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Philip Johnson’s Iconic Christ Cathedral to be Renovated With Thousands of Heat-Combatting Metal Petals

Philip Johnson’s Iconic Christ Cathedral to be Renovated With Thousands of Heat-Combatting Metal Petals

The architects’ intention was to create a modern new look for the church while honoring the original building. The all-glass evangelical church was originally built in 1981, but soon experienced issues

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Green Renovation: Leafy Waterfall-like Façade Transforms a Musty Old Building into a Lush Light-Filled Home

Green Renovation: Leafy Waterfall-like Façade Transforms a Musty Old Building into a Lush Light-Filled Home

Like in many of Hanoi's older homes, shutters and security bars closed off the original house from natural light and wind, giving rise to dark and moldy conditions. To open the house back up to daylight

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Vo Trong Nghia Breaks Ground on Checkerboard Building With Tree-Filled Balconies in Vietnam

Vo Trong Nghia Breaks Ground on Checkerboard Building With Tree-Filled Balconies in Vietnam

Designed to evoke the image of a flying dragon, the building's curved shape and green additions help to soften the harsh appearance of stacked modular concrete blocks. Since the building serves as the

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JAJA Architects Reinvent the Parking Garage as a Green Community Space with Park ‘n’ Play

JAJA Architects Reinvent the Parking Garage as a Green Community Space with Park ‘n’ Play

The project is located in an area called the Red Neighborhood, named after its historic red brick harbor buildings. In a contextual nod, the concrete garage will be tinted red. Set in contrast to this red

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Bioclimatic Rio Branco 12 Tower to Set New Standards for Green Offices in Brazil

Bioclimatic Rio Branco 12 Tower to Set New Standards for Green Offices in Brazil

The Rio Branco 12 office tower on Rio Branco Avenue will have 21 floors. Currently undergoing an urban revitalization, Porto Maravilha is slated to become a new urban and commercial district with over 5

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Urbanarbolismo’s Magnificent 1500 m2 Vertical Garden Covers the Palacio de Congresos in Spain

Urbanarbolismo’s Magnificent 1500 m2 Vertical Garden Covers the Palacio de Congresos in Spain

The new vertical garden on the exterior of the Palacio de Congresos has a total area of 1,492 m2, with 1,000 m2 made up of a hydroponic vertical garden system and the remainder made up of climbing plants

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Portugal’s House: A Living Facade of 4,500 Plants Adorns Green Home in Travessa de Patrocinio

Portugal’s House: A Living Facade of 4,500 Plants Adorns Green Home in Travessa de Patrocinio

An ordinary 248 square meter tower could easily lack all of the necessary daylighting to keep it vibrant and fresh if carelessly designed, but the Travessa de Patrocinio is brimming with light thanks to

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Studio 505′s Textured Wintergarden Facade in Brisbane is Inspired by Nature

Studio 505′s Textured Wintergarden Facade in Brisbane is Inspired by Nature

The 43,000-square-foot Wintergarden Façade features a complex new steel screen with a web-like structure. The team describes the pastel-colored facade as "a study of nature, geometry and layering that

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JAILmake’s Reseeding Bricks Help Grow Living Buildings in London

JAILmake’s Reseeding Bricks Help Grow Living Buildings in London

Installing grassy facades on urban buildings are a great way to create a greener city. With this in mind, London-based design studio JAILmake has developed these 'Reseeding Bricks', which can be used to

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Oasia Downtown by WOHA Places the Tropics in the Heart of Singapore

Oasia Downtown by WOHA Places the Tropics in the Heart of Singapore

The glass high-rises in Singapore’s commercial district will soon get a neighbor of an altogether different color. The Oasia Downtown tower by WOHA will be literally clad in greenery, with multiple

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Retrofitted Mexican Entrepreneur Center Maximizes Performance with a Parametric Pine Facade

Retrofitted Mexican Entrepreneur Center Maximizes Performance with a Parametric Pine Facade

The tiny satellite campus is the collaborative effort of Tecnológico de Monterrey, a private university, and the bank Bancomer. The project was developed to provide education for low-income

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Tour Vegetale De Nantes is a Spectacular Tower Stacked High with Trees

Tour Vegetale De Nantes is a Spectacular Tower Stacked High with Trees

The complex is broken into two buildings that rise from either end of a block of ground floor retail. A black rubber façade covers the rectangular office building at one end, and in stark contrast a

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London’s Metal-Clad Town Hall Hotel is a Radical Renovation of a Classic Building

London’s Metal-Clad Town Hall Hotel is a Radical Renovation of a Classic Building

The Edwardian town hall on Cambridge Heath Road fell on hard times in the 90’s, when the neo-classical building was rarely used save as a shooting location for films. It was bought by a hotel developer,

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National Museum of American Jewish History Protected by a Terra Cotta Eco Facade

National Museum of American Jewish History Protected by a Terra Cotta Eco Facade

Michael Rosenzweig, the President and CEO of the museum writes “While the Museum will connect Jews more closely with their heritage, it will also give all visitors a greater appreciation of the

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MS Lounge Sports a Forest-Like Facade of Recycled Plastic Tubes

MS Lounge Sports a Forest-Like Facade of Recycled Plastic Tubes

Inside, the space is airy and filled with daylight streaming from a strategically-placed skylight. The cement floor and thin, metal poles that hold up the roof give the interior a monochromatic,

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