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Bambu’s Renewable Ideas Fuse Design and Social Responsibility

Bambu’s Renewable Ideas Fuse Design and Social Responsibility

Bambu is one of the leading green companies in the homewares and gift segment. The China-based company received Green America’s Gold Seal of Approval for its efforts to preserve the environment, promote

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Butterfly-Winged Wuxi Grand Theatre is a New Eco Cultural Landmark in China

Butterfly-Winged Wuxi Grand Theatre is a New Eco Cultural Landmark in China

Inspiration for the Wuxi Grand Theatre's design came from the butterfly as well as the old Chinese opera, Butterfly Lovers. The building's volume is that of a butterfly landing on water and features eight

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Flip & Tumble’s Recycled Felt Pod Planters Add a Burst of Greenery to Any Room

Flip & Tumble’s Recycled Felt Pod Planters Add a Burst of Greenery to Any Room

The green thumbs at Flip & Tumble have harnessed the power of the pod with their fresh felt planters shaped like flying saucers.  Made from 100% recycled material, these fuzzy planters add color and

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China’s Green-Roofed Samaranch Memorial Museum Was Inspired by the Olympic Rings

China’s Green-Roofed Samaranch Memorial Museum Was Inspired by the Olympic Rings

HAO and Archiland International won first place earlier this year with their Olympic-themed museum. Working with the concept of the 5 Olympic rings, the firms formulated a plan composed of a two-ring

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Three Floors of Green Walls Spruce up China’s Taoyuanju Office

Three Floors of Green Walls Spruce up China’s Taoyuanju Office

The three separate vertical gardens on each floor of the Taoyuanju office building are equipped with a self-irrigating system that makes it very easy to maintain. Not only do they add a lot of character

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Crescent-Shaped Weihai Pavilion Engages With the Seascape in China

Crescent-Shaped Weihai Pavilion Engages With the Seascape in China

Make Architects completed the Weihai Pavilion in the spring of 2012 to serve as an information hub and reception area for a new residential development on the island. The pavilion was the first to be

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350 Million People in India Lose Power Due to Scorching Summer Weather

350 Million People in India Lose Power Due to Scorching Summer Weather

India suffered one of its worst blackouts in a decade this Monday morning when high demand for electricity cut off power to seven northern states and over 360 million people.  India's electricity demand

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Tongjiang Primary School in Rural China is Made from Recycled Bricks

Tongjiang Primary School in Rural China is Made from Recycled Bricks

A good design should use as few resources as possible, and one of the best ways to achieve that is to build a structure using recycled materials. Architects Joshua Bolchover and John Lin of Rufwork have

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Green-Roofed West Kowloon Terminus Will Link Hong Kong With China’s High Speed Rail

Green-Roofed West Kowloon Terminus Will Link Hong Kong With China’s High Speed Rail

Currently under construction, the Express Link West Kowloon Terminus will provide a high speed connection to the Pearl River Delta, mainland China and the rest of the high speed rail network. The rail

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The Facade of China’s Zoomlion Headquarters Mimics Butterflies, Eagles and Frogs

The Facade of China’s Zoomlion Headquarters Mimics Butterflies, Eagles and Frogs

Either end of the new building has a transforming facade made of hinged steel and glass plates that are mounted on hydraulic arms. The northern end is designed to mimic the flight of butterflies and

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The 2012 US Olympic Uniforms Are Made in China – Sen. Harry Reid Wants Them Burned

The 2012 US Olympic Uniforms Are Made in China – Sen. Harry Reid Wants Them Burned

Our country's Olympic uniforms may bear the letters 'U.S.A.', but they've actually been manufactured overseas in China. While many have been quick to shrug off the origins of the Ralph Lauren-designed

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Guangzhou’s Elegant Canton Tower is the Tallest Building in China

Guangzhou’s Elegant Canton Tower is the Tallest Building in China

Named the tallest building in China, the Canton Tower consists of two elliptical shapes that twist 45° relative to one another, creating a tapered waist about 22 meters wide at its narrowest. Arup's

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Spiraling Day-Lit Buddhist Temple Rises from a Pool of Floating Lotuses in China

Spiraling Day-Lit Buddhist Temple Rises from a Pool of Floating Lotuses in China

Both the interior and exterior sides of the winding ribbons meet, creating a sense of the cyclic interconnectivity so crucial to Buddhist thought. But far from being merely philosophical, the spiral form

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Three Gorges Complete: China Finishes Construction on the World’s Largest Hydropower Dam

Three Gorges Complete: China Finishes Construction on the World’s Largest Hydropower Dam

The final turbine has now been installed on China's massive and controversial Three Gorges Dam, making it the biggest hydroelectric dam in the world. Work on the dam, which is located in the middle of

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Self-Sufficient Brick Home in China Relies on Pigs for Energy

Self-Sufficient Brick Home in China Relies on Pigs for Energy

Lin's design follows a number of sustainable principles so that during the rainy season water is harvested on the roof and filters down to be stored in a large container for the rest of the year. Space is

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FLOAT Beijing Monitors Air Quality With High-Flying Kites!

FLOAT Beijing Monitors Air Quality With High-Flying Kites!

FLOAT Beijing is an interactive, community driven art project that uses kite making and kite flying to activate dialogue, map and record air quality in Beijing, China. Urban air quality is a serious issue

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Sky City: Chinese Company BSB to Build the World’s Tallest Building… In Just 90 Days?!

Sky City: Chinese Company BSB to Build the World’s Tallest Building… In Just 90 Days?!

Even since the current world's tallest builing - the Burj Khalifa in Dubai - was completed, there has been a constant battle to build the world's next tallest building. The current record holder stands

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World’s First Cloned Village in China is Now Open to Visitors

World’s First Cloned Village in China is Now Open to Visitors

China has pulled off a feat that no other country would even dream of achieving: a cloned village. Every detail of the original Hallstatt village, a UNESCO protected heritage gem in Austria, has been

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The Shelter: Former Shanghai Bomb Shelter Transformed Into a Nightclub!

The Shelter: Former Shanghai Bomb Shelter Transformed Into a Nightclub!

The Shelter is one of the most popular venues showcasing Shanghai’s underground - as in subterranean and alternative - music scene. The Shelter has taken over one of the thousands of former bomb

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2012 Pritzker Prize Awarded to Wang Shu – First Chinese Architect to Win the Award

2012 Pritzker Prize Awarded to Wang Shu – First Chinese Architect to Win the Award

Wang Shu is the first Chinese architect to be awarded with the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Shu is a 48-year-old architect whose architectural practice, Amateur Architecture Studio, is based in Hangzhou.

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Demand for Fresh Water Causing Oceans to Rise Faster Than Melting Glaciers

Demand for Fresh Water Causing Oceans to Rise Faster Than Melting Glaciers

Waterlevel Photo by Shutterstock A study published in Nature Geoscience concluded that the global demand for fresh water is contributing to the oceans’ rise faster than the impact of global warming

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OMA’s Folded CCTV Tower in Beijing is Now Complete

OMA’s Folded CCTV Tower in Beijing is Now Complete

Construction on the CCTV headquarters began back in 2004, but the frame caught fire in 2009 causing a major setback. The media conglomerate expects to move into the tower where all of their offices will

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Harvest Pavilion Collects the Bounty on an Eco-Farm in China

Harvest Pavilion Collects the Bounty on an Eco-Farm in China

The eco-farm consists of four small-scale public buildings: a club house, a harvest pavilion, a botanical showroom, and an information center. Completed in 2012, the Harvest Pavilion is the first of the

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Awesome Velodrome Trebles as a Bike Pavilion and Cafe in China

Awesome Velodrome Trebles as a Bike Pavilion and Cafe in China

The Dutch are both bike-mad and safety-conscious, so there's no need to worry about anyone crashing down the short flight of stairs that leads to the lower level cafe and bike rental facility. A fence

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Baidu’s Science and Technology Campus is a Circular Green Haven in Beijing

Baidu’s Science and Technology Campus is a Circular Green Haven in Beijing

The green space is so well-articulated that it's possible for students, faculty and visitors to experience all of the seasons on what ZNA proposes to be one of Beijing's greenest university campuses. But

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China Building $3.7 bn, 1,373 Mile, High-Capacity Power Transmission Line

China Building $3.7 bn, 1,373 Mile, High-Capacity Power Transmission Line

China's economy is growing at unprecedented rates, and the superpower has been doing everything it can to generate enough power to support it. So far the nation has invested in everything from alternative

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10 Design Unveils Air-Cleaning Galaxy Yabao Park for Shenzhen, China

10 Design Unveils Air-Cleaning Galaxy Yabao Park for Shenzhen, China

10 Design recently unveiled renders of its futuristic Galaxy Yabao Hi-Tech Enterprises Headquarter Park, which is designed to integrate into the natural landscape of its site in Shenzhen, China. The

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The Garden School is a New Green-Roofed Learning Facility for China

The Garden School is a New Green-Roofed Learning Facility for China

Strategic orientation of the 51,000 square meter Garden School, construction of which is currently underway, makes optimum use of passive solar design, daylighting, and natural ventilation. Some of the

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PooCareTM System Turns China’s Pig Waste into Usable Poo Power

PooCareTM System Turns China’s Pig Waste into Usable Poo Power

Funny pigs image from Shutterstock China’s pig population is approaching one billion, so you can imagine how much pig poo the nation has at its disposal. One Australian firm, CRC CARE, thinks it

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Opus Hong Kong: Frank Gehry’s Airy New Luxury Residences Are Now Complete

Opus Hong Kong: Frank Gehry’s Airy New Luxury Residences Are Now Complete

The Opus Hong Kong for Swire Properties is the city's newest luxury residential building situated on Stubbs Road on The Peak high above the city. With its green hillside location, the Opus enjoys a bit of

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