green architecture

Suspended green pathway is an unexpected alternative to a balcony

Suspended green pathway is an unexpected alternative to a balcony

Who says balconies need to follow the line of a building? In a new concept for a space to relax up high, Zalewski Studio have designed a wonderfully unexpected green pathway that invites inhabitants to

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5 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Feng Shui

5 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Feng Shui

This year, Chinese New Year falls on Thursday, February 19th in 2015. We say goodbye to the snake and welcome the year of the horse. There are magnificent parades, dancing in the streets, dragon

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Sunset Electric transforms 100-year-old building into a LEED Platinum-certified structure

Sunset Electric transforms 100-year-old building into a LEED Platinum-certified structure

Seattle-based Weber Thompson expanded the existing 1916 brick building and transformed it into a mixed-use residential and commercial structure, wrapped around an open courtyard. This LEED

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Minimalist Pergola House has an open trellis roof that unifies indoors and out

Minimalist Pergola House has an open trellis roof that unifies indoors and out

Apollo Architects & Associates’ modern Pergola House in Japan unifies its indoor and outdoor space with a slatted trellis roof. The rectilinear home north of Tokyo rises to two stories of open and

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5 Tips to Cut Your Electricity Bill With Energy Efficiency Expert David Johnston

5 Tips to Cut Your Electricity Bill With Energy Efficiency Expert David Johnston

Cutting back on your energy usage is one of the best ways to bring down your electricity bill. But did you know that making simple changes to not just your wattage consumption but the way your home

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Green-roofed Zeimuls Center blends perfectly into the Latvian landscape

Green-roofed Zeimuls Center blends perfectly into the Latvian landscape

The building is located on the edge of the town center facing an ancient castle mound with medieval, state-preserved ruins- the main tourist attraction of the town. It was the site itself that suggested

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London architects turn derelict King’s Cross railway land into gorgeous green new housing development with 2,400 new trees

London architects turn derelict King’s Cross railway land into gorgeous green new housing development with 2,400 new trees

Jestico + Whiles just received the green light for their residential development by developer Telford Homes on Caledonian Road in London. The landscaping, designed by Standerwick Land Design , will

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Chilean architects unveil a prototype home made out of prefab geodesic domes

Chilean architects unveil a prototype home made out of prefab geodesic domes

Chilean architecture studio B + V designed this geodesic dome-like home using prefab elements and expanded on the initial design by creating additional service areas, shaded terraces and more usable

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Renovated ‘Ship in a Bottle’ home springs up in San Francisco’s Noe Valley

Renovated ‘Ship in a Bottle’ home springs up in San Francisco’s Noe Valley

The theme of this year's Architecture and the City Festival was “Architecture of Consequence", and each home on the tour demonstrated how progressive design and creative problem solving can address

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The Vertical Zoo: A wild greenery-wrapped tower that provides refuge for animalia

The Vertical Zoo: A wild greenery-wrapped tower that provides refuge for animalia

The zoo is built from a six armed star-shaped level designed to maximize space, views and circulation. It is based on a nucleus or a tree trunk from which emerges six branches, each 20 sq meters in size

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Utopia Arkitekter unveils gorgeous green-walled plan for transforming a Stockholm neighborhood

Utopia Arkitekter unveils gorgeous green-walled plan for transforming a Stockholm neighborhood

Stockholm-based Utopia Arkitekter proposed a redevelopment plan for the Södermalm district of Stockholm and designed three dynamic apartment buildings and a new metro station which would create a new

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8 real life love nests built by romantic couples

8 real life love nests built by romantic couples

Your home is where your heart is and these couples have also put their blood, sweat and maybe even tears into their projects to build their love shacks. DIY home construction is no easy feat, so we're

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Arup unveils plans for ‘holistic’ new A.C. Milan soccer stadium

Arup unveils plans for ‘holistic’ new A.C. Milan soccer stadium

Arup has just unveiled plans for a new stadium for Italy's rockstars of soccer, A.C. Milan. The venue would integrate a modern stadium with expansive facilities for visitors, including a hotel, sports

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MUMA’s Ultra-modern Whitworth Gallery redesign breathes new life into old architecture

MUMA’s Ultra-modern Whitworth Gallery redesign breathes new life into old architecture

Architects MUMA and Landscape Designer Sarah Price have created a fresh modern feel for Manchester University's Whitworth Gallery. Two sparkling new extensions now connect the interior with two new

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Sobek’s Activhaus produces enough green power to light up the house next door

Sobek’s Activhaus produces enough green power to light up the house next door

The Weissenhof Estate near Stuttgart was a focus point for avant garde architecture in 1927 when Mies van der Rohe and Corbusier created a collection of houses for a public exhibition. In the same

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Wind-Powered Pavilions in Shanghai Are Fun Candy-Coated Play Houses

Wind-Powered Pavilions in Shanghai Are Fun Candy-Coated Play Houses

Parks in China are used extensively by residents throughout the day to practice tai chi, dance, meet friends, relax or eat. Bailanjing Park along the river is a new development to increase the urban green

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Michael Hansmeyer Unveils Insanely Complex Plastic Columns with 16 Million Unique Facets

Michael Hansmeyer Unveils Insanely Complex Plastic Columns with 16 Million Unique Facets

Hansmeyer's process involves creating an algorithm to design the structure of the Doric column. In the case of the Gwangju Design Biennale installation, none of the four columns share a single surface or

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Frank Gehry’s “paper bag” building opens at the University of Technology, Sydney

Frank Gehry’s “paper bag” building opens at the University of Technology, Sydney

The road for Frank Gehry’s Dr. Chau Chak Wing on the Business School campus of the University of Technology, Sydney has been bumpy. Or should we say crumply? Sydney’s newest architectural

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OBRA’s Villa OSA in Costa Rica blurs the lines between outdoors and in

OBRA’s Villa OSA in Costa Rica blurs the lines between outdoors and in

This lovely house, located on a former mango farm in Costa Rica, was designed for an American doctor and his family who were looking for a new home which would allow them to get immersed into wilderness

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Matthew Rosenberg’s mixed-use towers will reshape the Las Vegas landscape

Matthew Rosenberg’s mixed-use towers will reshape the Las Vegas landscape

The towers house both living and working spaces-the short distance between work units and living quarters are utilized as common areas for residents and employees to meet and socialize. Rosenberg's

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Concrete Megara residence boasts stunning views of the Geraneia mountains in Greece

Concrete Megara residence boasts stunning views of the Geraneia mountains in Greece

This triangular concrete home in Greece by Tense Architecture Network has a huge window that overlooks beautiful olive groves and Gerania Mountains. The wings of the residence in Megara frame a central

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Casa Incubo shipping container home wraps around a giant cedar tree

Casa Incubo shipping container home wraps around a giant cedar tree

The house was designed to adapt to the location of the existing cedar tree. The structure was placed on the lot so the tree can be visible from any point of the house. The layout also responds to the

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LEED-certified Meadow Farm is a small organic farmstead in northern California

LEED-certified Meadow Farm is a small organic farmstead in northern California

  Celebrating California's natural hues and textures, different parts of the house echo the site's local landscapes. Its rolling zinc roofs echo waves and wind patterns coming off the ocean,

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WoodWorks announces its 2015 Wood Design Award Winners

WoodWorks announces its 2015 Wood Design Award Winners

WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, just announced the winners of its 2015 Wood Design Awards at the Bay Area Wood Solutions Fair in Oakland, and the designs are stunning! The buildings

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Plans for affordable Micropolis houses can be purchased and downloaded as PDFs

Plans for affordable Micropolis houses can be purchased and downloaded as PDFs

Chapel Hill architect Arielle Condoret Schechter came up with a design for modern small houses for those that might not have the budget for traditional full architectural services. Custom-designed plans

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Self-supporting Dome Homes can be lit with the energy equivalent to boiling a kettle

Self-supporting Dome Homes can be lit with the energy equivalent to boiling a kettle

The shells are completely self-supporting and free from columns or pillars. Their outer layers are made from FSC certified timber built to German Passive House standards. They are ultra – low energy

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Energy-efficient Stinson Beach House looks like a clustered mountain village

Energy-efficient Stinson Beach House looks like a clustered mountain village

The house is organized around a central courtyard and evokes the sense of a small, clustered village. The courtyard divides into two sections: the main residence, and the guest wing/pool house. Large

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Richard Martinet of Affine Design designs five shell-like pavilions in Monte-Carlo

Richard Martinet of Affine Design designs five shell-like pavilions in Monte-Carlo

Architect Richard Martinet of Affine Design designed five shell-like pavilions between Avenue de la Costa and Place du Casino in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Once they're built, the round structures with their

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Thomas Phifer and Partners wins 2015 AIA award for LEED Gold Utah courthouse design

Thomas Phifer and Partners wins 2015 AIA award for LEED Gold Utah courthouse design

LEED Gold-certified United States Courthouse in Salt Lake City, by Thomas Phifer and Partners has received 2015 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture for its role as civic landmark and

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300 Ivy Street is a mixed-use block of pedestrian-friendly living

300 Ivy Street is a mixed-use block of pedestrian-friendly living

The mixed-used 300 Ivy Street development in San Francisco aims to return space to the public realm and create the comfortable, human-scaled edges. Designed by David Baker Architects, the development

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