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Austria’s Climate Protection Supermarket Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Austria’s Climate Protection Supermarket Produces More Energy Than It Uses

The Climate Protection Supermarket by LOVE Architecture is self-sufficient in terms of energy production and actually produces more than the store uses, making it Austria’s first energy self-sufficient

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Green-Roofed Norwegian Summer Home Blends in With its Beautiful Surroundings

Green-Roofed Norwegian Summer Home Blends in With its Beautiful Surroundings

This rebuilt summer lodge in Skåtøy, Norway by Filter Arkitekter blends into its beautiful surroundings while keeping a small environmental footprint.  The owners wanted a cottage that opened up to

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South Africa’s First Hemp House Goes Greener With a Planted Roof (VIDEO)

South Africa’s First Hemp House Goes Greener With a Planted Roof (VIDEO)

Tony explains that the green roof is planted with sour figs - a very sturdy succulent that requires very little water and that spreads quickly. The numerous benefits of a planted roof include rainwater

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Montreal’s Biosphere Environmental Museum Resides Inside Massive Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome

Montreal’s Biosphere Environmental Museum Resides Inside Massive Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome

The Biosphere is one of the only museums of its kind, dedicated solely to the environment and environmental education. Each of the halls in the museum are dedicated to a series of rotating exhibitions,

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Gorgeous Green-Roofed 2 Bar House by Feldman Architecture Springs Up in Menlo Park, CA

Gorgeous Green-Roofed 2 Bar House by Feldman Architecture Springs Up in Menlo Park, CA

Feldman Architecture removed an old, inefficient structure on the site of the 2 Bar home to make room for the new modern project. The home was built for an active family that enjoys both indoor and

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Joly & Loiret’s Wood-Wrapped French Racetrack Blends Into the Earth

Joly & Loiret’s Wood-Wrapped French Racetrack Blends Into the Earth

Joly & Loiret describe the project, saying: “Instead of creating a ‘building’ in the classic sense of the term, this intervention follows the natural lay of the land. Blurring the

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6 Green Roof Resorts from Around the World!

6 Green Roof Resorts from Around the World!

Magic Mountain Lodge This extraordinary retreat sits in a diverse forest region in northern Patagonia and is a base camp at the Hulio Hulio preserve for ecotourists looking to spot a puma or explore the

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PICS: The Montreal Center for Sustainable Development Boasts a Lush Vertical Garden and Green Roof

PICS: The Montreal Center for Sustainable Development Boasts a Lush Vertical Garden and Green Roof

Equiterre’s new headquarters has helped foster symbiosis through the tenants it has curated to share the new green design space. Sharing their space also attracts a mix of audience, bringing in the

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Montreal’s Historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel Grows its Own Produce on an Edible Roof Garden

Montreal’s Historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel Grows its Own Produce on an Edible Roof Garden

The lobby of the hotel has all the features that luxury hotels are made of:  friendly staff, ample suites decorated with historic flair, award winning 5 star restaurants, and furnishings and décor that

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Japan’s House C is Covered with a Swaying Wildflower Prairie

Japan’s House C is Covered with a Swaying Wildflower Prairie

House C is located in Chiba, Japan, between the mountains and the ocean where the family likes to come on weekends to get out Tokyo to enjoy nature. They are avid gardeners and wanted plants to be part of

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Gorgeous Green-Roofed Cliff Home Sits on the Water’s Edge in Gig Harbor, Washington

Gorgeous Green-Roofed Cliff Home Sits on the Water’s Edge in Gig Harbor, Washington

The Cliff House was built in response to the unique site conditions and uses them to create a wonderful new private residence. The old house and boathouse were torn down to make way for a new, energy

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Cedar-Clad Malbaie V Residence is Topped With a Flourishing Green Roof

Cedar-Clad Malbaie V Residence is Topped With a Flourishing Green Roof

Mu Architecture's Malbaie V residence is a gorgeous cedar-clad volume that overlooks the ocean through big open windows that suffuse the interior with daylight. Planks of natural wood are used for the

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Beautiful Green-Roofed Barn Extension in France is Barely Visible From Afar

Beautiful Green-Roofed Barn Extension in France is Barely Visible From Afar

This barn extension in the Pyrénées Mountains has a gorgeous green roof that minimizes its impact on an incredible site overlooking the Adour de Lesponne river valley in France. When the client

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The Muse: Bere Architects’ Paradisiacal London Home Has Four Roof Gardens, Forty Trees, Ponds and Meadows

The Muse: Bere Architects’ Paradisiacal London Home Has Four Roof Gardens, Forty Trees, Ponds and Meadows

Inspired by the German Passivhaus approach and technical methods developed by physicist Wolfgang Feist, Bere Architects' own director Justin Bere started building his own home back in 2002. Low CO2

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The Backyard House Provides a Green Roofed Escape in Los Angeles

The Backyard House Provides a Green Roofed Escape in Los Angeles

Designed for the Los Angeles landscape, the Backyard House translates the typical backyard and its corresponding parts into a residence that seamlessly fuses the indoors with the outdoors. A small hot tub

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Department of Defense’s New Headquarters is LEED Gold Certified

Department of Defense’s New Headquarters is LEED Gold Certified

Thanks to the Army Corps of Engineers, the new Washington Headquarters Office Complex at the Mark Center has just earned LEED Gold certification. The $1.03 billion Pentagon headquarters, designed by HKS

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Clavuot’s Swiss Eco Bakery is the First to Achieve the MINERGIE Green Building Rating

Clavuot’s Swiss Eco Bakery is the First to Achieve the MINERGIE Green Building Rating

Patrons are greeted with a bright, glass lined and airy restaurant with a curious roof that looks like a bit of the Alps was shaved off and placed on top. The vegetated roof adds a visual softness to the

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JDS Wins Hangzhou Waves Design Competition With 2 Gorgeous Green-Roofed Towers

JDS Wins Hangzhou Waves Design Competition With 2 Gorgeous Green-Roofed Towers

Although the finer details of the project have yet to be released, the Hangzhou Wave towers in China are definitely raising the bar for sustainable architecture. The two volumes have both been manipulated

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Matteo Cainer Architects’ Busan Camellian Opera House is Enveloped by a Living Green Roof

Matteo Cainer Architects’ Busan Camellian Opera House is Enveloped by a Living Green Roof

Matteo Cainer Architects' Busan Camellian Opera House was carefully designed as an attractive and serene venue for opera and other performing arts. Through its camellia-like form, the opera house responds

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Pixel Building: Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Building is Now Complete!

Pixel Building: Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Building is Now Complete!

Pixel is a ‘Future Office’ - a prototype for commercial buildings that produce their own power and collect their own water for a future carbon constrained world. The four story building is home to

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Spiky Sustainably-Designed Ecology Pavilion Sprouts in East London

Spiky Sustainably-Designed Ecology Pavilion Sprouts in East London

The Ecology Pavilion, the arts pavilion and the children’s center are three architecturally stunning, energy-efficient, green roofed buildings erected at Mile End Park. They are designed to promote

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The Ptuj Archaeological Museum is Blanketed With a Giant Green-Roofed Tent

The Ptuj Archaeological Museum is Blanketed With a Giant Green-Roofed Tent

The incredibly rich archaeology site of Ptuj has still an abundance of findings yet to be discovered, but the site needs protection and an upgraded infrastructure in order to continue. The museum site is

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J Mayer H’s Space-Age Quartier M to Transform an Unused Area of Dussledorf

J Mayer H’s Space-Age Quartier M to Transform an Unused Area of Dussledorf

Architecture firm J Mayer H just won an award for their Quartier M adaptive reuse project, which will transform an old post office in Dusseldorf, Germany into a busy urban center. The new space-age

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MVRDV Apologizes for “Cloud” Skyscrapers that Resemble Exploding Twin Towers as Outrage Spreads

MVRDV Apologizes for “Cloud” Skyscrapers that Resemble Exploding Twin Towers as Outrage Spreads

Last week MVRDV unveiled plans for "The Cloud" - two luxury condo towers in Seoul, South Korea joined by a pixelated "cloud" of protruding sections that bloom from the middle. Much to the surprise of

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The Laneway Carport Concept Gives a Toronto Home a Green Roofed Parking Spot

The Laneway Carport Concept Gives a Toronto Home a Green Roofed Parking Spot

When homeowners in Toronto asked Beauparlant Design to come up with a way to turn their tiny yard space into a parking area, the firm did them one better with their Laneway carport concept. The planted

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The Cloud: MVRDV’s Twin Towers Look Eerily Similar to The World Trade Center

The Cloud: MVRDV’s Twin Towers Look Eerily Similar to The World Trade Center

Located at the entrance of the Yongsan Dreamhub, designed by Daniel Liebskind, the Cloud will be a unique high rise in the new business district. The residential complex is formed out of two skyscrapers -

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Chicago’s Poetry Foundation is a Striking Daylit Space Worthy of an Ode

Chicago’s Poetry Foundation is a Striking Daylit Space Worthy of an Ode

Located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, the new home for the Poetry Foundation is a building in dialogue with a garden. The courtyard garden acts as another room inside the space and serves as

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UNStudio’s Scotts Tower is a Soaring Skyscraper Complete with Sky Gardens and a Green Roof

UNStudio’s Scotts Tower is a Soaring Skyscraper Complete with Sky Gardens and a Green Roof

The Scotts Tower is the first development under the Far East Organization’s SOHO brand, which plans to redesign Singapore to conserve space. Acting as a vertical neighborhood, the tower is constructed

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Trollstigen Plateau: 500,000 Sq. Feet of Gorgeous Pathways Overlooking Norway

Trollstigen Plateau: 500,000 Sq. Feet of Gorgeous Pathways Overlooking Norway

One of the most important elements of this project was to ensure that the materials used would have a negligible impact on the extraordinary environment in which a visitor center and 500,000 square feet

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9 Enchanting Gardens, Green Roofs and Planted Walls We Spotted Around Japan

9 Enchanting Gardens, Green Roofs and Planted Walls We Spotted Around Japan

Most visitors to Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto, are there to see the gilded roof of the landmark's namesake. But we were just as interested in the green roofs that cover many of

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