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Designboom’s Shipping Container Summer Offices Make Us Green With Envy

Designboom’s Shipping Container Summer Offices Make Us Green With Envy

We're green with envy over Designboom's summer offices on the island of Sardinia, west of their home base in Milan. Seeking to get out of the city for the summer, the Designboom team tackled a DIY project

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The Capital: James Law’s Shiny New Commercial Complex Will Have a “Digital Eye”

The Capital: James Law’s Shiny New Commercial Complex Will Have a “Digital Eye”

Cybertecture, which is what Law calls his philosophy, is a combination of innovation, technology and the urban fabric in a way that is environmentally conscious and sustainable. Law's goal is to create

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Minneapolis Grain Exchange Renovated Into CoCo Collaborative Office

Minneapolis Grain Exchange Renovated Into CoCo Collaborative Office

For a reasonable monthly fee, an individual or a group can rent office space in either of the CoCo offices. Renters enjoy a slew of perks, like a PO box, storage space, access to bike and car rentals,

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Historic Bogue Warehouse Transformed into Outstanding Solar Powered Offices in Salt Lake City

Historic Bogue Warehouse Transformed into Outstanding Solar Powered Offices in Salt Lake City

The Bogue Supply Company was a mining machinery retailer and provided custom one of a kind pieces and repairs. The company utilized a number of buildings including a machine shop, a pattern shop and a

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Berlin Office Building Features Two Different High-Performance Facades

Berlin Office Building Features Two Different High-Performance Facades

The site of Friedrichstrasse formerly held a two-story house that was home to the Skadamowski brothers -- whom are said to have invented the 3D eyeglasses. The area is rich in culture, history and art,

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Spherical iGuzzini Headquarters Shaded by a Massive Prismatic Fabric Screen

Spherical iGuzzini Headquarters Shaded by a Massive Prismatic Fabric Screen

Photo by Adrià Goula Construction on the 9,000 sq m office space began in 2008 and it is now getting close to completion. A large underground space provides for storage, parking, a showroom, an

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MVRDV Reveals Its Colorful New Alphabet Facaded Energy Efficient Building for Amsterdam

MVRDV Reveals Its Colorful New Alphabet Facaded Energy Efficient Building for Amsterdam

The 3,200 sq meter cubic building sits on a transparent plinth with four stories of office space placed on top. Round windows on the east facade form the building's street address, while the windows on

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Partially “Furry” Glass Cube Uses Tradition Palapa as a Sustainable Facade

Partially “Furry” Glass Cube Uses Tradition Palapa as a Sustainable Facade

The office and retail building plays off local identity and was built by local craftsmen who are familiar with the methods of palapa construction. Experimental in design, but easily recognizable as part

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UNStudio Completes EEA Office Clad in an Undulating Energy-Saving Facade

UNStudio Completes EEA Office Clad in an Undulating Energy-Saving Facade

The 92 meter complex has an undulating, white, curved facade and houses the national tax offices and the student loan administration. Designed to accommodate 2,500 workstations, the asymmetrical building

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California Builder Transforms Backyard Into Shipping Container Work Space

California Builder Transforms Backyard Into Shipping Container Work Space

Schoup brought in two shipping containers and arranged them together in an L-shape to create a permeable courtyard which opened the house up to the surrounding views and the sun. He and his wife planted a

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City Green Court in Prague Features a Living Wall and Tree In the Central Atrium

City Green Court in Prague Features a Living Wall and Tree In the Central Atrium

The new daylight-filled building is the third and final part of Richard Meier's office master plan for the Radio Plaza superblock. Inspired by Czech cubism, the exterior is a expressed as a series of

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This Ginormous Orange Cube is an Architecture + Design Showroom In Lyon

This Ginormous Orange Cube is an Architecture + Design Showroom In Lyon

The building serves as the headquarters for the Cardinal Group, a real estate development firm, as well as the Design Showroom RBC. The intention of the project was to combine a showroom dedicated to the

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Old Garage Transformed into a Cool Co-op Office In Central Madrid

Old Garage Transformed into a Cool Co-op Office In Central Madrid

The former garage situated between the two main train stations in Madrid fell into disrepair and was basically untouched since the 1940's. Officials of The Hub and ch + qs architects saw that it was still

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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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Lance Armstrong Livestrong Foundation Finds A Home In An Old Paper Warehouse

Lance Armstrong Livestrong Foundation Finds A Home In An Old Paper Warehouse

As you might expect for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, biking is a central facet of the work culture in the non-profit. Bike storage and showers for employees played a fairly central role in the design

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Historic Goods Shed Revamped into a Vibrant Warehouse Workplace

Historic Goods Shed Revamped into a Vibrant Warehouse Workplace

The clients, VicUrban and Building Commission & Plumbing Industry Commission (BC/PIC) are both known for their commitment to the environment, so they wanted their new workplaces to walk that walk that

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10 Tech Tips for a Green and Healthy Workplace

10 Tech Tips for a Green and Healthy Workplace

Looking to make your office even greener and healthier in 2011? It's been well documented that healthy, enjoyable workplaces make for happier and more productive employees -- so check out our ten tips on

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Living, Water-Recycling Building Wrapped in a Network of Tubes

Living, Water-Recycling Building Wrapped in a Network of Tubes

Image © Leonardo Finotti The office building and artist atelier was completed in 2008 and it recently won the 2010 'Built Environment' award from the Zumtobel Group. The project is composed of two

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Green-Roofed Port of Portland Headquarters Aims for LEED Gold

Green-Roofed Port of Portland Headquarters Aims for LEED Gold

Image © Bruce Forster Photography The 10-story building was inspired by the form of an airplane hull, and it sits right in front of the PDX main terminal on top of a new parking structure. The

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LA Warehouse Office is a Shipping Container City

LA Warehouse Office is a Shipping Container City

Pallotta TeamWorks found a good deal on the warehouse, but after running the numbers realized they wouldn't be able to afford keeping the entire space air-conditioned -- plus, they were working on a

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Olson Kundig Designs Office Made From Wind Turbine Parts

Olson Kundig Designs Office Made From Wind Turbine Parts

Olson Kundig Architects' 1,700 square-foot office addition was inspired by wind turbines -- they deconstructed the turbine down to its main parts, which include sections of the tower and the blades. Two

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6 Eco Offices That Beat Your Cubicle Any Day

6 Eco Offices That Beat Your Cubicle Any Day

VIBRANT BELGIAN ECO OFFICE IS GREEN OUTSIDE AND IN This colorful workplace is so creative that you might never guess that it's home to Infrax, a Belgian utility provider. And it isn't just green on

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Miami’s Only LEED Gold Tower Can Withstand 300mph Winds!

Miami’s Only LEED Gold Tower Can Withstand 300mph Winds!

Located in Miami's Brickell Financial District, the new tower hosts over 582,000 sq ft of leasable 'class A' space. And unlike most buildings in the Miami area, the new Brickell building features

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Michelle Kaufmann Tours Twitter’s New Eco-Friendly Office

Michelle Kaufmann Tours Twitter’s New Eco-Friendly Office

Michelle Kaufmann, one of our favorite design heroes, just took a tour of social media giant Twitter's brand new eco-friendly office space in downtown San Francisco, and we've got all the sweet details

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Inhabitat Tours Manhattan’s New Green Spaces Office Lofts

Inhabitat Tours Manhattan’s New Green Spaces Office Lofts

Yuka Yoneda and Emma Grady of Treehugger Green-powered productivity, eco-minded collaboration, and a beautiful, open space to do it all in? That's exactly what Green Spaces, the company that pioneered

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