trees in Vienna

Ross Lovegrove Solar Trees in Vienna

If you're lucky enough to be in Vienna on the 8th of October, be sure to check out the glowing plant-like solar trees that will line the streets near the MAK museum. Designed by Welsh designer Ross

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