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The Prefabricated Green-Roofed SAYAB Residential Complex Has an Infinite Lifecycle

The Prefabricated Green-Roofed SAYAB Residential Complex Has an Infinite Lifecycle

Luis Garrido's design was implemented by IC Prefabricados, and received, according to the designer, a Gold Medal in environmental responsibility from the Fundación América Sostenible. It's easy to see

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Green-Roofed Serpentine Swiss Lake Resort has a See-Through Skin

Green-Roofed Serpentine Swiss Lake Resort has a See-Through Skin

The Bathing Beach Seeburg resort's translucent skin stretches around the entire building, and it is transparent on the south side to provide heat, light, and fresh air. The lake side of the building is

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Alemagou Restaurant in Mykonos Takes Inspiration from Traditional Cycladic Architecture

Alemagou Restaurant in Mykonos Takes Inspiration from Traditional Cycladic Architecture

Set on an idyllic beach on Mykonos island in Greece, the Alemagou Bar and Restaurant was designed to sit in harmony with its natural site, rather than exist in discord. Designed by Studio-K, the seaside

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Green-Roofed De Snelbinder Bike Facility Holds 400 Bicycles in The Netherlands

Green-Roofed De Snelbinder Bike Facility Holds 400 Bicycles in The Netherlands

Located behind a shopping arcade the bike parking is neatly tucked in and situated next to a public plaza. Neither standing out nor hiding in the shadows, De Snelbinder makes a strong statement - that it

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Off Architecture Unveils Rolling Green-Roofed Apartment Complex for France

Off Architecture Unveils Rolling Green-Roofed Apartment Complex for France

The two differing complexes meet each other in the heavily planted fields that surround them.  One building seems to rise out of the ground in steps that vary in height from two to four stories. The

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HOK Architects Unveil Porsche’s Green-Roofed North American Headquarters

HOK Architects Unveil Porsche’s Green-Roofed North American Headquarters

HOK Architects were recently chosen to design Atlanta’s new Porsche North America headquarters, which will feature a sweeping kinetic facade and an immense green roof. The movement-filled building

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University of British Columbia’s CIRS Building is a Living Eco Laboratory in Vancouver

University of British Columbia’s CIRS Building is a Living Eco Laboratory in Vancouver

The building includes the BC Hydro Theatre, which utilizes advanced visualization and interaction technologies to engage audiences in environmental topics and climate change scenarios. It also features a

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3 Rooms, 3 Trees and a Meadow Adorn the Roof of House S in Germany

3 Rooms, 3 Trees and a Meadow Adorn the Roof of House S in Germany

The three new boxes on the roof house a master bedroom, dressing room and bath room, as well as a personal living room and home office. There's a meadow and apple tree in one corner, a courtyard and pine

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Paris PARC: BIG + OFF Win Competition to Design Sorbonne’s New Research Centre in Paris

Paris PARC: BIG + OFF Win Competition to Design Sorbonne’s New Research Centre in Paris

Like a mirror, the stealthy building seeks to blend into its environs and fits into the dense context of university buildings from different historical periods. Located at the visual axis of the Notre

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Archaeolink Prehistory Park in Scotland Hides Beneath a Lush Green Mound

Archaeolink Prehistory Park in Scotland Hides Beneath a Lush Green Mound

Rising like a hill, the land is actually "folded" over to form a sunken courtyard and entrances. The structure also features a double glazed facade providing lots of natural light to brighten the

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OFF Architecture’s Terraced Green Roofed Apartments To Add Landscaping to Anglet France

OFF Architecture’s Terraced Green Roofed Apartments To Add Landscaping to Anglet France

The two kitty-corner lots have enough space for seven apartment blocks all oriented to the east and west to take advantage of solar exposure. Site 1 features two long buildings with a terraced profile and

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Foster + Partners’ Opens Its Energy Efficient McLaren Production Centre Which is Partially Submerged in a Green Hill

Foster + Partners’ Opens Its Energy Efficient McLaren Production Centre Which is Partially Submerged in a Green Hill

McLaren Automotive road cars will call the sprawling 34,500 square meter facility home. Designed to be energy efficient, the building is partially submerged, surrounded by earth from a sloping hill.  The

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Crop Circle-Esque Green Roof Covers Batlle i Roig’s Award Winning Waste Treatment Plant

Crop Circle-Esque Green Roof Covers Batlle i Roig’s Award Winning Waste Treatment Plant

This circle-pocked landscape might look like a scene from an M. Night Shyamalan movie, but it's actually a green-roofed waste treatment facility! Instead of digging a completely new landfill, Batlle i

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INTERVIEW: University of Maryland Wins Big at the 2011 Solar Decathlon

INTERVIEW: University of Maryland Wins Big at the 2011 Solar Decathlon

Here at Inhabitat we're suckers for the Solar Decathlon -- the biennial design/build competition in which university design teams from all around the globe battle it out on the National Mall in Washington

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Nine Dragons Housing Complex is a Green-Roofed Residential Maze in China

Nine Dragons Housing Complex is a Green-Roofed Residential Maze in China

To design the mixed-use complex, YKH_lab began with a 'mat-hybrid' layout to differentiate between public courtyards and private spaces, and to infuse daylighting into all the buildings. The project is a

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Rice University’s New LEED Gold Dorms Feature Prefab Bathroom Pods

Rice University’s New LEED Gold Dorms Feature Prefab Bathroom Pods

The new dormitories expanded the undergraduate accommodations by 30% back in 2009. The dorms are built around a shared commons and linked by a shaded arcade. Each building has its own dining facility -

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OMA’s Green-Roofed Milstein Hall Unifies Cornell’s Architecture School Into One Stunning Structure

OMA’s Green-Roofed Milstein Hall Unifies Cornell’s Architecture School Into One Stunning Structure

Located in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the new hall is the first addition to the College of Architecture in over 100 years. With respect to the historic campus, OMA wanted to create a light structure

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La Rive’s Timber Theater and Green Roofed Restaurant Harmonize with the Surrounding Forest

La Rive’s Timber Theater and Green Roofed Restaurant Harmonize with the Surrounding Forest

The campsite is located at the edge of Lake Biscarosse, which has a strip of native trees separating the site, granting the campgrounds privacy while preserving the serenity of the landscape. Both the

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Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Goats, sheep, chickens, a donkey, and some small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs can be spotted at London's Hackney City Farm. The farm is based at a site were many businesses used to run, ranging

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Casa Leon: Low-Impact Home Mimics the Spanish Mountains With a Sloping Green Roof

Casa Leon: Low-Impact Home Mimics the Spanish Mountains With a Sloping Green Roof

Casa Leon consists of three airy and bright rooms joined by a single vertex. This layout makes the home's interior spaces feel connected yet separate at the same time. Big windows offer amazing

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MDW Architecture Revamps Belgium Le Lorraine Apartment Complex with Green Roofs and Natural Lighting

MDW Architecture Revamps Belgium Le Lorraine Apartment Complex with Green Roofs and Natural Lighting

Previously, walls blocked most of the light that would have otherwise penetrated the buildings, so MDW raised the complex's elevation so that it is now illuminated during the day without artificial

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Green-Roofed Jeju Natural Heritage Center is Carved from South Korea’s Volcanic Landscape

Green-Roofed Jeju Natural Heritage Center is Carved from South Korea’s Volcanic Landscape

From above the center is almost indistinguishable from the landscape, as the stepped green roof tops a pair of undulating wings. Views of the landscape dominate from this vantage point, which allows

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BIG to Transform Swiss Transitlager Warehouse Into a Hip Urban Development

BIG to Transform Swiss Transitlager Warehouse Into a Hip Urban Development

BIG was one of several invited firms to propose concepts for the transformation of the warehouse and their winning proposal goes beyond merely renovating the old structure. BIG's Transitlager scheme

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Gorgeous Green-Roofed Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Seeks BREEAM Excellent

Gorgeous Green-Roofed Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Seeks BREEAM Excellent

The gorgeous building holds a 450 seat chamber recital hall, a 180 seat theater, 4 rehearsal studios, an exhibition gallery, foyer, terrace, and a cafe bar. It was specifically designed to have excellent

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PNC’s New Green Skyscraper to Tap Pittsburgh’s Underground Fourth River

PNC’s New Green Skyscraper to Tap Pittsburgh’s Underground Fourth River

Over the past several years, PNC Financial Services has upped the ante on green design in downtown Pittsburgh with the 2009 construction of Three PNC Plaza, a LEED-certified office building, and the

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American Society of Landscape Architects Highlights 479 Green Infrastructure Projects

American Society of Landscape Architects Highlights 479 Green Infrastructure Projects

The American Society of Landscape Architects just released an incredible useful and comprehensive database of 479 case studies of successful "green rainwater infrastructure" projects. It exemplifies

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Green-roofed Public Restroom Facility in Argentina Offers Amazing River Views

Green-roofed Public Restroom Facility in Argentina Offers Amazing River Views

Seeking to provide a sustainable public building without interfering with the park´s everyday activities, the architects had to consider many things at once. The site is located within a public park

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Mint Hotel Is a Posh Green Walled Tower Right In the Heart of London

Mint Hotel Is a Posh Green Walled Tower Right In the Heart of London

Designed by Bennetts Associates Architects, the Mint Hotel Tower of London is a modern boutique hotel located right in the heart of the city. Topped with a lush green roof and padded with Europe's largest

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BP’s Green-Roofed Refinery Office in The Netherlands is Explosion Proof

BP’s Green-Roofed Refinery Office in The Netherlands is Explosion Proof

The arced building is located in the transition zone between the harsh industrial landscape of the refinery and the lush, green wetlands of the Brielsemeer directly across the Hartel Canal. The man-made

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Green-Roofed Community Eco-Market Enlivens Locals in Kolkata

Green-Roofed Community Eco-Market Enlivens Locals in Kolkata

Located in New Town, Kolkata, this brand new community market has been designed by Trizzone Design Consultancy to create a contemporary gathering space comprised of various areas dedicated to fun

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