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Sole Technology’s New European Headquarters Expands Upon Sustainability Commitment

Sole Technology’s New European Headquarters Expands Upon Sustainability Commitment

Sole Technology is a manufacturer of action sports footwear and apparel for the brands Etnies, Emerica, Altamont and ThirtyTwo. The company's main headquarters is based in California and its new European

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Digitally-Fabricated Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion Collects Rainwater For Irrigation

Digitally-Fabricated Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion Collects Rainwater For Irrigation

The Boston Harbor Island Pavilion is located on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the linear park created from burying I-93. The Pavilion was built to entice residents and visitors to visit the Harbor Islands, a

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Glass Farm: MVRDV’s Modern Glass Building is Printed With a Traditional Farmhouse Facade

Glass Farm: MVRDV’s Modern Glass Building is Printed With a Traditional Farmhouse Facade

The Glass Farm is a redevelopment of Schijndel'’s market square, which was heavily damaged during WWII. MVRDV's Winy Maas grew up in Schijndel and in 1980 he proposed redeveloping the market square to

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Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay Feature the World’s Largest Climate-Controlled Greenhouses

Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay Feature the World’s Largest Climate-Controlled Greenhouses

The cooled conservatories at Gardens by the Bay cover an area of 16,500 m2 and achieve carbon neutral status with the help of low-energy and renewable systems. The two greenhouses were designed by

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X Marks the Spot at the Striking Naturally Daylit NEO Bankside Residences in London

X Marks the Spot at the Striking Naturally Daylit NEO Bankside Residences in London

NEO Bankside is located directly south of the Tate Modern and features four buildings with 217 residences and a six-story office block. The hexagonal buildings have a distinctive external cross-bracing

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Method Homes’ Cottage Series Brings a Classic Style to Sustainable Prefab Homes

Method Homes’ Cottage Series Brings a Classic Style to Sustainable Prefab Homes

The Cottage Series is a line of traditionally-inspired prefab bungalows by Studio 29 Architecture and Method Homes. Classic in style and efficient by design, the series is designed for adaptability to

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The BEEBOX Mobile Office Pod Creates an Instant Co-Working Space Anywhere

The BEEBOX Mobile Office Pod Creates an Instant Co-Working Space Anywhere

Christophe Veen and Bart de Groot from Buro Beehive designed the BEEBOX to serve as a self-contained workplace. Buro Beehive works to transform underutilized buildings into affordable workspaces for

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Kickstarter’s New Headquarters Will Boast a Green Roof Atop an Old Pencil Factory

Kickstarter’s New Headquarters Will Boast a Green Roof Atop an Old Pencil Factory

Kickstarter projects help the world become a better place through thoughtful design, and it looks like their new headquarters will follow that philosophy as well. Located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the

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LOT-EK’s Sanlitun South is an Urban Shipping Container Village in Beijing

LOT-EK’s Sanlitun South is an Urban Shipping Container Village in Beijing

LOT-EK's Sunlitan South is one part of a larger retail and living center in Beijing. Master planned by The Oval Partnership for Swire Properties, the project also features building designed by KKAA/Kengo

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A Former Weapons Factory in Zurich Gets a Colorful Renovation with “Love, Peace and Happiness”

A Former Weapons Factory in Zurich Gets a Colorful Renovation with “Love, Peace and Happiness”

The Oerlikon Bührle Areal is an administration building in Seebach, Zurich, which had its heyday in the 1970s. After a period of being vacant, the building was resurrected with the premise of being

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Solar-Powered ZCB is the First Zero Carbon Building in Hong Kong

Solar-Powered ZCB is the First Zero Carbon Building in Hong Kong

The ZCB (Zero Carbon Building) is Hong Kong's first net-zero energy building and it was developed to promote low-carbon living and showcase low/zero carbon design and technologies. The building and its

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1K Fulton: Chicago Cold Storage Facility Defrosted To Make Way For New Adaptive Reuse Office

1K Fulton: Chicago Cold Storage Facility Defrosted To Make Way For New Adaptive Reuse Office

When Fulton Street Cold Storage building was built in 1923 it was one of the most technologically advanced refrigeration buildings with elevators, cork insulation, sprinkler system and ammonia

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Olson Kundig’s Single-Room Gulf Islands Cabin is a Minimalist Retreat in British Columbia

Olson Kundig’s Single-Room Gulf Islands Cabin is a Minimalist Retreat in British Columbia

In typical Olson Kundig fashion, this one-room cabin leans towards a modern industrial/rustic aesthetic and features a shed roof with large overhangs. Located near the coast in the Gulf Islands to the

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Gigantic Coal Gasometers Transformed into Thriving Communities in Vienna

Gigantic Coal Gasometers Transformed into Thriving Communities in Vienna

The gasometers are four gigantic gas tanks enclosed by a brick façade, each approximately 230 feet tall, 197 feet in diameter, and with a storage capacity of over 3 million cubic feet. Once used for the

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Compact Shipping Container House Challenges Space Requirements in Colorado

Compact Shipping Container House Challenges Space Requirements in Colorado

The Shipping Container House questions the need for space in our day to day lives and challenges us to be more efficient. Coming in at only 1,517 sq ft, this compact home packs in a lot of functionality.

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Spiky Blue Wendy Pavilion Travels Abroad to Clean the Air During Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Spiky Blue Wendy Pavilion Travels Abroad to Clean the Air During Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Wendy is a giant architectural installation designed to push the boundaries of what architecture is and how it can impact our experience, while also working to improve the environment. The spiky blue

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Nice Architects Win First Prize for Lush Parkhill Development in Bratislava

Nice Architects Win First Prize for Lush Parkhill Development in Bratislava

The Parkhill location is currently an open-air amphitheater in Bratislava, Slovakia near the city centre and an urban forest. The development will be located on a steep slope, which will help to

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Innovative Sprout Space Prefab Classroom On Its Way to the National Building Museum

Innovative Sprout Space Prefab Classroom On Its Way to the National Building Museum

Sprout Space has a threefold mission: to provide healthy, sustainable, and flexible spaces for students to learn. Perkins + Will's design rethinks the issues associated with temporary and modular

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Eco Pig Designs Set to Begin Construction on SCH-1 Shipping Container Home

Eco Pig Designs Set to Begin Construction on SCH-1 Shipping Container Home

Eco Pig Designs is a micro home design company that is about to begin construction on a new 40/45 foot shipping container home called the SCH-1. The modular residence has separate living and sleeping

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Energy-Efficient Liège Ice Rink Serves Up a Whale of a Good Time in Belgium

Energy-Efficient Liège Ice Rink Serves Up a Whale of a Good Time in Belgium

The Olympic Ice Rink of Liège provides new facilities for hockey, ice skating and leisure activities. Located next to the Médiacité, the bulbous building has 1,200 seats and a surface area of 6,700 sq

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Alex Cochrane Architects Renovate a Victorian Boathouse Into a Lakeside Creative Retreat

Alex Cochrane Architects Renovate a Victorian Boathouse Into a Lakeside Creative Retreat

Alex Cochrane Architects updated this traditional Victorian boathouse in England with a beautiful renovation that transforms it into a creative refuge overlooking a lake. The London-based design studio

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Loch Ness Glamping Provides Cozy Eco Camping Pods for Monster Watching & Outdoor Adventure

Loch Ness Glamping Provides Cozy Eco Camping Pods for Monster Watching & Outdoor Adventure

Loch Ness Glamping is run by Sonia and Graham who also run the adjacent Great Glen B&B in a converted farmhouse. The camping style accommodations are offered up at hostel prices, but provide a bit

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A Prototype of the AbleNook Rapidly Deployable Emergency Modular Living Unit is Now Complete

A Prototype of the AbleNook Rapidly Deployable Emergency Modular Living Unit is Now Complete

AbleNook was designed by Sean Verdecia and Jason Ross as part of an architecture project while at the University of South Florida. The summer-long independent study project turned into a real-world

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Green Design Predictions for 2013

Green Design Predictions for 2013

Bill McKibben Environmentalist, Green Journalist, President and Co-Founder of 350.org I think there's actually a chance 2013 will be a significant year in climate history — the year when the

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Modscape’s Point Leo Prefab is a Bold & Sustainable Seaside Home In Australia

Modscape’s Point Leo Prefab is a Bold & Sustainable Seaside Home In Australia

Modscape's Point Leo Prefab is a 5 bedroom home with 220 sq m (2,368 sq ft) of space. Entertaining and public spaces are located on the ground floor and private rooms are on the upper level. A large open

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Rotunda Living’s Tiny Eco-Friendly Roundhouses Are Inspired by Yurts

Rotunda Living’s Tiny Eco-Friendly Roundhouses Are Inspired by Yurts

Rotunda Living, a new small house builder in the UK, has developed a range of small, contemporary roundhouses that would be perfect for a holiday getaway or a backyard studio. The structures are similar

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Destilat Architecture’s 3M House is a Cantilevered Woodland Residence in Austria

Destilat Architecture’s 3M House is a Cantilevered Woodland Residence in Austria

Destilat Architecture updated this woodland residence in Austria with a modern renovation that features cantilevered volumes set at different heights. The home sits on the bank of the Danube river,

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Bala Park Island Cabin is an Eco-Efficient Seasonal Home on Lake Muskoka in Ontario

Bala Park Island Cabin is an Eco-Efficient Seasonal Home on Lake Muskoka in Ontario

The Bala Park Island cabin is a 3 bedroom, 2,200 sq ft seasonal home near Lake Muskoka in Ontario, Canada. Altius Architecture handled the design and construction management of the home. The site played a

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Tony’s Organic Farm Has a New Shipping Container Visitor Center in Shanghai

Tony’s Organic Farm Has a New Shipping Container Visitor Center in Shanghai

Tony's Farm is located just outside of Shanghai to the southeast and is the largest organic vegetable farm in the area. To provide better service to its customers and create a closer connection to the

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Top 9 Inhabitat Editors’ Favorite Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 9 Inhabitat Editors’ Favorite Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

We're quickly making our way towards 2013, and as as we countdown these last few days of 2012, we here at Inhabitat are looking back at all the best green design and news stories from the past year. We

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