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Elegant No-Glue, No-Screw Kile Furniture by Yukari Hotta

Elegant No-Glue, No-Screw Kile Furniture by Yukari Hotta

Stay away from complicated assembly instructions, messy adhesives, and tools with this straightforward and easy-to-build furniture system that requires neither screws nor glue. Born in Japan and based in

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Accounting Giant KPMG’s New Headquarters Balances Its Energy Budget To Almost Zero

Accounting Giant KPMG’s New Headquarters Balances Its Energy Budget To Almost Zero

KPMG's new headquarters is located on the “Revygrunden” (revue site) between Dirch Passers Boulevard and the metro entrance at Flintholm Station. The building will be used primarily for KPMG offices

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Fan-Shaped Green Solution House is a Cradle 2 Cradle Experimental Conference Center & Hotel

Fan-Shaped Green Solution House is a Cradle 2 Cradle Experimental Conference Center & Hotel

The experimental Green Solution House consists of a long volume of hotel rooms with a corrugated roof attached to a fan-like volume that opens up on the side. The center's restaurant and conference rooms

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Awesome Fun-House Mirrored Pavilion Replaces Sad Graffiti-Covered Structure in Copenhagen

Awesome Fun-House Mirrored Pavilion Replaces Sad Graffiti-Covered Structure in Copenhagen

The Mirror House is a minimalist structure clad in heat-treated wood and shutters that promote natural ventilation. At night the shutters are closed. At both of the gabled ends of the 140 square meter

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House of Vestas Will Be Europe’s First LEED Platinum Certified Building

House of Vestas Will Be Europe’s First LEED Platinum Certified Building

The 22,500 sq meter complex is the new headquarters for the global wind turbine company and is an explicit example of the company's commitment to sustainability. Long, low and stealthy, the dark exterior

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Fantastic Prefab Read-Nest is a Tiny Wooden Cube Perfect for Booklovers

Fantastic Prefab Read-Nest is a Tiny Wooden Cube Perfect for Booklovers

Read-Nest is a pre-fabricated structure, so no noise, scrap materials, wood dust or builders are necessary to build it. The tiny wooden box could land in any garden, forest or even an urban terrace,

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AART Architecture’s Elsinore Culture Center Encloses a Historic Shipyard With a Crystalline Facade

AART Architecture’s Elsinore Culture Center Encloses a Historic Shipyard With a Crystalline Facade

The minimalist renovation preserves elements from the original warehouse like iron rod staircases and exposed concrete and brick. This combination creates an open interior space that encourages

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Energy Efficient Ivy-Trimmed Campus Aarhus N Officially Opens in Denmark

Energy Efficient Ivy-Trimmed Campus Aarhus N Officially Opens in Denmark

The aim of Campus Aarhus N is to consolidate the activities of one of Denmark's largest educational institutions. Shaped like a plus sign, the 27,000 sq meter building has four wings shooting out from a

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SUNHOUSE: Gorgeous Green-Roofed Nursery is a Daylit Haven for Bright Young Minds

SUNHOUSE: Gorgeous Green-Roofed Nursery is a Daylit Haven for Bright Young Minds

The 4,200 square foot building utilizes "active house" principles to produce energy while creating a healthy interior climate for its occupants. The compact triangle design optimizes sun intake through a

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The Crystal: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Completes This Shimmering Sustainable Building in Copenhagen

The Crystal: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Completes This Shimmering Sustainable Building in Copenhagen

The geometric form is tilted to appear as though it sits on a single point and a single line, floating like a delicate crystalline structure over the plaza. Its scale was specifically designed to match

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Henning Larsen’s Spiraling Novo Nordisk Complex is a Green Haven for Danish Employees

Henning Larsen’s Spiraling Novo Nordisk Complex is a Green Haven for Danish Employees

Henning Larsen's latest project is a spiraling green haven for Novo Nordisk employees in Denmark. Just five days after we featured their Viborg Town Hall, one of Denmark's most celebrated architectural

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Henning Larsen’s Viborg Town Hall Boasts a Sloped Plane of Gradated Greenery

Henning Larsen’s Viborg Town Hall Boasts a Sloped Plane of Gradated Greenery

Viborg is a large city in Denmark that required a new municipal building to accommodate its steady growth. Henning Larsen won the international design competition to create a sustainable building with a

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It’s Always Play Time at Henning Larsen’s Beautiful Green-Roofed Day Care Center in Denmark

It’s Always Play Time at Henning Larsen’s Beautiful Green-Roofed Day Care Center in Denmark

Decidedly minimalist, Henning Larsen chose glass and wood for the Bernts Have day care center commissioned by the municipality of Holbæk. The tall glass windows invite light deep into the building and

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The Pollee Urinal by UiWE: Because Girls Sometimes Need to Pee in Public Too!

The Pollee Urinal by UiWE: Because Girls Sometimes Need to Pee in Public Too!

The Pollee urinal is comprised of four seats surrounding a central core, allowing four ladies to relieve themselves at once. Handy bars have been provided to help women maintain their stability

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Gorgeous Wind Chime Sculpture Sings Splendidly with the Forest Winds

Gorgeous Wind Chime Sculpture Sings Splendidly with the Forest Winds

Dixon’s sculpture is a giant, playful wind chime. With the aid of assistants, the kinetic sculpture was constructed on site over the course of an entire month. A rustic red wooden bridge hangs between

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Denmark’s Spiraling Wood Sea Bath is an Oceanic Oasis for Swimmers

Denmark’s Spiraling Wood Sea Bath is an Oceanic Oasis for Swimmers

Photo © Ole Haupt Designed by architect Fredrik Pettersson, the Sea Bath is an oasis at sea, located 100 meters from the shore. Curving around and around, wooden ramps gently incline towards the peak,

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Arkitema Architects Win Award to Build Sustainable Beach Front Homes in Denmark

Arkitema Architects Win Award to Build Sustainable Beach Front Homes in Denmark

To be located on a stretch of beach right up from Kronbog Castle, the residential beach development will enjoy views of the ocean, the famous castle and Sweden's landscapes. The development will create

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Bella Sky Hotel’s Dramatic Leaning Towers to Open This Week in Copenhagen

Bella Sky Hotel’s Dramatic Leaning Towers to Open This Week in Copenhagen

The Bella Sky Hotel is located in the new Ørestad neighborhood and has 814 rooms and 30 conference rooms. Due to a height restriction the building was not allowed to go above 75 meters, so the hotel was

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Henning Larsen Designs Lush Green Heart For Herlev Hospital Expansion

Henning Larsen Designs Lush Green Heart For Herlev Hospital Expansion

Situated next to the existing 26-story tower, the expansion will offer a variety of spaces and facilities needed in the hospital of the future, plus a number of outdoor environments, inner gardens and

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Denmark’s New Odense Hospital is a Healing City of Glass Amid the Forest

Denmark’s New Odense Hospital is a Healing City of Glass Amid the Forest

Hospital buildings at the OUH are closely clustered together in a dense circle, which is surrounded by a pedestrian ring and walkways that shoot off in spokes from the center. Visitors and patients are

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Brand New Aarhus Office Building Covered In A Wall Of Solar Panels

Brand New Aarhus Office Building Covered In A Wall Of Solar Panels

The new office building houses the Technical Administration of the Municipality of Aarhus, and from the start the goal for the building's design was to create an example of progressive office building

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Old Silo Transformed Into ‘Rural High-Rise’ in Denmark

Old Silo Transformed Into ‘Rural High-Rise’ in Denmark

Siloetten is an exciting project that makes use of existing and solid infrastructure in a practical way. The abandoned silo remains in its original form and serves as the service core for the apartments

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BIG Architects’ Hill House has a Garden on Top

BIG Architects’ Hill House has a Garden on Top

M2 Homes offers a range of residences designed by well-known architects at prices comparable to traditional houses. They asked Bjarke Ingels to design a home and he was inspired by the garden because it

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Crowne Plaza is a Solar-Powered Eco Hotel in Copenhagen

Crowne Plaza is a Solar-Powered Eco Hotel in Copenhagen

At first sight, there is nothing green about this recently erected hotel in the heart of Copenhagen. But upon further inspection, you can see that the facades have integrated solar panels and TripleLynx

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Biodegradable Coffins Made From Recycled Paper Pulp

Biodegradable Coffins Made From Recycled Paper Pulp

Even though Halloween is over, here is one super sustainable design solution that is bound to keep the green spirits happy for the rest of the year. Direct from Denmark, Bendt Stov recently

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Natural Science Center Nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award

Natural Science Center Nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award

NORD Architects, who won the award to design the science center in 2007, created a building that caters to students, children and the various programs that take place inside. The purpose of the Natural

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Ultra-Efficient Danish Home Produces More Energy Than It Needs

Ultra-Efficient Danish Home Produces More Energy Than It Needs

The Home For Life is one of eight experimental homes financed by VKR Holding in a plan to construct sustainable buildings called Active Houses throughout Europe. VKR Holding is working in collaboration

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Zero-Energy Housing Wedge in Denmark Covered in Solar Panels

Zero-Energy Housing Wedge in Denmark Covered in Solar Panels

Housing+ was designed by C.F.Møller in collaboration with Moe & Brødsgaard, Cenergia, Phillips, Schüco, Erik Juul and Vogt landscape. The zero energy development includes 60 residential units in a

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Henning Larsen Unveils Winning Design for Campus Roskilde

Henning Larsen Unveils Winning Design for Campus Roskilde

The winning design team is made up of Henning Larsen Architects, Enemærke & Petersen, COWI Engineers, and Thing & Wainø Landscape Architects. Their design concept centered around the theme of

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EnergyFlex House: Green Building Eco-Laboratory in Denmark

EnergyFlex House: Green Building Eco-Laboratory in Denmark

Two eco-houses in Taastrup, Denmark have been built by the Danish Technological Institute in cooperation with Henning Larsen Architects to serve as a high-tech laboratory intended to guide the future of

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