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Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects Renovate a 1930s Residence with a Gorgeous Faceted Extension

Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects Renovate a 1930s Residence with a Gorgeous Faceted Extension

In addition to the five year renovation works, the architects designed an angular rear extension that acts as a counterpoint to the resident's traditional street façade. Multiple sloping surfaces of the

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Treehouse-Like Huts at WOHA’s Goodwood Residences Serve as Cozy Gathering Spaces

Treehouse-Like Huts at WOHA’s Goodwood Residences Serve as Cozy Gathering Spaces

The Goodwood Residence has 210 apartments that surround a central courtyard dominated by a large swimming pool and clubhouse. It is a community gathering space complete with a concierge, reading room and

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BOOK REVIEW: EVolo Skyscrapers – A Reference Manual on the Future of Architecture?

BOOK REVIEW: EVolo Skyscrapers – A Reference Manual on the Future of Architecture?

EVolo Magazine has made a name for itself with its annual skyscraper competition, which started in 2006. Since then there have been over 4,000 submissions arriving from across the planet, seemingly

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Young at Art Museum: Florida’s First LEED Gold Certified Children’s Museum Completed

Young at Art Museum: Florida’s First LEED Gold Certified Children’s Museum Completed

The main idea behind the Young at Art project is to focus on the way children experience the world. Inspired by the possibility of facilitating interaction between children and the space, the architects

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Plant-Based Cellulose Super Material is as Stiff as Steel

Plant-Based Cellulose Super Material is as Stiff as Steel

Recent scientific findings that unveil the remarkable structural performance of plants could completely change what we think of as "green architecture." Researchers at Purdue University who conducted an

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PHOTOS: Daring Shipping Container House Boasts a Dramatically Sliced Profile

PHOTOS: Daring Shipping Container House Boasts a Dramatically Sliced Profile

http://inhabitat.com/nyc/photos-unusual-wedge-shaped-shipping-container-townhouse-rises-in-brooklyn/m-shipping-container-lead/?extend=1 With shipping container homes becoming more and more common, it

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Modscape’s Prefab Cottesloe House is a Gorgeous Daylit Home for a Family of Four in Australia

Modscape’s Prefab Cottesloe House is a Gorgeous Daylit Home for a Family of Four in Australia

The house was designed for a family of four, who have recently moved to Australia from Switzerland. Despite its simple and unobtrusive front façade, dominated by a vertical timber screen, the house

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Green-Roofed Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility Uses its Own Wastewater for Irrigation in California

Green-Roofed Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility Uses its Own Wastewater for Irrigation in California

The Ellis Creek Water Recycling Facility living roof irrigated with the building's wastewater covers two buildings and an area of approximately 12,174 square feet. Located in an area prone to droughts,

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Dancing Towers: SHoP Architects’ New NYC Complex Could Be Storm Resistant

Dancing Towers: SHoP Architects’ New NYC Complex Could Be Storm Resistant

SHoP Architects recently broke ground on their Dancing Towers complex on Manhattan's East Side and we're not surprised to hear that they might be considering adding some storm resistance measures to the

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to CodeGreen Solutions’ Stephen Rizzo About Greening Existing Buildings

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to CodeGreen Solutions’ Stephen Rizzo About Greening Existing Buildings

CodeGreen's own LEED Platinum office space in NYC INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little bit about CodeGreen and what it does? Stephen: CodeGreen finds solutions for bringing sustainability and efficiency

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Facebook Gets Frank Gehry to Design Their New York Headquarters

Facebook Gets Frank Gehry to Design Their New York Headquarters

Credit: Everett Katigbak, Facebook Facebook will once again be enlisting the help of legendary architect Frank Gehry - this time, in the design of their new NYC headquarters. The social media giant

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Sky City: World’s Tallest Tower to Break Ground in June

Sky City: World’s Tallest Tower to Break Ground in June

Sky City will be prefabricated off site in three months, and it will then be assembled in just seven months. Reaching up 838 meters (2,749 feet), the 220-floor tower will feature residential, office

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Henning Larsen Architects Unveils Plans for New Microsoft Headquarters Near Copenhagen

Henning Larsen Architects Unveils Plans for New Microsoft Headquarters Near Copenhagen

In addition to providing office space, the new Microsoft campus will include student housing and retail space. The mixed-use development will play an integral role in the Lyngby-Taarbæk City of

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HKS Architects’ Renovated Warehouse Earns San Francisco’s First LEED for Homes Mid-rise Gold Certification

HKS Architects’ Renovated Warehouse Earns San Francisco’s First LEED for Homes Mid-rise Gold Certification

The Arc Light Co. building originally served as the historic California Electric Light Company, Station B. The building housed arc and incandescent lights used to generate electricity for electric light

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LEED-Certified Federal Building Projects Increase By More Than 50% in 2012

LEED-Certified Federal Building Projects Increase By More Than 50% in 2012

Photo via Shutterstock It looks to have been a good year for green buildings in the federal sector; according to a new report, the number of federal LEED-certified projects has skyrocketed by 51% this

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Villa921: Harunatsu Archi’s Storm-proof Tropical Island Bungalow is Designed to Last

Villa921: Harunatsu Archi’s Storm-proof Tropical Island Bungalow is Designed to Last

Harunatsu Archi's Villa921 is situated four hours away from Tokyo in a breathtaking natural park that looks like an exotic paradise - complete with rainforest and swamp areas. Since the region is subject

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Iloilo City Hall is the Visayas Islands’ First Green Building

Iloilo City Hall is the Visayas Islands’ First Green Building

Photo by Judy Rose Sayson The Visayas Islands in the Philippines are gradually embracing renewable energy, and the capital city has just inaugurated its first green building - Iloilo City Hall. The

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LEED-Certified Buildings Now Cover Two Billion Square Feet Worldwide

LEED-Certified Buildings Now Cover Two Billion Square Feet Worldwide

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that the total global footprint of commercial projects certified under its LEED Green Building program has now surpassed a staggering two billion square

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AirClad to Show Off Its Cool Inflatable Pool House at Dwell on Design in LA

AirClad to Show Off Its Cool Inflatable Pool House at Dwell on Design in LA

The inflatable pool house is 32 feet long and made out of an opaque and solar-reflective PVC which can be customized in a range of colors, or remain a more subtle white. This form of inflatable

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Honest Buildings and Seattle 2030 Unite To Reveal Extensive Data For 32,000 Buildings

Honest Buildings and Seattle 2030 Unite To Reveal Extensive Data For 32,000 Buildings

Honest Buildings has joined forces with the Seattle 2030 District to release comprehensive information for 32,000 of Seattle’s commercial and mixed-use buildings. The online company aims to provide

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Toyota Is Now A Green Building Leader With 29 LEED-Certified Facilities

Toyota Is Now A Green Building Leader With 29 LEED-Certified Facilities

Toyota is well known for its efficient automobiles, but with news that 29 of their facilities have achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, the auto company stake their

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‘EVolo Skyscapers’ Book On Special Order Until May 31st

‘EVolo Skyscapers’ Book On Special Order Until May 31st

EVolo's towering 'Skyscrapers' book, which quickly sold out, is now available for special order until May 31st.  If you’re an aficionado of futurism in building design, then this decisive book on

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‘Shake Table’ Used To Simulate Earthquake On Fake Hospital

‘Shake Table’ Used To Simulate Earthquake On Fake Hospital

In California, earthquakes are commonplace, but with the possibility of the 'Big One' always looming, the state's authorities are doing all they can to prepare for it. This week saw the construction of a

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E+ is a Verdant South Korean Home Blanketed in Greenery and Solar Panels

E+ is a Verdant South Korean Home Blanketed in Greenery and Solar Panels

Blanketed in vegetation and energy-harvesting PV panels, the E+ Green Home doesn't just get an E for effort - it deserves to be on the honor roll of sustainable design. Seen in Dwell Magazine's April

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Water-Storing Himalaya Towers Take First Place in 2012 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

Water-Storing Himalaya Towers Take First Place in 2012 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

These amazing Himalaya Water Towers are designed to stem the impact of global warming by collecting and storing water, helping to regulate the use of our planet's most precious natural resource. The

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New Report Details Why Existing Buildings Are Greener Than New Ones

New Report Details Why Existing Buildings Are Greener Than New Ones

Every year, roughly one billion square feet of buildings are demolished and replaced with new construction in the United States, according to a new report from Preservation Green Lab, and that number is

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Steven Holl Wins the 2011 AIA Gold Medal!

Steven Holl Wins the 2011 AIA Gold Medal!

Steven Holl, sculptor of air and light and principal at Steven Holl Architects was just named the 2011 American Institute of Architects Gold Medal Winner for his innovative designs and contributions to

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It’s Official: Government Report Shows that Green Buildings Save Cash

It’s Official: Government Report Shows that Green Buildings Save Cash

While we've been talking about how cost-saving green architecture can be for some time now, a new nationwide government report has actually documented some impressive statistics that make it official. The

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory Offers Free Building Efficiency Software

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Offers Free Building Efficiency Software

Did you know that residential and office buildings account for approximately 40 percent of energy usage in the U.S.? As a result, making your home and workplace as energy efficient as possible saves

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