green architecture

Norway’s 2016 Youth Olympics student housing is a passive house block clad in sustainable wood

Norway’s 2016 Youth Olympics student housing is a passive house block clad in sustainable wood

Students attending the upcoming 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Norway will be accommodated in four blocks designed in line with the passivhaus principles and clad in durable wood able to resist the harsh

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Greenbuild 2015 kicks off in Washington D.C. November 18th!

Greenbuild 2015 kicks off in Washington D.C. November 18th!

The excitement is already building, and this year’s Greenbuild taking place in Washington, D.C., November 18-20, is gearing up to be a Monumental Green event. Greenbuild offers a truly unique

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Solar-powered Re-ainbow center helps Vietnamese community adapt to climate change

Solar-powered Re-ainbow center helps Vietnamese community adapt to climate change

The building, called RE-Ainbow, which is coined from re-use and rainbow, is located in the Duc Tho district of Ha Tinh province, notorious for relatively frequent natural disasters and severe climate

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Old Japan meets modern office design in this 100-year-old abandoned farmhouse in Japan

Old Japan meets modern office design in this 100-year-old abandoned farmhouse in Japan

Suma designed a 40-square-meter glass and steel structure which will contain office spaces for an IT firm and made sure to include all the digital infrastructure necessary for daily operation. Even though

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INTERVIEW: With Bridgette Meinhold, Author of ‘Urgent Architecture’

INTERVIEW: With Bridgette Meinhold, Author of ‘Urgent Architecture’

When Inhabitat's Architecture Editor,  Bridgette Meinhold, heard about the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and the massive devastation it caused, she wanted to help, and was drawn to start investigating

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India’s high-flying Hornbill House is a treetop paradise built with stone and mud

India’s high-flying Hornbill House is a treetop paradise built with stone and mud

Hidden deep into the forests of southern India, this renovated bungalow provides an ideal quiet space for those looking to escape the city and enjoy nature. Called Hornbill house, the building is part of

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INTERVIEW: Architect David Hertz on how to build with old planes

INTERVIEW: Architect David Hertz on how to build with old planes

Inhabitat: When did it first occur to you to use an old airplane to create parts of the house? David: I have been interested in what we Take, Make and Waste, from our society's waste streams for almost 3

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Mexico City’s busiest avenue returning to residents as a stunning elevated public park

Mexico City’s busiest avenue returning to residents as a stunning elevated public park

One of Mexico City's busiest roads will soon become a pedestrian's dream - a sloping public park with an elevated promenade will transform the 10-lane road that runs west to east between Chapultepec Park

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Innovative Gap House in Seoul saves space with communal living areas

Innovative Gap House in Seoul saves space with communal living areas

In order to tackle Seoul's population density and lack of communal spaces, local studio Archihood WXY designed a residential block where those occupying the units function more like housemates than

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BOARD designs a column-free lightweight bridge extension for a school in Germany

BOARD designs a column-free lightweight bridge extension for a school in Germany

Rotterdam-based studio BOARD designed a 120-meter-long elegant bridge building that would connect two existing schools and bring them spatially and functionally together. In addition to the bridge, the

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New Chargers and Raiders stadium design features a farmers’ market and electric car charging stations

New Chargers and Raiders stadium design features a farmers’ market and electric car charging stations

The new design of the the $1.7-billion stadium the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders in Los Angeles has been unveiled last Monday, and the renderings show significant changes made to the original

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Stunning Finnish Micro-Cabin Built For Just $10,500!

Stunning Finnish Micro-Cabin Built For Just $10,500!

Measuring in at just 96 sq. ft., the space is a cozy home with a loft big enough for a bedroom and storage for Falck's clothes. The lounge and living area on the bottom floor offers a place to relax and

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Innovative geothermal office nabs Germany’s highest environmental certification

Innovative geothermal office nabs Germany’s highest environmental certification

This elegant office building which replaced a derelict post-war lodge in Stuttgart is one of the stellar examples of sustainable office design in Germany. The building, designed by Blocher Blocher

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This LEGO-like modular skyscraper is made up of customizable pre-fab elements

This LEGO-like modular skyscraper is made up of customizable pre-fab elements

Indian residential developer Pooja Crafted Homes commissioned Penda to design the Vijayawada Garden Estate so to allow residents to personalize their homes. The building is meant to be located on a corner

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Inflatable traveling museum brings the story of pre-Hispanic Mexico to local school children

Inflatable traveling museum brings the story of pre-Hispanic Mexico to local school children

The traveling museum is part of a state-supported program that aims to educate elementary school students about the ancient Teuchitlan tradition and compare it to contemporary Mexico. The minister of

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Gorgeous Sayama Forest Chapel in Japan resembles hands clasped in prayer

Gorgeous Sayama Forest Chapel in Japan resembles hands clasped in prayer

The architect first planted additional trees and created the building around them. While the adjacent Community Hall building has a more horizontal configuration, with its circular plan and radial wooden

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perFORM 2015 competition winner redefines net-zero urban living

perFORM 2015 competition winner redefines net-zero urban living

Winners of this year's perFORM Building Design competition have just been announced and the best entries showcase an array of active and passive sustainable strategies. The competition, which called for

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Solar-powered ShelteR3 is an off-the-grid home built to withstand tornadoes

Solar-powered ShelteR3 is an off-the-grid home built to withstand tornadoes

Students at Crowder College and Drury University teamed up to design and build an off-the-grid, solar-powered house which could counter storms and tornados. ShelteR3 is based on three terms-respond,

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Kengo Kuma’s twisting green-roofed Rolex Building breaks ground in Texas

Kengo Kuma’s twisting green-roofed Rolex Building breaks ground in Texas

The twisting Rolex Building, designed by Kengo Kuma, broke ground in Dallas, Texas, and is expected to open in late 2016. The nine-storey structure-Kuma's first commission in Dallas-features stacked

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Could a spiraling tower made of stacked shipping containers solve Mumbai’s housing crisis?

Could a spiraling tower made of stacked shipping containers solve Mumbai’s housing crisis?

By following the cylindrical shape of the main tower volume, the shipping containers change position and provide multiple views of the site, while allowing for natural ventilation. This natural air flow

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BAR Architects’ Law Winery blends seamlessly into the Paso Robles landscape

BAR Architects’ Law Winery blends seamlessly into the Paso Robles landscape

The hiltop vineyard near Paso Robles in California, has recently acquired a new addition that supports and facilitates a small-lot production of wine. The Law Winery, designed by San Francisco-based BAR

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

INHABITAT: What inspired you to write 'Cradle to Cradle' (the book) and launch the Cradle to Cradle system? William McDonough: From an early age, I was fascinated by differing attitudes towards

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Peru’s Chontay house was made using locally-sourced wood and clay to help it blend in with the surrounding mountains

Peru’s Chontay house was made using locally-sourced wood and clay to help it blend in with the surrounding mountains

This rustic house on a mountain slope near Peru's capital accentuates the stunning beauty of the Andes mountain range and proves that the most beautiful living spaces are achieved by integrating them with

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Amada Levete’s MPavilion is an LED-lit forest canopy that sways in the breeze

Amada Levete’s MPavilion is an LED-lit forest canopy that sways in the breeze

British architect Amanda Levete designed a blooming LED-lit temporary pavilion for Australia's annual MPavilion in Melbourne which will immerse visitors into a unique soundscape. The petal-shaped canopy

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Wilmotte & Associés unveil the BREEAM-certified 6 Pancras Square in King’s Cross

Wilmotte & Associés unveil the BREEAM-certified 6 Pancras Square in King’s Cross

Located close to Saint-Pancras station, the building is currently under construction and is due to complete in October 2014. The building's interface to the masterplan was conceived through a

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Transformable Motus House changes with the weather

Transformable Motus House changes with the weather

This high-tech house transforms to adjust to different environmental conditions. By sliding in and out, specific parts of the house provide shading, additional insulation and protect the interior spaces

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Staggered timber-clad Haus am Hang by MVRDV climbs a Stuttgart slope like stairs

Staggered timber-clad Haus am Hang by MVRDV climbs a Stuttgart slope like stairs

MVDRV designed a timber-clad family home in Stuttgart with staggered, stair-like floors, each with its outdoor space and views of the surroundings. Haus am Hang, completed in 2005, boasts an interesting

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Chiltern House weaves together concrete, steel and raw timber formwork

Chiltern House weaves together concrete, steel and raw timber formwork

The house features woven steel reinforcement and raw timber formwork combined with concrete walls, creating deeps spaces and extensive windows. A large swimming pool dominates the rear garden, while the

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Ultra modern PV+ House boasts scissored solar panels for a super energy boost

Ultra modern PV+ House boasts scissored solar panels for a super energy boost

Among the several sustainable features of the design is a roof that uses an inverted scrissor struss that provides optimal solar orientation and allows air to flow through the house. Natural ventilation

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Heatherwick’s gorgeous green-roofed Maggie’s center makes a whole building out of a garden

Heatherwick’s gorgeous green-roofed Maggie’s center makes a whole building out of a garden

The city officials granted permission for the construction of the building yesterday, two months after the design was first unveiled to the public. The curved structures with green roofs combine private

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